On Human-Machine Symbiosis

  • Mike Cooley
Part of the Human-centred Systems book series (HCS)


Firstly, human-centredness asserts that we must always put people before machines, however complex or elegant the machine might be. Secondly, it marvels and delights at the ability and ingenuity of human beings. It offers an insight into the way we work, and through our work the way we relate to each other and to nature. It is intended to highlight some of the problems associated with our top-heavy political structures and their total inability to respond to creative energy from below.


Technological Change Tacit Knowledge Gross National Product Intellectual Work Craft Skill 
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