Digital thinking tools for better decision making
Digital thinking tools for better decision making

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Digital thinking tools for better decision making

7 Looking forward

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Hello, again. Want to see what's coming up in the second half of this course?
It's pretty easy to think about individual things. But what about groups of things? Often, we need to reason about whether one group includes another, for example, or how many things different groups contain. You'll learn how thinking about sex can help to understand problems, and how digital tools can support us, too.
You'll revisit argument maps and learn how you can create your own digital argument maps. You'll also encounter tools for online collaborative argument mapping where people from around the world can work together to contribute to the same argument and practise your newly-acquired argument mapping skills on a range of discussions around digital technologies such as Twitter and Tor.
And you'll end your journey by exploring some questions about, what is to come? For example, will digital assistance evolve into truly thinking computers and add a further dimension to the ways tools can extend the human reach? Or will they simply do our thinking for us?
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