Primary technology of Tier 2
|Leads to||Social Dynamics|
- "I think I know what you're thinking, and you think you know what I know about your thinking, but you're wrong."
- Hutama, We are All Destined to Prosper
The study of cognition, the mental processing of information and application of knowledge (whether natural or artificial), on this new world has followed two paths: neuroscience and cybernetics. Initially, most cognitive research focused on humans as “intelligent agents,” seeking ways to improve acquisition, retention and utility of knowledge. Many techniques and technologies resulted from the diverse approaches taken by colonial scientists. Of particular interest initially was the operation of “social cognition,” particularly the manner in which emotion and creativity functioned in shared thought processes. One of the first practical and popular developments in social cognition was the invention of the holosuite, useful for immersive, experiential learning … but also wildly successful as an entertainment venue.