AUGMENTING HUMAN INTELLECT: A Conceptual Framework
DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SCIENCES
By: D. C. Engelbart
SRI Project No. 3578
R. C. Amara, Manager System Engineering Department
This is an initial summary report of a project taking a new and systematic approach to improving the intellectual effectiveness of the individual human being. A detailed conceptual framework explores the nature of the system composed of the individual and the tools, concepts, and methods that match his basic capabilities to his problems. One of the tools that shows the greatest immediate promise is the computer, when it can be harnessed for direct on-line assistance, integrated with new concepts and methods.
This report describes a study that was carried on at Stanford Research Institute under the joint sponsorship of the Institute and the Directorate of Information Sciences of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research [Contract AF 49(638)-1024]. Mrs. Rowena Swanson was the AFOSR Project Supervisor for this study.
What Vannevar Bush proposed in 1945 48
OBJECTIVES FOR A RESEARCH PROGRAM 115