"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."
-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
Isn't this what the tech industry does？ Isn't there a lot of ongoing progress on tools for thought？2 Isn't this what the tech industry does？ Isn't there a lot of ongoing progress on tools for thought？Isn't this what the tech industry does？ Isn't there a lot of ongoing progress on tools for thought？How can we develop transformative tools for thought？2020-10-18Journal
Still, there are tech companies which really do develop tools for thought. We already discussed some examples where companies have partially or totally avoided the public goods problem, tools such as: Illustrator, Google Search, Twitter, Slack, Google Docs, programmer toolsProgrammer tools are a case where the insight-through-making loop operates quite well. The avoidance of the public goods problem is enabled by a complex set of factors, including the fact that this is a case where many highly skilled researchers are simultaneously also accomplished makers, and it's either their job to produce public goods (researchers) or an enjoyable hobby. To a lesser extent the same is true in the artistic and music communities., and so on. All really are significant tools for thought.