18. A Computer Scientist’s Dream System for Designing Houses—Machine to Mind

Vision for a house design workstationDrawing by Andrei State

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When we mean to build,We first survey the plot, then draw the model;And when we see the figure of the house,Then we must rate the cost of the erection;Which if we find outweighs ability,What do we then but draw anew the modelIn fewer offices, or at least desistTo build at all?

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [1598],HENRY IV, PART 2

Two-Way Channel

Mind-machine collaboration demands a two-way channel. The broadband path into the mind is via the eyes. It is not, however, the only path. The ears are especially good for situation ...

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