Here’s a 30 minute interview I did earlier this week with one of my favorite people and also one of my biggest influences, Howard Rheingold. The main subject of our conversation was Howard’s recent eBook project with TED on Mind Amplification. Mind Amplification or Cognitive Enhancement entails the use of technology such as media, search engines, social networks, search tools, and so on to make ourselves smarter. The idea of using media and technology as a form of cognitive enhancement was one of the motivational principles behind the personal computer revolution. This perspective seems to some extent have been lost today.