Reading Week 1

The most intriguing part of the first article was the discussion about how our pleasures have been majorly separated from our task in means of maximizing efficiency. It made me question why we seek comfort in our extracurricular activities and whether or not efficiency would be affected in a positive way if people associated tasks with pleasure. Also, the discussion about complexity of humans and AI’s place in experiences was interesting in terms of understanding the challenges of converting data input of computers into emotional outcome of humans. It made me realize how a value of an experience depends on meaning and think of ways to enhance the meaning in order to make an experience valuable.
The second article pointed out the components that made an experience valuable which I think was an excellent, more detailed continuation of the article previously discussed. Both articles made me question the ways of engineering an experience, using the threads listed, in order to create something valuable and pleasurable.


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