The use of Generative AI in education seems alarmist, even dangerous, but is it? And what might you make of this glimpse of its future in Star Trek in the 1960s. Trekers knew this all along.Finding answers, compound and complex ones will be the shift. For too long learning has sought to attach singular or dominant responses to answers. If you've done hacks or ran labs you'll know from systems thinking that simple is ne'er the outcome. Simplicity maybe?
So watch in this scene how Cpt. Kirk arrives at a solution. He's in charge of strategy prompting the Computer (AI). The AI returns answers. Kirk's cognition is in finding the next response to move towards his end goal. This approach mirrors Gary Kasparov playing Centaur Chess ( Advance Chess (1998) with AI).
Knowing the answer is one thing. Knowing how to get to a cogent answer is another. This will be helpful in delineating between simple to complex problems - and about time too.
Furthermore, the problem-solution needn't be stated. The finder arrives at the end goal by a series of logical propositions and deductive questions