ISSN 2567-6458, 12.May 2019
Author: Gerd Doeben-Henisch
Change: 20.May 2019 (Stopping Circulating Acronyms :-))
Change: 21.May 2019 (Adding the Slavery-Empowerment topic)
Change: 26.May 2019 (Improving the general introduction of this first page)
This text describes the general procedure how engineers turn a problem into a functioning solution. Usually known under the label of Systems Engineering (SE) the focus in this text is on the first phase of this process where some experts try to analyse a given problem with a first vision of a possible solution to enable a complete solution. This analysis centers around the interaction between different kinds of executive actors (eA) which have to do the job and different kinds of assistive actors (aA) which shall support the executive actors. Historically these interactions have been analyzed under headings like Humanc-Computer Interaction (HCI) or Human-Machine Interaction (HMI). It is due to the developments during the beginning of the 21st century that the author of this text recently has introduced the wording Actor-Actor Interaction (AAI) to cope with the explosion of different kinds of actors on the side of the executive as well as assistive actors. As a consequence the nature of the interactions changed as well.These changes induced a general re-writing of the traditional HCI/ HMI subject which is not yet finished.
HISTORY OF THIS TEXT
After a previous post of the new AAI approach I started the first re-formulation of the general framework of the AAI theory, which later has been replaced by a more advanced AAI version V2. But even this version became a change candidate and mutated to the Actor-Cognition Interaction (ACI) paradigm, which still was not the endpoint. Then new arguments grew up to talk rather from the Augmented Collective Intelligence (ACI). Because even this view on the subject can change again I stopped following the different aspects of the general Actor-Actor Interaction paradigm and decided to keep the general AAI paradigm as the main attractor capable of several more specialized readings.
STRUCTURE OF THIS TEXT
For the whole online-project the basic idea is still to use one main post for the overview of all topics and then for every topic an individual post with possibly more detailed extensions. This will generate a tree-like structure with the root-post at level 0 and from this following the links you will reach the posts of level 1, then level 2 and so forth. The posts from level 0 and level 1 will be highly informal; the posts from level 2 and higher will increasingly become more specialized and associated with references to scientific literature. This block is inspired by many hundreds of scientific papers and books. I will start to give an explicit list of references as soon as the main structure has become fixed.
The following posts present some considerations which shall illuminate the main idea of the new AAI paradigm. This online version is not the final text of the book, but these posts are important to support the development of the book. Two other important sources for the official book are given by two different lectures: the one lecture deals regularily with the topic Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) and the other lecture deals regularily with the new topic of empowering whole cities with a new approach of communication as part of a new approach to communal planning. This communal case represents a new application of the AAI paradigm to communal planning.
- Because the new acronym ‘AAI’ is not yet well known here some explanations of what it means and how it is related to the older better known acronyms ‘HCI’ as well as ‘HMI’. Some Considerations to the AAI Variants
- In more traditional approaches to engineering the dimension of society is usually not mentioned. But today where technology, especially digital technology, has penetrated nearly all aspects of daily life and where engineers become more and more aware of society as the main source of all resources as well as the main source for norms to follow, the topics of society should be an essential part of engineering thinking. In the beginning of the 21st century the main paradigm of the digitalized society has taken a format which is highly dangerous from the point of view of democraic societies. The wonderful new possibilities of the internet, of cloud computing and more are organized in a way which can turn open societies into digital prisons. It seems that the AAI paradigm is exactly that paradigm which can be of help in this situation: Digital Slavery or Digital Empowerment?