In Chapter 1 "The Rise of The Centaurs" of Smarter Than You Think, Clive Thompson writes about chess and the evolution of the game. He discusses in detail the use of computer generated chess games. Ultimately, Thompson concluded that the best chess game is played humans and computers working side by side.
Thompson notes that:
History also shows that we generally improve and refine our tools to make them better. Books, for example, weren't always as well designed as they are now. In fact, the earliest ones were, by modern standards, practically unusable - often devoid of the navigational aids we now take for granted, such as indexes, paragraph breaks, or page numbers. It took decades - centuries, even - for the book to be redesigned into a more flexible cognitive tool, as suitable for quick reference as it is for deep reading. This is the same path we'll need to tread with our digital tools. It's why we need to understand not just the new abilities out tools give us today, but where they're still deficient and how they ought to improve (12-13).
What did you find most notable about the author’s discussion of chess and technology in chapter 1? Why and how so?