I agree with your basic assessment, Geoffrey, and hope we can bridge the gaps between humanities and the sciences before we crash and burn.
I would add that the focus has begun to shift away from the brain- in- a- vat metaphor of early AI to a more sophisticated brain(s) in environment(s) approach that is friendlier to non-human and atypical, alternate ways of knowing. A knowing that comes from left field, diffuse and just on the tip of the tongue. Metaphor and narrative are where the poly-phasic rhythms enter the weave. Bateson was a master of mapping this kind of territory but even he ( sometimes) became lost in the woods with his paradoxes. He was in some ways willing to sit in the paradoxes but Humanity, now, has little leisure to do that. We are going to have to get up and move. Many paradoxes are resolved when we get up and wiggle our hips! Dance is the royal road to resolving paradox, impasse, and rigid mind games. I think Nora is sensitive to this. We are more than observers behind a one way mirror.
Heidegger and Husserl and even Merleau-Ponty, for all of their brilliance, tends to reproduce endless aporias, that go nowhere and create conditions for the Nihilism, Inc, to set up control centers, just about everywhere. We have deconstructed ourselves to limbo.
The reductive, representational, visually dominant style, as you suggested, is narrow and fast, too fast to keep up with. Hence our increasing fragmentation increases with each new gadget, an increase in sensory overload, not sensory acuity. I am working with a somatic syntax.
If you realize your head is in a cage, you can drop your attention down into your hips, and shake yourself till the cage gets looser and you use your hands deftly to remove it.
And can we get our heads out of the cage and feel the earth move and watch the dark clouds clear?
That, as Bateson used to say, reminds me of a story…
Hence, the importance of story, rather than algorithm, a way of developing inter-subjective capacities, intensities, shared realities, that are neither objective nor subjective but in between.