Do you like this idea?

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  • Posted by daniellarrabee on March 1, 2019.
Yes
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No
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It’s been covered before
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  • March 1, 2019, 4:30 a.m.

    Seems interesting to me. You talk a lot about mind augmentation etc but learning could be a cool topic to focus on. Maybe the episode could start with global internet and 1000 person classes to brain augmentation and the intelligence of all people combined. Then tie that into matrioshka brains and what do we get after that?
    Thanks,
    Daniel

  • March 7, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

    We actually had it (Future of Education) on the schedule but I had to nix it, I think it was slotted to come out today actually, we just bumped the schedule up, or maybe next week. Hard topic to write, especially since I have 'views' on modern education and it kept spilling over into my writing, so I decided to stick it on the back burner for a while.

  • March 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

    It is very difficult to write about the future of education even without a biased opinion. Just by examining the history of education vs a logical examination of what education "should" be is difficult enough. Historically it has been about the needs of a culture/society whether master/apprentice for blacksmiths or masons, basic mathematics for industrial era employment to "university" for first world countries. This speaks nothing of education to self existence, self dependence and sustainment, sowing, cooking, or other basic life skills.

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 5:52 p.m.

    I think we can say one solid thing about futurism and education.

    All of those space ships, robots, colonies and engineering marvels will have to come from educated human brains.

    And the fewer people our civilization educates, the further away all of those goals become.

    Even cold war hawks in the 1950s knew the foundation to beating the Soviets into space was as much STEM education for children as steel and fuel.

    So even if I didn't care about kids, I still want my robots and rocketships! And they're all built by squishy little brains.

  • May 7, 2020, 1:23 p.m.

    One of Isaac's videos was about augmentation of people, including mind augmentation. A large part of education is just memorizing facts, definitions and relationships between facts. I envisage solid state memories embedded inside the scalp, and interacting with flesh and blood brain, so that once installed, basic facts of a subject are just there, without having to learn them. You still have to think to marshal facts to solve a particular problem. How do solid state memories interact with the flesh and blood brain? I do not know.

  • May 8, 2020, 12:32 a.m.

    To look at the future of education you can choose many lenses,
    early Education can be seen as the product of the environment you were raised in, how would a child in 500 years from now experience childhood?
    how would the entire process of childhood work, would we choose a governing method which allows for a special experience for children.
    Education can be also be seen teaching our successors, because after our generation leaves it is up to the generation we taught to bear the torch of civilization and continue our our footsteps with theirs. Although education seems so natural it is the linchpin of advancing human society.
    Some ref can be used from soul land 4s method of education(not all as it is only a reflection of an imagined reality)

  • May 12, 2020, 5:06 p.m.

    This historical perspective seems like a few minutes of an SFIA video :) "what is education?" seems like a good start.
    I just think huge virtual class rooms could be a short topic.. which is basically youtube anyway. As a side note, I joke that my children are going to "youtube college" so i wont have to pay, but the reality is that i have learned a lot from youtube - and I work in the space industry. Another topic could be education across a solar system and across the galaxy (and in transit haha). You have done governments and economies in this perspective but knowledge/education could look different if your daily tasks are needing to fight thermal or gravity concerns on a daily basis. Maybe that thought is getting too far out there - even for SFIA. :)
    Anyway, i appreciate the discussion here. I look forward to SFIA every Thursday. I hope everyone is staying safe!