Human Computer Symbiosis Propaganda
Lost in the Meritocracy – Walter Kirn – The Atlantic “I enrolled the next fall, but with no intention of staying. I’d read my Fitzgerald, and I wanted to go east; I wanted to ride the train to the last station. As a natural-born child of the meritocracy, I’d been amassing momentum my whole life, entering spelling bees, vying for forensics medals, running my mouth in mock United Nations meetings and model state governments and student congresses, and I knew only one direction: forward, onward. I lived for prizes, praise, distinctions, and I gave no thought to any goal higher or broader than my next report card. Learning was secondary; promotion was primary. No one had ever told me what the point was, except to keep on accumulating points, and this struck me as sufficient. What else was there?” Lost in the Meritocracy – #thoughtvectors “I enrolled the next fall, but with no intention of staying. I’d r… http://t.co/dkzBFCC1Gr — Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) March 28, 2014 tags: IFTTT Twitter weekly thoughtvectors education learning tweet even unbidden privileges must be paid for. With no stored literary material about which to harbor critical assumptions, I relied on my gift for mimicking authority figures and playing back to them their own ideas disguised as conclusions that I’d reached myself. The deployment of key […]
Google Feud h/t Michael Price tags: weekly culture society google 3D Printers Create Fancy Future Crackers That Sprout Into A Mini Salad “Food Designer Chloé Rutzerveld believes 3D printing will revolutionize the food industry, and she is getting the ball rolling by developing a 3D printed cracker that consists of living organisms such as seeds, spores, and yeast. In three to four days, the seeds and spores sprout into a miniature salad that is said to be completely natural and healthy, demonstrating the potential the technology has to “make the [food] production chain very short,” with less transportation and land requirements. “ tags: 3dprinting 3d food weekly https://w2.eff.org/Censorship/Internet_censorship_bills/barlow_0296.declaration “You are terrified of your own children, since they are natives in a world where you will always be immigrants. Because you fear them, you entrust your bureaucracies with the parental responsibilities you are too cowardly to confront yourselves. In our world, all the sentiments and expressions of humanity, from the debasing to the angelic, are parts of a seamless whole, the global conversation of bits. We cannot separate the air that chokes from the air upon which wings beat.” tags: quote future natives weekly On rote memorization and antiquated skills “Deliberate rote memorization is an attempt to take a shortcut in the learning process… Instead of having people learn important facts […]
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