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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-24-11 01:55 PM
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10. Me want, a corporate designed memory for my critical thinking needs?
Cookie cutter educations for everyone? No thanks.

Now, memories of vacations, or love affairs, or even heroic plays on an atheletic field---things that I never had...those things could be GREAT! All the missing parts of life us schmucks have great longings for...available on some clinicians DVD!

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  -If you could take a "brain download" of an entire year of any subject... would you? txlibdem  Oct-24-11 01:26 PM   #0 
  - Why not?  a2liberal   Oct-24-11 01:29 PM   #1 
  - The number of things that could pop into your head?  txlibdem   Oct-24-11 02:09 PM   #18 
  - There might be a problem with integrating that knowledge.  RaleighNCDUer   Oct-24-11 02:34 PM   #25 
     - I suppose I read the question differently  a2liberal   Oct-26-11 12:23 AM   #42 
  - I'm sure plenty of people would. Maybe we all would - we'd have to  closeupready   Oct-24-11 01:31 PM   #2 
  - Some corporation (Phoenix, etc.) would start marketing  ashling   Oct-25-11 07:32 AM   #38 
  - I will take Language arts for 10 years please. Spanish French Italian German and Mandarin  Vincardog   Oct-24-11 01:33 PM   #3 
  - Like you, I would go for languages and  ChazII   Oct-24-11 01:55 PM   #11 
  - How much would each language cost? What would the limits be? Inquiring minds want to know  Vincardog   Oct-24-11 02:04 PM   #16 
  - Same here. Oh what a joy it would be to finally have a way to learn  truedelphi   Oct-24-11 03:00 PM   #30 
  - yes, anything time and practice intensive  yurbud   Nov-13-11 04:53 PM   #57 
  - Interesting idea and I would do it. Of course it does raise some questions.  Liberal Veteran   Oct-24-11 01:33 PM   #4 
  - Would there be a certain amount of time your brain would need to "process" all of that raw data  txlibdem   Oct-24-11 02:13 PM   #20 
  - Sure.  Xithras   Oct-24-11 01:38 PM   #5 
  - When knowledge is so common that everyone is a PHD???  txlibdem   Oct-24-11 02:25 PM   #22 
  - Language/Literature  DaveJ   Oct-24-11 01:39 PM   #6 
  - I'll bet there's a massive headache to go with it though  Duer 157099   Oct-24-11 01:40 PM   #7 
  - Would I? No.  suston96   Oct-24-11 01:41 PM   #8 
  - Awww. Come on. You mess with your briain chemistry every time you drink a Starbucks.  txlibdem   Oct-24-11 02:29 PM   #23 
     - Thanks. I hope you will too. What's Starbucks ? nt  suston96   Oct-24-11 03:50 PM   #36 
        - Coffee  txlibdem   Oct-24-11 08:51 PM   #37 
  - This thought exercise eliminates all the pretense of education being about independent thought.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-24-11 01:53 PM   #9 
  - Now there's an interesting argument  txlibdem   Oct-24-11 02:32 PM   #24 
     - Pounding information into one's brain bit by bit is better.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-24-11 03:15 PM   #34 
        - College is time consuming... so do away with the time it takes to learn  txlibdem   Oct-25-11 11:15 PM   #39 
           - Buying a diploma is the best way to procure one.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-26-11 11:20 AM   #44 
              - You will have the knowledge - that is the point  txlibdem   Oct-26-11 01:12 PM   #45 
  - Me want, a corporate designed memory for my critical thinking needs?  HereSince1628   Oct-24-11 01:55 PM   #10 
  - Maybe not...  PoliticAverse   Oct-24-11 01:59 PM   #12 
  - LANGUAGES!!! I love languages, and speak so many of them....  MADem   Oct-24-11 02:00 PM   #13 
  - Which drug is that?  truedelphi   Oct-24-11 03:05 PM   #32 
     - Cannabis. nt  MADem   Oct-24-11 03:09 PM   #33 
  - I would download whatever science I needed to learn in order become a brain downloader.  Ian David   Oct-24-11 02:00 PM   #14 
  - You've hit on a key requirement of the brain dump technology  txlibdem   Oct-25-11 11:19 PM   #40 
  - One thing about progress is, apparent progress is not always progress, but dystopia. n/t  RKP5637   Oct-24-11 02:01 PM   #15 
  - Learn another language in a day would be useful  Warpy   Oct-24-11 02:06 PM   #17 
  - There are a limited number of places where memories are stored, however  txlibdem   Oct-24-11 02:39 PM   #26 
  - Sure  NV Whino   Oct-24-11 02:12 PM   #19 
  - Log tables, maybe. Or vocabulary for languages. Nothing else.  TygrBright   Oct-24-11 02:21 PM   #21 
  - What if you had a roundtable discussion between yourself and 20 other recent language downloadees  txlibdem   Oct-24-11 02:44 PM   #28 
  - This might work with a Core Knowledge curriculum. Who needs to think?  lutefisk   Oct-24-11 02:41 PM   #27 
  - In some subjects, yes. (maths and statistics, I'm lookin at YOU), in others, not over my dead body.  Rabblevox   Oct-24-11 02:51 PM   #29 
  - Given that, why begin a "give and take" with no knowledge of the topic  txlibdem   Oct-26-11 01:21 PM   #46 
  - Not appealing. I enjoy the process of learning as much as  MineralMan   Oct-24-11 03:04 PM   #31 
  - +1000 +++ n/t  RKP5637   Oct-24-11 03:45 PM   #35 
  - Nobody would force you. You are a free spirit on this journey called life.  txlibdem   Oct-25-11 11:22 PM   #41 
  - Does the download go away when the Monk forces you to take a pink triangular pill?  FBaggins   Oct-26-11 09:34 AM   #43 
  - No, but when they put that lizard-thing in your ear it sure does!  txlibdem   Oct-30-11 06:08 PM   #47 
  - Hell No  anonymousworldwide   Oct-31-11 08:05 AM   #48 
  - Sure, but a more interesting question might be "What Subject?"  NYC_SKP   Nov-05-11 10:22 AM   #49 
  - always wanted to be able to play a musical instrument  Nelson Tondreau   Nov-07-11 04:17 AM   #50 
  - always wanted to be able to play a musical instrument  Nelson Tondreau   Nov-07-11 04:17 AM   #51 
  - Interesting perspecitve, thanks for pointing that out  txlibdem   Nov-09-11 10:19 AM   #53 
  - I'll take film editing and production, please.  sakabatou   Nov-08-11 02:59 PM   #52 
     - You got it, as soon as the technology is available  txlibdem   Nov-09-11 10:22 AM   #54 
        - It wasn't the teacher that was bad  sakabatou   Nov-09-11 01:01 PM   #55 
           - I have the same problem with CAD software.  txlibdem   Nov-09-11 04:18 PM   #56 

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