Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

awesome video about the pace of change in modern life....

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 02:46 PM
Original message
awesome video about the pace of change in modern life....
This was sent to me by a colleague. It's worth watching. I love the statement "China has more honors students than America has kids."

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bcd_1172414254
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 02:53 PM
Response to Original message
1. Mike! I had to stop watching at 4:56 because my head was about
explode all over my machine!

I miss the 19th Century.

:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 03:00 PM
Response to Original message
2. very interesting.
These are definitely exciting times.

I think it also illustrates that less emphasis should be put on "memorizing facts" in school - and more on critical thinking, problem solving, and "learning how to learn".

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 03:30 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. But that would involve repealing NCLB. Which should be done asap.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 04:04 PM
Response to Original message
4. Why I don't like this...
Each fact in its turn is no doubt true. (It remains to be seen whether the AI problem will ever be solved, regardless of how much raw capacity computers acquire.) But overall the video creates a sense of inevitability and revels in the helplessness and total insignificance of the individual. It disempowers. It also buys into the continuance of nation-based competition.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 04:09 PM
Response to Original message
5. Should be about time for the fight technology choir to chime in
To tell us about how technology is going to get rid of all the jobs and take all our rights away from us.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Jul 25th 2017, 05:57 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC