2020-09-16 | Virus | Reading and Writing
The most uniformly available tool to transfer knowledge about iteratively reaching a goal is being able to read, write, and follow analysis with the purpose of reaching agreed-to goals. It seems to me that even these skills are in decline, let alone the ability of people to run their own information technology systems. I am sure it varies, but it didn't seem this bad in previous decades. It does kind of fit with the power struggles and knowledge ideas. We are giving up our autonomy for AI, but in a way that caught me by surprise.
I never really understood what the battle over education really was. It seemed to me the the true rulers valued a balanced, four year college degree generally provided in the eighties. I see fewer people that get those kinds of degrees. Liberal arts education is ridiculed. More and more any kind of degree is ridiculed. I think I'd rather gnaw off my finger than go on and on about the value of education and reading and writing, so I'll just get on with the meat of Signal Q. I just think there is something beneath all of the hubbub that is related to education. I used to stress communication. I thought about it as a dynamic, fluid form of communication that would help people. The problem is deeper than that. We have all of the communication we can handle, and more. Who would have thought that it would be the ability to analyze and create knowledge that would be displaced vs. control of communication? Perhaps Huxley.
Sean started reading extensively when she was five. Between that and her SCA stuff, I think this is why she is such a nimble thinker. Bobo was the same way, reading many books, more before he was 12 than I have read in my entire life. He read Dune when he was 13.
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