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Education and the Future of Nations
HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 02.09.2012, 14:31 | Message # 76
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Why is that?

I never really tried to imagine what the future would be like smile All my ideas about the future stem from an artistic and fantasy point of view, and were the product of fictional worlds I created for novels I was writing.





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Antza2Date: Sunday, 02.09.2012, 15:03 | Message # 77
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It could still ultimately be more efficient and less troublesome than keeping humans around, depending on the circumstances. If humans continue to exist then there is always a possibility that they could eventually pose a significant risk to the machines, and expending the resources to keep humans in check and doing what they're supposed to be doing could add up in the long term.

The machines could always turn us to a natural and renewable resource, something like in Matrix. Also the human brain is an excellent calculator, so the machines could genetically engineer our brains to be compatible with its systems and use us as an extension of it's computational network. Keeping humans is coma wouldn't require that much resources and all the waste can be converted into energy.





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Sunday, 02.09.2012, 15:39 | Message # 78
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I never really tried to imagine what the future would be like smile All my ideas about the future stem from an artistic and fantasy point of view, and were the product of fictional worlds I created for novels I was writing.


Makes a lot of sense. I spend most of my time envisioning the future so we differ in that respect. I pay attention to tech trends, engineering, and scientific advancements. From those I extrapolate to what could be cool





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Antza2Date: Thursday, 06.09.2012, 10:16 | Message # 79
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmWO4Vtk-s8&feature=g-vrec Very interesting stuff. We need more people like Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJuNgBkloFE
Somehow this seems fake, but if it isn't, I'm terrified.





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SolarisDate: Thursday, 06.09.2012, 13:45 | Message # 80
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Somehow this seems fake, but if it isn't, I'm terrified.
It's a classic, I think in every country of the world you can ask these question and have some wrong answers, just compile them together and you have a video like this one. We have a similar video in french but all the Frenchs I know can for sure answer at those questions and I bet a majority of American would also have the right answers for the vid you've posted. Anyway, yes these video are terrifying, but mostly they generalize what I hope is a good editing..
 
Antza2Date: Thursday, 06.09.2012, 13:57 | Message # 81
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but mostly they generalize what I hope is a good editing..

This is what i thought. A compilation of all the stupid answers. Surely there were many that had the right answer.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 06.09.2012, 14:18 | Message # 82
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Somehow this seems fake, but if it isn't, I'm terrified.

There really are many people that are that stupid.

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but all the Frenchs I know can for sure answer at those questions and I bet a majority of American would also have the right answers for the vid you've posted.

At least ¼ of Americans would incorrectly answer some of those questions, I guarantee you. There are an exceptional number of ignorant people in my country. As far as correctly placing countries on the map, I think at least ¾ of Americans would fail to locate Iran on an unlabeled (or in this case mislabeled) world map. 20% of Americans can not even locate the United States on a world map, something that would surprise me for any developed country.

We've probably all seen this a hundred times, but it still astonishes me that my country can view people like this as role models:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Thursday, 06.09.2012, 14:20
 
Antza2Date: Thursday, 06.09.2012, 14:33 | Message # 83
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww

That's classic biggrin





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SolarisDate: Thursday, 06.09.2012, 14:43 | Message # 84
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20% of Americans can not even locate the United States on a world map
blink How can it be possible? Geographical class are dispensed all over the country right?
I remember a documentary on USA where I saw a father and his two kids in a museum with dinosaures, he was saying to his kids : "you see, men have kill a lot of these monsters, and after that , knights have hunted dragons" and he was serious. I can't remember what kind of comunity/religion he was into..
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but it still astonishes me that my country can view people like this as role models:
She is not even pretty IMO, her stupidity makes she ugly wink


Edited by Solaris - Thursday, 06.09.2012, 14:46
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 06.09.2012, 14:55 | Message # 85
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Geographical class are dispensed all over the country right?

Supposedly, but our schools and education system are not very good in most places, so even if something is being "taught" in schools, it doesn't mean that anyone is really learning it.

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I saw a father and his two kids in a museum with dinosaures, he was saying to his kids : "you see, men have kill a lot of these monsters

There are an astonishingly large number of people in the United States with similar beliefs; as Antza2 and I discussed earlier in the thread, about 40% of the population.





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Antza2Date: Thursday, 06.09.2012, 16:29 | Message # 86
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Supposedly, but our schools and education system are not very good in most places, so even if something is being "taught" in schools, it doesn't mean that anyone is really learning it.

But surely everyone should be able to locate USA from a bloody map! Almost everyone in the developed world can, and some of the people in the developing countries as well.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 06.09.2012, 17:23 | Message # 87
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But surely everyone should be able to locate USA from a bloody map! Almost everyone in the developed world can, and some of the people in the developing countries as well.

It is astounding that the prevailing culture in the USA values knowledge so little, yet it's true. Most people simply don't care about knowing about the world at all. It's very sad.





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Antza2Date: Thursday, 06.09.2012, 17:30 | Message # 88
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It is astounding that the prevailing culture in the USA values knowledge so little, yet it's true. Most people simply don't care about knowing about the world at all. It's very sad.

It's not only sad, it's inhuman. Curiosity is the force that has driven the development of civilizations for thousands of years. Every human is curious about their environment from birth. It's natural.

This sort of disregard for knowledge in a culture seems so wrong, that it almost makes me feel that it's intentional. The Man doesn't want you to educate yourself, but stay as a mindless drone that is easy to manipulate.

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Edited by Antza2 - Thursday, 06.09.2012, 17:34
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 06.09.2012, 17:55 | Message # 89
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The Man doesn't want you to educate yourself, but stay as a mindless drone that is easy to manipulate.

Quick! To the conspiracy theory thread!





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Antza2Date: Thursday, 06.09.2012, 17:58 | Message # 90
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Quick! To the conspiracy theory thread!

Yes sir!





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