Monday, October 20, 2003

An Interesting Take on Education

Professor Theodore Gray, co-founder of Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica software, has some very strong opinions about what today's children need to know. He believes that children need to learn a different set of skills than their parents, today more than ever. He says:

"The most profound engine of civilization is the inability of a larger and larger fraction of the population to do the basic things needed to survive....Technology's greatest contribution is to permit people to be incompetent at a larger and larger range of things. Only by embracing such incompetence is the human race able to progress." He states his case articulately and with great sense and some humor.

Read the story here: Brain Rot