Too much college, appunti su “How to be-come Smart”

Il tema guida del 2014 di State of the Net è “How to be Smart. For Real“. Inizio a prendere appunti in vista della riunione del nostro comitato promotore, perché continuo a pensare al lato “How to be-come Smart”. Le migliori università? Laszlo Bock, senior vice president per il personale a Google, dice:
Too many colleges “don’t deliver on what they promise. You generate a ton of debt, you don’t learn the most useful things for your life. It’s [just] an extended adolescence”.
E ancora:

“G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. … We found that they don’t predict anything”.

We need to talk

We need to talk about Ted! dice Benjamin Bratton. Non solo di Ted.

We hear that not only is change accelerating but that the pace of change is accelerating as well. While this is true of computational carrying-capacity at a planetary level, at the same time – and in fact the two are connected – we are also in a moment of cultural de-acceleration.
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So our machines get smarter and we get stupider. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Both can be much more intelligent. Another futurism is possible.