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Kids Set For 'Matrix' Future

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posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 06:55 PM
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Kids Set For 'Matrix' Future


itn.co.uk

Children will learn by downloading information directly into their brains within 30 years, an education expert has predicted.

Chris Parry, the new chief executive of the Independent Schools Council, said "Matrix-style" technology would render traditional lessons obsolete.

He said: "It's a very short route from wireless technology to actually getting the electrical connections in your brain to absorb that knowledge."

Mr Parry, a former Rear Admiral, spent three years determining the future strategic context for the military in a senior role at the Ministry of Defence.
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posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 06:55 PM
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What a trip! Only 30 years before you can download info directly into your brain? That has both exciting, as well as chilling implications IMO...

Life imitating art?



He said the Keanu Reeves thriller may not look like science fiction in 30 years' time.

"Within 30 years, sitting down and learning something will be a thing of the past," Mr Parry said.

"I think people will be able to directly access, Matrix-style, all the vocabulary you need for a foreign language, leaving you just to clear up the grammar."

Mr Parry is now preparing the ISC's 1,300 private schools, which collectively teach half a million children, for a high-tech future.



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posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 07:07 PM
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Well, I think the predictor here is over simplifying the leap between wireless technologies, and getting those signals to be interpreted and stored in our brain.


However, this aside, I think that the time frame for this to occur (30 years) is more than likely on point.

Of course that makes things that much more interesting for hackers. Imagine "implanting" incorrect information into a mind which ends up convinced it has the right methods, but inadvertently kills itself in the process.

Man, I can't wait for brain based buffer overflows!



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 08:23 AM
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When I was 12 years old, I once said to my mom, on a freezing morning when I was leaving to school: "Mom, I wish I could get a disc and just insert it in my brain and it download all the information the teacher will give me now"... She laughs to this day about my childish dream...

I don't think I want that anymore... since I'm not sure we'll be able to "filter" whatever we download directly to our brains...

Peace



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 08:40 AM
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I like the idea, but I'd like it more if I knew that half the stuff I'd be downloading into my brain wasn't garbage.



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 09:17 AM
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Thirty years, wow! It's refreshing to see that life will continue past 2012.
Seriously though, I find this to be a little disturbing. There's something to be said about acquiring knowledge through serious study and introspection.

To gain knowledge by simply plugging your brain into a machine seems like a sure fire way to turn the masses into sheeple bleating what's spoonfed to them. Do we really want Big Brother manipulating our minds on such a base level.



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 09:46 AM
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In these excepts, Mr Perry's statements read like an advertisement. Perhaps he has a secondary agenda, such as trying to justify reduced funding for traditional educational methods?


"It's a very short route from wireless technology to actually getting the electrical connections in your brain to absorb that knowledge."


The ambiguous of the words 'information' and 'knowledge' is telling. Information can be completely described in an external context; knowledge (for an individual) cannot; it is holomorphic, depending on contextual relationship and individual representation. Big difference.

The example about language illustrates this:


"I think people will be able to directly access, Matrix-style, all the vocabulary you need for a foreign language, leaving you just to clear up the grammar."

"Just clear up the grammar" is laughably simplistic. Natural languages inextricably link grammar, vocabulary, word choice, and metaphor and conceit at all levels, from phonetic through syntactic to conceptual.

There's a big difference between having a 'database' of word-to-word translations available more quickly than a printed version, and speaking like a native.

That said, 30 years is a long time, and this is certainly an active field! I know I would like to shake my head a bit and be instantly able to fly a helicopter!



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 09:51 AM
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Can I get the porn without actually having to look at it? If that happened I would be excited.



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 09:55 AM
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Hi

This topic is already been talked about in the thread below.

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Take care.

Regards
Lee




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