posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 09:20 PM
I agree, the fees that many universities charges is ridiculous. Knowledge should be available for free to every one. All universities should start
open sourcing their knowledge databases in the name of the betterment of our civilization. Just like we, today, have an open source freeware
operating system for computers called "Linux" and its variants (Ubuntu, Fedora, etc) it would be very good if we had an open source knowledge
platform, preferably in the form of software that any one can freely download and install on their computers, then select which 'major' they wish to
learn and which term they wish to endure (associate degree, Masters, Bachelor's, etc) then have the sessions begin with good text to speech engines
and excellent artificial intelligence processors ready to answer all of your questions, all for free, for every one, including the poorest of the poor
living in the worst remote location on earth on their $100 laptop project (now $35?) to take advantage and learn from such open source college
In fact, such a thing is possible, since technically it isn't illegal for you to share your knowledge with another person. Any programmer out there,
with the collaboration of college graduates of many fields can make such a thing a possibility -- A freeware open source college platform.
But for now, all we got is things like Youtube and other sources which those "How To's" videos that many people have posted, that is as close as we
have got in making knowledge free. In Youtube now these days, you can find 'how to's' videos for lots of things.