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"Facebook users average 3.74 degrees of separation"
On our way to 'becoming one' it appears that the internet is the tool for doing so. This would imply that defending the freedoms of the internet, to be one of the most important issues facing the emerging New World.
It was previously stated that there is six degrees of separation, implying that on average the approximate steps of introduction is only 6, in regards to becoming acquaintances of one another.
6 Degrees of Separation
It's no secret that Microsoft and the release of Ineternet Explorer has had a significant role in this developement. It seems that this has been partially their aim, and want to see a better future of humanity, using the internet and computers as being a tool for doing so. I could go on forever about the flow of information, and what it means in regards to helping this process of evolving to 'oneness' but it should be self evident.
Interestingly enough, check out what the logos and slogans of Microsoft have been over the past.
"Microsoft "blibbet" logo, filed August 26, 1982 at the USPTO and used until 1987"
"Microsoft "Pac-Man" logo, designed by Scott Baker and used since 1987, with the 1994–2002 slogan "Where do you want to go today?""
"Microsoft logo as of 2006–2011, with the slogan "Your potential. Our passion.""
"Logo by Microsoft with the slogan"Be What's Next." 2011–present"
I apologize for not outlining in further detail, in regards to providing evidence in proving my point. I will be back later in the evening to address them individually.
ScienceDaily (Apr. 19, 2012) — Scientists have discovered proof that the evolution of intelligence and larger brain sizes can be driven by cooperation and teamwork, shedding new light on the origins of what it means to be human. The study appears online in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B and was led by scientists at Trinity College Dublin: PhD student, Luke McNally and Assistant Professor Dr Andrew Jackson at the School of Natural Sciences in collaboration with Dr Sam Brown of the University of Edinburgh.
I have to strongly disagree. The worste part of school was having to learn redundant nonsense... like the entire multiplication table up to 12x12. My memory space could be better used to store more relevant information, like the most important equations and algorithms. There's no need to make the students do 1000 different long division problems and teach them the same basic stuff for years on end. This lecture really explains how I feel: Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers.
What was originally meant to aid and entertain is negatively affecting memory and causing people to forget how to think for them-selves.
But what if learning math is best learned by hand? What if we learn slower if a calculator does it?
How can we know how it works if the calculator can do it for us? How do we even know when to use it in a program if we don't know how it works?
We don't need gils and fins because we can wear scuba gear and make submarines. We don't need the speed of a cheetah because we can make cars, motorbikes, and other motorized vehicles. We don't need need the eyesight of a eagle because we have binoculars and night vision goggles and other vision-enhancing technologies. We don't need the claws of a tiger or cat to kill prey because we have guns and traps and bows.
Originally posted by g0dhims3lf
Instead make people see the world like a machine; fewer machines would take jobs of engineers and programmers.
But I see math being increasingly used in all professional fields. I mean, I have to grab my head and scream when I consider the immensity of this. The medical fields, robotics, space travel and exploration, manufacturing, genetics, architecture, military defense systems, training simulations used by police and military, on and on and on and on.
Computers can let us take math to the next level. All engineers, programmers, and scientists use computers to carry out their calculations... would you call them stupid lazy fools who can't be bothered doing it by hand on paper?
Trying to use our old education techniques in a world where those techniques are redundant is completely useless and that is why kids are getting stupid
When children are very young, they have natural curiosity about the world, trying diligently to figure out what is real. As they become “producers”, rather than “thinkers”, they fall away from exploration and start fishing for the right answers with little thought. They believe they must always be right, so they quickly forget mistakes and how these mistakes were made. They believe that the only good response from the teacher is “yes”, and that a “no” is defeat.
They fear wrong answers and shy away from challenges because they may not have the right answer. This fear, which rules them in the school setting, does their thinking and learning a great disservice. A teacher’s job is to help them overcome their fears of failure and explore the problem for real learning. So often, teachers are doing the opposite — building children’s fears up to monumental proportions. Children need to see that failure is honorable, and that it helps them construct meaning. It should not be seen as humiliating, but as a step to real learning. Being afraid of mistakes, they never try to understand their own mistakes and cannot and will not try to understand when their thinking is faulty. Adding to children’s fear in school is corporal punishment and humiliation, both of which can scare children into right/wrong thinking and away from their natural exploratory thinking.