AI is going to render exponentially more of us really stupid as we get to shed even more formerly essential knowledge. The deep in thought of today and tomorrow will go nuts, but people will be incredibly prosperous and happy.
Americans who drive all progress are too busy creating all-new knowledge to bother with what’s known now, and this new knowledge will similarly free the proverbial man-on-the-street from having to waste time learning things that, even if they were once useful are surely not useful now.
In my case, while I never saw my father on weekday mornings in the 1970s and 80s, my kids see me every weekday morning right up to school drop-off.
College attendance will never go out of style mainly because the desire for exclusivity is as old as humanity is. At the same time, the relevance of college education to career (always vastly overrated) will continue to plummet.
The surest signs of immense prosperity in the here and now can be found in the problems that excite the minds of left (global warming) and right (left-wing professors).
As always, the kids are alright, so much so that that they’ll live long enough and have the time and means enough to eventually complain about what Harvard is teaching future generations.
No movie critic, I just like going to the movies. American Fiction is a very funny movie about a politically correct college professor’s frustration with what he refers to as “delicate” students, diversity for diversity’s sake, and wildly guilty readers.
If the problem with Harvard is that it’s left wing, isn’t the better strategy to allow Harvard to continually weaken itself with people like Gay in charge?
Abolish federal student loans ASAP. Government should not be inserting itself into education. Just don’t expect tuition to decline.
The kids are alright. And for the adults who still disagree, never forget that the same was said about your generation