L&D: Learning and Dystopia

You know that feeling you get when something is hyped as “the ultimate solution”? If you’re like me your reaction is probably along the lines of, “That’s too good to be true. Therefore, it probably isn’t true.” Back in the day, household radio sets were going to be the big breakthrough for learning. There would be educational programs for the whole family, language learning from native speakers, etc. That didn’t happen. Oh radios were a big hit, but people didn’t buy them to learn from them.

All the recent buzz around virtual and augmented reality, machine learning, wearable technology, and the like made me realize that this stuff would sound like science fiction to someone from back then. And some places are even talking about the possibility of implants and downloading knowledge to people, rather than needing them to learn. So this post is a fictional exploration into “what if.” What if these sorts of things do eventually roll out to the general public but, like the radio, don’t live up to the hype? Or what if they’re misused? And so the story begins…

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