Wondering about the academic merit of "The singularity". Any insight?

Musings on the 2nd amendment Show more

Does anybody know of University programs that allow full self study, and then simply taking a final? Similar to CLEP but for upper level courses

Where do researchers and tinkerers hang out online?

Perhaps it is because we don't teach logic, that mathematics seems disjointed from reality for many students. I propose logic should be as elementary in education as arithmetic, and then used at higher levels to teach simple coding (not to make them computer scientists, but to teach them computers can be an omnitool to empower them), statistics, and reasoning in every other discipline

With the advent of technology that can involve itself in any human endeavor, shouldn't we put psychologist at the forefront of health, to help us cope with rapid change and the metaphysical questions that are no longer simply the domain of thought?

Would a call for DRM free Ebooks fall on deaf ears? Show more

Statistics should be a foundation of modern primary education

I can't help but think games like Civlization and Democracy could actually be used to teach societal principals to children

What are peoples opinions on micro leaning apps. Things like duolingo and Google Primer. Do you suppose they actually work?

It seems that China can't export its culture while hiding behind the great firewall. It's a shame their rich history can't mix openly with global values. I am sure both sides would benefit...

Since education requires a lot of resources to acquire, and jobs within academia are scarce to begin with, do you think that higher education entrenches itself in a structure that makes it more difficult to access in order to maintain the status of those who have already acquired it?

Where's the best place to start getting news with a global perspective? Other than standard USA news providers

Is getting a Ph.D. realistic while maintaining a family?

Is it possible to go from an online B.S. to a PhD? Who do I even get references from?

If we ever manage a breakthrough for general AI, then a computer itself would be able to write programs. In this situation, what do you think would happen to all the computer scientists?

My opinions of Microsoft and education Show more

Gotta love that UMUC gives me access to Safari books. O'Reilly media and no starch press are the best books (IMHO) for learning anything about computers or programming

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