Must read by Buckminster Fuller

“By my own rules, I may not profess any special preoccupation or capability. I am a random element. … There is nothing even mildly extraordinary about me except that I think I am durable and inquisitive in a comprehensive pattern. I have learned much; but I don’t know very much; but what I have learned, I have learned by trial and error. And I have great confidence in the meager store of wisdom that I have secured.

He admonishes that traditional education incentivizes and measures precisely the opposite — not the ability to be “inquisitive in a comprehensive pattern,” but to memorize with a narrow focus, which in turn stifles innovation:

I am convinced that humanity is characterized by extraordinary love for its new life and yet has been misinforming its new life to such an extent that the new life is continually at a greater disadvantage than it would be if abandoned in the wilderness by the parents.”

Buckminster Fuller Presages Online Education, with a Touch of TED, Netflix, and Pandora, in 1962
https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/03/05/buckminster-fuller-education-automation-1962/
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Published by Futurist Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard ranks as one of the top 10 futurist keynote speakers, worldwide, with over 1500 engagements in 50+ countries during the past 2 decades and a combined audience of over 2.5 Million people. Gerd has written 5 books including the best-selling ‘Technology vs Humanity’ (2016), now available in 12 languages.  Gerd’s films on the future of technology and humanity, digital transformation and artificial intelligence have reached millions of viewers, and are regularly shown at many conferences and at in-house corporate trainings. Gerd’s client list includes most Fortune 500 companies as well as many governments and NGOs. Gerd is a global influencer in the field of digital ethics (the ethics of technology). He is a pioneering keynote speaker using animations, video and audio in fascinating new ways. 

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