The gravest danger of offloading work is not a robot uprising but a human downgrading. Work hones skills, challenges cognition, ... It also makes the experience of genuine idling, in contrast to frenzied leisure time, even more valuable. (The Barbed Gift of Leisure By Mark Kingwell)
How do we educate our children to live in a world of robots, cyborgs and computer connections? A cyborg is a digital citizen 😉 In an economy where jobs appear from nowhere it’s difficult to know what training to get, though I’d guess any form of general literacy should be primary. Jobs that need to get done will get done and not necessarily by the most qualified but often by those both willing and confident to do them. (Scott Johnson). We could think of the knowmad here. ( The knowmad is mobile and learns with anybody, anywhere, anytime. As such, the place we now know as school may be too small and perhaps unable to contain the range of learning engagements necessary for those with nomadic tendencies. )
What does this image of the near future mean to poor people, without education? People still in need of human upgrading. What kind of social action is required? Do we teach a thing called ‘social activism’? Procedo consultando su twitter l’hashtag #socialactivism; trovo significativa è l’infografica proposta «Giovani adulti: il futuro dell’attivismo sociale». (Proceed by consulting on the twitter hashtag # socialactivism, I find significant is the proposal infographic “Young adults: the future of social activism.”)
A Twitter search on “action” only gives book promotion and sales tweets.
Social activism on the internet:
- See wikipedia for a list of methods, activists and actions.
- Amnesty International
- Teaching for social justice
- Environment action
- feminism and technics
- What do your students know about social action and internet?
- Digital civil rights. BOF EFF