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Comment: Re:Rethuglican hypocrites (Score 1, Informative) 138

by GLMDesigns (#48626301) Attached to: Who's To Blame For Rules That Block Tesla Sales In Most US States?
There was no Republican Southern Strategy. There was Nixon's Southern Strategy - which was his belief that Wallace would split the Democratic vote and that he could win states with less than 45% of the vote. Which he did.

You're proof of Goebbels big lie statement.

Comment: Re:writer doesn't get jeopardy, or much of anythin (Score 1) 455

The singularity is not equal to sentient computers. It's the exponential growth of science and technology that leads to ... who knows what - including cybernetics of some type. Not Terminator type of cybernetics but synthetic parts (hearts) and "cures" for alzheimers and other diseases.

If we've been experiencing exponential growth since 1954 (the birth of transistors) and it's been doubling every 18-24 months then we've now doubled 30 times. One unit of processing power in 1954 is now 1 billion units and will be 1 trillion in 20 years. The capability of best computers in existence today will be trivial in 20 years.

We will have AI tutors / teachers that will radically transform education and many other fields.

Comment: Re:They're probably correct (Score 1) 273

by GLMDesigns (#48333417) Attached to: Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart
I agree completely. It takes deliberation - critical thinking - to decide what ought to be learned (and of that which must be learned what ought to be memorized).

I hold that the process of memorization is useful. Memorization is a useful tool in learning - and after a while one "knows" the material; and later one forgets some details but the knowledge is so ingrained that finding the less used details is a trivial task. A doctor, 20 years after med school, may no longer remember each bone in the human body - but the process in learning them / memorizing them was useful in his becoming a more skilled practitioner.

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