This is a developing concept with the potential of being a paradigm shift. Now days anything you want to do, there is a YouTube video. From baking bread, to understanding excel, to trying to figure out complex math concepts. Somebody charismatic among a multitude on mediocre has made a video or a tutorial.
We are comparing an old method of tuition with a new concept of online learning. There are elements of online learning that cannot duplicate face to face tuition, but the reverse is overwhelmingly on the side of online learning.
Some of the greatest innovators are self taught. Some of the most brilliant mathematicians/scientists are also self taught. How many more self taught brilliant minds will this produce ? How many more of the rest of us will not have access to knowledge there is no way we would have pursued under the "old" system ?
History is written by the victor
Turkish fighter jets fly low over Greek islands every other week. Tourists might find it funny, but the US or Russia or most countries would have shot it out of the sky had it happened to them and they have. Turks have often wanted to "liberate" Turks in Northern Greece and have the words largest invasion army on the coast of the Aegean for "training" purposes.
There are many bizarre "rationalizations" performed by Turkey all the time
Science means "Here is a model that predicts what will happen, hence useful", Creationism has no predicting ability whatsoever. It is useless in describing the world around us. That is not to say it does not have spiritual or moral value. They think the world "theory" has the same meaning in "I have a theory why she is bonking a stranger" to "The theory of gravity"
How about leave the system as it is, and 5% of all patent costs go to a fund who's sole purpose is to reveal prior art and offending patents. The targeted patents are based on some algorithm that will return the most to society. This fund should also be open to donations from geeks to big companies who has a say where their own money is spent. If Apple wants to fight a Google prior art I am good for that even if Apple is the devil's devil.
There will be a connection between the number of patents and the funds income. There still is intensive in applying for patents.
If the aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it. -- Stanley Garn