Saturday, May 31, 2008

Soon we'll be downloading lessons into our brains

... seems a bit far fetched to me but then I hardly am the most informed person where the brain is concerned. Not sure though if I like the idea of d/l stuff into the brain. Messing with something Nature has perfected over millions of years is not to be taken lightly.

Photo: Biozine

Children will learn by downloading information directly into their brains within 30 years, the head of Britain's top private schools organisation has predicted.

Chris Parry, the new chief executive of the Independent Schools Council, said "Matrix-style" technology would render traditional lessons obsolete. He told the TES that the Keanu Reeves thriller may not look like science fiction in 30 years' time. "Within 30 years, sitting down and learning something will be a thing of the past," Mr Parry said.

"I think people will be able to directly access, Matrix-style, all the vocabulary you need for a foreign language, leaving you just to clear up the grammar." (Telegraph)

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