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Self-driving cargo ships… June 11, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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And so the relentless march of automation continues onwards on to the high seas.

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1. carouselclub2017 - June 11, 2017

This is the future & nothing can stop it

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EWI - June 12, 2017

Meet Mr. Crowbar.

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2. Occasional lurker - June 12, 2017

Welcome to the future.
This is why zero hour contracts and other “adaptive” models are in existence.

Robots won’t take jobs but will work beside humans who receive min wage and have reduced breaks and reduced leave except for the knowledge economy types who will do great.

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3. carouselclub2017 - June 12, 2017

Changes in education are vital & knowledge economy is key to this to avoid anyone being left behind. This will involve serious changes in an education system from another century being updated.

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sonofstan - June 12, 2017

Clearly I’m one of those educators from another century, since I have no idea what people mean by the knowledge economy; or rather I do; they mean ‘look! computers! and the internet! it’s all different!
But I’ve always held that if the opposite of a proposition or a phrase is meaningless, then the proposition or phrase is jargon. So what is the opposite of a ‘knowledge economy’? What distinction are we making?

And I reckon if you talk to anyone in the education system, particularly here in Britain after close on 40 years of destruction by metrics, what they’d like would be a few years without serious changes so that education could resume….

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carouselclub2017 - June 13, 2017

Jargon is here to stay regardless of our views on it and barring an earthquake or macro war the internet remains. Knowledge of course meant something in pre electronic times requiring serious study. Now with a virtual no fail policy the student holds all the aces as do their parents. The modern teacher is helpless to defend him or herself from abuse or violence or threats of same. To see this reverse of roles is depressing even to a non nostalgia buff like myself. There were “no good old days” in my lifetime simply a shift from one extreme to another extreme. Flip flop changes in society reflect instability with a clear dislike of any authority. We cannot turn back the tide but rather than the pupils being beaten up now it is the teachers who endure the pain.

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WorldbyStorm - June 13, 2017

“Now with a virtual no fail policy the student holds all the aces as do their parents. The modern teacher is helpless to defend him or herself from abuse or violence or threats of same. ”

I know from direct personal experience the first isn’t true and the second is a stretch. My partner teaches in an inner city area in Dublin where there are the offspring of gang members etc. The staff are plenty able to defend themselves from what you describe. It’s not perfect, not every person has the ability to be a teacher. But it’s not the apocalypse.

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carouselclub2017 - June 13, 2017

True not End of Days but high risk & i know Dublin well having lived there twenty four years. I feel sorry for those who teach and recall the CP days of my own schooldays in Cork. I would be wary of anyone who asked me if teaching is worthwhile? Would not say do not do it but consider the problems. Often inner city areas are less problematic than the usual stereotypes may suggest. A lot of more glossy areas have serious problems on both islands of pupil misbehaviour. I have never fathomed what makes one want to be a teacher in my sixty five years on the planet.

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