Tag archive for ‘education’
By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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Transcript: Schmidt and Thiel smackdown – Fortune Tech

Very interesting, wide ranging discussion between Eric Scmidt and Peter Theil on 16 July 2012 about the past, present and future of technology and its impacts on society and government. Peter’s views on education More...

By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Death by Degrees – the spiralling cost of education and what to do about it.

n+1 has a good article about the spiralling costs of education and encompasses all the things that History, Future, Now. likes: – a reference back to education in  7th Century China, the issues with contemporary More...

By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
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Prisons: we never used to have them. Will they exist in the future?

Prisons as we know them are relatively new and we can thank Jeremy Bentham’s philosophy of utilitarianism in the 19th century for the first modern prisons.  Previously people had been locked up, in gaols More...