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FM 2030: The Future of #Democracy, Pt. 2

The audio in this archive file was compiled from a 1984 meeting of futurists, transhumanists, and progressives. The main topic of the meeting was the most appropriate…
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In the course of the discussion, the primary viewpoint FM-2030 espoused was that some aspects of government - especially the concept of leadership - would become obsolete or be replaced by other aspects of society (see Part 1). However, he also expressed what he believed the core of a 'true' democracy might look like. This archive file is assembled from excerpts of that section of the discussion.

 

About FM-2030: 


FM-2030 was, at various points in his life, an Iranian Olympic basketball player, a diplomat, a university teacher, and a corporate consultant. He developed his views on transhumanism in the 1960s and evolved them over the next thirty-something years. He was placed in cryonic suspension July 8th, 2000. For more information about FM-2030, view the GPA Archive File: ‘Introduction to FM-2030’ or visit some of the following links:

 

GPA on Facebook: on.fb.me/18NiF8z
GPA on Twitter: twitter.com/GPA2030
GPA on YouTube: youtu.be/21OMNVw2I3c

 

Wikipedia:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM-2030

Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies:
ieet.org/index.php/tpwiki/Transhuman

The New York Times:
nytimes.com/2000/07/11/us/futurist-known-as-fm-2030-is-dead-at-69.html

 
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[EU] Commission presents new Rethinking Education strategy

[EU] Commission presents new Rethinking Education strategy | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

"Digital learning and recent trends in Open Educational Resources (OER) are enabling fundamental changes in the education world, expanding the educational offer beyond its traditional formats and borders. New ways of learning, characterised by personalisation, engagement, use of digital media, collaboration, bottom-up practices and where the learner or teacher is a creator of learning content are emerging, facilitated by the exponential growth in OER available via the internet. Europe should exploit the potential of OER much more than is currently the case. This requires good computer skills, but some Member States are still lagging behind as seen in the Education and Training Monitor 2012, with 9 Member States with over 50% of 16-74 year olds with no or low computer skills. While the use of ICT in education and training has been high on the policy agenda, critical elements are not in place to enable digital learning and OER to be mainstreamed across all education and training sectors. A coherent strategy at EU level could address the scope, size and complexity of the challenges in support of actions of the Member States and the entire chain of stakeholders."


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