The big story of 2023 isn’t ChatGPT. It’s the world tech leaders (like this doofus) say they’ve prepared for our children.
They want our kids to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). These idiots don’t care about the liberal arts, or the humanities. They consider those subjects useless.
In this they’re united with Christian Nationalists who are determined kids shouldn’t learn anything they themselves might possibly disagree with.
Both groups are saying the same thing. Don’t think, and for God’s sake don’t learn how to express those thoughts in words.
Ignorance is the Enemy
As a result, the greatest education system in the history of the world is being torn up, root and branch. American kids in many places can’t get any kind of K-12 education, save one marked by religious and political indoctrination. Those who graduate in states like Florida aren’t being allowed to think for themselves either.
But it’s clear, looking at what “artificial intelligence” can do, that thinking and writing are precisely what kids should be doing.
AI is a natural evolution of database computing. The database is larger, the output more various, but it’s still computing. Garbage In, Garbage Out still applies. If you try to train an AI program on the output of other AI programs, you get garbage.
Computing still relies on human creativity, and it always will. Computers serve people, not the other way around. The wealth that computing creates doesn’t go to computers, but to people. Which people it goes to is a political choice that people will make.
To make your way in an AI world, you’ll need creativity. To get that creativity across to others, you must be able to write.
Those who can think clearly, and who can express their thoughts, so they’re easily understood, are going to rule the world of tomorrow.
Today’s computers can do math faster than you can. What they can’t do, what they won’t do, is ask questions. Only the liberal arts will teach you which questions to ask. Only the humanities will teach you how to ask them.