Re: Solving World Problems: Step 1

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 05:59:30 MST

On Fri, Jan 11, 2002 at 12:23:13AM -0800, Samantha Atkins wrote:
> >So you think the only content worth using in education is something
> >already present and made by somebody else? I got the impression that
> >this idea was about *creating* an educational service, not "borrowing"
> >somebody else's (especially since none fit the basic idea here).
> So, the team is going to [re]create all content from scratch
> heh? See you sometime after Singularity.

I guess somebody owns the copyright of "See spot run", but I would
suprised if somebody had patented "Teaching children to read" (quick!
get to the patent office! :-)

Just throwing in standard textbooks into an interactive
learning tool will not produce an useable product. There is a great deal
of reworking of the basic ideas needed. If one could use the sesame
street material it would help, but it would still not do the main part
of the work for you.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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