I Don’t Think I Have Ever Been More Afraid
The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America's Schools
The involvement by some of the wealthiest and most influential titans of the 21st century amounts to a singular…
“Some tech leaders believe that applying an engineering mind-set can improve just about any system…”
Since when have our so called tech leaders applied an engineering mindset to anything? An engineering mindset requires patience, humility, precision, honesty, and wisdom. I don’t see any of those traits in our vaunted tech overlords. Instead I see haste, massive egoism, sloppiness, dishonesty, and ignorance. They are not like any of the many engineers I know. They have zero in common with the ones I respect and admire. An engineer, a real engineer would never, could never, imagine running an experiment in which the outcome was totally unknown. An engineer would typically not run an experiment at all, for an engineer is not a scientist, they already know the answers. However, if a real engineer were to run an experiment, and the consequences of a mistake or an error were so grave, you can be damn sure they would design it with the greatest of care. They would submit the proposal for review by a panel of experts, appeal to others in the field for assistance, and include the most stringent of controls. They would never consider acting as foolishly, rashly, and downright stupidly as the so called tech titans described in this horrifying article apparently are. I guess it’s no big deal really, it’s only other people’s children’s futures at stake, not their own. Plus they are poor and not white and probably they are mostly girls so does it really matter?
“They are experimenting collectively and individually in what kinds of models can produce better results,” said Emmett D. Carson, chief executive of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which manages donor funds for Mr. Hastings, Mr. Zuckerberg and others. “Given the changes in innovation that are underway with artificial intelligence and automation, we need to try everything we can to find which pathways work.”
You are slime of the highest order Mr. Carson, and you haven not clue one what the fuck you are talking about. The changes in innovation that are underway with artificial intelligence. Yes all those huge changes happening because of that thing which does not exist and may never exist. They are huge, as huge as a three legged unicorn and blue horned octogoat, two things that also do not exist. Yes automation is increasing and becoming more important in many industries just as it has since day 1 of the industrial age. How is this new? How does this change anything in anyway that it has not already changed in the past and will continue to change in the future? Automation happens and it changes things? Holy fuckmas call the six o’clock news we have a breaking story, change happens and it changes things. How in the fuck does that give anyone the right to start experimenting on other people’s children?
Christ on a cracker this is just insane. Why do I feel like the only person who sees this farce of shitsicle for what it really is? A bunch of rich white entitled assholes who think they know better than everyone else deciding that because poor non white kids are worth less than rich white ones they are willing to subject them to whatever hare brained ‘idea’ they dream up just because it gives them a fucking hard on. It makes them feel powerful and important, and lets them have their revenge, just like they always told those bullies who beat them up in schoolyard when they were kids. The ones who called them fucktard and dildohead and boogerbutt. Normally I am no friend of the bully as I felt their wrath myself all through my childhood however in this case I cheer them. It turns out they were right. Where are you when we need you bullies, where are you now?