Imagine a world populated by billions of people,never realizing their minds are not totally their own, and all under control of a dominating few with a diabolical agenda born of corporate self interest.
But wait a minute – We don’t have to imagine this fantastic scenario –
We are in fact already living it.
But we’re not finished yet.
We spend our significant formative years participating in this system which shapes our minds in preparation for the rigors of life beyond.
Or is it from a state of ignorance to a state of knowledge? Either way, the most valuable attribute of wisdom has become an elusive byproduct, acquired more by accident rather than a deliberate outcome of educational training.
The Utopian system is one that accepts the widest range of input, and produces the highest quality output, within a process optimized for maximum efficiency.
If an individual part goes bad for some reason there is always another to seamlessly takes its place.
Production of machine parts may be the ultimate in mechanical efficiency, but is it consistent with our true human nature which embodies the rigid disciplines of logic and the imaginative freedom of creativity in equal measure? Wouldn’t we be much better off if the education system concentrated its efforts on producing genius? If genius represents the very best we can be, then formal education would seem a miserable failure, considering how genius is such a rare commodity.
This type of system controls itself in a manner oriented to benefit the individual parts rather than focused on the questionable priorities of controlling few at the top.