A generation of idiots and the tools we worship

Many readers may not know this but in 1949 Albert Einstein, the great scientist of the 20th century, wrote a piece for the economic journal, Monthly Review, entitled: “Why Socialism”.  In it, he calls for the establishment of a social and economic system that puts people before profit.  He also speaks of the “predatory phase” […]

Pity the Poor Luddite: The end of work under capitalism and the rise of the surplus labor army

“Pity the poor Luddites! No movement in history has done more underserved service as an ideological whipping boy.  For nearly two centuries, this small contingent of the doomed and desperate men who struggled across the pages of English history in a few brief outbursts between 1811 and 1816 has been a favorite target for the […]

Disposable people and the new technology

Athough many people still work in offices and in factories this is all changing rapidly and at speeds never before seen.  The forces of production, such as technology, are now displacing workers with increased rapidity and accelerated madness that if continued, will leave many more unemployed, disposable and on the margins of survival. According to […]

Capitalist MOOC Revolution Hits the Universities “There is a new world unfolding,” said Reif, “and everyone will have to adapt.”

The capitalist class is now making the money they have dreamed of off the destruction of education.  Massive Open Online Classes MOOCS) have now arrived and the capitalist class, represented below by sophist Thomas Friedman, explains how working people must adapt to the dummying down of technological learning.  Another world is possible and the capitalists […]

"The Digital Disruption – Technology & Economics for the 99%"

Originally published at Occupy.Com by Peter Brown Peter Brown teaches Manufacturing Technology at Laney College in Oakland. http://occupy.com/article/digital-disruption-technology-and-economics-99 This was developed from a YouTube Peter did that you can find at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJnF8URsFus Also, check out Peter’s blog at: http://peterbuiltproductions.wordpress.com/ Or at Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/peter.brown.9026040?fref=ts Robotic automation is a subject we rarely hear mentioned in all the […]

Infographic: The Pros & Cons Of Social Media Tools In The Classroom

With technology, or the forces of educational production, moving faster than the social relations of production can keep up with, a great graphic from Wired Magazine online shows how social media is being used in classrooms. John Hopkins, Harvard University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Ohio State, Columbia University and many more are now moving into […]

2-minute video: USS Enterprise false flag target for US War Criminals to attack Iran?

video here. Iran’s nuclear energy and medical isotopes are all legally accounted for in IAEA inspections with zero evidence of unlawful use of nuclear material or technology; President Obama leads the lies of “Iran’s weapons” for another criminal war. Mr. Obama also leads the lies that Iran’s president threatened Israel when the speech is absolutely […]

Private ownership of the educational means of production

The language of double speak invented by those who own the means of educational production has now become the commercialized language of the masses. As technology in education progresses faster than the moral development of the social relations of educational production, we can expect that language will also change to reflect the commercialized interests of […]

Who’s to blame in the UK riots

The police, politicians and some media outlets are all blaming technology for the riots. The people are blaming an ignorant government. The two sides don’t seem like they’re going to meet anytime soon. British MP David Lammy has called for social networking sites to be shut down, but, if they did that, then those who […]

Virtual learning as the next con job – The Kahn Academy

I first became aware of The Kahn Academy, its plans for ‘reforming education’ and its ebullient Executive Director, Sal Kahn when I was sent a video of Kahn speaking at a TED conference (you can see the twenty minute video at http://www.khanacademy.org/ along with other videos of Kahn speaking at similar engagements).  For readers who […]