Guest IAE Blog Post
The previous IAE Blog entry explored top-down approaches to attacking big problems. It illustrated this with the Apollo moon project and the War on Cancer. Both involved large amounts of funding distributed through a central source and coordinated in a top-down manner.
This blog entry considers the use of technology to attack some big problems by using a bottom-up or combined bottom-up and top-down approach. It focuses on improving education.
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." (Socrates; Greek philosopher; circa 469 BC-399 BC.)
"If you want to make enemies, try to change something." (Thomas Woodrow Wilson; 28th President of the United States; 1856-1924.)
I think of myself as a citizen of my local community (Eugene-Springfield), my county (Lane), my state (Oregon), my country (U.S.), and my world (Gaia). I am interested in how well “my” regions are doing, and what I can do to help improve the quality of life of the people in each of these regions. My approach is through helping to improve informal and formal education.
The 8/19/2013 issue of my local newspaper, the Eugene Register-Guard, carried an article by Drs. Oz and Roizen titled Doctors Are Deadly Serious about Prescriptions. Learn more about Dr. Oz at http://www.doctoroz.com/.
Here is some information from this article: