Deployable Education

Oct 2019

“He isn’t a codebase; he is a human being, and bugs are harder to spot and fix in humans. You can’t just deploy a fix immediately. It takes time to identify the problem and foster and grow a change.”

― Jono Bacon

“I feel I change my mind all the time. And I sort of feel that’s your responsibility as a person, as a human being – to constantly be updating your positions on as many things as possible. And if you don’t contradict yourself on a regular basis, then you’re not thinking.”

― Malcolm Gladwell

I’d really like to be able to deploy education as if it were code. Like importing a library of knowledge for a specific circumstance.

Kind of like how in a program when you need a feature, sometimes that feature is already written in another codebase and you just import that library to achieve the same functionality. Your program immediately now has that functionality just by importing that already existing library of code.

My little cousin was going through some problems. Her friends were starting to get into drugs and no one could convince them otherwise. They largely didn’t understand why drugs were bad for them. So I showed them a university lecture on the nature of drug addiction and how drugs are made – then they stopped.

That understanding changed their minds. Understanding fixes most problems. I wish I could do that for everything. Push commit key understandings or revelations to other people.