H.G. Wells provided a vision for the community that the events soon vanished. Between November 1936 and November 1937, H.G. Wells gave a series of lectures in the United Kingdom, France and the United States on the world's impending problems and how to solve them. These lectures were first published under the title The Brain of the World in 1938 and have a wide scope. Wells argued about the rearrangement of education and the distribution of knowledge, arguing that we are likely to do away with nationalism as long as we are in it.
MIT Press recently published a series of these lectures, along with related material provided by Wells as a magazine article and radio title. The collection also includes an introduction by science fiction writer Bruce Sterling and an introduction by Joseph Riggle, associate professor of communications studies at Northeastern University, who writes and teaches about popular culture, digital communication, and online communities.
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Tell Welles that humanity had all the information it needed to live together in peace and harmony, and they did not have access to it. They certainly did not have access to the latest information, and with the rapid pace of technological progress in the early twentieth century - leading to cars, aircraft and especially radio - the information was constantly updated.
If everyone had the same education, the same knowledge and understanding of what was important, his thinking would continue - if everyone knew the truth - it was inevitable that we should be one, building the world community in a constructive and peaceful way on the contrary, without educational reform Wells felt that there was no way we could overcome the senseless and senseless turmoil that is our civilization.
Wells is a permanent global encyclopedia for continually collecting, standardizing, evaluating and reviewing most of human knowledge. He wanted to focus on and disseminate knowledge - "a universal mind that would replace our blocks of uncoordinated knots... a memory and an understanding of the current reality of the entire human race."
He also wanted to improve education to achieve a "reformed and strong public opinion". He was very dissatisfied with the university system and wanted to change everything old. He used a similar analogy in each of his speeches, saying, "In transportation, we have evolved from trains and horses by trains to electric traction, cars, and airplanes. In mental organization, we simply" have defeated our coaches, horses, and our living stables." "They finished World War I but the world was headed for this very unknown place in 1938.
I insist we don't need the same kind of education at all, if it produces the same thinking. We need something completely different.
Wales long ago gave up all her tribal affiliations and believed that if others did the same, humanity would be much better. His approach to the future, unlike that of the past, wasted no time in Teaching “the inconveniences of King James or King John” or “the relative historical insignificance of the events recorded in Kings and Chronicles.” Instead, people learn “the true stories of the past and other lands” so that everyone is aware of the different ways of life and lives of humankind. That children learn what archaeologists and anthropologists learn every day about early cultures in order to paint their own national versions of history.” As people get older and older, they can become more specialized and keep up with the latest world encyclopedias.
Wales had some Interesting thoughts and he can definitely write. “Humans are like this, they will stay as long as they don’t freeze Aid their minds,” he said wistfully. (Although his ability to translate a phrase can sometimes fail, he also wrote, “I believe this period between 1919 and 1929 is called the ‘Fat Twenties’.” Oh.” Because it comes from an Englishman speaking from the place of Empire, claims that his approach includes all news suitable for publication and does not seem to realize that in his opinion all news is appropriate to publish or even these two slogans are not synonymous.
Why does he have to decide what is important to everyone around the world? Still the same teaching, everyone thinks? They think Wells, as far as it was futuristic, was still a product of their time (which might be reason to weaken it a bit.)
Wells vs. Orwell
This The idea that access to the same teachings could save society was not an absurd speculation about Welles, who was 70 years old at the time, introducing people to radical new ideas through his writing, rich and famous and was so admired that during his World War I, the British government appointed him “Director of Anti-German Propaganda.” So he was well aware of the power of words—especially his own— To change minds and change lives. (Although the undeniable evidence of this power provided by Orson Welles's radio adaptation of World War II is still a year away.) To you, Orwell, it seemed the same to George Orwell. In 1941, he published "Wales, Hitler, and World Government", arguing that Germany was too close to a society that everyone thinks of in terms of Britain and scientifically. But it was run by a "criminal felon", so it didn't work out as Wells imagined. Orwell also noted that patriotism, which Wells viewed as destroying civilization, was the primary force that persuaded the Russians and the British to fight Hitler. The 38-year-old Orwell, as well as the 75-year-old Wells, failed to see that technology and information could hardly lead directly to peace and harmony in the world.
Between the two world wars, Wells looked at the world around her, and it was clear to him that the biggest problem was that people didn't have access to the latest knowledge. He believed that a permanent global encyclopedia could not lead to world peace. What Wells announced is very similar to Wikipedia. But when we were finally able to make his dream come true, we created the rest of the internet right next to him, allowing everyone to have access to at least as many lies as the truth.
Only three years after the encyclopedia was proposed, Orwell looked at the world around him and concluded that he could not avoid authoritarian regimes, which were by their nature brutal. Eighty-four years later, we are patrolling our pockets with a perpetual universal encyclopedia, but it has neither coordinated humanity nor created some kind of bitter collective thought. I did a little of both. Instant access to all human knowledge allowed far-sighted and like-minded individuals to find each other and integrate into supportive communities. But it also allowed people to retreat deeper into their ideological silos.
The World's Brain: Wells, Wells, Orwell and the Role of Information in Society
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