Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Sebastian Thrun repeating the message: "The effect it had on me was really profound. I never thought that this would happen. I always thought that I was, in Stanford, the world's best university, and I was a great teacher. Having done this, I can't teach at Stanford again. It's impossible. I feel like there's a red pill and a blue pill, and you can take the blue pill and go back to your classroom and lecture your 20 students, but I have taken the red pill, and I've seen wonderland. And we have changed the world, I think, with education. If we can make education free for the world, accessible everywhere, I think we can help people in the developing world, in Africa, and India, and China, to become much better, much stronger, and I think that's going to be core to the new society. I'm extremely exited about this." Yeah, me too. Not just about what Thrun is doing. About what we are doing.

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