The Ethical Skeptic

Challenging Pseudo-Skepticism, Institutional Propaganda and Cultivated Ignorance

The Nine Principles – MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has issued  a grid of concepts central to The New World. They are as follows:

  1. The Nine Principles MITResilience instead of strength, which means you want to yield and allow failure and you bounce back instead of trying to resist failure.

  2. You pull instead of push. That means you pull the resources from the network as you need them, as opposed to centrally stocking them and controlling them.

  3. You want to take risk instead of focusing on safety.

  4. You want to focus on the system instead of objects.

  5. You want to have good compasses not maps.

  6. You want to work on practice instead of theory. Because sometimes you don’t know why it works, but what is important is that it is working, not that you have some theory around it.

  7. It’s disobedience instead of compliance. You don’t get a Nobel Prize for doing what you are told. Too much of school is about obedience, we should really be celebrating disobedience.

  8. It’s the crowd instead of experts.

  9. It’s a focus on learning instead of education.

       – MIT Media Lab, Nine Principles for Making Progress in Today’s World; http://www.media.mit.edu/about/principles,

Outstanding work.

March 25, 2013 - Posted by | Ethical Skepticism |

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