I like how whenever we have virtual reality technology in science fiction it always starts off high minded (we’re going to live out classic novels like Sherlock Holmes), but always ends up with people simply using it for sex.
Posts Tagged ‘Professor Hobo’
Back around the early to mid-90s when virtual reality technology was really taking off I remember people talking about kids sitting at home and taking classes virtually. I guess that did eventually happen with online education, but thank goodness it doesn’t involve helmets.
Man often does feel like the stupidest creature on earth, but I wonder what it really is? I mean, I’m sure someone can tell me what animal has the smallest brain or the simplest one, but size being relative, I wonder which animal people just can’t believe manages to survive given its intellect? I bet humans rank pretty high up there. And zebras.
If there were a course on the lottery, as a professor I would be tempted to award grades also based on a lottery system. I would probably also make a seating arrangement based on a lottery system. Actually, why haven’t I proposed this course yet?
I assume there will come a day when some politician will campaign on making Newspeak the official national language. Some people will be upset, but lots of others will vaguely remember some high school teacher mentioning it, and they’ll feel smart. Besides, if those immigrants don’t want to learn it, they can go back to their own country!
Helicopter parents are a real threat. More and more I hear stories of parents calling college professors with concern about their kids. I don’t know that this ever happened when I was in school. I would have been mortified if my parents had called.
The argument to cut PBS funding when there are so many more wasteful programs in line ahead of it makes the whole idea seem a bit petty. Can its budget be reduced? Can PBS do more for itself? Probably. But commercial-free programming for children is a good thing in this world. Even with no kids, I am happy to pay for that.
Somehow every college and university in the country is ranked among the best in some category. How does this work? One supposes if you make the category narrow enough, eventually you do become the best in it. This is the first lesson students learn in college.
I’d like to believe the complexity and ingenuity of class pranks increased with the course difficulty. Alas, this is usually not the case.
I like to pretend there’s a masked army of hackers constantly causing all of the problems with my technology. Playstation controller battery dead? Must have been hackers. Automatic door into grocery store out of order? Hackers!