Today I’ve been home from the Day Job trying to get caught up on my freelance work; one huge project is doing some ghostwriting for a scientist who wants his ideas put in more popular form (in order to get somewhat famous, maybe go on Oprah). What I’ve been up to most of the day is transcribing and taking notes on videos he’s sent me.
In a curious digression into learning, he remarks (paraphrased), “Nothing but an underlying foundation of human connection is really going to serve us in a culture where information is being generated so quickly. If you don’t deliver your information grounded in that connection, you eventually won’t be listened to.”
I’m not sure I agree with him, but in the context of what I am thinking about it’s interesting to wonder whether that human-ness will be a kind of educational currency.