The digital stuff enables us to have this conversation, Dave, but the necessary discussions are about power and control. As you’ve noted, with power comes responsibility. I think a major constraint is the “job” or salaried work. When corporations & bureaucracies are the main sources of income, then people learn to play the game. When we’re all free agents then it’s anarchy from the perspective of the powers-that-be. What made early America so dynamic was the large number of free agents, beholding only to their local communities. I’ve come to the conclusion that education won’t change until how we work changes. The human literacy we need most is to think for ourselves, followed by the ability to communicate and work with others.
(a stream of consciousness comment here)