January 26, 2011 § 1 Comment
By: J.C. Hewitt
Quora obviates the need for massive numbers of teachers and professors scattered around the country teaching to disparate bands of disaffected children. Whether or not schooling itself is a debatable notion, but now that technologies like Quora have come along, traditional education must be viewed in a starker light.
Any child in the world with an internet connection can ask any question of anyone on the service. They can search through a database of hundreds of thousands of answers by adults of varying levels of experience. They can join into complex conversations regardless of their social status, wealth, gender, or anything else. A well-trained raven could contribute, and Quora wouldn’t know the difference. The users might notice, but there are no technical barriers to contribution. « Read the rest of this entry »