Wednesday, August 31, 2022

What They Want To Do

Have I ever remarked on how completely ridiculous it is to ask high school students to decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives and give them nearly no support in doing so?  Support like, say, spending a day apiece watching twenty different jobs and then another week at their top three choices, with salary charts and projections and probabilities of graduating that subject given their test scores?  The more so considering this is a central allocation question for the entire economy?

-- Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (1979 -), American writer, blogger, and advocate for the Singularity and Friendly Artificial Intelligence, on Memetic Hazards in Videogames (September 2010)

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