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EP139 Robert Tercek on Education Today

August 16, 2021

Robert Tercek & Jim continue their conversation in this wide-ranging chat about learning & education...

Robert Tercek & Jim continue their conversation in this wide-ranging chat about learning & education. They discuss the dematerialized economy, technological unemployment risk, underestimating software automation, AI as a career superpower, changing cost & quality of college, what education is for, Bryan Caplan’s challenge to the value of college, COVID & online education, online educational resource curation, VR learning potential, the metaverse discovery problem, why higher ed hasn’t vaporized, microcredentials & the push for alternative credentialing, 2 vaporized-education business proposals, and more.

Episode Transcript
JRS: EP133 Robert Tercek on Digital Strategies
Vaporized: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World
“The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?” (Oxford University)
Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa
The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money by Bryan Caplan
JRS: EP32 – Jason Brennan on Irrational Democracy & Academia
Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
Virtual Film School
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Robert Tercek is an award-winning author and one of the world’s leading authorities on dematerialization and the virtual economy. He has supervised the launch of new digital services that are used by hundreds of millions of people every day, including the first streaming video on mobile phones, the largest live educational program on the web, and some of the earliest games on a variety of platforms, including PCs, the web, and mobile.