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Failure of Imagination

Published: January 25, 2009, Author: JayTaber

The mentoring and education in social change that takes place online is not yet popular nor widespread. Due to the circumstances of state-sponsored education and mass marketing, reality has too difficult a time penetrating the closed loop worldview imposed by this mediated culture. Basically a failure of imagination.

To break through the mesmerizing effect of spectacle society, one needs to lead the curious out of their comfort zone using familiar platforms. Blogs and YouTubes help, but this only reaches those who already suspect that things are not what they seem.

To break down the social barriers to authentic education, one needs resources to produce things like cinematic documentaries, curricula, and speakers bureaus. Until people can imagine a different world, they are not going to support those who are prepared to lead the way.

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