Rapid Learning Strategy
Why rapid learning? Because society today operates much under its potential, and innovation is in the stone age because of Competitive Waste. We can safely say that more people could learn more rapidly if there was more access to improved teaching. Both self-learning, and learning with teachers is relevant. Just remember that one teacher in your life who opened you up to a world of possibility. Think of what life would be like if that was increased many-fold. It is our experience and belief that access to quality education is nowhere near where it could be, so it is useful to work on this topic.
From the OSE perspective, rapid learning would be critical to any enterprise that creates access - such as the Open Source Everything Store, the Open Source Microfactory, or the open source version of Walmart or Amazon which features on-demand production, instead of slave goods from far away. Thus, we must consider unbridled, unleashed access to rapid learning - enhanced by information technology - as a critical component of a democratic society - and significant attention should be given to this goal. Not just in terms of basic access to education - but access to excellent education which unleashes the art of possibility and thriving - instead of just helping people to survive.
In order to create democratic society, people need to feel like they have control over their life - that they are self-determined. The more capacity and ability, the more self-determination and resilience, robustness, and anti-fragility one has. The most powerful resource anyone can gain is applied knowledge. Not theory or virtual knowledge, but applied knowledge. A big part of such knowledge is the creation of reality: the world around us. How we live, work, and play. This means the infrastructures around us - from our homes to forests to cities and highways. This is about building the world we would like to live in. To build things effectively - best practices are needed. Technology can potentially provide this - if used wisely. With modular, open source design. Then people can truly build the world they like. This potential is severely endangered with highly-specialized education, loss of practical skills as they are replaced with video games, the corresponding loss of meaning and connection, uncontrolled social media algorithms which create divisions between poeple, and more. The solution is teaching people unbridled productivity to build regenerative communities, with circular economies, with cities that produce all
Having developed rapid build processes of Extreme Manufacturing and Swarm Builds - we have succeeded in turning large, laborious tasks into fun events which take only days instead of months to complete. Just like the build time is days - the learning time to do the build can also take days - pending full digitization of the design in CAD. This allows for virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality environments for learning. This can make the learnign process fun - and doable by just about anyone. It is such a level of democratized learning and productivity that can lead to a democratic society. We cannot have a centralized, command and control technosphere if our goal is a democratic society. For this reason, rapid and immersive learning is critical. Otherwise, we'll merely continue wanting to be great again. The good news is - rapid learning and unleashed productiviey can be in ample supply for everyone across the world - with open source. Fab Cities, Regenerative Development, and the Open Source Economy can be realized.