Just To Keep You Thinking

“There is no more powerful force to change every institution than the first generation of digital natives. The world, including business, will hinge on a new set of principles” Don Tapscott

“The internet as a noun has become the internet as a verb. It has become a set of conversations. An era in which user-generated content and social networks became the dominant phenomenon” Philip Evans

“The self as we once knew it no longer exists, and I think that an abstract, digital universe has become part of our identity” Abha Dawesar

 

“Technology is the seventh kingdom of life. And we have a moral obligation to invent technology so that every person on the globe has the potential to realize their true difference” Kevin Kelly

“If you don’t treat humans as special, if you don’t create some special zones for humans – especially when you are designing [or integrating] technology – you’ll end up dehumanizing the world. And what we have done in the last decade is give information [and data] more rights than are given to people” Jaron Lanier

“The greatest task before civilisation at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men” Havelock Elis

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A course focused on technology and its impact on humanity and business at its core, but leverages the ideals of philosophy, creativity, and individualism to make its point. High end and challenging – in line with how higher education should be approached – yet also fun, open and free. A course that recruits every enrolled student to engage in the pursuit of truth. With an upfront qualification that truth is a paradox – where the opposite of one great truth may simply be another great truth. A course that is personal and hell bent on creating freer minds. Welcome to 1220HSL. Leave your assumptions at the door. This is not going to play out how you think.
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TECHNOLOGY

Technologically seems to be leading us down a path of subservience. At the very least it may cheat us of intimate human connection. At the very worst it may strip us of the point of being alive and possibly replace us altogether.

PHILOSOPHY

You will be forced you to think here. Enrolled in the eternal conversation on truth. Your job here is to think critically about what is presented to you, step up and challenge it where you see fit, and then develop your own philosophy.

CREATIVITY

Creativity, having original ideas that have value, is now as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status. Your imagination is the most important thing you own. It can actually manifest reality.

INDIVIDUALISM

What makes you different is what makes you special. It can be buried very deep. But it is what makes you stand out. It is what sets you apart. Do not run from it. Learn how to leverage it. We want to unearth your talents.

“This course was like a slap in the face. Enlightening. Profound. Unlike anything I have ever studied at university. It made me question everything. It woke me up”