Hmm…think about this:

The education system proposed in the Matrix, whereby people can have a set of knowledge downloaded into their head, is fundamentally better than the system proposed in Issac Asimov’s Profession, in which people are given tests and then granted only the knowledge they need. The difference lies in that the Matrix downloading of knowledge requires the ability to function on your own using that knowledge as a basis – knowing how to pilot a helicopter and piloting it effectively are two different things, whereas, in Profession, only a select few are not imprinted with knowledge. Those that are imprinted cannot do anything but that which they are taught by the “book-tapes”.

Now, while the method in Profession sets up a highly structured and non-learning oriented society, the one in the Matrix is far superior.

(More on this later.)

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