Is Plato’s Cave ‘The Martrix’ described over 2000 years ago?


age-of-the-sage_platos_cave_the_republicPlato described the problem of the barriers to humanity’s access to knowledge over 2,000 years ago.

‘You’d think that being that Plato is considered one of the founding thinkers of western thought that this selection from his writing would be taught in every school. It’s not. Instead history books refer to it and make is sound so complicated that only a PhD in philosophy can figure it out.
In fact, this is not the case. This is the actual text straight from Plato (translated into English) and read by Orson Welles.

‘Nothing complicated about it – but every illuminating which is why it’s not taught in school…’
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How the FCC lost net neutrality and could kill the internet
‘The FCC had tried to impose so-called “common carrier” regulations on broadband providers without officially classifying them as utilities subject to those types of rules, and the court rejected that sleight of hand. Most observers saw the decision coming months, if not years, ago; Cardozo Law School’s Susan Crawford called the FCC’s position a “house of cards.”

‘I’ll be a little more clear: it’s bullshit. Bullshit built on cowardice and political expediency instead of sound policymaking. Bullshit built on the wrong words…’
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Bridging The Physical-Digital Divide
‘We spend so much of our time dabbling in the digital world, whether it’s sending emails, liking Facebook posts, or ordering gifts online. Artists and major retailers alike have begun to bring those digital interactions into the physical world, from Amazon creating Kindle vending machines to people acting out the popular Emoji icons in real life.

‘Here’s a rundown of some of these initiatives looking to merge the online and offline world…’
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Volunteers Crowdsource Radiation Monitoring to Map Potential Risk on Every Street in Japan
‘Safecast is a network of volunteers who came together to map radiation levels throughout Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in 2011. They soon realized radiation readings varied widely, with some areas close to the disaster facing light contamination, depending on wind and geography, while others much further away showed higher readings. Safecast volunteers use Geiger counters and open-source software to measure the radiation, and then post the data online for anyone to access…’
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About DigitalPlato

Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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