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Ben's background; my background; the "homeschooling loophole" as necessary for educational innovation; schools are bad because users aren't customers; lag times inhibit feedback loops, hindering educational innovation; real world "challenges" instead of tests; why focus on high school, if everything's bad?; homeschoolers get way ahead in their specific topics; dropout programmers succeed because work tea...
Technological progress as along a tech tree; cheap energy as the next frontier; labor isn’t free; don’t optimize things non-mission-critical things that you can outsource; there’s no such thing as infinite resources; everything is an optimization problem; people can’t perceive reality, just your marketing of it; fundraising is a marketing problem; delegation is not a magic wand; leadership is marketing and decision making; startups...
Publishing raw conversations for integrity; dependence → independence → interdependence; unifying people with ambitious goals; "build the schools of 2050"; explaining the road to Damascus; Davide's reflections on high school; overcoming introversion by focusing on others; nobody cares about your awkward moments; education as more urgent than longevity; improving education as a leverage play; education as an intractable ...
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