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Information Bombs

Cheap devices that educate children from 1st grade through college.
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Cheap iPhone like devices that link to a virtual school system that makes educating a third world child through college cost about fifty bucks.

Hand these out or drop them over countries that are not doing so great in their evolution towards civilization.

doctorremulac3, Mar 07 2016

http://one.laptop.org/ [pocmloc, Mar 07 2016]

Admiral Erich Raeder https://s-media-cac...54669d465c7ed2a.jpg
Full dress uniform; note the generous cut of the overcoat. [8th of 7, Mar 07 2016]

Virtual School System https://racheloffli.../collections/rachel
Her name is Rachel,
she does the WiFi,
she has the info
she'll teach it to you
[lurch, Mar 09 2016]


       Not a bad idea, as long as there is network coverage (and some means of making it free) in the area. I also suggest that the curriculum (and the inevitable cultural messages that will be snuck in) be based on the English education system.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 07 2016

       So, a curriculum centred round bullying, foul language, smoking, cheap alcohol and teenage pregnancy ?
8th of 7, Mar 07 2016

       // bullying, foul language,... // I think [MB] means the British education system, not the American one.
whatrock, Mar 07 2016

       " drop them over countries that are not doing so great "   

       So, instead of other:general this should be in product:weapon:missile
normzone, Mar 07 2016

       cheap alcohol [+]
Voice, Mar 07 2016

       Wouldn't solve the current mass migration issue but may one day make the residents of Shitholeistan less likely to leave.
whatrock, Mar 07 2016

       // Tiny Gigantic devices.//   

       [Ian], you're a genius! Why did nobody think of this before? Huge things, but small enough to slip into a pocket for easy, go-anywhere fun! OK, so partially baked in the pocket battleship, but still a brilliant idea.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 07 2016

       To be fair, Raeder did have notably large pockets. That's the advantage of being an Admiral and having all your uniforms made to measure.   

8th of 7, Mar 07 2016

       I think targeting Texas requires filing a flight plan with the FAA first.
RayfordSteele, Mar 07 2016

       Places "that are not doing so great", does the Southern US count? Y'all need less Jesus
satnavtomington, Mar 07 2016

       Cluster Bomb of Education?
mofosyne, Mar 08 2016

       Devices don't educate. People do. Nicholas Negroponte fell into the same trap.
Toto Anders, Mar 08 2016

       Did it have great big sharp spikes at the bottom ?
8th of 7, Mar 08 2016

       If it was one of those, you'd know, 'cause you would have bid on the contract.   

       Your bid would have been rejected as "overkill", but you would have remembered the bid.
lurch, Mar 08 2016

       Toto Anders, Mar 08 2016   

       Well can't hurt to be able to access instructional video from an OLPC.   

       The number of capable teachers is always in short supply, so good educational content via a laptop is always a good supplement in areas where access to education is poor.
mofosyne, Mar 09 2016

       // What is the identified problem //   

       Humans in other geographical locations that fail to subscribe to the consensus world view of the Westernized populist "democracies", and thus being knowingly and willfully bad and wrong.
8th of 7, Mar 09 2016


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