I’ve spent more and more on online courses each year. Not that I’m a sovereign individual, but I might be an early adopter (along with anyone else familiar with weighing whether they should opt-in to the upsell of access to all future cohorts).
The coming transformation is both good news and bad. The good news is that the Information Revolution will liberate individuals as never before. For the first time, those who can educate and motivate themselves will be almost entirely free to invent their own work and realize the full benefits of their own productivity.
Earlier today I looked up how to put ear medicine into my dog’s ear. There were two vets demonstrating. I tried to re-create this with Amy and quickly realized that we probably needed to add a “for dummies” to the search query.
And I know that there are at least a handful of videos that would be helpful for us at our skill level.
Actually, I just tried it, and hey…
One from the official For Dummies account!
In any case, if you have a laptop and internet access, you can learn a skill that will get you paid. You might not get rich quick, but you can find a path that will help you change careers, if that’s your goal.
Many people have taught themselves how to program with online resources. I’d guess that most people who studied computer science or some other major that helped them become a programmer still supplemented that in some way by learning something through a free online resource.
Those educational resources will become available for more and more fields. Online education will continue improving and will replace many aspects of traditional education before everyone’s getting paid in low-tax cryptocurrencies after escaping their dissolving nation state (the book’s larger prediction).