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Out of Our Minds, 3rd Edition by Ken Robinson

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2FACING THE REVOLUTION

“By about 2040, there will be a backup of our brains in a computer somewhere, so that when you die it won’t be a major career problem.”

Ian Pearson1

OUT AND ABOUT

MY FATHER WAS BORN IN 1914 in Liverpool, England. He lived his whole life in Liverpool and rarely traveled more than 30 miles from the city. My mother was born in 1919, also in Liverpool. It was only later in her life that she traveled out of the country for holidays. I was born in Liverpool in 1950. Even then, people didn’t really go anywhere. A visit to the nearest town was a day’s outing. In some regions, dialects were so distinct that it was possible to tell which village or part of town someone came from. I have five brothers and a sister, all born ...

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