Thursday, December 8, 2016

Specialists in academics

Its faculty recognition time again. Following the industrialization of education our command hierarchy (following the fuhrer principle) tells us that we all must perform teaching, research, and service, each in specific assigned amounts.  I would think that specialization might actually be more efficient than this.  One person might perform only teaching, another only research, and another service.  We already have those who only do administration. Some people might perform two or more of these basic functions but there is no need for everyone to do three or all four. "From each according to his ability."

Friday, December 2, 2016

Specialist agents in Asa H

We would like to slowly grow a society of A.s.a. H. agents.  Each agent would be a specialist and might be developed relatively independently and then added to the society in order to expand its overall expertise. To what degree is this possible?  On the other hand what capabilities must ALL agents share? Some agents might assist or care for others.