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Poch Peralta

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Do we learn faster in cities? Learning is defined here as: Acquiring tested, practical knowledge or skill from human and non-human sources.

Learning Faster -- in Cities
Is this the subconscious reason why some people leap into cities without safety nets? It seems the provincials have now a valid reason for doing that. I am dubious of the piece and I think this is going to be a hot debate.
The title of my reference is: Why We Learn Faster in Cities Than We Could On Our Own

'O'Mara argues that we must understand the unique history and geography of places like Silicon Valley if we are to replicate these places as hubs of talent, jobs, capital, and institutions.

'In our 'flat' digital world, in which we can connect virtually with anybody we want, one could argue that the notion of an innovation hub is outdated.

'However, in today's lesson, innovation guru John Hagel explores the paradox that, despite the fact that technology infrastructure has made location unimportant, we’re becoming more urbanized at a more rapid rate than ever before...'
http://bigthink.com/big-think-tv/cities-of-knowledge-why-we-learn-faster-in-cities-than-we-could-on-our-own

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    Dec 5 2013: Come to think of it. Knowing 'everything' is mostly a privilege for intelligence officials.
    Now every avid Net geek can virtually know everything like the activist whistleblowers
    (and I wonder what the intel officials feel about that). A geek like that could learn fast
    or slow, no matter where, as long as the geek have a PC and Internet connection.
    • Dec 22 2013: You cannot learn practical skills this way... yet.

      Some functions require kinetic learning and there's always the part where you have to practice yourself to truly learn a skill.
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        Dec 22 2013: 'You cannot learn practical skills this way... yet.'

        I understand your last sentence Radoslaw. But please clarify
        what you mean by 'this way'.
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        Dec 22 2013: What do you mean by 'kinetic learning'?
        Do you consider Telemetry (gathering data from moving sources)
        as 'kinetic learning'?
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        Dec 22 2013: What do you mean by 'kinetic learning'?
        Do you consider Telemetry (gathering data from moving sources)
        as 'kinetic learning'? Just an added thought: Intrusive online tracking
        made 'Kinetics' (as a study) a dirty word.
        • Dec 23 2013: Oh, I meant learning a skill by practiced movement. Motor learning so to speak.
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        Dec 23 2013: Ahh...just as I thought Radoslaw. Physical training.
        Good examples would be martial arts, any sports, machine operation, etc...

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