James Horton

Valley View, TX, United States

About James

Bio

Legally, my name is James Horton. However, I go by Drew due to the fact that m middle name is Andrew. Yes, I'm young, Sixteen years of age. I am interested in almost everything that seems cool to me; Chemistry, Parkour, Video Games, Writing, Engineering and just overall Deductive thinking.

Languages

English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Graphic Deisgn, Innovation, Writing

I'm passionate about

Aristotle's Logic and Intelligence. I love to learn, wait, scratch that, I love to grow as an intellectual. Learning facts and figures pulls no interest from me, I want to become more intelligent.

Comments & conversations

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James Horton
Posted over 3 years ago
Disadvantages cause people to overcompensate and become more innovative.
Oh yes, perhaps I focused too much on the individual, I was thinking about this as more of a society thing. Since due to the setting and Society these super ingenious people are born. I see where you are going with individual survival, self preservation can cause you to be pretty inventive at times. But I was trying to get at the overall impact of large events on the society, I just wasn't good at conveying my idea. lol.
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James Horton
Posted over 3 years ago
Too much human proximity with one another keeps us in this very dysfunctional mindset. It triggers erroneous senses of urgency & Unawareness
I don't believe the OP intended Space Walking to be an image for human success or our final destination. Perhaps what he tried to present was an idea that if humans spent less time with emotions and interaction, we could be further technologically. So maybe Space walking was presented not as a final acquisition, but instead as an image of further development. I think what you were trying to get across is that it's in our blood to associate and what not, but it was hard to tell with your writing and you hitting enter after every twelve seconds... To the OP, I get what you're saying. Ever been hanging out with a group of friends and been surprised y something so obvious you start to think "How did I miss that?". But when you're alone you find yourself to be much more perceptive.
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James Horton
Posted over 3 years ago
Make Education Modern.
Ok, I see where you're heading with this; but it needs refinement. You say that kids would still go to school for social and physical activities, great, but would there still be teaching? How about have school still be school, but instead of requiring you to go to math, it's optional. Make each class one big open forum. So you have the kids who like math in the math class, 'cause let's face it kids that don't like math will never accomplish anything, and then they will talk about math and solve problems because they actually LIKE to do math. So basically school will be a large study hall for about 3-4 hours, then you would continue on. The online classroom is cool, but not hands on. It would require VERY expensive technology to get an immersible experience from computer monitors. And you would have to educate everyone on how to use them; what if your power goes out? No school. Another point is, when would you implement this online classroom? Six year olds are going to have trouble operating something like that, and school is almost like a daycare nowadays with both parents working. So while I believe the school system is flawed, it seems society deems it essential and a major overhaul such as this would be difficult. Not to mention all the people it would put out of a job.
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James Horton
Posted over 3 years ago
You need to be able to calculate in your head
I agree, but the school system strongly discourages this. As a small child in third grade I would always do math problems in my head while other kids worked them out. In high school I try not to use the calculator, but when I solve problems like that in my head, the teacher scolds me and counts off points for not showing my work. Anyways, back to your general point. For the work field, I still agree that speed and efficiency are needed. Think about it, your boss asks you and a peer to do something, but you do it in your head while your peer does it on a calculator. You finish two minutes faster, now all of a sudden your work is exemplary, despite whether your peer has done the exact same thing. Say, "Hello Promotion" I agree, nice point. :)