Bernard Rosset

Orsay, France

About Bernard

Bio

I am born in 1988 in France.

I am achieving a Mater's degree in Computer science at Polytech'Paris-Sud, a french engineering school.
Starting from mid-august 2011, I am finishing my studies in Montréal, Canada.

Languages

English, French

An idea worth spreading

I thing Information Technology is intrinsically great because of its potential and because it is neutral at its raw state.

But what Information Technology will effectively become depends on what we want to achieve with it. In a Manichean way, technology and even more Information Technology can be used for the best or the eviliest.

We are in the most interesting era of technology, the well-named "Technological Era". Political circles, which are always late, start to notice its existence and its potential, and of course misunderstand it.

Nowadays, we are defining technology. Depending on what is decided now, and because of the humanity conformist nature, this definition will last long.
Technology-aware people have a huge responsibility about it right now. Our intentions, our decisions and what will be the outcome will be our achievement and is our responsibility.

We have great tools making us able to redefine every aspect our society, let's do it with intelligence

I'm passionate about

In formation Technology. It is my passion, for its potential, what it can help humans to achieve, if we manage to get it its deserved credit and if we stop being afraid of it.

Universities

Polytech'Paris-Sud

Comments & conversations

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Bernard Rosset
Posted about 3 years ago
Isn't it time to eliminate grades in education?
I read your message with the enlighted vision from another TED Talk I was watching yesterday: Alain de Botton's "A kinder, gentler philosophy of success" speech. He was talking about meritocracy, about the underneath competition, how it's great when you succeed... and how it is crushing for those who fail. Even the notion of "failure" is linked to that new way of thinking. Alain told us that a century (and maybe a half) ago, a person who didn't reach success was described as an "unfortunate", which has a slightly different meaning from the nowadays "loser" one... You told that some children maybe simply seek failure if we don't encourage them through grades. I don't think children seek failure more than others... but maybe they don't seek what others tell them success is. Maybe the problem is letting children thinking that if they don't fit in our nowadays school systems, they will fail. And that leads to the point of this talk: since our system doesn't naturally push children towards success in their life, we need to change at least something to our school system. I personally have always been afraid of and stressed by the idea to go to school. Why? It is a non-sense. I needed education to have the tools to decide what I wanted to do and to enjoy my own adult life. I knew all that. But that didn't change my feelings about it. And I remember neither my parents or my teachers ever brought me a satisfying answer. And, due to our system, I wonder if they could ever bring it. The meritocracy Alain told about has invaded our schools. I am pretty sure a majority of children doesn't feel in a friendly environment at school. They feel competition, reward in case of success, and most of all ridicule if they fail... and of course the "loser" tag virtually stamped on their forehead aswell. It's hard to think about a new system because we are not used to it. But we have to try, and for that we need to sweep away our preconceived ideas about what is good or bad in education.