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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    "Remote steering the Einride Pod from Barcelona, over a distance of 2500 km, using 5G-connectivity."
    That's awesome. Until the connection drops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    That's awesome. Until the connection drops.
    reboot the router, its all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I was lucky because my school offered Geology... which I guess ultimately is why I'm lucky enough to be able to live in Korat now.
    Get yourself a lawyer named Sue and go after your old school.

    They are to blame !

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    That's awesome. Until the connection drops.
    Exactly why knowledgeable people will be in demand.


    Those and lawyers that specialize in automotive carnage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    I think these days the Humanities are increasingly redundant in this new Age of The Stupid when the majority of any western society, it seems, has no interest in developing cognition based on facts but prefer to arrive at an understanding founded on ignorance, stupidity, prejudice and bigotry.

    Subjects that retain some relevance for the lumpen masses probably are:

    ICT or Business
    Computer Science
    Combined Science
    Hospitality

    Essentially to be both computer literate and accomplished in its application is paramount in the coming years since these skills will be in universal demand no matter what the discipline.

    Acquiring knowledge of history, Literature and Geography through formal study will be unnecessary since references can be made to any digital data store, anywhere and at any time offering enlightenment and knowledge if it is required.

    Similarly learning other languages is irrelevant given the universal lingua franca is English and there are many apps translating the written word.

    Choosing Combined Sciences is simply a taster and a platform from which the student can later spring in choosing a more specialised regime should their interest be piqued.

    Hospitality is listed because the service industry within tourism, hotel and catering sectors accounts for an increasingly significant proportion of GDP and therefore it would be a useful string to have to one's bow. I have listed Business as an alternative to ICT in that it is evident in a society that generally makes very little but sells it all one should perhaps have some tuition in the mechanics of exploiting the marketplace.

    And there you have it, the modern syllabus.

    Grim indeed but then, the future is shite.
    I'm not sure IT is that good any more.

    I was an IT contractor for years and I peaked out at $900 a day in the late 90's.

    Now I have a software company and I have amazing staff here in Asia working from $1,500 - $2,500 a month in the cheapest location and $4k a month in more expensive Asian locations. If you want to build and sell apps, that's a good thing but generally you need some experience before you can get to that point and it's hard to compete with those rates IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    My eldest had chosen the 3 sciences and maths at A level but after consulting the sixth form careers counsellor he eventually opted for Maths, Physics and Geography.
    That's fantastic! Good choices!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    That's fantastic! Good choices!
    Hes always been top at maths, but I swear he's taken Geography so he gets to go on the school trip to Iceland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Hes always been top at maths, but I swear he's taken Geography so he gets to go on the school trip to Iceland.
    Fair enough too, I’d say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    but I swear he's taken Geography so he gets to go on the school trip to Iceland.
    I don't blame him and geography is just so interesting imo!
    I'm sure he'll enjoy that trip, hopefully the world gets back to normal sooner than later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    I don't blame him and geography is just so interesting imo!
    I'm sure he'll enjoy that trip, hopefully the world gets back to normal sooner than later.
    I agree Geography is a fantastic subject to take, i'd rather he took Chemistry or Biology or both instead of a subject that you can pretty much learn through life.

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