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Seven digital steps to avoid utter hell
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-26, 16:28 authored by Holmes, WN
Starting from a consideration of the inevitability and consequences of climate change leads to the essentiality of widespread education to adapt to and mitigate the consequences. This would be a hopeless task if the old dogma of education only being practical for the young, but this dogma has been soundly refuted by practice of the newly founded approach to rehabilitation called neuroplasticity, recently reported by Canadian Norman Doidge. But neuroplasticity can equally well be exploited for education of the young and old, and digital technology could be used to great effect in helping effect neuroplasticity. This essay concludes by outlining seven important contributions the computing profession could and should take to allow our civilisations to adapt to the Earth's very difficult future.
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