Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Speed of Generational Improvements

I am a firm believer that each generation can improve on the last if:

* they learn from experience, and
* they let themselves -->go for it<--.

So, tonight we were reminiscing over what classes Eee and I had in high school and college when Kee (15 yo) pokes his fluffy, messy head around the corner:

"Do you realize that in a few months I'm going to be taking classes that are harder than anything you ever took, even including your Bachelor's degrees?"


I wonder if any studies have been done showing an increased rate of improvement from one generation to the next? Everything else is speeding up exponentially, why not our learning potential?