Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

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  • Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of standardised assessment.

    Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference - Jan 25th 2012- London (LWF 12)

    Interviewed & directed by Graham Brown-Martin
    Filmed & edited by Kevin Grant at wildtraxtv (
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Comments: 870

  • kookyuke
    kookyuke 7 days ago

    I think he "under sells" the impact of new technology. Machines are now self learning and being put in more and more control. My job in education has made me aware of a changing "sense ratio" (to quote Mcluhan). That is to say students are less apt and willing to engage with text. I feel this will impact on knowledge acquisition. The lack of knowledge of how this technology does what it does and where best to use it, is also of concern and is not a trifling thing....In my humble opinion.

  • Chris Blanco
    Chris Blanco 27 days ago

    16:30 Passing Tests & Hurdle Jumping verses Real Inquiry, Challenging Material & Self Discovery

  • jim dower
    jim dower 1 month ago

    What i find funny is how stupid journalists are. I graduated from the 3rd highest income grad University in the world, just behind Mellon & RPI. MIT & Harvard weren't in the top 200 & none of my friends would brag about attending those affirmative action schools. To listen to this man is boring because i helped invent the internet at DEC Digital when we were kicking IBM, Microsoft, & Apples ass in the 80's. This man didn't imagine something called the internet when we already invented it in Shrewsbury Mass. We invented the 64 bit Alpha chip (Ratheon Patriot missile) before he had a clue thx to Reagan & the Star-wars program. At least Reagan never implied that he was smarter than Einstein like this simpleton (ie. Newton).

  • Liz Gichora
    Liz Gichora 3 months ago

    Thank you.

  • Michael
    Michael 4 months ago

    And yet at present (March 2017) a state rep in Arkansas has introduced a bill to ban the teaching or mention of Howard Zinn in public schools. One cannot say that this is only mistaken policy and not an intentional effort to dumb down the public into followers and not critical, engaged thinkers. Passivity is the goal, thus not so odd at all that many comments here deal with the camera work rather than the substance of what Chomsky is speaking about. I guess those comments show the effectiveness of the present educational system. Short attention spans, inability to listen and parse an argument being made and separate the wheat from the chaff, emphasis on flashing visuals rather than spoken or written word.

  • Blanka Bila
    Blanka Bila 5 months ago

    Behind any significant use of contemporary technology such as the internet, it is very unlikely to be helpful, and in fact it turns out to be harmful. Brilliant as always.

  • Stephen Shafer
    Stephen Shafer 5 months ago

    I've realized now that I can appreciate Noam Chomsky from a distance and don't need this creative camera work.

  • franklyn donaldson
    franklyn donaldson 6 months ago

    My question is, When do you think that the persons that are in charge of education will get it, and see that teaching toward a test does nothing for kids.

  • franklyn donaldson
    franklyn donaldson 6 months ago

    The one thing is missing from the begging of the education of the child is the creative side

  • rumthin
    rumthin 6 months ago

    The constant close ups (ie. up his nose etc.) of Mr. Chomsky were very distracting to the discussion.

  • PrinceZamunda
    PrinceZamunda 6 months ago

    Noam Chomsky and that 'raspy' voice. Bordering on indecipherable sometimes haha. But so, so much substance!!!

  • fantastic big things cant tell you now

    oh my comment was directed to you mister kill joy, and not aimed at other enlightened although deeply concerned citizens

  • Thomas Casey
    Thomas Casey 7 months ago

    history will always be written by the winners two thirds of the world will always be under the delusion of a dehati and education will always judge fish on there ability to climb trees this civilisation is not getting better it's just getting more distracted

  • tictoc544
    tictoc544 10 months ago

    indoctrination has been too effective....many lives destroyed so sad

  • Roel Vink
    Roel Vink 10 months ago

    *Schools will start telling the truth. The truth will be the most important thing to learn regarding any subject, especially life. History class will tell the story from both sides*. There will be classes in the ultimate truth. For the 1st time ever the *Truth of Life* has been revealed. Teh truth explains the big picture of life in every facet. Google *TruthContest click on the earth icon and read the Present*. The *Truth* contains your ultimate purpose and is the only thing that matters.

    • Quaint Deliveries
      Quaint Deliveries 7 months ago

      +dries boy India's national motto is 'Truth Alone Shall Prevail'....Satyamev Jayate

    • Thomas Casey
      Thomas Casey 7 months ago

      dries boy history will always be written by the winners two thirds of the world will always be under the delusion of a dehati and education will always judge fish on there ability to climb trees this civilisation is not getting better it's just getting more distracted

    • Trippy Giphy
      Trippy Giphy 10 months ago

      World is not ready for that :/

  • The Ultimate gamer /snail

    But your gonna die so what's the point of education

  • aYeGFX
    aYeGFX 11 months ago

    sorry but you overdid it with the fancy editing and stuff like that. please try to just keep it simple. it can still be aesthetic that way!

  • Mike Echon
    Mike Echon 1 year ago

    Resources and power are the driving force behind propaganda and indoctrination. Farming humans like cattle to live off of their labor and toil. The mega rich are the true leeches on the system.

    • Gulf Wars
      Gulf Wars 11 months ago

      Gates has already billions he is using to spread his ideas around the world. He spend 80 million dollars to circumcise African men and even babies? Is anybody watch Gates

  • Paul Cook
    Paul Cook 1 year ago

    great ...mind

  • 444suse
    444suse 1 year ago

    During my life i have found the interesting and revealing thing: high educated people are the most likely to be fooled by new fascinating and treacherous ideologies and ideas. Working people have indeed much better immunity. One of the few studies i trust is math: it's not propaganda and fantasy but pure and merciless science, sharp as razor.

    • NAes12
      NAes12 7 months ago

      Thats funny, because the people in my life the most likely to jump on to bankrupt ideologies all have math back grounds, math teachers and phds. I suspect it's the autistic and reductionist tendencies. A squared kilometer of land is not defined by its quanitified economic output for christ's sake.

  • Kimberly George
    Kimberly George 1 year ago


  • Kilgore Trout
    Kilgore Trout 1 year ago

    Thanks a lot for the 35 seconds of titles.

  • flachi32
    flachi32 1 year ago

    I'm sure we can all do without the nasal hair close ups

  • Jim Bob
    Jim Bob 1 year ago

    Why don't we see the great minds of the past, the Da Vincis, the Michelangelos, the Platos? They don't want them. It's that simple. If they met them, certain pain would ensue. Don't throw your laundry list of great thinkers at me. Their influence is marginalized. There are not enough people to understand what he's saying to make a significant difference and you know why.

  • Adenike Adeyemi
    Adenike Adeyemi 1 year ago

    Noam Chomsky****** great speech. his analysis of 'The impact of technology' is great can't be said otherwise!

  • gustave mondragon
    gustave mondragon 1 year ago

    Mr Chomsky is an absolute brilliant mind, surpasses Einstein who was a genius in mathematics but Mr Chomsky provides a constant seamless and uninterrupted flow of information I am amazed how this great professor can speak for 2-3 hours with his oratory skills. It is an honor sir.

    • Guilhem Herisson
      Guilhem Herisson 19 days ago

      Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges?

    • Gulf Wars
      Gulf Wars 11 months ago

      I as well, and at 87, he could soon just be gone. Nobody to take is place and Harris is NOT Noam's equivalent

  • Arnold Van Kampen
    Arnold Van Kampen 1 year ago

    Please keep indoctrinating. From time to time I carry kids in my car in the age of 5 to 7 and they turn my car into an outright jungle. I praise those who tell them that they should be "good". Others turn to poor sources of information, looking for guidance. So if someone can show them standard ideas, they can compare them to the ones they encounter along the way. Maybe some may loose their shine and attractiveness quickly. Great ideas probably aren't so entirely coincidentally. I want to believe that art including religion and science are essential. We are just an inch away from superstition, witchcraft and barbarity.

  • Per Ringnes
    Per Ringnes 1 year ago

    Noam Chomsky is my intellectual hero and one of my guides in life.

  • anonneemouse mighty

    The fact that the CIA sells Education " Systems", pretty much exposes Education for what it is, pure indoctrination, and preparation for a life spent getting up on time, going to a central location, and working with people you hate, that hate you, and get nothing for you efforts in the end.   It trains you or American Life, which is all about being a predictable Robot, so our Government can borrow money based on the future anticipated taxes paid, by future anticipated workers willing to run on a tread-mill going nowhere forever.    Maybe you will get a Gold Star.  I love Chomsky, he destroys his own arguments.   One person like Nicola Tesla is all that we need, the rest would be better off learning how to do Plumbing, since Plumbing saves more lives than Genome study.   And the large audiences he has, only show the amount of people in the room that benefit from education, in an actual financial way, Noam Chomsky himself.   A whole 500 member Class will never be needed, Chomsky has been spewing the same tired Rhetoric for 50-years now, so there are no others needed.   Why train Thousands of Lawyers we will never need?

    • anonneemouse mighty
      anonneemouse mighty 1 year ago

            Kind of like forcing children under six to salute the Flag, say a Pledge of Allegiance, all repetitive brainwashing to anyone without a frontal cortex.    Education systems ARE brainwashing, plus a whole false history can be created.   If you think education is about Math and the Sciences, then why have our Schools eliminated Chemistry Labs, Metal Shop, Wood Shop, if you could make a weapon to kill the oppressor, verbal or physical, it has been eliminated from our Public education in America.    They don't even teach Civics anymore, not in Public schools.    All of our Intelligence Community, at least the Handlers, are Ivy League students, approached and absorbed when they write the correct opinions, match up all the false history dates and names, and better yet have a Father already in this unelected realm of our Government that was a direct " Gift", of the British MI-6 who set up our entire C.I.A. for us, after WWII, when they set up unelected Foreign Policy militant organizations that operate above the Electorates laws and observations.    Once in a while, they truly slip up, like !Jeb! Bush saying he would put Margaret Thatcher on the ten-dollar bill.   We are not an extension of the British Monarchy.    Although our Congress and Legislatures have degenerated into British Parliament style bickering and uselessness.   And our Presidential elections seem predetermined.

    • anonneemouse mighty
      anonneemouse mighty 1 year ago

          You must mean like assassinating the powers that be, then replacing him with a stooge, that sort of thing?    Because that's what the CIA does.

  • Gold
    Gold 1 year ago


    • Sinyail
      Sinyail 1 year ago

      +Gold Well said.

  • gg
    gg 1 year ago

    Who's the retard hipster shooting this shit!? Way to earn your arts degree...

  • almoktafi
    almoktafi 1 year ago

    Who the hell is shooting this?? Stunningly crappy camera work

  • Jerry Rhee
    Jerry Rhee 1 year ago

    Contrasting purposes of education in the modern age using an adjustable, well-constructed, directive conceptual apparatus/framework

  • arguestreet
    arguestreet 1 year ago

    I think Chomsky is the great thinker of our time.  He'll be missed.   But, concerning education for what one assumes is the masses, he misses an important point: we're not all created equally.  From what I've seen, as an educator, if left to their own devices not all students will gravitate to learning on the basis of 'being free to learn about what you're interested in'.  Unless how to put rocks into snowballs and not get caught, or how to get my hair to look like Katy Perry's qualifies as 'being free to learn about what you're interested in', it's not going to work.  He's projecting, which we all do.  While HE may have resented the perceived limitations of education/indoctrination, most of us simply don't have the capacity or the desire to figure things out on our own.  I'd say biologically, we were not designed that way.  Some are!  And Chomsky is one!  But alas, most of us are much better at following than leading.

    • Aymeric St-Louis-Gabriel
      Aymeric St-Louis-Gabriel 2 months ago

      reachforacreech Oh my this qas probably the most atrocious over-simplification of Christian thought I've ever read.

      Christians believe that Humans were created in the image of God (Good) AND that they fell into sin (Bad). I'd assume that people that believe that a being could be fully divine AND fully human could be comfortable with complex paradoxical thinking (like the wave particle dichotomy that really isn't one).
      It might be surprising but a 2kyo (Mainly) Western School of thought based on some of the finest Ancient Jewish thinkers can produce somewhat of a nuanced view of humanity.

    • Steve T
      Steve T 3 months ago

      Do you have any sources to the idea that Chomsky believes we're "all created equally"? I've been reading his writings, his political and none political writings, and everything seems to point to the opposite.

    • arguestreet
      arguestreet 6 months ago

      And if the girls are only interested in learning how to put blue streaks in their hair and the boys, how to get rocks to stay inside snowballs, you motivate, how? Do they all care about how democracies are just as corrupt as fascist states or how corporations are bending cultures to meet their own nefarious needs? Hail to those that care. We should all be so lucky. But we ain't and to base an entire education system on the strengths of a few 'free thinkers' denies the vast majority a chance to at least learn something other than "What they're interested in". Pullease..

    • arguestreet
      arguestreet 1 year ago

      +boutchie06 Does genetics back you up? If you read Living with Our Genes, the thinking these days is that a lot of our personalities are predetermined. The fearful adult who as a baby squirmed uncomfortably in his mother's womb. Identical twins separated at birth who, regardless of the socioeconomic environment they're raised in, have almost identical IQ's, identical life spans, similar likes and fears, etc etc.

    • anonneemouse mighty
      anonneemouse mighty 1 year ago

      Agreed, when the most important decision made for our chances to succeed are made before we are born, then nobody has a right to berate anyone based on how they look, or where they were born. Name one person that can choose to be a rich, white, American, and Wealthy, or even a White Man in America will end up homeless, do to win sign lottery when you are born, that's just wrong. We are all World Citizens. All lives are equal, and our Merit should also be equally judged, true merit. I figure it takes someone at least 40 years to show merit, to be indispensable in some way. War is useless for anyone under 40, they won't even know WHY they are killing people. All of our Soldiers are such sissies, they could be a 90 year old woman and still push the button on a Drone.

  • Jackie Joseph
    Jackie Joseph 1 year ago

    Brilliant, like Woody Allen as professor. Nice fellow; surely do hope he's not knotted in the web he semi-protests. Transcend my friend to the shelter of the Absolute Truth the Supremely all attractive Personality of Godhead, that you may come to know yourself of eternity in loving exchanges with Srimati Hare and Sri Krishna. Then instead of hypocrisy and bloody slaughter, we may bring on a Golden Age; allow divinity to flow like spring water. Chanting the Name(s) of God be full of nectar for eternity. All zeros validated and related by the One. Yhe sound vibration incarnation is free and fun.

  • David Lilley
    David Lilley 1 year ago

    Please, if you have been to school and learnt anything then try to take this test.

    Can you argue against the following ideas?

    -history is bunk

    -do not learn stuff. Learn concepts and skills

    -you will never learn anything as useful as the three "R's"

    - the only discussion in the UK before rolling out free compulsory education in 1838 was the trade-off; the three "R's" versus imprisonment

    -why go to university when most lectures are freely available online?

    -only learn stuff on a need to know basis. You can get through life not knowing the capital of France is Paris

    -you can get stuff as and when required with a few clicks on your mobile

  • Clark Magnuson
    Clark Magnuson 2 years ago

    An educated person should be able to analyze the political bias of Noam Chomsky.

    • Cory Foster
      Cory Foster 2 months ago

      You are very closed minded.

    • Clark Magnuson
      Clark Magnuson 1 year ago

      +John Mulligan
      Collectivism aka Karl Marx 1859.

    • John Mulligan
      John Mulligan 1 year ago

      +Christinex0 and what is this bias then?

    • Christinex0
      Christinex0 1 year ago

      lol. you dont need to anaylize chomsky to understand his political bias, he is very, very transparent in his political leanings. he is not actually trying to hide anything.

  • Gud Kongen
    Gud Kongen 2 years ago

    whats the big deal about this guy.. . How in the world could the invention of a telegraph compare to the freedom of information the internett provides. The entire structure of scociaty is currently beeing redefined. He must have a low opinion of humanity thinking we are so weak we can't on a long term basis (50-200)yrs greatly reduce the cult mentality knots we currently see in social media.

    • Cory Foster
      Cory Foster 2 months ago

      So you know everything, right??

    • Santiago Rojas
      Santiago Rojas 1 year ago

      +Adenike Adeyemi Correct punctuation tends to imply that the person who is writing has a good education, and those with good education tend to be more trustworthy intellectually than those who don't. I also believe that when discussing, you should respect the individual but not necessarily respect the idea or opinion. We are not really entitled to our opinion but rather to our informed opinion, and those who speak with ignorance should be treated respectfully, but never their ideas. However I'm no hating on your comment, Adenike; it's true that this is not really about punctuation, but rather about the education system. That's why we are here, right? :)

    • Adenike Adeyemi
      Adenike Adeyemi 1 year ago

      +Gud Kongen and @Brain the issue here is not punctuation. Rather, I will say that everyone should be entitled to their own opinion. If Gud does not agree with Chomsky idea of technological influence now and then, I bet he has reasons to back it up. The only things that distinguish literate mind and the illiterate mind  is the ability to graciously respect individuals point of view, even though we  disagree. Less we become bigots. 

      This   is an educative forum, lets not use it to channel unpleasant words.

    • Gud Kongen
      Gud Kongen 2 years ago

      +Brian Griffin awww, come on kiddo! don't run away! You didn't debate cuz you can't. Is grammar nazism really the only game you got? :( And thx for calling me young :D don't get good compliments like that everyday. Oh and btw. use google translate on my name and you might realize that contrary to what you might believe, there are actually people in the world who's not american. 

    • Brian Griffin
      Brian Griffin 2 years ago

      +Gud Kongen Sorry, I can't take you seriously now that you couldn't even be bothered to capitalize correctly for the third time. "TOO a large degree..." Are you sure you don't mean "to"? You really are just embarrassing yourself when you tell someone that you have a Master's and yet you can't at least spell and capitalize correctly. You keep saying that it's important to me. It's important to anyone that writes professionally and if you're a scientist(as you claim)writing is your bread and butter. Really you should just be yourself(which is someone with a sixth grade education at best). I'm done here. I don't debate with children.

  • fergoesdayton
    fergoesdayton 2 years ago

    The system has an over-reliance on standardized tests, with outdated theoretical backings.  I've known so many people who did fair, or even poorly, on their standardized tests (SAT, CAT) , and went on into college doing well, and have  creative productions in the real world.  At one point they were failing 4.0,  H.S students for not testing well.  In Western society, the bureaucracy of the analytic, has led to a corrupt education system, that severely undervalues intuitive thinking. Ironically, intuition has always been important in western philosophy of mind (Einstein, Poincare, Feynman, Von Neumann).  Unfortunately, in such an anti-intellectual society, it's impossible for laymen, many with backgrounds from 3rd world countries and blue collar inheritance, to even realize this tragedy exists. If the system is biased against a relative handful, of highly gifted minds, which I believe it is, then in Democracy's, where the opinion of the mediocre flourish, this will remain a tragedy.

  • Scott Haley
    Scott Haley 2 years ago

    As a former educator at both the secondary and community college levels, I agree.  In my beginning yrs as a teacher, I bought into the "indoctrination" approach to education.  It's a disaster for both students & ed in general.  It was only in later yrs that I learned the value of teaching students to think & develop creativity rather than to recite.  Some recitation is of use, but it shouldn't be the primary focus of education.

    • Bo Qin
      Bo Qin 4 months ago

      This is why Chinese education system sucks at encouraging innovation. Everyone goes into education for the sole purpose of gaming the system, rather than actual learning. Studying for tests becomes everything. The ones who can memorize but can't be creative get to go on with their higher education.

      Makes sense when Asian countries were trying to catch up economically. Now they aren't just adopting other innovations but need to innovate themselves. Luckily, they have a lot of human bodies and brains to throw at this problem. But I doubt their education filtering system became any less brutal.

    • 2001Horatio
      2001Horatio 1 year ago

      +Naimul Haq Hey, I LIKE meditation, but I'm not convinced by anecdotes no matter how many of them there are.

    • Naimul Haq
      Naimul Haq 1 year ago

      Once Newton claimed to have spent 5 days and night without food or sleep, because he kept getting flashback of original ideas, nonstop, that produced masterpieces in physics and mathematics, which he attributed to meditation, that opened his third eye.

    • 2001Horatio
      2001Horatio 1 year ago

      +Naimul Haq I agree with you, but I wouldn't overestimate the contribution of meditation.

    • Naimul Haq
      Naimul Haq 1 year ago

      He used meditation to solve problems, discover theorem, even self-control enabling him to self-teaching mathematics.

  • Nigar Amiraslanova
    Nigar Amiraslanova 2 years ago

    What does he mean by 11-16 minutes?

  • Andrew Feist
    Andrew Feist 2 years ago

    where'd they get all those books? lol

  • AK naaa
    AK naaa 2 years ago

    Who the hell is shooting this?? Stunningly crappy camera work....Chomsky.. brilliant as always.

    • Andrew Bennett
      Andrew Bennett 1 year ago

      +AK naaa I agree. The close ups of Chomsky's nose and hand movements are bizarre and pretentious. Reminds me of the cinema verite' of the sixties.

  • Brad Hillier
    Brad Hillier 2 years ago

    my question why are the books purposely stacked to fall down?
     do you believe he reads that many books at a time?
    ask questions has he preachs and i bet he doesn't speack so timid in his personal life, weird.

  • Roman Espla
    Roman Espla 2 years ago

    cant listen to this at low volumes cause of his deep ass voice :D please transcribe this great mind out of a young womans voice :D thank yuou!

  • esteban corral
    esteban corral 2 years ago

    the purpose of education is to have guilible minds regurgitate the state propaganda and believe it to be true for political control. The asocial non-politcal thinker sees through this crap, takes a shovel and makes excellent compost. Amen which translates to So be it.

  • Vj Grimes
    Vj Grimes 2 years ago

    Most people are at least vaguely aware (me) of assertions in the clip, but he puts a lot of "current thinking" in a nutshell, a few nuggets:

    Two concepts of "purpose of education" system. First, Traditional philosophy, the enlightenment (inquire, create, search riches of the past, internalize significant bits) and further, in your own way, to help people determine how to learn on their own for yourself [HIS PREMISE THROUGH ALL OF THIS]. Second, Indoctrination, to accept and not challenge--after activism of 60s, concern that "crisis of democracy" saying that institutions aren't indoctrinating the young effectively, towards life of conformity, for passing tests for vocational training--RATHER than inquiry, pursuing interests (opposite of enlightenment tradition).

    Impact of Technology. The significance of communications is not as big as transportation, or even plumbing--changes are real, but not as dramatic. Tech is neutral, the hammer doesn't care--researcher has to have a framework for which Internet is a valuable tool. Inquiry directs your research, illuminating what ought to be pursued. A biologist isn't just someone with access to the information--awareness of what matters is fundamental, while Internet and communications aren't helpful, even potentially harmful, if result is cult-generated factoids without evaluation.

    Education, a Cost or an Investment? Do we want free, creative individuals, OR, who can increase the GDP?, which are not the same thing. Though cost/benefit analysis can be used--e.g. work on the Internet at MIT, where people explore possibilities for useful tools, for scientific and cultural progress--including master artisans that rise on the shoulders of others--it does not come from nowhere, it comes from the lively cultural and educational system that encourages creative exploration, independence of thought, willingness to challenge & cross frontiers of accepted beliefs--without which you are not going to get tech that leads to economic gains.

    Assessment vs Autonomy. Tests for students and instructors are to see what I know and where to go from here--a person can do well on tests, but understand very little. Constructive purposes (rather than hurdles that divert from what you ought to be doing) are purpose of tests. Tests are useful tool, for helping improve what we're doing--but doesn't compare with engagement, searching, inquiring, pursuing topics, which is far more significant. You remember what you discover. Physics teacher is asked, "What are we going to cover in this course?" response is, "It matters only what you discover." Inspiring students to discover on their own, to challenge if they don't agree, to look for alternatives, to work through great achievements-of-the-past that interest them. Education is helping students get to the point where they learn on their own, not absorb material from the outside. ~ Noam Chomsky

      TENINCHTERROR 2 years ago

      +Philosopher8659 Good luck friend, I hope your work is published :)

      TENINCHTERROR 2 years ago

      +Philosopher8659 I agree completely on that point, people are merely puppets. At least in the US.

    • Philosopher8659
      Philosopher8659 2 years ago

      You can also look at what I said in relation to learn linguistic competence, do people use language as material, or as enumeration in names or do they think as Plato and other great thinkers tried to promote, by definition? Normal people do not think well by definition.

    • Philosopher8659
      Philosopher8659 2 years ago

      I have panic attacks doing the work, as I am a single parent, retired and really need a girl who can at least keep a house and better if she could help with the language project.

    • Philosopher8659
      Philosopher8659 2 years ago

      The Analog Mathematics I am demonstrating is well over 3,000 pages long as it is very robust. One can actually draw complex analog computing system with it.

  • audhauwidh
    audhauwidh 2 years ago

    Terrible videography, shamefully bad.

  • GE-ROD Noonan
    GE-ROD Noonan 2 years ago

    please help me get a education

  • Andrew Kearns
    Andrew Kearns 3 years ago

    That's some pile of books. Where they piled up on purpose to make us aware of Noam's reading prowess? The camera work is awful and distracting. Black and white too? I don't disagree with most of the ideas presented but the presentation is brutal.

    • Edgar Hernandez
      Edgar Hernandez 2 years ago

      In my experience if you go talk to your professors, at least in the humanities, your going to find piles of books in their offices. Professors are constantly churning out papers or "works" and so their constantly researching. So his pile of books is, to me, to be expected.

  • johnrakthai
    johnrakthai 3 years ago

    I thought this guy was supposed to be brilliant and having something to say.

    • Cory Foster
      Cory Foster 2 months ago

      Please grow up and open your mind.

  • Paul Molloy
    Paul Molloy 3 years ago

    At 11:00 Chomsky explains the rise of neoliberal libertarianism

  • MrFriskyWhiskey
    MrFriskyWhiskey 3 years ago

    IMHO The purpose of education is indoctrination. Consensus and conformity. Bringing you 'up to speed' with someone else's opinions etc. Standardising this to a benchmark.

  • holybigbang
    holybigbang 3 years ago

    love to LISTEN to that guy. the staples of books in the image and the close up camera shots are ridiculous :)

    • Ther Storbob
      Ther Storbob 2 years ago

      Though to be fair, those books are probably just his warmup for the interview:)

  • Birth Throson
    Birth Throson 3 years ago

    thanks for sharing 

  • Roland Hawken
    Roland Hawken 3 years ago

    This is just a watered down version of Whyndam Lewis, with a few new pointers .
    Strange thing is Lewis was right wing .I suppose all ideas meet at one point.

  • Charles Maunder
    Charles Maunder 3 years ago

    Why did the cameraman have a fetish of crawling inside Chomsky's left nostil?  It was very distracting.
    Otherwise, as useual, I found his ideas very insightful.  Anyone who really listens, wheather they agree or not, must concede that he presents an intelligent discussion on any topic he tackles.

  • sco bra
    sco bra 3 years ago

    Wow, that's 22 mins of my life that I will never get back...

  • sco bra
    sco bra 3 years ago

    Dan O'shea, when does the naked blonde with big tits come on, firing her chaingun from the hip? I'm almost at the end of my 6 second attention span

  • Jayms Dean
    Jayms Dean 3 years ago

    some thoughts.....personally, i think the praxis of indoctrination requires development. Regarding technology, i'm not really sure i agree with the impetus on real and significant changes as an indication of progress.  Unless you're using this as a progression of indoctrination, of course. As far as frameworks are concerned, I think of study and research as a self-directing phenomenon. It's inherently systemic. I think regarding factoids and such, it's more of a question about what constitutes an '-oid' in general, and whether it's related to simula(t/c)+(-ion)/(r)^(a/um)? it seems to fit with my notion of f(f(s)) at least to the point of r^(oid)+v in s, such that the semantic derivative (with respect to derigitave context--->derogative pretext? .......of 'roids' is f(f'(s)) or ds/dt vs. dd/dt, with a vowel displacement such that for all roid in s, there is at least one roit in i(i(o)), but not i(f(0)). Um, basically, stare at riots until steroids. Could be related to staring contests or contesting stars (assuming 'inglish' represents the aggrandizement of the gherund within a necessarily obscure rant that is neither colloquially understood as English nor obscurant.

    • Evan Urena
      Evan Urena 1 year ago

      +Jayms Dean Nice symbolism you used. Great comment.

    • Jayms Dean
      Jayms Dean 3 years ago

      dri-vel? more like re-veille... rive=tell me a riveting dri-novel.

    • sco bra
      sco bra 3 years ago

      +Brandon Dardano

      Shut up, you're typing drivel. U on drugs?

    • Jayms Dean
      Jayms Dean 3 years ago

      well, apparently the notion of ion and ioff aren't mere affixes of linguisufferage in the semantion eon in i^e, that is or is not ha. i figured noam facilitated the seemingly unilateral notion of 'derigitave context' in terms of queries. all within a unilattice of unibiquitous omni-ions to avoid the theth the and the saurus.

  • Eric Wind
    Eric Wind 3 years ago

    I really wish the cameraman didn't focus so much on his mouth and his nose.

  • Truth Wars
    Truth Wars 3 years ago

    Over Analyser !

    • Truth Wars
      Truth Wars 2 years ago

      Im already over analysing his drivel

    • Remember When
      Remember When 2 years ago

      Better to over-analyse than not analyse at all like most people...

  • Rich Gallagher
    Rich Gallagher 3 years ago

    Free education for everyone. Create more videos about learning or how to create or how things work. Knowledge is something that is shared will grow. Hiding information about how something works or how it's created slows down progress not increase it.

  • Taymaz Valley
    Taymaz Valley 3 years ago

    The man is just so enlightened! Amazing and true, but unfortunately we experience all the negative aspects of education that he highlighted, and rarely get to discover.  

  • ozza1011
    ozza1011 3 years ago

    Whoever shot/ edited this video needs a kick in the face. We do not need several close ups of Noam's lips; while he might be education's descended angel, lip-face is just really shit. Booyakasha.

    • sco bra
      sco bra 3 years ago

      The cameraman hung himself and his feet keep swinging on and off the zoom button

  • James Today
    James Today 3 years ago

    i hated school, the stink of it,the hate filled miasma that oozed in pepuety from the very bones of the place..exited sharply, absently .. .education ruins lives, education is a word, education is a weapon, education kills makes me sick..

  • Marina Bellini
    Marina Bellini 3 years ago


  • Leeke Melaku
    Leeke Melaku 3 years ago

    please can you fill out this survey. It is for an app I'm making. Thanks.

  • Jonatan Ekeberg
    Jonatan Ekeberg 3 years ago

    I fell asleep during the first 10 seconds..

  • unity20000
    unity20000 3 years ago

    John Goldberg. If there was no 'free market', he wouldnt need to sell any book or tell anything. 

    Also, in case you didnt notice - you cant do SHIT in a capitalist country without money. To do anything, either you need to have heaps of money, OR, the thing you do must be worth money so that others will distribute it for you. 

    until 2000s, there wasnt internet to allow people to reach millions of people without having to shell out millions of dollars. only way was through books. but see, now there is a way like that, and you are watching his videos, lectures, all the important stuff for FREE.

    so ? 

    dont talk without thinking next time.

    • trollolol234
      trollolol234 3 years ago

      While contemporary mythology has it otherwise, the market is not a distinct phenomenon: it is what exists when people interact and otherwise voluntarily transact with each other. Money is just a means to faciliate this exchanges.
      Technological evolution makes stuff constantly cheaper, until it's almost FREE eventually.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 3 years ago

    Why does he keep zooming in on his mouth though?

    • sco bra
      sco bra 3 years ago


      Yes, I know- thx

    • unity20000
      unity20000 3 years ago

      +sco bra hah hah hah gah hah gah gah hah HAH HAH HAH HAAAAAAAAAA

      you're soooo funny dude. SOOOO funny.

    • sco bra
      sco bra 3 years ago

      Cos the cameraman can't believe the crap that's coming out of his mouth

    • Andrew Q Power
      Andrew Q Power 3 years ago

      They want to make sure you don't miss all his umm's and ahh's... 

    • yabadabadu
      yabadabadu 3 years ago

      Because he's stupid.

  • turockandar
    turockandar 3 years ago

    Although this expose is not on the subject of physics...that pile of books behind him seems to be defying Newtonian laws.

  • a singularity empire

    Was the camera operator working for some agency manipulating distraction? "Anything so that people won't listen to Chomsky"

  • Donald Miller
    Donald Miller 3 years ago


  • TheTrueabundance
    TheTrueabundance 3 years ago

    he's an ex film noir director.

  • abdinoorful
    abdinoorful 3 years ago

    through systematically moving up in the ranks you become more useful to society, hence getting more money but you have to realize success in the western world for the most part is predetermined and our "system" my friend is pretty bad while you sit enjoying your juicy meal your government obliterates and takes advantage of third world countries.

  • Wynn Ni
    Wynn Ni 3 years ago

    Can anyone explain social mobility to me? if America is geared toward the wealthy and business classes, why are we allowed to go to a school (university) and shift from getting a job that requires a lot of labor to getting one that gives out better pay and requires less work. By the end of the day we are able to get enough food to eat and we have some time to do what we want. Just wondering how bad our system is, in respect to the points made, For starters rate 1-10.

  • James B
    James B 3 years ago

    Haven't read much Chomsky, have ya?

  • Mawaru ペンギン 丸

    lmao! I almost fell off my chair :D But at least there is lots of wisdom being conveyed here.

  • m00shim
    m00shim 3 years ago

    I don't thing JG is into that fancy book learnin'.

  • lygophile
    lygophile 3 years ago

    oh, sure. because free-market is the only way to have remuneration :/

    you're hopeless.

  • lygophile
    lygophile 3 years ago

    oh right, he does go "capitalism sucks, socialism is cool". i totally see what you mean now.

  • m00shim
    m00shim 3 years ago

    Yes. Keep grinding away at the obvious while ducking the question.

    I expected as much...You don't disappoint.

  • m00shim
    m00shim 3 years ago

    A deep and nuanced analysis. Congratulations. Aside from some grammar issues--on the whole--comprehensive. Unfortunately, it's non sequitur. You seem high-functioning, though a bit addled.
    Take a breath, think about it, then answer the question: What are your criteria for designating a country as "dangerous"?

  • lygophile
    lygophile 3 years ago

    so when exactly did he tell us to buy his books? i'm forgetful, i can't remember it.
    and how is Israel defending me from whom? Al Quaida? they are defending me from terrorist cults in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia by occupying Palistina, starving them, and murdering those that are trying to bring them food?

    fuck off.

  • m00shim
    m00shim 3 years ago

    *sigh* Okay, I'll bite--though you sound upset--So what are your criteria for designating a country as "dangerous"?

  • m00shim
    m00shim 3 years ago

    If this man "hates" anything, it's probably ignorance...the willful kind.
    Just some advice. You don't have to take it.
    Evidence is always better than platitudes and sweeping generalizations. It might help your argument.
    Or... you can always go back to reading Glenn Beck.

  • m00shim
    m00shim 3 years ago

    "Safe"? Speak for yourself.

  • lygophile
    lygophile 3 years ago

    yeah. reality is cruel like that.

  • lygophile
    lygophile 3 years ago

    yes, very dangerous! hide!

  • Michele Schottenbauer

    The first concept of education, fostering good problem-solving, is healthy. The second concept, indoctrination, is questionable at best, encouraging false-self formation and insincere agreement which deceives the public.

  • Anil C Raghuramu
    Anil C Raghuramu 3 years ago

    "It doesn't matter what I cover, only what you discover" So cool :-)

  • Ivan Contreras
    Ivan Contreras 3 years ago

    Education is to keep civilization running, that's the main reason why it exist this individualistic purpose is secondary bullshit.

  • justmadeit2
    justmadeit2 3 years ago

    Noam Chomsky is a legend !

  • Chu Kim
    Chu Kim 3 years ago

    If you can get past the shaky voice, this guy has got some good nuggets of wisdom.

  • Gregory Shein
    Gregory Shein 3 years ago

    It's his view, show some respect for the artist!

  • CD11Peter
    CD11Peter 3 years ago

    Do they teach about climate in American schools ?
    Search For the shocking series

  • Walter Tonetto
    Walter Tonetto 3 years ago

    what a pity that an intelligent presentation by Chomsky has such dull-witted (and foul-mouthed) listeners like you!

  • Walter Tonetto
    Walter Tonetto 3 years ago

    ....not half as effete and tired as you, though!

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