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Friday, January 31, 2014

Asimov's Novella on Education




In the novelette ‘Profession’, Asimov tells the story of a world where education is 'fed' into the minds of kinds/teenagers electronically in a matter of seconds after analyzing their brain patterns to ascertain the best 'education' to give them.

So what happens when the results of seemingly smart guys tell that he cannot be educated ??? 

What follows this finding is the boy's journey of discovering himself and the true nature of his 'problem'. The genius of Asimov is highlighted in the climax when you begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

A superb piece of work by Asimov – I give it a 5 star rating

As I read story after story by Asimov, I am surprised and almost startled at Asimov's thought process and his ability to raise fundamental questions (and make us, in fact force us - to THINK) under the disguise of sci-fi short stories.

Super Awesome !!

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