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Regarding Specialization

Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 02 May 2017 12:43 am

It is a two prong approach and they work in tandem. The ability to study deeply into a single subject + the ability to span your knowledge across various fields. If we only focus on the former at the expense of the latter, here's what happens.

“We are in an age that assumes that the narrowing trends of specialization to be logical, natural, and desirable… In the meantime, humanity has been deprived of comprehensive understanding. Specialization has bred feelings of isolation, futility, and confusion in individuals. It has also resulted in the individual’s leaving responsibility for thinking and social action to others. Specialization breeds biases that ultimately aggregate as international and ideological discord, which in turn leads to war.”


https://qz.com/968101/how-elon-musk-lea ... ource=qzfb

And the beauty of it all "Elon Musk is one of a kind, but his abilities aren’t magical." You and me can do it too. And be the next Elon Musk ???? :mrgreen:

So, there you go. Don't say that I did not offer you tip on how to supersede Life, itself.

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Re: Regarding Specialization

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 02 May 2017 2:57 am

They say that a specialist is a person who keeps narrowing their field of focus, learning all the more about that field of specialization, always narrowing down, until they reach the point that they know everything about nothing.

OTOH, a generalist takes the broadest possible view, expanding horizons, perhaps not delving as deeply as the specialist, but always broadening horizons until they know nothing about everything.

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Re: Regarding Specialization

Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 04 May 2017 2:11 am

It is a bit long and a samaritan took the time to provide a content summary . On the comment section. Why is he working on putting human civilization on Mars? The answer is not just an inspirational one but rooted in practicality.

0:31 Boring
7:00 Hyperloop
11:11 Self Driving Cars
13:34 Model 3
18:40 Car Sharing
19:34 Tesla Semi
22:11 Solar Roof
26:12 Gigafactory
29:06 Advisory Councils
30:32 SpaceX
32:08 Mars Rocket
35:31 How Progress Happens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPaYrhUZSYQ


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