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Seven digital steps to avoid utter hell

Holmes, WN 2010 , 'Seven digital steps to avoid utter hell' , Computer, vol. 43, no. 9 , 92, 90-91 , doi:

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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.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Holmes, WN
Keywords: Digital trends, Modern technology, Computing profession, Computers and education, Climate change, Neuroplasticity, Literacy, Numeracy
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
ISSN: 0018-9162
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