“What the child encounters in the present school, is carefully bureaucratised arrangement of seats, class schedules and subject matters, all separated from one another. Theyre subjected to a curriculum of classified information, which they are expected to record, memorize, regurgitate. In classified patterns. He comes in to that classroom from a prolonged experience of integral participation in a highly organized global situation.
What we have done in our time with our electrical technology is put our nervous system outside ourselves. When you extend, by technology your own inner central nervous system, you put your nervous system outside, we put the nervous system outside, and we put it around ourselves globally. We stuff our physical being inside the nervous system. This means that every private operator can own a hunk of your central nervous system as if it were a wheel or a box or a piece of land. And he can stand on your nose, your eyes, your nerves, he can exploit and move every part of your inner being by these means. No Elizabethan had any such resources. This is a totally new information environment, of which humanity has never had any experience whatever. Now, you see, we have a media that stress all the senses and we have no education to cope with the media at all.”