Seymour Papert One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Interview

“If we project any sort of democratic world, we have to assume that education and learning to think differently, and that means learning to learn how to think, is going to be an essential contribution, maybe the essential contribution to that. I feel very deeply committed to the idea that although rationality isn’t everything, and passion, and interests, and faith of various source count as much, nevertheless, rationality is a force for the good. The more people that care for the rational, critical thinking, the better the world will be. The more they have access to knowledge about the rest of the world, the better the world will be.”

Seymour Papert (circa 2006)