Skills USA: Equity in an Edublock World

Despite the ledger’s exciting possibilities, what about user access? What if people can’t equally connect to the system? Players with Skills USA are thinking about this future. Here’s what they’re saying.

Dave said in a card:

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 9.26.09 AMDave brings up a great point here: not everyone has an internet connection. What happens to these people who do not? How do they remain credible and relevant in a ledger world? How do they get hired or make money without an edublock portfolio? Player Susanne added to this same idea. She said,

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Unfortunately, like Susanne says, people could get hurt if they cannot access the Internet of Things. Perhaps this is the future of the wealth gap. Instead of your wealth being tied to your geographical location or genealogy, your wealth would be based on your internet access. Those with poor access get hurt while those with easy access succeed.

Player HayleyC may have hit on a provocative solution.

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Should government provide free wifi? Could “Access-Ability” become a citizen’s right just like freedom of speech or press?

Is internet access integral to your ability to pursue happiness?