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Education scientist Sugata Mitra has conducted a remarkable series of experiments in which he embeds computers in extremely poor villages -- but doesn't offer any supervision, training or similar help. He's looking to see what the children can do on their own, using a machine they may never have seen before. The results were rather amazing.

By Ezra Klein  |  September 7, 2010; 12:36 PM ET
 
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Fantastic. Might be the best TED talk I've seen.

Posted by: bdballard | September 7, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I had seen some of his "street compouter" experiments before, but the expansion of his theories was just fantastic.

Posted by: Mimikatz | September 7, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

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