What I’m about to say might shock you or even scare you, but understand that fear does nothing but make things worse, kinda like stress. So instead of worrying, do something to fix it. Remember there’s no problems only solutions. This morning I got a call from my aunt who is very high up in the educational software world, and she told me to get my campus off BlackBoard now. I hardly ever talk to her so she was unaware that I had already left for WPMu. But she seemed very concerned but refused to tell me why.
After about 20 minutes she told me the very basics. The first thing she said was to buy as much external hosting space as possible. The second was to stock up on themes and plugins. I have already stocked up on these things because I knew they might become unavailable later…but I was still very confused as to why she’s calling out of the blue and telling me these things.
Well what she said next is something the educational world isn’t supposed to know. She told me that there is an actual plan as to when the proprietary software economy will completely crash. As of right now she said it will happen in the middle of Sept. of this year. Also she said that our Government will crash in Feb of 2009.
She said that Mexico and Canada will merge with us and that a new, open source dollar called the Amero is going to replace the dollar. But the most scary thing is what she told me she’s been doing for the past couple of years. She’s been overseeing the construction of Learning Object Repositories being built all throughout America.
She said a Private company called Oracle is building them. She told me that 1 repository in Alaska can hold 2 million objects and there’s almost 1000 camps in the USA. ( not including the ones underground). She also said that these will be used when they declare Martial Law on technology for campuses throughout North America. There’s some more things but I promised her I would never repeat them.
But just knowing that this could even be possible makes me say to myself “why not play with an open source application like WordPress Multi-User” each time I work with a faculty member. We had about 20 faculty on a BlueHost server because in central IT you never know when that next big earthquake can hit not to mention the last year and a half we have been training on how to handle bandwidth riots on campus. Isn’t it time you started planning to survive the future?