Seeing 20/20 and Reading 2020 OR ...
1) Seeing 20/20 and Reading 2020
Millions of kids and adults suffer from low self-esteem because they cannot read or spell. While spelling is a minor issue, being illiterate is not. It costs billions. Is it any coincidence that English-speaking kids have 10 to 20 % of students who need special learning assistance programs in reading? It costs lives too. Is it a total coincidence that 80 % of prisoners are illiterate? This needs to change, but you will not be impacted negatively on a personal level. You will not be required to do anything. This reform would be a silent reform. It will take decades. You and I will never need to learn the new system! For that and that reason only, you should support this movement. We owe this to the next generations of kids. It simply does not make any sense to keep the old system. Read this article for more info.
How would the rest of society cope? No street signs or other signs will be changed. There would not be any disruptions on any services for 20 years. Old texts that are written would be digitally edited and transformed using programs that would do that (according to my contacts that would be VERY easy and cheap to do). E-readers in 20 years will be ubiquitous like books are today. Older managers who know only the old code would be given the chance of learning the new code or move to areas of work where there is no need to learn the new code. Salaries would be guaranteed.