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Is it viable to have a school for warriors or assassins that pits students against each other in lethal combat?

What a Waste The only way to train the perfect warrior or assassin is on the battlefield. The only way to become a master of killing your enemies is to kill your enemies over and over again. Only ...
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What educational resources could help someone who knows they will time travel to the future?

Primary: Sign Language, Braille, Abnormal Psychology, Acting The best thing to do to avoid suspicion is to stand out like a sore thumb. They could pretend to have been previously handicapped in some ...
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What educational resources could help someone who knows they will time travel to the future?

Learn Speed reading Your character is at a clear disadvantage here. Whatever he learns would be only of a limited use in the future, and as you stated in the objective, he will need to be able to ...
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What educational resources could help someone who knows they will time travel to the future?

Religious Studies It's not a joke. Basically, no matter what happens, you're going to be thrust into a situation that you don't know how to deal with if you get chucked into a future 150 years from ...
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What educational resources could help someone who knows they will time travel to the future?

Travel the world Future shock is a form of culture shock. The best way to prepare for culture shock is to experience it. It shakes loose your notions of what is "obvious" and "everybody does that". ...
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Is it viable to have a school for warriors or assassins that pits students against each other in lethal combat?

Elite warriors are born and made. Elite special forces training programs tend to have a lot of washouts. That's because a lot of what makes them special is genetic. For example, they tend to have ...
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Is it viable to have a school for warriors or assassins that pits students against each other in lethal combat?

Such a scheme would be radically unstable What you are training is negative concern for the lives of other members of the hierarchy. That is, other members of the same group are fixed as legitimate ...
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Using spherical stones for cannon practice

Depends on the era. Stones were used for cannon until the wages for skilled stonecutters made iron balls more economical. That changeover happened between medieval times and the classic age of sail/...
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What educational resources could help someone who knows they will time travel to the future?

There are some good answers here, but I'd like to take a different approach. 150 years is a long time in terms of technology standards. It also a very long time in terms of cultural standards. It is ...
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Is it viable to have a school for warriors or assassins that pits students against each other in lethal combat?

I'm going with the combat sport analogy you don't get a good fighter by "fighting". You get good at fighting by training and sparring. If you keep sparring very hard all the time you will ...
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What kind of training would an agent responsible for surviving in a hostile, apocalyptic world need to go through?

History and lore of E2. Not a exhaustive list but what you would expect from anyone native to E2. Language: The would need extensive language training to appear native. Culture and poltical trends ...
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Is it viable to have a school for warriors or assassins that pits students against each other in lethal combat?

Is it impossible to imagine? No. There are obvious problems with such a school. How many would enroll knowing that there is a high probability that they will be killed before they graduate? As you ...
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Using spherical stones for cannon practice

I don't know the relative cost of normal vs. magic, so I'm just going to comment on the practical aspects. There are numerous problems with using stone balls as practice in the place of cast iron ...
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Can we "train" the body to be more resistant to internal bleeding/head trauma?

The human body is pretty resilient and can do amazing things to resist damage. After repeated injuries is can develop thicker skin, thicker bone material, extra fluid in injured areas, such as around ...
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Is there any better place to train for space travel than in a nuclear submarine?

Something like the Biosphere 2 project: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biosphere_2, a simulated closed ecosystem, would be much less expensive to construct and operate as a training ground than a ...
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What educational resources could help someone who knows they will time travel to the future?

The most important thing for them to lean is... Delegation. The best way for someone to prepare to settle into a new culture is for someone from the culture to prepare them a "quick-start guide". ...
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How would one train a group of women, who previously had no idea of the existence of aircraft, into pilots?

Some aspects of the question are puzzling. Why would training female pilots be any different to training males? Certainly there were a number of notable female aviators in the early days of flight and ...
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What educational resources could help someone who knows they will time travel to the future?

HISTORY & LITERATURE: First, I agree, you should invest a lot in a diverse portfolio that is likely to leave you with assets in the future. But if you don't want to seem odd in the future, make a ...
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What kind of training would an agent responsible for surviving in a hostile, apocalyptic world need to go through?

Here's my answer: Everyone on the planet has to be a member of the Boy Scouts/Girl Guides type organization from the ages of 5-18 I said 'type organization' - the main focus would be that this gives ...
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What educational resources could help someone who knows they will time travel to the future?

He should read a lot of science fiction, especially stories specifically about future social changes, and stories about characters who are fish out of water in their societies, and he should read the ...
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What is the best age to start training young children for warfare by an elite military?

Never heard of Sparta agōgē? (emphasis mine) The agōgē (Greek: ἀγωγή in Attic Greek, or ἀγωγά, agōgā in Doric Greek) was the rigorous education and training program mandated for all male Spartan ...
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What is the best age to start training young children for warfare by an elite military?

Four to Six, kind of Any younger and you don't have a soldier-in-training, you have a head case. Plus they're more likely to die of all the awful infant/toddler diseases and waste the Emperor's ...
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Is it viable to have a school for warriors or assassins that pits students against each other in lethal combat?

If its brutality you want it is reasonably successful. The problem arises from what you teach your students. Take the second and third test. It doesnt just teach your students to go out and kill ...
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What educational resources could help someone who knows they will time travel to the future?

Set up a foundation and trust Find yourself a reputable financial advisory institution with a long history. A firm that has been family-managed for multiple generations would be best, as this is ...
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How to modernize military in a short time

Mismatched Tech levels: You don't. You are thinking that 20th century tactics and values are going to work for your army, and that skipping ahead to the more 'advanced' approach means your army will ...
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How would one train a group of women, who previously had no idea of the existence of aircraft, into pilots?

If you have airplanes from Earth, then you presumably can bring over people who can fly them from Earth as well. If you have people from Earth to fly them, they can also instruct new native pilots, ...
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What educational resources could help someone who knows they will time travel to the future?

Learn to cook. The taciturn sous chef. A useful person to have at your side. And he knows some retro prep tricks that are all the rage in the city! Where did he learn them? Maybe his grandmother? ...
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What educational resources could help someone who knows they will time travel to the future?

Social skills Learning any hard skills is a total shot in the dark. You have no idea how the world will change over the course of 150 years. You can't predict what technological advances there will ...
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How would one train a group of women, who previously had no idea of the existence of aircraft, into pilots?

How would they be trained, and how long until they could complete the mission? I am not a woman and being man or woman has nothing to do with the time it takes to learn piloting an aircraft. ...
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How would one train a group of women, who previously had no idea of the existence of aircraft, into pilots?

The good news is that the Royal Flying Corps only needed about 50 hours of flight training to make a pilot at the end of WW1. If you want WW2 level aircraft the total time increases to about 400 hours ...
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