Thankfully there are still a tremendous amount of people capable of some spectacularly worthwhile thinking – they just don’t seem to be at the top of the mmo industry. Here’s one of my favourite brains – http://www.nilunder.com/.
That site is awesomesauce! It is mostly Blender related, however – lookit this post! : http://www.nilunder.com/blog/2012/09/minimem, which describes in a nutshell what teaching and learning could be like in a school near you.
There is hope for humanity yet!