In the wake of the cultural civil war of the mid twenty-first century, officials decided it would be best if all aspects of education were restructured into the Standardized Model.
The Standardized Model was two fold solution to society’s problems. First, it would deliver a uniform education directly to the student’s brain via a series of synthetic neural codifying proteins and memetic conditioning.
Then, due to the minimum of time needed to ensure a standard of education, billions of hours of new productivity would be created.
It would be the beginning of a new, unconflicted society.
Or such was the intent.
The deviation in the Standardized Model changed everything.
The only thing known for certain is that harmonic and rhythmic elements of a provincial style of music known as the “Delta Blues” altered the memetic programing of the Standardized Model.
The result caused students to develop an eagerness to question everything around them. Societal stability was once again at risk.
The deviation spread like wildfire through the national social network, affecting hundreds of thousands before being contained.
Memphis was the worst hit, with nearly every student infected.
It is unknown if the Standardized Model will ever work there again.
This is pretty much what happened with rock and roll in the 60s, except without the overt educational brain washing.