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The Future is Now

And it is messy.  This article notes that it has been 15 years since the release of Minority Report, and today we are using predictive analytics to determine who might commit a crime, and where. 250 more words

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Learning How to Learn

One of the significant values I got out of my college experiences was a foundation whereby I could build on with lifetime learning.  I’m not quite sure how it happened, but my life outlook seems to have combined a love of learning with the ability to build upon that initial foundation.  292 more words

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Analytics Don’t Apply in the Clutch

I was 13 years old, at Forbes Field, and rose with the crowd as Roberto Clemente hit a walk-off home run in the ninth inning to win an important game in the 1971 World Series hunt.  344 more words

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On Technology, Discovery, and the Modern World

I have a book that I bought at a used bookstore in Meadville, PA, circa 1976.  It’s titled The History of 19th Century Science, and is full of stories of scientists in the 1800s and their discoveries in fields such as biology, geology, and chemistry.  203 more words

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Uber Must Die

I dislike saying that, and I will get there in an indirect way.  I have a friend whose father recently passed, and as the executor she is required to bring his financial affairs to a conclusion.  372 more words

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Science fiction - Technology and society: a lesson plan.

The inspiration for my last blog post on my favourite sci-fi comes in part from one of my modules this year, Global Impacts. In this module we had to consider dystopian and utopian visions of the future in respect to 4 major themes: Transport; Creative and Cultural; Healthcare; and, Future Cities. 1,678 more words

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We Are Seeing the World Change in Our Lifetimes

I know that sounds like hyperbole, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

Let me give an example. When I was growing up, we had a milkman, who delivered milk to our doorstep in a dilapidated old truck early in the morning, twice a week (the milkman was my uncle). 297 more words

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