03 APR 2015 by ideonexus

 Four C's of Technology and Education

Creation: Allowing students to use technology for creation purposes allows them to tap their creative juices for presentations of knowledge learned. ... I am a fan of not limiting the students and allowing them to choose how they want to "present." A well-written rubric allows a teacher to grade any content in any type of presentation fairly. [...] Consumption: ... There is data out there that says students don't learn as well using a device to read, but also some very recent reports that s...
Folksonomies: education technology
Folksonomies: education technology
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07 NOV 2014 by ideonexus

 Bandwidth Explains Fermi's Paradox

"We uploaded via the router," Amber says, and looks confused for a moment. "There's a network on the other side of it. We were told it was FTL, instantaneous, but I'm not so sure now. I think it's something more complicated, like a lightspeed network, parts of which are threaded through wormholes that make it look FTL from our perspective. Anyway, Matrioshka brains, the end product of a technological singularity – they're bandwidth-limited. Sooner or later the posthuman descendants evolve E...
Folksonomies: futurism speculation
Folksonomies: futurism speculation
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16 MAY 2012 by ideonexus

 Ideas and Principles are Independent of People

In truth, ideas and principles are independent of men; the application of them and their illustration is man's duty and merit. The time will come when the author of a view shall be set aside, and the view only taken cognizance of. This will be the millennium of Science.
Folksonomies: memes ideas
Folksonomies: memes ideas
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Science will attain a new level of prosperity if we put men aside and focus on the ideas.

02 FEB 2012 by ideonexus

 Nuclear Power Forces Man to Greatness

It is hard to think of fissionable materials when fashioned into bombs as being a source of happiness. However this may be, if with such destructive weapons men are to survive, they must grow rapidly in human greatness. A new level of human understanding is needed. The reward for using the atom's power towards man's welfare is great and sure. The punishment for its misuse would seem to be death and the destruction of the civilization that has been growing for a thousand years. These are the a...
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Because the alternative is self-destruction.