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The Facebook Dilemma | Reflections

November 16, 2018

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https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/facebook-dilemma/ REFLECTIONS This is an agonizing series of lessons on unintended consequences, optimistic naïveté, and how a mission and core values are ultimately subsumed under the gravity of the economics of your business model. A few thoughts. First, it is a fairly consistent phenomenon, that every organization that grows faces the dilemma of their original […]

21 Lessons for the 21st Century | Reflections & Critical Notes

September 30, 2018

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Yuval Noah Harari. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Spiegel & Grau, 2018. (372 pages) REFLECTIONS If a book sits on a shelf and no one reads it, does it make a sound? p. 326 If you want provocation, look no further than Harari. While his previous two books–Sapiens and Homo Deus—looked to the past and the […]

The Inevitable | Reflections & Notes

February 27, 2018

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Kevin Kelly. The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future. Viking, 2016. (327 pages) REFLECTIONS The joy of reading Kevin Kelly’s work is not just that you learn about technology, but you also learn about learning itself. His way of processing information, developments, and experiences, illuminates deeper trends and movements that […]

AlphaGo | Reflections and Quotes

February 16, 2018

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alphagomovie.com. On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea. Reflections In my continual search for understanding, insight, and truth about the universe, Artificial Intelligence is one of the most captivating areas of study and discovery. For those unfamiliar with AI, AlphaGo is a wonderfully moving and dramatic introduction. […]

Homo Deus | Notes & Critical Reflections

July 23, 2017

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Yuval Noah Harari. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. Harper, 2017 (449 pages) 1 The New Human Agenda For the first time in history, more people die today from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed […]

TEDx | Daniel Kao: The Promise of Education Technology

August 10, 2016

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Diplateevo. White House.gov post. Around this time last year, I was chatting with one of my friends about the recent trend of college hackathons and he blurted, “wouldn’t it be awesome to have a hackathon at the white house?” We talked about it a bit before getting back to our homework. I am a computer […]

Screenagers | Quotes & Commentary

March 5, 2016

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www.screenagersmovie.com About The Film (From the website): Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?  Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids which started her on a question to delve into how it might effect their development. She learned that on average […]