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1984 Handouts. We Are Living Orwell’s 1984. Truth, due process, evidence, rights of the accused: All are swept aside in pursuit of the progressive agenda.

We Are Living Orwell’s 1984

George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is no longer fiction. We are living it right now. Google techies planned to massage Internet searches to emphasize correct thinking. 1984 - Mrs. Sutton's Classroom. 1984 by George Orwell Essential Questions and Skills What responsibility do I have to society?

1984 - Mrs. Sutton's Classroom

1984: 1 Assignments and Journal Prompts - Learning through the Looking Glass. 1984 - A Shift In Perspective. Dystopian Choice Unit and 1984 Simulation. This year, I have had to rethink my teaching.

Dystopian Choice Unit and 1984 Simulation

I moved from a suburban to urban school, left a 4×4 block where I had my AP students everyday all year and now teach on an A/B block only seeing my students every other day, and I have five sections of AP Literature this year – yes, five – with students representing a wide range of skills and abilities. While I have always been a proponent of choice reading, independent novels have been a huge savior for me this year.

The thought is I can work on elements of poetry, prose, close reading, etc. during my reduced time with students, yet students are still responsbile for reading and building their bank of novels for Q3. In December, my students read a dystopian choice novel. 1984 - AP English Literature & Composition. Wikispaces. Wikispaces was founded in 2005 and has since been used by educators, companies and individuals across the globe.


The Dystopia of Orwell’s “1984” Though gorgeously written in its own right, 1984 also benefitted from the timing of its release, at the very end of the Second World War and at the beginning of the Cold War.

The Dystopia of Orwell’s “1984”

Though a delusional love affair existed between the West and the Soviet Union in 1943, disillusionment and reality set in in the few years following the surrenders of Germany and Japan. In 1956, Kirk assessed the power of the novel well. George Orwell, incidentally, has been incalculably influential, since his death, in turning the minds of Englishmen against collectivistic utopias—more influential by far than ever he was when he lived.

The effect of 1984 upon public opinion goes far to refute the argument that ideas merely reflect the great social and material currents of an age.1. Dystopian literature weebly. Children Of The Secret State (North Korea Documentary) - Real Stories. The Dystopian World of 1984 Explained. 1984 questions. First Human Embryos Edited in U.S. The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a team of researchers in Portland, Oregon, MIT Technology Review has learned.

First Human Embryos Edited in U.S.

The effort, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University, involved changing the DNA of a large number of one-cell embryos with the gene-editing technique CRISPR, according to people familiar with the scientific results. Until now, American scientists have watched with a combination of awe, envy, and some alarm as scientists elsewhere were first to explore the controversial practice. To date, three previous reports of editing human embryos were all published by scientists in China.

Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat. Genome editing is a weapon of mass destruction.

Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat

That’s according to James Clapper, U.S. director of national intelligence, who on Tuesday, in the annual worldwide threat assessment report of the U.S. intelligence community, added gene editing to a list of threats posed by “weapons of mass destruction and proliferation.” Gene editing refers to several novel ways to alter the DNA inside living cells. The most popular method, CRISPR, has been revolutionizing scientific research, leading to novel animals and crops, and is likely to power a new generation of gene treatments for serious diseases (see “Everything You Need to Know About CRISPR’s Monster Year”).

It is gene editing’s relative ease of use that worries the U.S. intelligence community, according to the assessment. The choice by the U.S. spy chief to call out gene editing as a potential weapon of mass destruction, or WMD, surprised some experts. Knittel's English 11 Homework Site. VIDEOS:Apple’s Macintosh CommercialTwo Minutes Hate1984 Movie TrailerTankman-shortTankman-full documentaryOutfoxed – Rupert Murdoch’s War on MediaColbert Roasts BushPhilip Zimbardo on EvilStudents-Two Minutes Hate Simulation-Mar2013 North Korea:Kim Jong-un’s BirthdayKim Jong il’s funeralWelcome to North Korea DocumentaryThe Guardian: Unicorn Lair Discovered in North KoreaDennis Rodman is Kim Jong-un’s friendNorth Korea Anti-AmericanNorth Korea from the InsideNorth Korea Mass GamesChild Guitar Players ARTICLES:The Guardian: What Would George Orwell Have Made The Guardian: My hero: George Orwell by Margaret AtwoodCBC: Online Surveillance Bill – Big BrotherOrwell’s Politics and the English Language – 1946Who was right?

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George Orwell. Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite. SAN FRANCISCO — In George Orwell’s “1984,” the classics of literature are rewritten into Newspeak, a revision and reduction of the language meant to make bad thoughts literally unthinkable.

Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite

“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words,” one true believer exults. This AI magically removes moving objects from videos. We’ve previously seen developers harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to turn pitch black pics into bright colorful photos, flat images into complex 3D scenes, and selfies into moving avatars.

This AI magically removes moving objects from videos

Now, there’s an AI-powered software that effortlessly removes moving objects from videos. All you need to do to wipe an object from footage is draw a box around it, and the software takes care of the rest for you. The sublime Romanticism of the moon landing. Sign Up for Our free email newsletters The first lunar landing was many things — a D-Day-like feat of planning and logistics, a testament to the power of man's will, an ostensible propaganda coup for NATO.

It was also, I think, one of the most misunderstood events in the history of the world. Here are 24 cognitive biases that are warping your perception of reality. Great stories come and go, but there are a certain few that can truly stand the test of time. Tugging on the heartstrings with nostalgic stories can be a powerful tool. Yet, even the most world-renowned storytellers like Disney face pressure to constantly innovate. Today’s infographic from TitleMax illustrates the highest-grossing media franchises, and dives into how they generate their revenue and adapt to new mediums in changing times. The Supreme Storytellers. The Creepy Line reveals a documentary about manipulation by Google and Facebook. Dystopian Worlds. Is Alexa Dangerous? For a few days this summer, Alexa, the voice assistant who speaks to me through my Amazon Echo Dot, took to ending our interactions with a whisper: Sweet dreams.

Every time it happened, I was startled, although I thought I understood why she was doing it, insofar as I understand anything that goes on inside that squat slice of black tube. P382. Dr. Dennis M. Weiss Office: HUM 154. Within the Next Decade, You Could Be Living in a Post-Smartphone World. 18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind. Why Interfering With Little Words Like Pronouns Is An Attack On Western Civilization. - Center for Individualism. AI Learns to Read Sentiment Without Being Trained to Do So. In Brief OpenAI researchers were surprised to discover that a neural network trained to predict the next character in texts from Amazon reviews taught itself to analyze sentiment. If Workers Slack Off, the Wristband Will Know. (And Amazon Has a Patent for It.)

Rise of The Machine: A Vision of Tomorrow. DARPA Wants to Use Genetic Modification to Turn Plants into Spy Tech. In Brief DARPA has a new surveillance program in the works, and it doesn't involve training human agents or AI operators. Instead, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense wants to genetically engineer plant-based sensors as battlefield spy tech. Mother Nature Knows Best. Way of the Future: A New Church Worships an AI God. Anthony Levandowski, the former Google and Uber executive currently at the center of a bombshell lawsuit filed by Waymo, says he’s serious about starting a religion centered around super-smart artificial intelligence. Expert: "We Are Spiraling Towards A Dystopian Future Where a Few Tech Companies Control Our Lives" Scientists Are Inching Closer to Bringing Synthetic Human DNA to Life.

GP-Write, Meeting Again In May 2016, more than 100 experts in bioengineering and genetics convened for a private meeting at Harvard Medical School. The Ultimate List of 1984 Resources - Talks with Teachers. Dystopian Socratic Packet. Brave New World - Mrs. Halling -English IV and AP English IV. Technology is breaking everything we know about staying safe. Best Dystopian Books. For the first time, a US company is implanting microchips in its employees. For The First Time Ever, CRISPR Gene Editing Was Used in Humans. So What's Next?

While the middle part of the 20th century saw the world’s superpowers racing to explore space, the first global competition of this century is being set in a much smaller arena: our DNA. Dystopian Literature. In Praise of Red Ink - March 2015 - The New Criterion. The Power of Taboo in Post-War Germany. Master Book List. VIDEO: Transhuman Hollywood – segment 1. Futurism - Building the future together. Scientists Are Using Stories To Teach Human Values To Computers. This Incredible Short Film Looks at the Frightening Potential of Virtual Reality. Google's new AI has learned to become "highly aggressive" in stressful situations. Another Expert Joins Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk in Warning About the Dangers of AI. A lesson in Newspeak by Daniel Hannan. Paul Brians.

Artificial Intelligence: What We Have to Look Forward to and What We Have to Fear. 6 Distressing Characteristics of the "Mass Man" Analysis Podcasts for All AP Reading. American College of Pediatricians. Blisteringly sexy, she killed Nazis with her bare hands and had a 5 million-franc bounty on her head - Page 2 of 2. Huxley in Letter to Orwell: My Book Was Right. U. of New Hampshire Students Actually Created a ‘Bias-Free Language Guide’ The Woman Who Warned the World about Hitler.

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