Project Information Literacy: Smart Talks Howard Rheingold: "Crap Detection 101: Required Coursework" Project Information Literacy, "Smart Talks," no. 5, January 3, 2011 Subscribe our Smart Talk RSS feed Printer-friendly version Photo Credit: Judith Maas Rheingold If one word captures Howard Rheingold's writing about the political, cultural, and social impact of new technologies, that word is prescient. In 1987, Howard was one of the first to write about the peer-to-peer power of virtual communities building collective intelligence. Not only does he detect change before everyone else does, but Howard also writes about the complex interplay of technology, society, and culture with clarity, depth, candor, and profound insight. We caught up with Howard in late December and shared some of Project Information Literacy's (PIL) latest findings with him. PIL: Since 2003, you have been teaching college students at Berkeley and Stanford. Dealing with the rate of change is also an issue. Your last question is a big one. Howard: Meet Buffy J.
All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines - Nicholas Carr We rely on computers to fly our planes, find our cancers, design our buildings, audit our businesses. That's all well and good. But what happens when the computer fails? On the evening of February 12, 2009, a Continental Connection commuter flight made its way through blustery weather between Newark, New Jersey, and Buffalo, New York. The crash, which killed all 49 people on board as well as one person on the ground, should never have happened. The Buffalo crash was not an isolated incident. The first automatic pilot, dubbed a “metal airman” in a 1930 Popular Science article, consisted of two gyroscopes, one mounted horizontally, the other vertically, that were connected to a plane’s controls and powered by a wind-driven generator behind the propeller. And that, many aviation and automation experts have concluded, is a problem. The experience of airlines should give us pause. Doctors use computers to make diagnoses and to perform surgery. Who needs humans, anyway?
lifehack Books have the power to help people realize their dreams and maximize their potential. A good reading experience can be life-changing. Here are 10 books recommended by global entrepreneurs. 1. The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan “It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.” – Og Mandino This book topped number one on Wall Street, New York Times and USA Today, so it is bound to be a good read. The book is described as an “excellent read for not only your business but any goal you are trying to achieve in life”. With the amount of distractions in this day and age from emails, text messages, and phone calls, it is hard to not get side tracked from what does matter. As the book quotes “Extraordinary results require focused attention and time. Figure out what the one thing is in your life that you want and achieve it. 2. “Believe you can succeed and you will” If you want to do more and achieve more, then you need to learn how to think properly. 3. 4.
Michel Maffesoli et son Homo Eroticus dans Darketing Cet épisode accueille Michel Maffesoli, membre de l’Institut Universitaire de France, et professeur de sociologie à la Sorbonne. Il est l’auteur du livre « Homo Eroticus », nous propose ici une œuvre qui est l’aboutissement de 30 ans de réflexion à propos des valeurs du monde moderne, d’une nouvelle culture qui voit le jour et qu’il décrit comme une société postmoderne, animée par le culte du plaisir et il définit pour nous ce qu’est un « homo eroticus ». Il évoque dans son nouvel ouvrage le retour d’un mode de vie basé sur l’émotion, de l’érotique social. Selon lui, la société est en train de passer à un état où l’émotionnel, les pulsions dominent la raison. Il croit à la fin de l’individualisme et au retour du « vouloir-vivre ensemble ». Il parle du triomphe des pulsions sur le « bien-pensé ». Il suggère, de plus, la fin du mode de pensée dit du « père » et l’apparition du mode de pensée dit « des frères ».
Niice. A search engine with taste. Fostering Initiative in Your Team - From MindTools.com Moving From Reactive to Proactive © iStockphotolzf Encourage your team members to take steps forward. Are your team members less proactive than you want them to be? Individuals who lack initiative aren't fulfilling their potential. Encouraging initiative in your team might seem difficult, but making some changes to your workplace culture can have positive effects that extend far beyond individuals. In this article, we'll explore the importance of fostering initiative in your team, and we'll look at how you can achieve it. The Importance of Initiative Michael Frese from the University of Amsterdam, and Wolfgang Kring, Andrea Soose, and Jeannette Zempel from the University of Giessen, define personal initiative as "taking an active and self-starting approach to work, and going beyond what is formally required in a given job." When Initiative Isn't a Good Thing Initiative isn't appropriate for all roles, however. The Benefits of Fostering Initiative How to Foster Initiative in Other People 1. 2.
Tapage nocturne à l'hôpital Tech Survey Reveals Beliefs, Behaviors on Alzheimer’s « Inside Health News By Ashley Hayes WebMD Health News Read more in WebMD’s special report, “Confronting Alzheimer’s Disease.” Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH, on Feb. 23, 2016 People recognize the seriousness of Alzheimer’s disease, but they aren’t taking steps to learn about their personal chances of getting the disease or to prepare for it financially, according to a new survey. The WebMD and Shriver Report Snapshot: “Insight Into Alzheimer’s Attitudes and Behaviors,” asked more than 4,200 WebMD readers their beliefs and experiences regarding the disease. “It’s incredibly tough to think about losing your mind or watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s,” says Michael Smith, MD, WebMD’s chief medical editor. Still, many people say they are taking actions to stay healthy that might benefit their brains as they age. An estimated 1 in 9 people over 65 (11%) have Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. “The first baby boomers are turning 70 this year. Finances and Prevention Caregiving
Crowd control par arme a micro ondes On savait déjà que les Américains développaient des armes à micro-ondes, certaines pouvant être utilisées depuis l'espace ( voir dossier sur les crop-circles ). Il existait depuis des années des unités composées d'un véhicule relativement léger, portant sur son toit une antenne. Celle-ci émet en 95 GHZ ( ondes radar ). Sous forte puissance ces ondes provoquent une sensation de brûlure insupportable. Batterie Shériff avec émetteur de micro-ondes en 94 GHZ pour "dispersion de manifestants". Voici la version susceptible d'équipe des postes de garde, interdisant tout approche : Le même système, pour protection d'un poste de garde. Les Américains comptent déployer ces systèmes dès 2006 en Irak, estimant que "cette arme non-léthale" suffira à ramener le calme dans le pays. Cette "Zorglonde" existe déjà depuis longtemps ...... Contrôle des foules : deux ans plus tard 11 octobre 2007 J'avais installé un dossier déjà très avancé il y a deux ans, en août 2005. C'est cool !
100 Search Engines For Academic Research Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for. General Need to get started with a more broad search? iSEEK Education:iSeek is an excellent targeted search engine, designed especially for students, teachers, administrators, and caregivers. Meta Search Want the best of everything? Dogpile:Find the best of all the major search engines with Dogpile, an engine that returns results from Google, Yahoo! Databases and Archives Books & Journals Science Math & Technology Social Science
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