Join today and you can easily save your favourite articles, join in the conversation and comment, plus select which news your want direct to your inbox. We actually split the grade into halves; while one half would be working on their research and accompanying slide show (supported by the student tech team), the other would be working with me on building a lunar rover We are coming into the closing weeks of this project, and I’m hoping that we’ll have enough time to learn some programming and prepare for an exciting challenge I have for them!
Now we are all going to have to choose: Either allow the uberwealthy to monitor and control our every action, to run our lives as they choose through the phones we carry in your pockets, or learn to become anonymous, to hide from them using the same technology they rely on to enslave us.
Some of the most poignant criticisms of technology are found in what are now considered to be dystopian literary classics such as Aldous Huxley ‘s Brave New World , Anthony Burgess ‘s A Clockwork Orange , and George Orwell ‘s Nineteen Eighty-Four In Goethe’s Faust , Faust selling his soul to the devil in return for power over the physical world is also often interpreted as a metaphor for the adoption of industrial technology.
Whereas my efforts were primarily focused on the after school and summer school programs, this year so far has brought summer camps, a new competitive robotics team, new equipment to serve more students, and the beginning of classroom projects bringing robotics to all students in a classroom.
Sadly no, the only possibly humorous part of this tech is that Google is taking it seriously enough that they are giving everyone in the (very huge) audience a free trial of the technology (i.e. a free photo book, with images automatically selected from all their Android photos).