chantal dm

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chantal dm
Posted over 2 years ago
Kevin Kelly: The next 5,000 days of the web
I agree, he focuses a lot on the bright side of the internet and what it has achieved, but ignores the dark side of it. what about the growing criminality on the web. this global "machine" we depend on can be hacked and completely taken over or destroyed by hackers, and maybe, given how vulnerable we are to cyber attacks, perhaps we should think about becoming less dependent on the internet. Never failing machine though it may be, it is definitely not all sunshine and rainbows.
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chantal dm
Posted over 2 years ago
Catarina Mota: Play with smart materials
These are all really intriguing substances, and the applications are endless. but the question is, who has access to these? we can dream all we like about the potential these materials might have, but if companies were to strictly enforce their copyright, or refuse to share, then maybe the only applications that are developed would be those that most profit the developers. people who invent or discover substances like these can have a monopoly on them, and how will that benefit the world?
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chantal dm
Posted over 2 years ago
Should students have the right to participate in developing school curriculum?
Standardized education is standardized for a reason, what would happen if every year, a class could choose what they wished to learn, and what they didn't? You would end up with huge discrepancies in education that would make it far harder to educate the children later on, after all, they should all start out with a baseline education in grades K-12. Though I agree that having a say in you education would be more motivating, you can always supplement basic education with extra courses online, reading books and other educational materials. In such a way, it would be great if schools could encourage individual study in areas of the students choosing, but children don't have the experience to know what skill they might need later on in life, so basic education shouldn't be decided for them.