Dave Fraser

St. Peter\'s, Canada

About Dave

Bio

~ retired tech teacher
~ light bulb installer (really!!)

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Bipolar Disorder

I'm passionate about

The Large Hadron Collider
multiple dimensions

Talk to me about

The Large Hadron Collider
new inventions/ideas

People don't know I'm good at

thinking

Comments & conversations

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Dave Fraser
Posted over 3 years ago
Tim Berners-Lee: The next web
I'm with Dezainde....skeptical. I've been around a long time (had a commodore Vic 20 in 1980!) The birth of the WWW was magic, even though it was text-only but best of all ... no advertising! Now one seldom surfs without an ad floating across the screen. Even YouTube forces users to watch an ad before viewing a clip. Advertising crept in slowly, but to me, is now a cancer eroding a great truly great thing.
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Dave Fraser
Posted almost 4 years ago
Isn't it time to eliminate grades in education?
I'm a retired high school teacher with an "insider' perspective, And, yes, you are correct. Maybe it is time to "can" the grading system. But consider "meaningful narrative feedback" in the high school class system. Most teachers have approximately 120 students a semester. For the narratives to be valid the teacher would have to give 15 days (based on an 8 hour day) four times a semester for evaluation. This is based on 1 hour per student. By any standard that is a lot of time. Just trying to give the discussion another perspective. Is the teacher's job to help the students learn or spend 60 days evaluating?
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Dave Fraser
Posted over 4 years ago
Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots
I must wonder aloud about the sense in spending billions of dollars to create something that mimics a human brain. It's like using vast amounts of time, energy and money creating a new rubber ball. The new one will act just as a currently-available rubber ball but we can consider it to be an "artificial" rubber ball. Using intelligence to create artificial intelligence somehow seems absurd.
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Dave Fraser
Posted over 4 years ago
Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots
I must wonder aloud about the sense in spending billions of dollars to create something that mimics a human brain. It's like using vast amounts of time, energy and money creating a new rubber ball. The new one will act just as a currently-available rubber ball but we can consider it to be an "artificial" rubber ball. Using intelligence to create artificial intelligence somehow seems absurd.