IV. Must-See Video Playlists and Articles (5 themes).

Thinking

1)      Ladder of inference (happens in every situation)

a)      Rough Data and oberservations of our experiences.

b)      Filtering information from our experiences. We filter certain things out based on our prefaces.

c)      Assigning meaning, we begin to interpret the information that happens to us.

d)     Assumptions based on the meaning we created on the pervious rung.

e)      Conclusions based on our assumptions, this causes and emotional reactions.

f)       Adjust our beliefs about the world around us.

g)      Take action, we do something about it.

1)      The ideas can crash based on how other respond to us!

2)      This is interesting to me because for some people they can short circte our brain on our own because we have free will!

2) Crowd of people connect

a) Communites can come together threw the internet.

b) Photography

      1) Ditital Camera Cheap and affordable

      2) Photo editing software

      3) Internet

c) Creates lots of stock photos from just the average joe.

d) Stock photos become a commodity

e) Companies approach us as partners not as just costumers anymore.

f) Online community is what the comerperation is to the industrial area      

3) Good ideas

       a) Comes from a slow hunch

             1) This often takes years sometimes even decades before you can full have a Eueka moment.

        b) Good ideas come together threw small hunches

            1) Ideas need time to incubate and get all warmed up and ready for the real world.

        c) Need to great systems where these ideas can collide and come together

        d) Here comes the internet and why it is so useful!

             1) We can share our ideas on the world wide web and take others ideas and put them in to our own! We can swap ideas.

        

b) The secret Powers of Time

          a) Past

                  1) The good old times

                  2) Regrets Failures

           b) Present

                  1) Hedonistic (live for pleasure avoid pain)

                  2) Doesn’t pay to plan

           c) Future

                  1) Work rather than play

                  2) Life begins after the death of the mortal body

           d) Religious views based on more productivity or not

                  1) Protestants have high gross national product than catholic nations do because they are more willing to work to get to the top! To prove that you are God’s chosen people.

                  2) Catholics are often past oriented and want to remember the good old times and have a hard time focusing on

             e) Pace of Life

                   1) Excited

                   2) Bored

                  3) Or not

             f) Different cultures have different pace of life

                   1) Cities have different paces of life as well as countries

             g) We all begin life as Hedonists

                   1) We want our mom, we want the bottle, and we want sleep.

                   2) We want pleasure and we want to avoid pain.

             h) Family and school are meant to take the Hedonists out of all of us and make us more future oriented.

             i) High school drop outs

                     1) Every 9 seconds a student drops out of school

                     2) Worst for boys than girls

                     3) Guys  brains are being digitally rewired by Pornography and video games.

                    4) They will never be able to assimilate in the class room and no one can learn because everything is taught in an analogue fashion and it is bloody boring.

               j) Taught to future oriented kids

                     1) Some kids know this and are like DUH!

                     2) Others know this and the knowledge they learn never feeds back into their brain.

               k) The internet is rewiring kids brains and making them have different learning styles so education should catch up.

 

Digitization

1)      Crowd Sourcer

a)      Different patricians of the “World wide web”

i)        English section

ii)      Spanish section

iii)    French section

iv)    Everyone else

b)      Recaptia

i)        Makes sure that you are a human when you sign up for plane tickets, google accounts, and other web sites.

ii)      These should be used efficiently and each captia that can help humanity be a better place.

iii)    This helps to digitize books

c)      Translating the web

i)        More than 50% of the internet is in English

ii)      Translating the web is a huge task and would cost billions on trillions of dollars to pay translators to do it. Do it threw volunteers,

iii)    Duo lingo

iv)    It sends the person taking the class sentences to translate. It has helped translate thousands of web sites.

v)      For the most part they are all correct, and the students are actualling learning the language!

2)      Project Gutenberg

a)      Free eBooks online!

i)        The goal is to get every book ever made into this website

ii)      Reproduces legally freely!

iii)    Audio books and eBooks

b)      Look up the authors name to find the book

i)        It is kinda bad that they make you find the authors name.

c)      Asks you to read books that are in high demand online.

3)      Digitization Services at the National Archives

a)      Taking analogue material and making it digital make it available online.

b)      Images are eventually downloaded to the catalog online.

c)      Makes sure that all analogue material is out of circulation so it is not needed anymore.

d)     Motion Picture Digitization and Restoration.

i)        They also digitize movies and home films.

ii)      Filmed in the late thirties and yearly forties and they were captured by the American GI’s

iii)    There is a special scanner that insures quality of the product it cuts out the bad frames and enhances the color and gets rid of scratches.

iv)    They also get the audio in the another computer. They transform the analogy sound to ditiglisation.

e)      With media and sound stuff you have to keep the old computers to play back the original stuff.

f)       Large-format Digitization

i)        It can digitize world war II posters and it helps kids learn about world war II

g)      Photograph Digitization

Encyclopedia

1)      Bringing the Enlightenment to the Internet Age

a)      Encyclopedia

i)        All about the French enlightenment.

ii)      You can volunteer to translate the Encyclopedia to English!

2)      The Encyclopedia of Life

a)      Evolving encyclopedia

b)      Ecosystem of web pages

c)      Transform the science of biology

d)     Comprehensive

e)      People enter different animals and creatures.

i)        Take pictures of different animals and creatures.

3)      10 Questions for Jimmy Wales

a)      Jimmy Wales is the co-founder of Wikipedia

b)      How did Wikipedia come about?

i)        They tried to make an encyclopedia for everyone, the first attempt failed.

ii)      Wikipedia was a complete success

c)      Has the creation of Wikipedia meant that the traditional encyclopedia is dead?

i)        The traditional encyclopedia is ailing.

ii)      But it has been ailing for a while now, just look at Britannica

d)     When is censorship of entries acceptable?

i)        There is a difference between censorship and editorial judgment.

ii)      Facts need to be reliant and verified.

e)      Would you rely on corporate sponsorship, or would you shut down Wikipedia?

i)        They are opposed to advertisements in Wikipedia but they will allow them. Which is a buricratic way of saying that they need them.

f)       What is the most difficult problem you have encountered with Wikipedia?

i)        Policy related to biographies of living people.

g)      Do you worry that Julian Assange is giving the term wiki a bad name?

1)      Wikipedia has nothing to do with wikileaks what so ever.

2)      Nothing to do with them

h)      Could I earn a college degree just from studying Wikipedia?

1)      An incredible amount of informal learning that people are doing on the web

2)      You wont get a college degree from it.

Wikipedia is the best thing ever! Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject! So you know you are getting the best possible information!

II. Questions About Knowledge.

What are the implications of moving from a knowledge-based work force to an innovation/insight-based workforce? When you see your future career, what do you envision?

I think that as technology improves we will see huge advancements in productivity so therefore more amount of work done in a less amount of time. In the future I see myself as an aerospace engineer. Aerospace engineers design, test, and supervise the manufacture of aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles. There are so many new systems that aerospace engineers use such as CAD software systems. But I think the real change will come with how students are taught; I think that push pop press should really do all text books. It would help students learn so much better! I think that keeping people engaged and interested in the classroom and work is really important to productivity. For example Google allows their employees to 20% of their work week doing whatever they want using whatever facilities they need to complete their tasks. More Google products and ideas have been created this way than any other. Not only does this help employees keep productivity up it helps the company get new and different products! 

I. Quotes about Knowledge

“If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can’t be done” – Peter Ustinov

It is a rather ironic statement about knowledge and how humans use knowledge. Experts and the average Joe alike are often stubborn to learn new ideas. Even if the world just blew up experts and the average Joe alike would be taken aback. And not be able to understand the rationale behind that reason for the occurrence or the event. I think that with knowledge comes a bad side effect, stubbornness. Stubborn to accept new ideas, I’m not saying that the world should be innocent, quite the opposite the world should be filled with loads of knowledge and be able to access it, but we should be open-minded about new events. This is a good quote I found on the internet that explains open mindedness better than I can, “Too often, people confuse open-mindedness with indecisiveness. They think that open-mindedness requires that one abstains from drawing conclusions; hence the absurd tendency to claim that agnosticism is the most reasonable religious stance, solely on the basis that God’s existence can be neither proved nor disproved with absolute certainty… We have ample reason to disbelieve in gods and faeries, and the virtue of “open-mindedness”, properly understood, shouldn’t ask us to pretend otherwise.” http://www.philosophyetc.net/2006/04/open-mindedness.html  I think that this quote makes a good comment on societies in ability to have an open mind on different subjects.

I think open mindedness is important. I found this relevant when we were talking about the brain and sometimes the experts were hesitant to expect new ideas from others. https://zmoore014.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/wrapping-up-the-brain/