Rise of the Technology Class

These conversations are between students from Ecuador, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the US who see technology serving a higher purpose: A counter-culture to their predecessors. This is evidence of a new type of generative class who apply technology to their creativity with art, music, science and involvement within the community. Their activity is transparent and active to our evolving civility. These multinational students are socially conscious storytellers. The Moderator of this conversation, Michael Davis is an Executive MBA graduate of Steinbeis University Germany, The Berlin School of Creative Leadership.

By Karla – BBC show “Top Gear”

Three years ago when started my sophomore year of High School, I became completely obsessed with the BBC World news on public radio. As lame as it sounds, listening to another point of view other than the flashy-American news is very interesting.  So now, I stay awake ’till three o’clock in the morning waiting for London’s eight o’clock news.

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When I finally got cable TV, I started watching the BBC America show called ‘Top Gear.’ Immediately, I was laughing my head off just looking at them doing very stupid things with cars, such as turning them into boats! Imagine three middle aged men trying to swim while their boats turned upside down in a lake, in the middle of winter.

Compare the television from Europe to the options we have on the US. When you have cable, you have too many channels that are only dedicated to news coverage, like CNN, Headline CNN, CNNFN (is that still around?) CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News, Court TV, nightly ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS…and all that jazz. And then, some networks like E! and Comedy Central that are really just for very special sensational tastes, if I may call it that. I like dramatic programing. Storytelling. In the US there are really rare series, like ‘Mad Men,’ with killer dialogue and story lines. The most surprising fact is that those killer series are being cancelled! Not enough people watch them, so they go out the back door.

What do you want to watch? I say variety and diversity… some call it a really old wooden ship. (old school) In order to see great programs in the US that actually tell stories you have to pay extra for the avant-garde programming on Showtime and HBO.

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1 Comment»

  Ryan – Glenview, US wrote @

You are so dead on about American T.V. Most of the shows that I actually follow are on HBO which is annoying because I can’t talk about them with everyone becasue not everyone has HBO.

British television is awesome. Their police and crime shows and gripping and thrive becuase none of the characters are safe. By this I mean that the writers are not afraid of killing off characters to add to the story. In American T.V. we just know that Jack Bauer isn’t going to die becasue Kiefer Sutherland too popular for the show (I’m not saying 24 is a bad show). I just like the suspense of knowing that anything can happen.

It’s a shame that everything we see on BBC America is about a year old in England.


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