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.

Author Archive

by Salvador – Education and Health reform in Spain

In Spain, education is compulsory until the age of 16. If the student doesn’t go to school, his parents can go to the jail.

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All students between 3 and 16 years old go to school.

In Spain, 4 different languages are spoken (Català, Galego, Euskara and Castellano or Español (Spanish).with many dialects.
Spain is organized like the USA. There are 17 communities and two autonomic cities. Not all the communities recive the same money, and some communities are more rich than others. The state is giving 11 million euros to spend in education and health service.
In 2020 politicians say that all the schools will be fully modernized,
with one computer for every student.

One thing more: The Obama reform will be very good for people in the USA, I think that people who say that reform will be bad are ignorant.

nueva fe 1In Spain we only pay for medicines that doctors don’t give us in the hospital, but the prices of the medicines are inexpensive. (20 cent.€). Vaccines are free.

Almost everything is free. But there are lot of people in hospitals. Many people go to hospitals because they are bored and they invent a disease.

By Salvador – Electronic or paper books

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An electronic book offers a multitude of possibilities. It doesn’t weigh very much, small and can store lots of digital books – representing a huge saving of space. But reading in front of a screen is not good for my eyes, I get very tired and my eyes really do hurt. I prefer paper books which are more comfortable when you are reading, and I feel the weight of the book in my hands.

By Salvador – Palestinian+Israeli company launches virtual operating system


Ghost, is a new virtual operating system that works from servers on the Internet. Instead of having the applications stored in the computer, G.ho.st users access them from any network in the world.

System Global Hosted Operating offers a free Virtual Computer complete Internet-based, including a desktop, personal files and applications from any browser, anywhere. G.ho.st user set-up comes with 15GB of file storage free. In the future they will provide additional capacity.

This system is one of the many entrants into virtual software going up against Google’s “Chrome” virtual browser.

By Salvador – Nanometer “computer on a chip”


Nanometer. Remember that word! Integrated systems dramatically reduce energy consumption and size. At the end of the year Nano-chips will go on sale – The external graphics card will be included within the new processors. The computer on a chip with the processor, graphics and management of the integrated memory. All in one.

Won’t be a dream because it will have enough space to hold all the data you want. We enter the era of systems fully integrated with small size, low cost, minimal power consumption and maximum performance, which will in turn design products truly autonomous, small, powerful and cheap.

By Salvador – Online Student


My father is a professor and my mother a teacher. They work in the university Miguel Hernandez of Orihuela. 
My father is a doctor agronomist and he teaches cold technology in addition to investigating. My father teaches an online course, where he uploads the material of the course on the webpage and there is a forum for students.

A part of the webpage is like the “Rise of the Technology Class.” blog. The students post their opinions and discuss coursework. My father is able to view all the posts, then forms his explanations back to the class.

If they have any problems they send an email to my father saying: “I will go to the university tomorrow and my father will explain in person the solution.

That is good for his students because it is very comfortable way to express their thoughts while they are studying. However, for a teacher who may not be as knowledgeable about a subject, it forces then to work a little harder to find the answers. Remember, in class students don’t always want to raise their hand asking a question, but at the keyboard on a blog, authentic questions appear that can help everyone. This is a great teaching tool.

blog board

blog board

Salvador – Google preparing operating system, OS Chrome


Google is preparing a new attack against its great rival, Microsoft, in its war in the  software market. Soon to be completed: its own operating system for PC which was announced about nine months ago.

The new system called Chrome OS is designed to also install on netbooks. “Speed, simplicity and security are key for Google OS Chrome. The OS is designed to be fast and light, to turn and take you to the network in a few seconds.” states googleblog.blogspot.com

The software will be offered online at the end of the year on an Open Source license, allowing it to be modified by any user. In addition, computers with the new operating system that are preinstalled will go on sale in the second half of 2010. The system is compatible with processors Intel and ARM.

Salvador – Facebook: Wife exposes next boss of UK Secret Service


On June 16 it was announced that Sir John Sawers, will be the next boss of MI6, the UK Secret Service.

The same day, his wife hung 19 photographs of their holidays on Facebook. Lady Sawers did not set privacy or safety settings and she made extensive use of the social network, where you can see their family and friends. She also posted the address of their friends and family.

Facebook “wall posts” from friends congratulate Sir John Sawers with the nickname “Uncle C”.  C, for chief, as he is officially called – of MI6

In my opinion, the wife of such a significant figure as the head of the Secret Service should have protected the privacy of the family. That can be a serious problem for Great Britain as much as an embarrassment.

Sir John Sawers

Sir John Sawers

Salvador – mobile phones? no, mobile computers!


When mobile phones were mass released they were big and heavy – more than a kilogram. Phones didn’t have screens, the keypad was huge and the battery didn’t last! And of course, they only served to call.

With modern mobile phones, we can navigate quickly through internet,  make video conferences, listen to music, navigate with GPS, record videos, take pictures, play games.

…even google is introducing a new voice text service for mobile. Let’s just call it a mobile computer.

Salvador – The technology creep (change)


In the past 10 years we have evolved from the analog to digital era and witnessed the technology revolution. Thanks to breakthrough advancement our entire culture is based on research. We all do it every time we engage with the web.

Decades ago people watched science fiction films. Now almost all the experimental stories of machines and blinking lights controlling our lives has just about come true. Even as recent as 2002 when the movie Minority Report (Tom Cruise) was released, Director Steven Spielberg researched with technologists their predictions of the future and how we would be engaged with a digital world.

Soon, we wont requre computers or mobile phones because we will have digital chips in our heads to compliment the newest breakthrough: Contact Lens Screens!

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contact lens screen

This is how we will navigate landing on Mars!

Salvador – Video Games

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Video games are violent, but not necessarily negative.

Video games help improve the reflexes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_simulator) – Educational games teach – Reality games bring us closer to life-like events.

Grand Theft Auto 4 (violent first-person shooter game) faces a lot of criticism and in many countries it is banned because a young man in the US killed a taxi driver, which is a part of the gameplay. Perhaps, more parental and family control and positive social environments would prevent such real life violence.

I’ve never played Grand Theft Auto.

Salvador – The advertisement

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noticiario documentales

Advertising has been a widely used tool, indispensable in the course of human history, but not as we know it today. Advertising seeks to persuade someone of something.

Thanks to advertising communication, great empires have been kept alive, kings continued to rule, presidents have come out successful governance, but the opposite has happened: kings, presidents of government have been overthrown by advertising – to try convince a population that they were still good for the people. For example, Hitler, in addition to solving the economic crisis and provide work for the Germans could not have continued so long in power if not for advertising. Controlled all media, which praised the figure of Hitler. The same happened with Stalin, which made people believe he was the best.

It also happened in Spain when Francisco Franco was the dictator who controlled the communication, there was a lot of censorship and only included the things that the Spaniards wanted to hear. There are still more people who said that when Franco was lived, people lived very well but that isn´t true, Franco killed many people, was very cruel, that was what Franco wanted people to think, and got it through advertising.

Currently in Spain there is a strong struggle between media of different ideologies, insulting and accusing others. When the government does something, there’s always a newspaper, radio, TV station “paid for placement,” advert fight over politics, between government and those who say they have gone mad.

Salvador – Miguel Hernández Gilabert


He was born the 30th of October in 1910 in Orihuela. And he dead the 28th of March in 1942.
He is one of the most important Spanish poets.
He was very poor, his family cared sheeps and goats.
He went to school (Santo Domingo), he learned because the school was glued on his house.
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He met many times with the most important writers and poets on that time. During the civil war, he joined into the Republican side, he was a “red”, and when the “National side” won, he was arrested because he was communist. He dead in Alicante´s jail from tuberculosis.


Salvador – Duel of Titans

Nokia launches its most advanced mobile, the N97 – and Apple launches the new iPhone 3GS in 75 countries, the third generation iPhone. The N97, is the “crown jewel” of Nokia, the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile devices.

In this world, a very big duel.

But there are many good phones now on the market, very similar to these two mobiles. LG, Blackberry and Samsung have very good touch-screen phones, like the new LG Sand (“LG Arena” in Spanish)

Salvador – About Me


I as born in Pamplona/Iruña (Navarra/Nafarroa) the 29th of june 1993.
Now, I live in a small town called Orihuela/Oriola, situated in Alicante, south-east of Spain.

Orihuela is a monumental town, there are lots of gothic churches, palaces and old buildings. Orihuela has much history. Hundreds of years ago, Orihuela was one of the most important cities in Spain. 84.626 people live here now.


I like music, going to the cinema, reading, watching TV, skiing (I go skiing every year, I love skiing), swimming, going snorkeling, riding on bike, playing computer games.

I love the beach (I go to the beach every weekend and on holidays), I love the mountain too.

I rarely buy computer games, I download them on the internet.

Spanish films aren’t very good. I don’t  normally see Spanish films, I prefer hollybood films, but many of those films are very unreal.

I listen to Spanish music, but also a lot of music in English. I like all kind of music, no, sorry, I don´t like house and reggae – but especially like rock, hard rock, SKA, heavy. I like Mago D e Oz, Marea, Boikot…and many others.

On TV, I see Spanish programs, like “Salvados”, “Buenafuente”, “El Intermedio” and “Qué vida más triste”. I normally see American films. I see some TV series like “Aida”, “Aquí no hay Quien Viva” and American series like House, CSI and Criminal Minds.

I really enjoy reading. I like Harry Potter, like Samantha. My Spanish literature and language teacher is Rosa Cáceres, and she´s a writer. I’ve read one of her books and she writes very good. My fauvorite writers are Dan Brown, J.K Rowling, Ken follet, Tolkien and Ildefonso Falcones.


One of the best books I have read is “The sea cathedral”.

The story happens in Barcelona in the middle ages

Salvador – A World Change


That´s like a Nikolas_The Flip-Side post comment. Of course. We (young people arround the world) should change the world. We have to eliminate the injustices that there are arround the world, eradicating poverty, ensuring that all we are equal, that people won´t be more rich than other person, no more powerful than other people, no difference between countries, that everyone study on the school. But we must change many things, how we live, think, change the policy, the economy (although that is giving us many problems in all countries of the world, and we continue supporting the economy, I don´t know why) We have to change everything, that not have wars and discrimination, racism or hunger in the world. If we do nothing, we´ll destroy the world. Technology, communication, Internet, media are essential to say to the people “We have to change the world”. It is also necessary to take care of the planet and animals, plants, everything in it, so we need to find a form of development that does not damage the environment, take care, there is a radical change, reinventing everything all the technology and research and create all that we have now but that doesn´t pollute.

Salvador – THE “WATER MOTOR”


The New Scientist magazine says that USA and Israel scientists are investigating the revolutionary creation of Arturo Estevez, a Spanish inventor.

He crated about thirty years ago “the water motor”. He had many exhibits to show that his invention worked well. But people and scientists believed that it was not viable. The lobby (politicians) of petroleum stopped his development. After a period of great activity, he disappeared without a trace

He got two silver medals on international contests. One by a “purifying gaseous pollutants” and one for its “System for recovery of helicopters in the event of failure”. NASA was interested in the latter invention.

With two liters of water, and a kilogram of stones that were a catalyst.
It produced as much energy as nine liters of petroleum, and it was cheaper than petroleum.