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.

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Samantha – how small can you go?

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TVs are smaller, the smallest cell phones, digital integrated video cameras. How small can we go?

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With all the advances in science, are we at the end of small? Netbook laptops the size of a book or less. 50 years ago a computer utilized the space of an entire room for tape drives and memory units the size of a car.

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I can not imagine a smaller mobile device than those that now exist or smaller computers. Is technology serving a higher purpose at this point?

I leave to your discretion.

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Samantha- YouTube, the world’s window

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A few years ago we didn’t even know YouTube. Sometimes my friends were talking about videos, spots and series that we saw on the Internet. So one day i decided to go to YouTube. I was surprised by the amount of videos that people were uploading every day with the simple act of showing an event, a movie, a series, music videos etc.

From a minute to 10 minutes. Also, the content – some ridiculous –  from falls, accidents, memorable events that happen on television, around the world and amazing videos recorded with the cell, which as I said before, has become the major tool for information today.

YouTube’s impact on television and news programs has changed my source of information –  I view the content uploaded by people witnessing events such as violence, demonstrations, social and personal.

It has become literally “the window of the world” where we can see right now, what we can’t see on television, where people can express themselves openly to millions of people.

People who set trends such as the little boy known as Edgar and his now famous “ya wey”, which falls on a precarious bridge to a river – or the famous execution of Saddam Hussein. The wonder of Youtube is that it combines forces of media, especially the mobile phone to record historical events that we could not witness otherwise. Becuase of the YouTube, we capture moments that are now imperishable!

Samantha- TeCHNOLOGY and information…

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It’s certainly a fact that the world needs technology to be informed, to be in touch faster and better…for business to operate.

One of the more important chain of news is CNN. I like how they present the information to the people with the facts. They handle all the information with responsibility and veracity. When something happens, CNN counts on their professional staff. They make it happen fast and reach out to the people for their opinion.

For example the horrible death of Michael Jackson was covered with success by CNN. Since Michael was in the hospital they were there at the edge of information. When the statement of his death was confirmed, they told the world the fatal news.
CNN also covered the history of Michael’s career and showed us more of his musical life.

For me, the most important thing of all is the way information is handled, if it’s true or not. Also the people and personalities of those who work on-air, know how to expose and to get the info. Also, the production of CNN is interesting and feels interactive…seems like research confirmed on the spot with professionalism and responsibility.

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Michael Jackson Thriller

I also track their coverage on the net. So, you can choose the internet, TV or both.

One last thing…Michael Jackson, simply the best.

Samantha – Silvestre Revueltas, our proud…

Today i want to talk about a very important person who was an artist and who was also from Santiago Papasquiaro Durango. His name is Silvestre Revueltas Sánchez, better known as “Silvestre Revueltas”.

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He was born in Santiago Papasquiaro Durango, on December the 31st of 1899. He was a composer, musician, violinist and an orchest director. Revueltas is the greatest mexican composer. The oldest son of a family who had very important artist for mexican culture.

When he was young he went to study to the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica in Mexico. His music was very important around the world like Adagio, Danza geométrica, and others. He was inspired by the music of Claude Debussy. Silvestre traveled around the world and he lived in USA for a long time. But he died in Mexico city in October 5th of 1940.

On my opinion he was the best composer of America, when i hear his music, its like been in another time, so romantic, and strong at the same time, its something different, and most important of all is the fact that he is part of me and part of all the Santiago People. You shoul listen his music, i think you would like it.

Samantha – Large Hadron Collider from the movie “Angels and Demons”

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A few days ago I went to the movie Angels and Demons and that movie shows a little bit of the function of the “large hadron collider”.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, intended to collide opposing particle beams.

The Large Hadron Collider was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) with the intention of testing various predictions of high-energy physics, including the existence of the hypothesized ‘Higgs boson.’ It lies in a tunnel 27 kilometres (17 mi) in circumference, as much as 175 metres (570 ft) beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland.

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It is funded by and built in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories.

Experimentally verifying the existence of the Higgs boson, the last unobserved particle, would shed light on how particles are thought to acquire their mass.

Expected results:
Once the supercollider is up and running, scientists estimate that a single Higgs boson may be produced every few hours.

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At this rate, it may take up to three years to collect enough data to discover the Higgs boson unambiguously.

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Samantha- A Little bit about me

Hi, mmm…i know we havent been the oportunity to ge to know eich other as well as we want so, this is a little bit about me.
I grow up in Santiago Papasquiaro, but i was born in Durango, Dgo. Since i was a kid, i liked a lot the music, specially music in english. I also like opera, classical music like Beethoven, Mozart, oh i love Mozart, but most of all, i always like to read. I remember when i took the first book of Harry Potter. I took it from a shelter and i said to my mom buy it to me please. My mom bougth it. And since that moment i start to read like a crazy. Hehe, i know its weird, but, when i have issues or troubles, i like to have an open door to another world, another story.
My favorite author is, definelty, Stephen King. He is for me the best of horror, insanity, dreamscapes and nightmares that keep you up with fear all the night and still then you want more. I ve been read:
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Pet Sematary
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Salem’s Lot
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i know they are not much but i want to extend that list. So you already know a little bit about me in the matter of my passions.

Samantha – Videogames vs. Music

A few days ago i read an article about the industry of videogames and music. Its true that the people actually is looking for a new type of fun to spend on his free times. But what really caught my attention was the fact of the rising of the sales of video-games and the decrease of the record sales. This is happening because, according to the article, people looks for a story, for imagination to live with, could be able to participate on that stories, above a record with a few good songs. I don’t know if that happens to me but im sure that at least one of us has been dreaming with a new game of Xbox 360 or PS3 instead of the new album of Rhianna. Take your choice…