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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Cristo – Nit de Sant Joan (The night of San Juan )

Six months after Christmas is celebrated the arrival of the summer solstice during the shortest night of the year. The feast of St. Juan Bautista is celebrated that day, June 24.

June 24th was the birth of San Juan. Ever since that night was identified as the night of San Juan, which coincides with the summer solstice and has inherited a number of practices, rituals, traditions and customs. Ever since the June 24 date is celebrated the birth of John the Baptist.

In the Night of San Juan is customary to give a walk on fire. Devotees prepare roads embers of two meters long and walk barefoot on them without damage. The celebration is accompanied with dances, meals and drinks.

> The big star of the night of San Juan is the fire, aiming not only to pay tribute to the sun, but also purify the sins of man.

> At dawn on June 24 it is believed that any water is pure and healing and provides protection.

> Religious people pray to attract soil fertility and their own.

Popular beliefs about the night of San Juan, which since antiquity has  been believed to have magical properties.

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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.

Sergio – thanks for inviting me

thanks for inviting me to this project, I hope to be of much help, I’m very pleased to participate and learn a lot of people around the world

Kaito – breaking sterotypes…being the artist

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Some of my friends in the US do not know how much the center of culture can start in Tokyo. Imagine please New York, Paris, London, Berlin and San Paulo all of them in to one city. That is Tokyo. Japan is an island. It is difficult for Western people to make the trip. Culture in form of art and music begin here and develops. Invents itself. Yes, we are also the influence of the eastern and western world culture. The force of artistic culture is so powerful here that it is feeling more than the technology advances of our culture. Please see the following link for a new movement to share artistic talent through expression and content. Thank you very much.

WHAT’S CoFesta:

JAPAN INTERNATIONAL CONTENTS FESTIVAL (Called “CoFesta”) is the world’s largest comprehensive “contents” festival. The events connected with the contents industry like games, animation, manga , characters, broadcast, music and film are held in cooperation with each other.

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While various contents from Japan influence and improve each other and cooperate in media technology industry to inform of our statement, CoFesta aims to be the world’s largest contents festival which create new capability and spread it abroad widely.

http://www.cofesta.jp/2009/en/index.html

Nikolas – To Late

One of the biggest things I do not like about technology is that they keep coming out with better versions of things and updating features so quickly. Sure its good to make progress, but the companies could space it out a little. Like you save up for an iphone for a year and you finally get one and you go running to brag and show it to your friends and there like, pshh you got the old version, your lame. Its really not fair. And people always say wait for the next version to come out to buy it, but there is never really a final version is there? You just have to choose which version you want and settle for that model. This is not just with phones, but cars, video games, mp3’s and computers.

from Veena – Technology and War

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Over the years as times have changed and technological advances have been made, the face of war has also changed. Before World War I, fighting was done with bayonets and muskets, which could only fire one bullet before being reloaded. Weapons like these made war very personal, because the two sides had to be within a close range to use them.

As technology has advanced, war has become extremely impersonal. We can now fire missiles into other countries hundreds of miles away. We can use airplanes to fly over and drop bombs on the enemy. The invention of guns that can shoot much farther and carry multiple bullets means that soldiers no longer have to look into the eyes of the people they kill. Instead of being out with the soldiers, generals can now sit safely miles away from the fighting and issue orders by phone. All of these technological advances, and more, take the personal feeling out of war because they make it so the people involved do not know who they are killing.

Is this a good thing or a bad thing? It could be said that this impersonal feeling helps because it doesn’t let the soldiers’ morality get in the way… But isn’t our morality what makes us human? Technology has taken the human element out of war. This is a terrifying thought to me. With all the “weapons of mass destruction” we have that could easily take out half the world (or more), I think the last thing the world needs is a loss of morality. I guess what I’m getting at here is that technology can save the world, but it can also very easily and quickly destroy it.

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Michael – YTC’s founder Dave Finkel

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