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.

Archive for digital

Nikolas – Music

I love Music. My dad is in the music business and plays multiple instruments and I have been exposed to so many different types of music and I have seen the worldly effect it has. I myself do not play an instrument, god knows I’ve tried, but it has just never worked out. I am more of a music collector I would say. I am finding new stuff daily and have branched out to every type of music possible, except country, that is just terrible. I love finding new songs and artists and me and my friends are always exchanging new findings with each other.

With new advances in technology it has been extremely easy to be exposed to and to find new music with ease. iTunes is my go-to source and is great because it gives me recommendations to other songs or artists I might like. I use Internet sources also, Pandora is one of the websites I like. I am on these sources all of the time and go to many other places to. With out my computer or the Internet I would have never been able to get to the point where I am at now.  I have around 9000 songs and counting and I am eager to find more. It is a huge part of my life and I do not know what I would do without it.

“A day without music is a day lost.” – James Brown (one of my favorite artists) https://i1.wp.com/www.htzfm.com/files/htzfm/images/james%20brown.jpg

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Salvador – Duel of Titans

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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)

Sergio – xbox 360 e3

I want to know your opinion about the new microsoft project, relative to the e3 xbox 360.

Check this out for video game play. Amazing!

Katie – On June 12, 2009, “TV Evolves in the US”

A new era in broadcast television history.
A new era in broadcast television history.

REMINDER: Your Analog TV’s Will Implode At Midnight
The era of analog broadcast television in the United States will end as the nation’s full power* television stations complete their transition to an all-digital system. While this change will mark the end of the traditional analog method of broadcasting over-the-air television, it won’t signal the end of free broadcast television, and your favorite broadcast programs and local television stations will still be available.

Don’t forget your old school analog TV’s will cease receiving over-the-air TV signals come tomorrow unless you score a digital converter box or you receive your television by cable, satellite or built-in HDTV tuner. Congress extended the DTV Transition date from Feburary 17th, 2009 (best day ever might I add) to June 12, 2009 due to the economy and lack of DTV coupons.

It’s your geeky duty to call grandma and inform her that her precious block of Baking With Julia and The Best Of The Joy Of Painting will no longer be filling her noontime cat nap unless she steps up to all digital TV.

Cesar – USB 3.0 coming soon!!!!!

Well guys technology advances all the time and here it goes again!!! There is alot of buzz saying that a better faster USB controller is going to hit the markets,the super speed univeral serial bus or USB 3.0 is coming soon to the public (yes US!!!)

Spex.:  1.) The max. speed is 4.8 GB/sec  (yes gigabytes, (1,024 megabytes))

2.) It can upload and download SIMOTANEOUSLY!!!!

3.) Its like 2 USB in one, the uplod wire set is separate from the download wire set.

well peeps thats all for now, ill update this post cuz its awesome!!!!

Aruna – Bittersweet but connected

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Do we take things for granted? I wonder how students our age who live in underdeveloped countries would feel if they had to all of a sudden use a computer everyday? Or own a TV? OR watch a movie? That we take for granted. We know all about kids in Africa because we are connected. They probably know very little about about us. Let’s invent some way to let them know who we are.

Aruna – Graduating in India

51iQAI3hDL._SL500_I know I’m a little early posting this but thought this is utterly tragic…

Everyone around the world thinks that because there are companies to outsource work here in India, that the mass population are digital geniuses. I am surprised to read the following article. “80% of high school graduates are not readily employable?” How is that possible? Surfing the internet doesn’t obviously get you a job…

“There is a cool program here that has launched a pilot to enable 500 8th through 12th grade students with little or no computer experience to develop and certify digital skills. It is developed by Rotary Club of New Delhi through corporate sponsorship from Intel, Spice Telecom and CyberLearning.

Based on the success of the project, this pilot could be extended to more than 500 schools by as early as July 2009. “Reports indicate that 80 percent of graduates produced by India are not readily employable, so it’s imperative that we start focusing on schools,” said Pankaj Rai, chairman of the Rotary Club of New Delhi Literacy Committee in India. Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. Picture from Cheryl Oakes’s Page.