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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Michael – “Iran, the cell phone revolution”

6a00d83451c45669e20115701fad26970c-500wiAs the world watches and listens to historic change in Iran, I wonder if the protesters really know how far their media has traveled. Their access to the internet  is blocked. Only a few foreign journalists have been allowed to stay and reporting is limited. The images of young people banded together for a common cause are quite compelling.

For some of the authors on this blog, this is the first massive movement of activism you have noticed with global impact.

Picture 3“You” emerged more than a few years ago as the hero for Time Magazine’s person of the year. (2006) Citizen journalism or “participatory journalism” is not necessarily new by technology timelines.

The dramatic footage sent by mostly young people from Iran tell a story deeper than civil protest. There is no violence in this movie file. Turn up the volume. Listen to the story. This is one long continuous shot from a mobile phone, traveling along the street during protest. It is about technology.  It is their primary link to the outside world for expression. These are authentic stories that have crossed all channels and platforms using all types of media.

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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)

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.

MIchael – YouTube on your Television

YouTube on TV

YouTube on TV

Nicole – mobiles in Ecuador

Its interesting how people in Ecuador are always looking for the latest gadgets. For example,  i’ve heard from one of my teachers that people in Ecuador change their cellphones within a period of three months. is this normal in other places around the world?

please comment..

probably im the exception haha i just got a Blackberry as a birthday present. however i took a picture for you to know how often i change phones haha (im not joking!)

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Cesar – Windows VS. Mac

Ok, i want to get a count of what you all think , what is better Windows or (eww) Mac. people say that mac is more techy and such, but i think that windows is more versatile and cuztomizabel…………..i dont know i wanna hear your opinion

Michael – Innovation vs. Invention

VHS Tapes?

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All of it. It’s not a photo and was recently created by an artist. I’m still trying to find the artist. So, someone will be drawing CD covers in 10 years since we download all our music. I am sure innovation trumps invention. With every new device people think the world will change overnight. The iPhone could be an exception. Things did change overnight. Otherwise, very few inventions changed the world as quickly. There was another tape format that looked just like these VHS tapes called “Betacam.” It didn’t last for home use, but was a breakthrough format for documentary makers and television stations. Most of us are innovators. Occasionally we think of something simple that hasn’t been made before. As this blog populates with more of you, discuss your innovation here. One of you will invent something new someday. The innovation that you collaborate with others will probably lead you there. Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. Sergei Brin. Inventors or Innovators? Or just great leaders?