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Thursday, March 30, 2017

As We Go "Dark" To Prepare For the New Quarter...

We wanted to begin by sharing some common sense reminders as The US Congress just passed the new bill to loosen privacy Rules.  This is courtesy of the team at +CNN International : 

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As we noted in our home site earlier, Today is a sad day in our World as the number of Syrian Refugees has passed 5 Million registered with the UN.  This is as an estimated 6 Million Refugees have been internally displaced.    
As we finish off a very busy Quarter and gear up for the new Quarter of Engagements here in the Daily Outsider, we wanted to finish the Quarter with two Thoughts from Ahmad Kathrada who passed away and whose words resonate ever more:

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We look forward to continue our on-going engagement with the Community during the upcoming Quarter.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

As The Quarter Comes to an End....

We wanted to share this we picked up courtesy of the team at +Futurism that blew us away as we are witness to the automation of almost everything around us:

The need to educate ourselves about what is possible and what is not is at the heart of the profound dilemma we face as we look to the new Quarter with all the possibilities.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Notations On Our World (W-End Edition): On The Virtual Prowl in Washington

As the transformation for #Outsiders continues, we are pleased to share this from our archives as It has been around 66 Days since Donald Trump took the oath of office.    We picked this up from our Archives as the Last Obama Budget went up to Congress and the corresponding so-called "people's Budget which we wanted to report on: 

This was published by the National Priorities Project as the Trump Budget blue was announced and as the United States was witness to the first major legislative defeat for President Trump on Obamacare--although the spin now is that "Washington is Broken.." and that "it is the Democrats Fault":


President Trump today released a first draft of his proposed budget for the United States in fiscal year 2018. 

Imagine a federal budget that took stock of the current needs and threats facing our country, and made a good faith effort to use taxpayer money to address those challenges.
This budget does not do that.
Instead, this budget adds $54 billion to the United States military budget – already larger than the military budgets for the next seven countries combined – by taking away from nearly everything else that keeps our society and economy functioning.

Americans' top priorities are terrorism, the economy, and education. The Trump budget falls short on all three.

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From Our Archives: The Last Interview w/ Dr. Oliver Sacks

As we welcome you to this "Alpha Site" for the Education Road, Please enjoy The last-ever interview with Dr. Oliver Sacks »
Wise, warm and funny ... watch this poignant short interview with the legendary neurologist

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Notations On Our World (W-End Edition): As we relaunch the Education Road.....

We are working to "relaunch" the Education here in the Daily Outsider as we begin by featuring this courtesy of the Founder of the X-Prize, Peter Diandmanids with some profound questions we look forward to addressing in deliberations here:

I have two twin boys heading into kindergarten this year.
I’m always thinking about what education will be like for them over the next 10 to 20 years as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and global connectivity change the way we access and manipulate knowledge.
Will college even exist in the next 10 to 20 years?
Will it be relevant?
I live two blocks from my children's school, and when I am in town, one of my most precious moments is walking them to school in the morning.
During the walk, I ask them what questions they have of me. The topics range from plants to black holes.
I relish and admire their questions.
When I drop them off, the last thing I say to them is, “Ask good questions today.”
Why? We are heading toward a world of a trillion sensors and ubiquitous AI -- a world where, a decade from now, we will all have some variant of JARVIS from Iron Man.
In that world, you’ll be able to know anything you want, anytime you want. So the quality of the questions you learn to ask will be more important than memorized knowledge.
In my humble opinion, helping your kids to think critically and to ask great questions is the most important lesson you can teach them.