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Unschooling and revolutions: finishing Walkaway

With this post we conclude our online book club‘s reading of Cory Doctorow’s science fiction novel Walkaway. (For the reading schedule, click here.  For all posts on this reading, click here.  For more information on our book club, click over … Continue reading

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Walkaway U: our online book club reads Walkaway’s middle chapters

With this post we’ll continue our reading of Cory Doctorow’s Walkaway, moving on to the novel’s middle chapters.  Many things are going on, including an extended exploration of future education. (For the reading schedule, click here.  For all posts on … Continue reading

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Starting to read _Walkaway_

With this post we’ll begin our reading of Cory Doctorow’s Walkaway, starting with the first two chapters. (For the reading schedule, click here.  For all posts on this reading, click here.  For more information on our book club, click over … Continue reading

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Walkaway: our book club reading schedule

On April 2nd I announced that our online book club‘s new reading will bve Cory Doctorow’s near future science fiction novel Walkaway (FTTE bookstore link). In this post I’ll outline the reading plan. Here’s how it’ll work. Every week I’ll … Continue reading

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Coming up: Cory Doctorow on the Future Trends Forum and in our book club

I wanted to share a dual announcement about two future events. Well known novelist, blogger, speaker, and cyberactivist Cory Doctorow will be our guest on the Future Trends Forum on Wednesday, May 16th, from 2-3 pm eastern time.  I’m looking … Continue reading

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On global economic inequality: a vital book for education

I wanted to share some thoughts about a recent book, as it bears strongly on the future of education. Branko Milanović’s Global Inequality A New Approach for the Age of Globalization (2016: Amazon) is a major work in current events, forecasting, and economics. … Continue reading

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Reading and finishing _Soonish_, part 4: from bioprinting to the grave

Today we finish up our reading of Soonish, a look at some future technologies, written and illustrated by Kelly and Zack Weinersmith.  In this post we’ll explore and discuss chapters 10 (bioprinting), 11 (brain-computer interfaces), and 12 (conclusion). First, let’s look back at the past week.  The … Continue reading

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Reading _Soonish_, part 3: from augmented reality to precision medicine

Today we continue our reading of Soonish, a look at some future technologies, written and illustrated by Kelly and Zack Weinersmith.  In this post we’ll explore and discuss chapters 7-9, which shift from digital technology to the life sciences by covering augmented … Continue reading

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Reading _Soonish_, part 2: friendly nuclear power and robots

Today we continue our reading of Soonish, a look at some future technologies, written and illustrated by Kelly and Zack Weinersmith.  In this post we’ll explore and discuss chapters 4-6, covering new forms of power, robots, and construction. If you’re just … Continue reading

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Reading _Soonish_, part 1

Today we start our reading of Soonish, written and illustrated by Kelly and Zack Weinersmith.  In this post we’ll explore and discuss chapters 1-3.  So far the book is a riot of big science, comedy, and good teaching. Please add your … Continue reading

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