The Bar For Being Human Just Got Raised Again

As artificial intelligence continues to improve through both hardware and software engineering advances it'll get to the point where it starts to overtake low functioning human beings.  Then it'll overtake average human beings.  At some point it'll overtake the smartest human beings on the planet.  Ray Kurzweil called this point the…

Everyone Deserves Respect

Bullies are cruel, but demanding respect from everyone is the worst kind of bullying According to our newly created mission statement we're supposed to be producing students who are respectful.  I was advocating for responsible but respect got the nod. Respectful students serve order.  Their docility allows a system to…

Bare Minimums

I've had a go at professionalism a number of times on Dusty World.  You might even call it a recurring theme.  Here I go again... "Wha'dyou care?  You get paid whether we learn anything or not." In one simple sentence a kid in my son's grade 10 applied math class…

The Future Coming Into Focus

This isn't the end, it's just a stage of evolution (an annoying one). We quickly get used to the idea that things will always stay the same.  For a while there it looked like we'd all be on desktop computers, then laptops became more common and wireless internet matured in…

Riding Scottsdale

I just got invited to the Education Innovation Summit in Scottsdale at the end of the Easter weekend.  I get in early the day before so I'm thinking about getting myself on something appropriate for a lovely Sunday afternoon and evening around Scottsdale.  Eagle Rider has a place in Scottsdale…

Biker Nerd Style

While everyone else is going for the Harley Davidson leather thing, I'm looking for a bit more nerd in my biker look.  I'm going with for an Imperial trooper vibe.I like the idea of white kit that gets used looking on the road.  Having a white jacket and helmet will…

Chasing Virginia Waterfalls

The Ultimate Virginia Waterfall Trip My cousin in law shared this and I thought it would make for a nice, twisty ride.  It got to double digits yesterday and my throttle hand is getting itchy event though we're still knee deep in snow. It's a 271 mile ride through the…
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