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The 6 Most Important Tech Trends, According to Eric Schmidt

May 03, 2016

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google’s parent, Alphabet, has spent his entire career predicting how technology can change the world. While traveling the globe as essentially the company’s global ambassador, meeting with world leaders and giving talks, he isn’t slowing down on espousing about what he says are the most important future technologies.

U.S. Steel Industry Pleads With Uncle Sam To Stand Up For America Before The Industry Is Destroyed By China

May 03, 2016

The United States steel industry is experiencing the greatest crisis in its history due to record import surges and cheap steel that is flooding global markets from Chinese state-owned and subsidized companies. The result is a steep loss of U.S. production capacity along with thousands of jobs.

Technology's changes in our schools

May 02, 2016

What does the future of public education look like? I get excited, but also nervous, about the future. Before we look at the future we should review the past and see how much education has changed since the days of the one-room schoolhouse. In this article I will present some facts about the past as well as provide some research from experts looking into their crystal balls.

Will this new ‘socially assistive robot’ from MIT Media Lab (or its progeny) replace teachers?

May 01, 2016

Researchers in the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, led by Cynthia Breazeal, PhD, have developed a powerful new “socially assistive” robot called Tega that senses the affective (emotional/feeling) state of a learner, and based on those cues, creates a personalized motivational strategy.