stories from Romania

This story reads as the one about Matthias Corvinus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthias_Corvinus and Vlad Tepes, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlad_the_Impaler or Vlad the Impaler., or Vlad Dracula.
After the Ottoman Empire attacked Vlad Tepes from the South, Matthias Corvinus, one of the recognized most educated sovereign in his times, start spreading rumors that Vlad sucks blood from his peasants, to spread demoralization, so he can expand to the East on account of Vlad Tepes’ lands.

digital twin

https://medium.com/@segkrg/the-advantages-of-a-digital-twin-virtual-reality-campus-563b77c951cc

Consider these 10things that happen on a digital twin virtual reality campus that cannot happen in a real-world, physical campus:

  1. Expand a human organ and step inside it. (Here similar video with Mark Gill in the SCSU CAVE: https://youtu.be/EGbToEeoDlA?t=74)
  2. Step into a Star Trek-style transporter and beam up to a starship to learn astronomy on a space walk.
  3. Expand the dissectible pig to the size of a school bus and space-walk through the organs and cavities as you learn about anatomy.
  4. View a wooly mammoth skeleton and then step onto a time machine and go back in time 40,000 years to walk among a herd of wooly mammoths.
  5. Travel to the Great Wall of China, stand upon it and learn the history and engineering of this structure — all in the space of one class period.
  6. Select from the world’s greatest paintings and organize an exhibit in a museum — and let every student do this in their own way.
  7. Watch a video about dinosaurs and then watch as the dinosaurs walk out of the screen and into the middle of the classroom.
  8. Learn Spanish language and culture at the Pyramid of the Moon, rather than a four-walled classroom.
  9. Learn molecular biology by expanding molecules to the size of a basketball.
  10. Gain a greater understanding of history by stepping back in time to the Roman Colosseum and touring it as a class just as it stood 2500 years ago.

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more on digital worlds in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=virtual+worlds

The Great Hack Cambridge Analytica

The Great Hack (2019) – Exploring how a data company named Cambridge Analytica came to symbolise the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as uncovered by journalist Carole Cadwalladr. [01:54:00] from r/Documentaries

https://www.netflix.com/title/80117542

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Former Cambridge Analytica chief receives seven-year directorship ban from r/worldnews

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/sep/24/cambridge-analytica-directorship-ban-alexander-nix

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more on Cambridge Analytica in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=cambridge

ed tech companies protections

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/23/916096008/justice-department-proposes-weakening-social-medias-legal-shield

Tech companies largely oppose paring Section 230’s protections, which they say have been essential to the development of the internet. Now with the election just weeks away, some warn that the legislation could make tech platforms reluctant to act on potentially harmful disinformation.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has said Section 230 should be “revoked”, arguing that tech companies should be held to the same standards as media companies, which can be sued for printing falsehoods.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., one of the original authors of Section 230, accused the Trump administration of trying to intimidate tech companies.

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more on ed tech companies in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=tech+companies

Facebook Aria Ray-Bans smart glasses

Facebook’s first ‘smart glasses’ will be Ray-Bans, coming next year

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/16/21439929/facebook-ar-smart-glasses-ray-ban-announcement

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more on AR in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=augmented+reality

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