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GOOD IDEAS for OUR FUTURE

GOOD IDEAS for OUR FUTURE

We cover why it's worth spending a few minutes exploring where we've been to explore how we can shape our future. Episode one covers who we've been by exploring 100s of years of war over borders, the end of empires, histories of enslavement, the consequences of...

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HW11 – I Want to Believe(?)

HW11 – I Want to Believe(?)

1 – Intelligent Life in the Universe?I think there is likely intelligent life in the univrse. As for what "intelligence" would mean in a different galaxy, I'm not sure. However, it seems unlikely that in the infinite expanse of all known existence, living organizms...

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HW9 – Spoilsports

HW9 – Spoilsports

1 – These Are the SpoilsportsA: Observer EffectWeb address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6fAcigk3Ys Commentary and quality This video discusses the over-generalization of "the observer effect," which folks have used to have a lazy understanding of science. I like...

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HW7 – Cones of Uncertainty

1 – Cones of Uncertainty Applied Describing how cones of uncertainty applies to AGILE project management for software development Steve McConnel explains that no two projects can be planned the same because, well, no two projects are the same. McConnell offers some...

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HW6 – Theories of Innovation

1 – More on My Project, a List of Topics Now that we have a rough plan for the "GOOD IDEAS about Our Future" podcast, structure, and budget, it's time to identify topics. Provided below are ideas, descriptions, and a few relevant sources to research content. Episode 1...

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HW2 – GOOD Things Ahead

HW2 – GOOD Things Ahead

1 – Coding Up the Curve While a lot of money gets funneled into measuring programmers' productivity, says programmer and author Isaac Lyman, doing so is a lot easier said than done. Sure, you could use lines of code, but that'd be ludicrous as there's no control for...

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