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Module 5: Red Queens and Increasing Returns

I can still remember when DVDs were introduced and I started sending my VCR tapes to what Yeebo (2004) calls the “technological graveyard”. People like myself were joining others in saying goodbye to Blockbusters’ motto, “Be kind, rewind,” and embracing … Continue reading

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Science Fiction as a Force for Emerging Technologies

This week, I learned how science fiction plays a huge part in stimulating the creative juices to come up with new tech. One of sci-fi technologies I love and would like to see one day is memory manipulation. I think … Continue reading

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The Disruptive Power of MIT SixthSense Project

SixthSense technology is a wearable technology that enhances the physical world by  augmenting the physical world  with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information  (Mistry, 2009). SixthSense uses a camera, projector, a mirror, a … Continue reading

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Nymi: My Heartbeat is my Password

Researching on the disruptive power of SixthSense and I came upon this “new tech”. Anything with the quotes “new tech” means that it’s new to me. The tech is Nymi, which is a wearable computing device, which is designed to … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Technologies and Rhymes of History Technology

This past week I finished work on Module 3’s subject of evolutionary technologies and rhymes of history technology. Naturally, like everything else with my PhD program, the terminology was completely unknown to me. As luck would have it, I was … Continue reading

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Rhymes of History Technology

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”- Mark Twain (Earyrs, 1971 p. 121).                   Using Twain’s quote (Earyrs, 1972), and drawing from Dr. Thornburg (Laureate Education, 2014h), history has a strong … Continue reading

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Hello Echo

Looking for a new phone case for my iPhone 6 on Amazon and new tech staring me in the face!  The Echo is here. Technology really does have a way of sneaking up on you. I never knew this was … Continue reading

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