Presentation Topics 2012

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Presentation Topics 2012

  1. 1. Subjects for presentations (1)•  Societal aspects o  Green ICT o  sustainability o  global village•  Evolution: the long term o  singularity o  will the computer/Internet dominate us? o  symbiosis? o  collective consciousness•  How does Internet affect us: o  information overload o  multitasking o  fragmentation of attention, attention deficit o  our brain is changing (Nicholas Carr)
  2. 2. Subjects for presentations (2)•  A transparent world o  Wikileaks o  The sentient web: sensors everywhere, digitization of public space, we can be traced o  values: privacy, right to be forgotten, vs. total transparency, sharing, frictionless apps in social media•  Hybrids, cyborgs, robots, Brain - computer interface o  applications in healthcare o  reading the brain•  Social media and society o  influence on democracy (Arab spring, SOPA protests,...) o  journalism in the digital age
  3. 3. Subjects for presentations (3)•  Private or collective property? o  the future of copyright, piracy, o  open source vs. proprietary software o  collaborative consumption•  The wisdom and power of the crowds o  Wikipedia: why is it so good? o  crowdsourcing o  collaborative science•  The rich get richer: o  Will Google, Apple or Facebook control the Internet? o  We see what everybody likes, hypes o  How can we find the small pearls? (But, if it is a pearl, it may become a hype in no time....) o  The wisdom and power of the crowds
  4. 4. Subjects for presentations (4)•  Education in the digital era o  learning to learn o  will there be classrooms? o  Tablets with eBooks/games instead of textbooks o  minimal invasive learning, Hole in the wall o  what is the role of the teacher?•  You may propose another topic

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