True Skin Makes My Skin Crawl #edcmooc

As I watched this piece of fiction, a realization dawned on me – transhumanism ! I had read about the concept briefly, but the true meaning sunk in when I watched this video. And it made my skin crawl. I went right back to Wikipedia where I had first read …

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Gumdrop – So Alive, Yet Not Human #edcmooc

Bubbly, vivacious, charming, cheerful and full of life. And yet not alive. This is Gumdrop, a thinking, feeling robot who is so “human”, and yet distinctly a machine. She has human values and principles – she doesn’t do hallucinogenics or nudity. She has aspirations of becoming an actress like many …

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Sorry, Robbie, But You’re Not Human #edcmooc

Watching this video I could not help experiencing a sense of déjà vu..Shades of Blade Runner, perhaps ? It could well be a replicant from Blade Runner describing his final moments. Robbie.. the dying robot. Similar to the dying “replcants” of Blade Runner, seeking an extension of their soon-to-end life …

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Technology In Education – My Digital Artefact For #edcmooc

A few days ago, I posted an article titled The Spinning Coin on this blog, wherein I had shared my view that whether one takes a Utopian view or a Dystopian view of technology, it is a matter of one’s individual perception. My digital artefact for this course is based …

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EDCMOOC 2 Artefacts Wall – Please Post Your Link #edcmooc

A Padlet wall has been set up for curating the EDCMOOC 2 artefacts. Have you added your link there as yet ? All participants are requested to kindly add the link to their artefacts to the wall, so that we can curate all of them together. The link to access …

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From Being Robotic To Being Human #edcmooc

Read This AT Your Own Risk ! Do you ever feel that you are being controlled by external forces and go through life almost mechanically… working with robotic precision on tasks at hand, without being able to spare much thought on what you are doing ? Two extremely hectic, whirlwind …

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The Spinning Coin #edcmooc

The battle royale between Utopia and Dystopia has been raging for centuries, but what is surprising is that neither side seems to be winning or losing. And at the same time, it also symbolizes the age-old co-existence of opposites. Something like the good co-existing with the bad, believers with non-believers, …

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