Just To Keep You Thinking

“There is no more powerful force to change every institution than the first generation of digital natives. The world, including business, will hinge on a new set of principles” Don Tapscott

“The internet as a noun has become the internet as a verb. It has become a set of conversations. An era in which user-generated content and social networks became the dominant phenomenon” Philip Evans

“The self as we once knew it no longer exists, and I think that an abstract, digital universe has become part of our identity” Abha Dawesar

 

“Technology is the seventh kingdom of life. And we have a moral obligation to invent technology so that every person on the globe has the potential to realize their true difference” Kevin Kelly

“If you don’t treat humans as special, if you don’t create some special zones for humans – especially when you are designing [or integrating] technology – you’ll end up dehumanizing the world. And what we have done in the last decade is give information [and data] more rights than are given to people” Jaron Lanier

“The greatest task before civilisation at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men” Havelock Elis

1220HSL | Vitals
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Welcome to 1220HSL. This course is focused on technologically driven shifts in industrial, cultural, and social paradigms, and the subsequent impact on humanity and business. But that is really just a platform. This is much more about providing you with a chance to free your mind. An offers to reflect on and offer up who you are and what you stand for. An opportunity to reflect in a time of all too easy automation is a special thing. But it can be confronting. So allow allow us to confront you. Provoke you. we will do so with an outstretched hand. Allow us to teach you to be careful about what you know – and in the process how to use time well.

You will immediately be challenged to offer up your standpoint on technology. The challenge will come in consideration of two opposing ideals – technology is “an inherent component of human evolution” (Kelly, 2005) – or a slippery slope toward “ubiquitous subservience to giant computers” (Lanier, 2015). This is a chance to free your mind. Regardless of you standpoint you will then be forced to play – tasked with developing a website for a business you may want to set up in the future. This is a chance to be creative and innovative. At the end you will get a chance to reflect on everything you have done. And asked a confronting question, “tell us why you think you are still breathing”. This is a chance to tell a powerful story. This course is built upon the idea that the opposite of one great truth may very well be – just another great truth. When you enroll you enter into an eternal discussion on where that truth may lie for you.

The Value Of Authorship0%
Philosophy & Writing0%
Creativity & Innovation0%
The Spoken Word0%
Who You Are & What You Stand For0%

YOU WILL BE TASKED WITH THIS

THE VALUE IN EVERY ONE OF THESE ASSIGNMENTS LIES IN THEIR FOCUS ON YOU. WHO YOU ARE. YOUR EPIC IDEAS. WHERE YOU STAND. AND WHAT IS ESSENTIALLY YOUR STORY.
  • AT 1 - CURRENT STANDPOINT

    You do not walk into this an empty vessel. You come in with epic ideas and opinions. Tell us what they are. Please.

  • AT 2 - LEARNED STANDPOINT

    We have thrown a lot at you over three weeks. Provoked you with new ideas. Tell us what you know now.

  • AT3 - THIS IS WHERE I STAND

    Time to step up and take a stand. Go high end. Convince us. And show us what you can do with the written word.

  • AT 4 - THIS IS MY WEBSITE

    Switch your thinking here. Show us just how creative and innovative you are. You are no longer writing for academics.

  • AT 5 - THIS IS WHO I AM

    This is the truest representation of your best self. The spoken word - all raw open connection - in full flight.

“This course is how every university course should be taught. It develops future thinkers. An absolute must do for all students. This will stay with me for life”