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Predictable response when it comes to India and China. Check out the following article.. Hint: cheating, or at least the temptation, is something universal in human nature.
On an unrelated note, Chinese students dominate the prestigious International Science Olympiad competitions. You can't cheat in those.
Thanks for the link. Sounds like the key to Minerva is their platform that promises to be more interactive and engaging than the traditional lecture hall style classes.
I think it has potential. However, an overall college experience has much more to do with knowledge and learning.. It's about the people you meet. It's not clear whether Minerva has an edge in that regard.
Russia or China maybe, but no way ISIS can pull this off because they'll never have the massive industrial infrastructure needed for such development and deployment. Only slight chance for them is to buy the robots from Russia and/or China.
NO, he had the insight, and much more importantly, he took the risk and made things happen. It's the right time and the right place only in hindsight.
Keep bitching and moaning about others' success from the comfort of your couch, while the risk takers out there continue to do big and great things.
Democracy is a human construct, i.e. consensus of the majority, while science reflects how nature behaves. Good luck imposing man's will on nature.
> a complex fabric of personal, corporate and government organization relationships
Are we talking about China, or America? At that high level, the line between corporations and the government becomes blurry, no matter which country you live in. Just look at Standard Oil, Boeing, Halliburton... The list goes on.
Liability not in the sense of suing someone, but in the sense that you won't be liable and your ass is safe.
Say you are the CIO of a company. If you pick MS and something goes wrong, you can shift the blame onto MS. If you pick OSS and something goes wrong, well, the blame will be on you.
Hence the old adage: nobody ever got fired for buying IBM.
History is written by the victors.
Sorry wrong thread (haven't logged on in a while).
Here's a secret: what you find interesting and exciting while you are 20 year old, and therefore "want to do with the rest of your life", may be vastly different 20 years later.
It's called personal growth, and the trick is to constantly reinvent yourself.
When I was a restless kid with unlimited energy, it was summer hands down. The seemingly endless summer break, the adventures, the DIY projects...
Now it's autumn. As an adult you appreciate the subtlety and richness under the unassuming quietness of the falling leaves.
I suppose in a few decades when the prospect of graveyard starts to manifest over the horizon, I will find the allure of winter.
Interestingly enough, there is a parallel in my favorite color over the years.
All Science is computer science nowadays, and I'm not even a computer scientist. So yes, there are many fields that are in great need of computer scientists and/or programmers. For example this guy, who popularized the term "connectome":
And BTW, his excellent TED talk:
When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers. -- The Wall Street Journal