#AMERICA; Is The ...
Follow
Find
97 views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by M. Philip Oliver from :: The 4th Era ::
onto #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over?
Scoop.it!

Introducing this work

Introducing this work | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it

For the purposes of this Scoop.it site, the history of human interaction with information may be divided into 4 eras. The first (spoken) era ended with the invention of writing around 3000-4000 BC. The second era ended with the invention of the printing press in 1440. The third era ended, and the fourth began, with the invention of the Internet (depending how one defines its operational beginning) somewhere between 1969 and 1982. We now exist early, but decidedly, in the fourth era.

 

All readers may not agree with this interpretation of history, especially with the division and numbering of the eras. That is not the main point here. Rather, it is that humankind is presently existing in an era distinctly different from the one that preceded it -- that in fact, this new era is accompanied with, and characterized by, a new - and quite different - information landscape. This new Internet information landscape will challenge, disrupt, and overpower the print-oriented one that came before it. It will not completely obliterate that which preceded it, but it will render it to a subsidiary, rather than primary, level of influence.

 

Just as the printing press altered humanity's relationship with information, thereby resulting in massive restructuring of political, religious, economic, social, educational, cultural, scientific, and other realms of life; so too will the Internet occasion analogous transformations in the corresponding universe of present and future human activity.

 

This site will concern itself primarily with how K-20 education in the US, and the people who comprise its constituencies, may be affected by this transformative movement from one era to the next. All ideas considered here appear, to me at least, to impact the learning enterprise in some way. Accordingly, this work looks at the present and the future through a lens that is predominantly, but far from entirely, a digital one. -JL


Opinions expressed, scooped, or copied in this Scoop.it topic are my choice, and are in no way to be connected with my employer.


Via Jim Lerman
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

Thanks to Jim Lerman

more...
Margaret Waage's comment, June 20, 2013 7:43 AM
Jim - I like your perspective. Great subject matter here!
Margaret Waage's comment, June 20, 2013 7:46 AM
Shared via LinkedIn!
Azania Nduli-AmaZulu UbuntuPsychology.ORG's curator insight, July 8, 2013 6:24 PM

Beautiful!

From around the web

Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by M. Philip Oliver from Healthy Marriage Links and Clips
Scoop.it!

Tim Scott: Why Marriage Matters for Fighting Poverty

Tim Scott: Why Marriage Matters for Fighting Poverty | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
After 50 years of the War on Poverty with little results, it’s time for a new path forward.

Via billcoffin
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

Tim Scott

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Ad Comparing Circumcision to Child Molestation Has Moms Upset - The Stir

Ad Comparing Circumcision to Child Molestation Has Moms Upset - The Stir | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Circumcision tends to dredge up strong feelings on both sides of the debate, but one thing you may have heard from the pro-circ side of the argument i...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Anxiety Drug Addiction Among Teenagers Grows | The News Ledge

Anxiety Drug Addiction Among Teenagers Grows | The News Ledge | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
A new study, in the journal Psychology and Addictive Behaviors, is shining the light on another problem. Abuse of anti-anxiety and sleep medications.
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

Sadly

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

By the numbers: America's prescription drug addiction

By the numbers: America's prescription drug addiction | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Prescription drug abuse continues to be a growing problem across the country. Take a look at some of the stunning numbers behind our country's addiction to prescription medication.
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

Marijuana?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

The Most Dangerous Cities in America - 24/7 Wall St.

The Most Dangerous Cities in America - 24/7 Wall St. | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Source: thinkstock.comThe number of violent crimes across the United States is estimated to have dropped by 4.4% in 2013 from the year before, according to data recently released by the FBI.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Man gets 7 years for 'dream theft' of $5 million Stradivarius violin - Chicago Tribune

Man gets 7 years for 'dream theft' of $5 million Stradivarius violin - Chicago Tribune | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
A Milwaukee man was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday for stealing a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin from a concert musician after a performance, court records showed.
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

"Islamic" piece-of-shit uses Stun Gun to strong=arm rob Musician in WI.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Man arrested for theft of more than $2K in turkeys from Kroger - Memphis Commercial Appeal

Man arrested for theft of more than $2K in turkeys from Kroger - Memphis Commercial Appeal | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
An Arkansas man has been charged with a pre-Thanksgiving time theft accused of selling frozen turkeys from Kroger without the store’s permission, police said.
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

Bah humbug?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Philadelphia officer in burning cruiser recounts heroism of teen rescuer - CBS News

Philadelphia officer in burning cruiser recounts heroism of teen rescuer - CBS News | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Officer Mark Kimsey says he'd still be sitting in his squad car if 17-year-old Joe Chambers hadn't intervened
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

17 year old hero?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Judge Posner and Fake Stash House Robbery Cases; Why Prosecuting Fake Crime Is Bad Policy

Judge Posner and Fake Stash House Robbery Cases; Why Prosecuting Fake Crime Is Bad Policy | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Another way the "War on Drugs" makes drug dealers more powerful.
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

Twisted Law

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Presidency has lost credibility - The Missoulian

Presidency has lost credibility - The Missoulian | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
As an independent voter it’s clear this election’s not about political ideologies, but rather about the desperate need to restore integrity to America’s government.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Sexual abuse allegations shut down football season at New Jersey school

Sexual abuse allegations shut down football season at New Jersey school | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Sexual abuse allegations surrounding locker room ritual shut down football season at New Jersey school.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by M. Philip Oliver from Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups
Scoop.it!

Hard Hitting Business Advice - Ouch!

Hard Hitting Business Advice - Ouch! | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it

Jack Ma believes people lose out in life because of these 4 reasons: Being myopic to opportunity, Looking down on opportunities, Lacking understanding, or Failing to act quickly enough. "You are poor, because you have no ambition." Go big, or go home. Otherwise, you’re wasting your youth.


Via Justin Jones
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

Billionaire's insight

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

No More Time To Waste: Bring Home Our Marine Held In Mexico - Daily Caller

No More Time To Waste: Bring Home Our Marine Held In Mexico - Daily Caller | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Today is Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi’s 186th day in a Mexican jail after being arrested for taking a wrong turn, which took him unknowingly into Mexico. That’s 186 days away from his family, away
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

Too long for justice??

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Top 10 World's Best Intelligence Agencies 2014 | List Top Tens

Top 10 World's Best Intelligence Agencies 2014 | List Top Tens | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Top 10 World's Best Intelligence Agencies 2014
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

CIA?

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by M. Philip Oliver from Children In Law
Scoop.it!

Rare look inside secretive family court reveals parents struggling with poverty, addiction and mental illness

Rare look inside secretive family court reveals parents struggling with poverty, addiction and mental illness | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
The National Post was given access to this court for one day — a day that provides a snapshot of the unique challenges and the powerful impact good judges can make

Via Jacqui Gilliatt
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

Been there, done that, regrettably....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Boy, 15, fatally shot during attempted robbery on South Side

Boy, 15, fatally shot during attempted robbery on South Side | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
A 15-year-old was shot and killed Saturday during an attempted robbery on the South Side, according to Chicago police. Police say Demacio Bailey, 15,  was standing on the sidewalk when he was appro...
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

Chicago Gangs

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by M. Philip Oliver from Satanism (Trinity of Satan Group )
Scoop.it!

Satanic Temple to Distribute Materials to School Children in Florida | World Truth.TV

Satanic Temple to Distribute Materials to School Children in Florida | World Truth.TV | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
The Satanic Temple has announced that it will provide pamphlets on Satanism to students in Florida, following the school board’s decision permitting the distribution of religious materials.

Via Axis Sanctuary
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

"religious material"???????

more...
Axis Sanctuary's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:00 AM

freedom is for all not for one . . . ..

Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Postal Service Discloses Major Theft of Its Employees' Personal Data - New York Times

Postal Service Discloses Major Theft of Its Employees' Personal Data - New York Times | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
The agency told employees that an attack “potentially compromised” databases containing names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers.
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

USPS "security disorder"?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Arrest Made in UCLA Laptops Theft - NBC Southern California

Arrest Made in UCLA Laptops Theft - NBC Southern California | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
A former student has been arrested in connection with the theft of 55 MacBook laptops from UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library and another theft at the school's Ackerman Student Union, campus police...
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

DEPORT This Miscreant...WE DON"T WANT YOU IN AMERICA

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Water theft in California heightens state drought concerns - PBS NewsHour

Water theft in California heightens state drought concerns - PBS NewsHour | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Water has become the unlikely subject of black market dealings in some the California’s worst-hit areas. With nearly 60 percent of the state currently experiencing exceptional drought -- the highest level of drought designated by the U.S.
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

H2O is life or not

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

A TED Talk on Drug Addiction Research

A TED Talk on Drug Addiction Research | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Every dollar invested in addiction research & treatment yields a return savings of 12 to 1. Watch Michael Nader's TED Talk on drug addiction research.
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

TED Talks

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Santa Clarita Man Gets 213 Days For Child Molestation

Santa Clarita Man Gets 213 Days For Child Molestation | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
A Santa Clarita man pleaded no contest to a child molestation charge Monday, receiving a 213-day sentence and five years probation
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

No contest??

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Barack Obama, bewildered bystander - The Elkhart Truth

Barack Obama, bewildered bystander - The Elkhart Truth | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Barack Obama reflexively insists on playing the shocked outsider when something goes wrong within his own administration.
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

Our President

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Gov. Bentley lines up to shoot at the feds, but lacks courage to speak truth - AL.com

Gov. Bentley lines up to shoot at the feds, but lacks courage to speak truth - AL.com | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Without federal money Alabama would be a third world country, unable to care for its people, pave its roads, treat its ill or educate its students - much less keep Gov. Bentley in planes, SUVs and security guards.
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

Alabama's quandary

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by M. Philip Oliver
Scoop.it!

Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class - BillMoyers.com

Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class - BillMoyers.com | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
It is not only possible for America to cut poverty, it is possible for us to cut poverty dramatically.
M. Philip Oliver's insight:

Bill Moyers on Poverty

more...
No comment yet.