It Knows When You’re Awake

By Lloyd Marino Imagine a dystopia where everything you do is monitored. One in which your every move is tracked through a GPS. A device on your car records every tollbooth you pass. Your shopping patterns are constantly analyzed. Your emails are stored and correspondence recorded. Every Internet search is tracked. And your bookstore measures what and how much you…

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We’ve Got the Whole Wide World, in Our Phones

By Lloyd Marino Like a slightly altered children’s song, we’ve got the whole world in our phones. Now though, what does the world do with it? In America, cell phones have become ubiquitous. Nine out of 10 adult Americans (92%) have a cell phone (with two-thirds owning a smartphone that can connect to the Internet). Worldwide, about 43% own a…

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Blockchain – The End of the Middleman

By Lloyd Marino Bitcoin, introduced with much hoopla in 2009 was supposed to change money forever. Instead of metal coins and paper bills, bitcoin is stored on computers, independent of any country or bank. However, despite the hype, bitcoin has so far proved unsuccessful—the value of a bitcoin has dropped to just $524 (as of May 2016). Only a handful…

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Schooling Big Data: How Data Analytics Help Teachers & Schools

Schooling Big Data: How Data Analytics Help Teachers & Schools By Lloyd Marino It wasn’t so long ago that the most advanced data system in most of America’s classroom was a gradebook with numbers written in pencil seen only by that teacher. Today, educators’ ability to access complex computerized data has grown alongside the rise of the standards and accountability…

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