Saturday, September 24, 2016

Local Clarendon County HS Football Team Scores and Schedules - September 23, 2016

The following are the latest scores and Win-Loss Records for all the local Clarendon County high school football team games that were played as of September 23, 2016:

  • Manning HS Monarchs beat May River 49-17.
  • Summerton's Scotts Branch Eagles beat Timmonsville 14-12.
  • Clarendon Hall Saints lost to Richard Winn Academy 39-6.
  • Laurence Manning Academy (LMA) Swampcats ... No Game
  • East Clarendon HS Wolverines ...No Game

The following are links to the 2016 Football schedule, roster, and detailed stats for local high schools in Summerton and across Clarendon County, SC:


* Check out MAXPREPS, a CBSSports.com web site for football team standings, other sports teams at your school, and more detailed statistics.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

ISIS vs. Badass US Marines

A large group of ISIS fighters in Iraq are moving down a road, when they hear the voice of an American from behind a sand dune- “Hey you bastards! One Marine is better than ten wimpy ISIS fighters!”


The ISIS commander quickly orders 10 of his best men over to the sand dune, where a gun battle breaks out and continues for a few minutes. After a minute of silence, the voice calls out again- “One Marine is better than one hundred of you ISIS scumbags!”

Furious, the ISIS commander sends his next best 100 troops over the dune and a huge gun fight breaks out. After 10 minutes of battle, there is again silence, until the voice calls out again,“One Marine is better than a thousand ISIS fighters.” 

The enraged ISIS commander musters 1,000 fighters and sends them to the other side of the dune. Rifle fire, machine guns, grenades, rockets and cannon fire ring out as a terrible fight is fought … then silence.

Eventually, one badly wounded ISIS fighter crawls back over the dune and with his dying words tells his commander, “Don’t send any more men … it’s a trap. There’s not just one marine over there….there’s two.”
 
Check out more stories and jokes about ISIS from FullRedneck - http://www.fullredneck.com/funny-isis-jokes-about-islamic-state/


Friday, September 16, 2016

Local Clarendon County HS Football Team Scores and Schedules - September 16, 2016

The following are the latest scores and Win-Loss Records for all the local Clarendon County high school football team games that were played as of September 16, 2016:


  • Manning HS Monarchs lost to South Florence 53-0.
  • Summerton's Scotts Branch Eagles beat Edisto 22-10.
  • Clarendon Hall Saints lost to Patrick Henry 38-14.
  • Laurence Manning Academy (LMA) Swampcats beat Heathwood Hall 57-14.
  • East Clarendon HS Wolverines lost to Lamar 55-14.


The following are links to the 2016 Football schedule, roster, and detailed stats for local high schools in Summerton and across Clarendon County, SC:




* Check out MAXPREPS, a CBSSports.com web site for football team standings, other sports teams at your school, and more detailed statistics.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Education 4.0 by 2040

You may have already run across the terms Industry 4.0, Work 4.0, Health 4.0 … It's now time to start talking about emerging efforts to collaborate on designing and building next generation Education 4.0 solutions.

The US is in the process of developing and implementing Education 3.0, which is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of ways we have been moving over the past decade to better integrate digital technologies into learning using web-based and mobile technologies. It involves moving away from classes and traditional lectures, focuing instead on interactive learning customized to needs of individual students. These efforts will continue well into the next decade.

Looking a bit further into the future, Education 4.0 is a term starting to be used to describe the systems that will be put into place by 2040 to complement and support the global shift to Industry 4.0, Health 4.0, and other next generation advances in every industry and aspect of society. It is characterized by more advanced, global systems utilizing artificial intelligence (AI), invisible user interfaces (IUI), and the convergence of many other technologies - coupled with 'open access' to knowledge, science, and other data resources.

Education 4.0 – Convergence of Technologies


Over the last few years we have seen the emergence of Industry 4.0 and 'Smart' Factories. Industry 4.0 describe a quantum leap forward by manufacturers and distributors of autos, airplanes, appliances, computers, and just about everything we use. Industry 4.0 will involve the development and use of multiple hi-tech solutions for tomorrow's 'smart factories'. It will include the integration and use of multiple converging technologies such as the Internet of Things, Robotics, 3-D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, Wearable Systems, Implantables, Nanotechnology, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Virtual Reality, Embedded ...

Similarly, Health 4.0 will connect all available health information, services, devices and people together in a more meaningful way by 2040. Massive global health data warehouses will store data from a wide range of health IT systems, e.g. Electronic Health Records (EHR), Personal Health Records (PHR), wearable fitness trackers, implantable medical devices, clinical imaging systems, genomic databases, surgical robots, health research knowledgebases and more. Artificial intelligence (AI) system will monitor and analyze the health data gathered on all humans in real-time, detecting potential individual and public health issues and send alerts to your smart personal assistance devices. The system will also be interfaced to pharmacies, laboratories, health insurers, public health agencies, and other institutions as needed. See Global Artificial Intelligence Network for 2040.

Looking at the field of Education & Training, the workplace of the future in Industry 4.0 'smart factories' and healthcare institutions that will be deploying Health 4.0 solutions will require a highly educated workers with new skills that will need to be continuously updated throughout their lives. Key components of Education 4.0 systems will be interoperability, 'open' standards, 'artificial intelligence, the invisible user interface (UIU), 'open access' to knowledgebases, use of virtual reality, mobile technology, and convergence of the wide range of technologies currently being developed.

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Education & Training in 2050

The following is a brief brainstormed list of new technologies, educational needs, processes, projections, and predictions about the field of Education & Training in 2050.

Some of the many slowly converging technologies will have a tremendous impact on the future of Education & Training include:

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Augmented Reality
Brain Interface Technologies
Free & Open Source Software
Free & Open Access Textbooks
Implantable Systems
Invisible User Interface (IUI)
Language Translation Technology
Multimedia Educational Materials
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
Mobile Technology & Apps
Personal Learning Assistant
Robotics
Social Media
Telepathy
Televideo
Virtual Reality
Virtual Classrooms
Wearable systems
3D Printing Technology


In addition, the following are some of the major changes in Education & Training that we will see by 2050. The changes will impact all educational institutions, educators, trainers, administrative staff, support staff, students, parent, workers, and more:

  • People will have a lifespan of 100 years, a work-span of 80 years and the reality of at least 6 careers and 14 jobs in this time. Life-long learning will be needed by all humans to adapt to the global economy of the 21st century.
  • The education system and schools will dramatically redefine their mission, purpose, structure, funding, curriculum, tools... over the coming decades. Cost-competitive private, online schools and universities will dominate the education landscape by 2050. Global education and training institutions will serve students around the world. Human illiteracy will be largely eliminated around the world by 2050.
  • Teachers will need to become experts in new technologies and how to best use them in different settings. Their role will shift towards becoming education coaches, mentors, career counselors... Teacher compensation will change as the importance of their role, level of expertise, and range of skills increase.
  • 'Personalized education' programs tailored to individual needs and capabilities will develop. Education and training programs will need to be developed and tailored for all age groups.
  • Students will be equipped with some form of artificial intelligence device that will serve as a 'learning companion' and development of 'accelerated learning' programs for motivated students with advanced capabilities will increase.
  • Most 'brick and mortar' campuses will be local commuter campuses allowing for face-to-face learning opportunities when needed. Home schooling and distance learning solutions will further dominate the landscape. 'Intelligent classrooms' of the future will often occur in 'virtual' space.
  • Educational institutions will drastically rethink their curriculum, focusing more on critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills than a specific concentration. They will also be forced to collect and share data on quality of courses, course completion rates, costs, student hiring and more.
  • Ongoing, lifelong vocational training will be made available to those in the country's workforce. Individuals will receive credit for life experience and receive certificates of expertise in lieu of college degrees.
  • Free and 'open source' education software and tools will be available to all. Also, free and 'open access' to most of the world's knowledge and information will be available to everyone. Use of 'open access' textbooks and journals will dramatically lower the cost of education.
  • Both public and private sector institutions will need to collaborate more closely on education and training programs to meet ever changing needs. Governments will subsidize and/or provide free education for all citizens, including college courses. Student loans and debt will become a thing of the past.
  • By 2050, interplanetary education programs may begin to emerge as colonies begin to be established on the moon and Mars.

What else should be added to the list of brainstorming ideas, projections, and predictions about Education 4.0? What else do you think will happen by 2050? 
 


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Friday, September 9, 2016

Invisible User Interface (IUI) for Health 4.0

The Invisible User Interface (IUI) will be a key characteristic of next generation Health 4.0 systems.

The emerging Invisible User Interface (IUI), also referred to as the Natural User Interface (NUI), involves a major paradigm shift in man machine interaction using a computer interface that will be basically invisible. Most computer interfaces today use artificial controls and tangible devices whose operation has to be learned, e.g. Windows, computer mouse, joystick. That's about to change big time with the convergence of multiple modern technologies. See Wikipedia.

The Invisible User Interface (IUI) will include sound, touch, gesture, and tactile inputs and outputs as humans interact with an ever increasing numbers of 'smart' machines all around us, i.e. Internet of Things (IoT). The goal for system developers is to now make ubiquitous computing technology ever more simple to use – designing systems to seemingly be more intuitive and accessible for use by humans with minimal technical knowledge and expertise.

Health 4.0 - Imagine a next generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) system linked to a massive global health data warehouse storing data from a wide range of health IT systems, e.g. Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, Personal Health Records (PHR), Health Information Exchange (HIE) networks, wearable fitness trackers, implantable medical devices, clinical imaging systems, genomic databases and bio-repositories, health research knowledgebases, medical sensors and more.

Health 4.0 Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems of the future will constantly monitor and analyze the health data gathered on humans in real-time, quietly detecting potential individual and public health issues in the background. It will detect problems and diagnose them, send alerts to patients and their healthcare providers, and generate treatment plans to resolve any healthcare issues. The system will also be interfaced to pharmacies, laboratories, health insurers, public health agencies, and other institutions as needed. The key is that most of this activity will be done quietly in the background.


Health 4.0 systems will use a variety of emerging technologies that will allow an infrastructure of intelligent sensors embedded in our living and working environment to unobtrusively monitor your personal health data and then interact with you, your family, healthcare provider, and other concerned parties using a range advanced verbal and non-verbal communication technologies – think Amazon Echo or Apple's Siri personal assistants.

Invisible User Interface

Today's computers can hear, see, read and understand humans better than ever before. Using advanced ambient intelligence devices embedded in the environment where we live and work, these emerging technologies will be able to monitor our movements, voice, glances, and even thoughts – causing these systems to respond and meet our needs in a variety of ways.

These technologies are opening a world of opportunities for AI-powered systems to interact and serve us using next generation Invisible User Interfaces (IUI). Think about it! Our words and natural gestures will trigger interactions with computer systems and the Internet of Things (IoT) all around us, just as if we were communicating to another person. Essentially, we'll be doing away with old-fashioned 'screens', today's graphical user interface (GUI), and the ever growing number of mobile apps.

Building the Invisible User Interface (IUI) is a new way of approaching the user experience that thinks beyond the screen. The goal is to design systems to better fit within our lives, rather than forcing us to adapt to the machines we use. Key features of the IUI and future systems include:

  • Anticipatory design of new products and experiences that use constantly available, real-time data to anticipate what customers need and want to do next.
  • Personalization is the way that companies can better connect and interact with their customers, giving them the information they need in a way that feels more 'human'.
  • Ambient communication involving an infrastructure of intelligent sensors that will be embedded in our living and working environment – including wearable and implantable systems.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be needed to monitor, analyze, and take action based on the wide array of data being collected on each person.
  • 'Deep learning' is the process of teaching computers to understand and solve a problem by itself, rather than having engineers code each and every solution.

Examples of Systems using Invisible User Interfaces (IUI)


The following are some current examples of emerging next generation apps and interfaces to tomorrow's information systems. What makes them special is that they use a non-traditional invisible or conversational user interfaces as their means of interaction with humans - Read 'No UI' Is The New UI.

  • Amazon EchoVoice interaction device capable of accepting commands and providing a wide range of information to you upon request. It can also control smart devices in your home.
  • Braingate - Creating and testing transformative neurotechnologies to restore communication, mobility, and independence of people with neurologic disease, injury, or limb loss.
  • EmotivCreating mobile EEG wearable systems, providing access to advanced brain monitoring and cognitive assessment technologies. Read Telepathy and Brain Interface
  • FitBit – Creating wearable fitness and health tracking devices for individuals.
  • MagicThis company provides access to a 'smart' personal assistant set of services to meet a range of customer needs.
  • 'M' by Facebook - A personal assistant powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that’s integrated with Messenger to help complete tasks and find information on your behalf.
  • TIII ProjectCollaborative research project focus on developing tangible, intuitive, interactive interfaces (TIII) for the future.
  • WiiUses a handheld pointing device for interacting with the Wii computerized game system that detects movement in three dimensions.

* You might also want to explore Google Glass, Hexoskin, and other 'smart' wearable systems.

Conclusions and Next Steps


How people communicate with each other is very different from how people interact with machines. The trend in computer systems design now involves looking more closely at how humans interact and communicate intuitively. The goal is to teach computers, machines, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to better comprehend and communicate with humans.

The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.’ That’s what computer scientist Mark Weiser wrote in his famous article The Computer for the 21st Century, originally published in 1991.

In the relatively near future, we will be interacting with computers all around us without noticing them. This ties in closely with the Invisible User Interface (IUI) and the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), which includes wearable, implantable, and embedded health sensors.

Collaboration, Coherence, and Convergence will be the key to industry efforts to challenge the current generation of health IT and healthcare delivery systems. Efforts are already underway to design and build the next generation healthcare systems – Read Global Health 4.0 for 2040 and Beyond

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Local Clarendon County HS Football Team Scores and Schedules - September 8, 2016

The following are the latest scores and Win-Loss Records for all the local Clarendon County high school football team games that were played as of September 8, 2016:


  • Manning HS Monarchs beat Crestwood 33-26.
  • Summerton's Scotts Branch Eagles lose to Bamberg-Ehrhardt 25-6.
  • Clarendon Hall Saints defeated Jefferson Davis 28-26.
  • Laurence Manning Academy (LMA) Swampcats defeated Cardinal Newman 41-14.
  • East Clarendon HS Wolverines lost to Latta 48-14.


The following are links to the 2016 Football schedule, roster, and detailed stats for local high schools in Summerton and across Clarendon County, SC:




* Check out MAXPREPS, a CBSSports.com web site for football team standings, other sports teams at your school, and more detailed statistics.