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One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)

Children with the XO

Children with the XO

Children with the XO

Give a Laptop, Change the World!

If this is new to you?

Watch the video here, or you can read the mission statement below:

Mission Statement: To create educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. When children have access to this type of tool they get engaged in their own education. They learn, share, create, and collaborate. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.

And an Update for the followers:

July 16, 2009 Posted by | Books, Economics, Information Technology (I.T.), Inspiration, Life, Open Source, Politics, Sustainability, Videos | | 1 Comment

Everything 2012 Earth Changes

I saw a preview for the movie 2012 and it reminded me of the time I was interested in all this.. I hope all this does is remind people of Karma… And not a message to build Bomb shelters and go in hiding! Chalk it up as entertainment!

July 16, 2009 Posted by | Earth, Life | , | Leave a comment

Life After People (You Ever Wonder?)

Amazing eye opening video!

LIFE AFTER PEOPLE: It begins in the moments after people disappear. As each day, month, and year passes, the fate of a particular environment, city or theme is disclosed. Special effects, combined with interviews from top experts in the fields of engineering, botany, biology, geology, and archeology provide an unforgettable visual journey through the ultimately hypothetical.

As modern metropolises like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington DC are ravaged by nature; the series exposes the surprising insights about how they function today. Basing this futuristic world on the surprising history of real locations, already abandoned by man, like a century-old shack in the arctic and an abandoned island that was once the most densely populated place on earth are featured in the series.

In every episode, viewers will witness the epic destruction of iconic structures and buildings, from the Sears Tower, Astrodome, and Chrysler Building to the Sistine Chapel – – allowing viewers to learn how they were built and why they were so significant. Big Ben will stop ticking within days; the International Space Station will plummet to earth within a few short years, while historic objects, like the Declaration of Independence and the mummified remains of King Tutankhamen will remain for decades.

The series will also explore the creatures that might take our place. With humans gone, animals will inherit the places where we once lived. Elephants that escape from the LA zoo will thrive in a region once dominated by their ancestors, the wooly mammoth. Alligators will move into sub-tropical cities like Houston  feeding off household pets. Tens of thousands of hogs, domesticated for food, will flourish. In a world without people, new stories of predators, survival and evolution will emerge.

Humans won’t be around forever, and now we can see in detail, for the very first time, the world that will be left behind in Life After People:

July 16, 2009 Posted by | Earth, Inspiration, Life, Sustainability, Videos | , , , | Leave a comment