The protests and counterprotests provide another seeming counterargument: What could be more “real” than the matter of justice and police violence? But while the political drama that began in Minneapolis in May — and continues today not just in Portland and Kenosha but all around the country in less-noticed places — feels undeniably large and consequential, strikingly little appears actually at stake. Police abolition is a political nonstarter, and defunding the police not much more popular or viable. Even qualified immunity seems likely to endure. The country’s most liberal mayors seem unable to enact meaningful reform, and the city’s most progressive police departments are not inclined to even boast of their achievements — believe it or not, the NYPD is exemplary both in terms of crime reduction and violence against citizens, but prefers to fight a culture war and threaten the return of the 1970s. And while racial progressivism has drawn many … [Read more...] about How Fantasy Triumphed Over Reality in American Politics
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Andrew Sanders, a project lead for engineering services at Mercedes, said that typically when a vehicle in the United States needs to be repaired, a car owner will bring it to a dealership. If the issue isn't obvious or simple to fix, the dealer will contact company specialists in Jacksonville, Florida. If a remote specialist can't solve the problem, one of the company's field experts has to travel to the dealer and fix the vehicle in person, he said. … [Read more...] about If you own a Mercedes, HoloLens might be used to help fix it
Studies suggest that in addition to fostering student learning, project based learning “may be more effective than traditional instruction in social studies, science, mathematics.” That’s because it provides our kids with the academic, professional and social skills they will continue to need to thrive in a multicultural, global society. This opportunity can truly tap into the imagination of each student and transform their entire learning experience — from kindergarten through high school. Students can gain exposure to booming career fields like healthcare, information technology and advanced manufacturing. They can also hone valuable digital skills — particularly in an online learning environment. … [Read more...] about CBO report should urge us to strengthen the next generation workforce
The inferno currently devastating federal land just north of Sacramento, termed the August Complex Fire in Mendocino National Forest and ignited by a lightning strike three weeks ago, has already been classified as the Golden State's worst in history. It is only 24% contained and already destroyed more than 471,000 acres. … [Read more...] about Fighting California’s future wildfires with revolutionary new VR technology
A category of unsung heroes in this pandemic are those that have been behind a video screen. For some patients, telemedicine providers have offered the only safe and convenient access to acute and preventative health care needs for months now. I believe that the conversion to virtual care will be seen as one of the biggest tools utilized during the COVID19 pandemic that saved lives and saved us from each other. Without it, patients would either have had no access to care or be too afraid to find care during shelter-in-place. The reality is that when you think about the collective impact of telemedicine services at various companies and institutions, it is a huge part of flattening the curve. … [Read more...] about Will telemedicine save US health care?