Let us sleep to greater education

Imagine if in the future, your students could improve their alertness during the afternoon by 50%. I am pretty sure that could help you in your teaching, not to mention what it would do for your students’ performance.

Taking a napNASA did a well-cited study that suggests that you can increase performance by up to 34% and alertness by up to 54%, if you take a 26 minute nap during the day. The study was done in another environment with adults, but I think that it says something about the future possibilities of performance related to taking a nap.

We can easily adjust the school day to include 30 minutes for a nap after lunch, if it means improvement in education. I wouldn’t mind having my kids come home 30 minutes later each day if they have been given a better chance to absorb their learning (not only because of their own nap, but also their peers).

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Ignite the virtuous cycle of education

What would a learning environment look like if every kid stepped into school with sparkling eyes, eager to learn and with the ability to focus and absorb information?

Passionate learnersHave you had such a child in your class? Did it make your teaching easier? I bet it did and I believe there is a way for the rest of your students to join as well in the future.

Engagement from parents is the key to a child’s upbringing and we have the knowledge on what parents should do to raise their child with the appropriate skill to absorb education. How can we then, in the best way, get this information to the parents so that they can prepare their kids to be passionate learners before they step into school for the first time?

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The future of education needs a new curriculum

IsabellaThis is Isabella and she is on her way to school. It is her first day and she is very excited. What Isabella is not considering when she steps in to the school today is that she will spend about 15,000 hours in this institution.

It is her obligation to show up for class every day and in return we are suppose to give her the best education possible with existing means, for her to become a harmonious person and citizen.

Today we measure the success of our students by math and reading scores, but here we have 15,000 hours with Isabella in a group of other students, led by experienced and educated teachers. Aren’t there other skills that we would like her to have?

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Icelandic Hydrogen Finally Pushed Gasoline Off the Road

Icelandic HydrogenNovember 19, 2040 - Today was a historic day for Iceland when their President this morning at a symbolic ceremony officially shut down the last gasoline pump in the country. Iceland is a model country when it comes to the fuel transition from gasoline to hydrogen and became today the first country in the world to complete it. Read more...»

First Tourist Heading for Mars

First Tourist Heading for MarsSeptember 21, 2050 - At a press conference today it was announced that the first tourist heading for Mars will be the 38-year-old US businessman Patrick Clifford. He will leave the earth in the launching window of June 2052 and set his foot on the surface of Mars in November, together with the other 6 astronauts assigned for the mission to further explore the planet. Read more...»

Beam Yourself Around the World with Telebeamer

Beam Yourself Around the World with TelebeamerSeptember 12, 2035 - Are you kidding? Is it possible to beam myself? No, of course not, but you can now make a 3-D projection of yourself anywhere in the world. The first product for real teleimmersion has been released, the Telebeamer.
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Can Paralyzed Walk in the Future?

Can Paralyzed Walk in the Future?September 5, 2035 - More than 20,000 quadriplegics around the world have now got a BCI, a Brain Computer Interface. It gives them the ability to control their environment, from driving their own electric wheelchairs outside their house, to make their own dinner. Read more...»

Now You Can Have Your Own Therapist 24/7

Now You Can Have Your Own Therapist 24/7September 1, 2040 - From today you have your own therapist available 24 hours a day, always there if you need someone to talk to, always in a good mood, and remembers every word you have ever said. This is the first automated therapist, with the best knowledge known to mankind on treatment and rehabilitation.
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Is Tickle the Future of the Movie Industry?

Is Tickle the Future of the Movie Industry?August 24, 2020 - The first full-length animated movie with realistic-looking humans, "Tickle" opens tonight. It is an intriguing thriller about a woman who gets framed by her husband, but the most intriguing is to see if you can spot the difference between real actors and these created by computers. Read more...»

First Hotel on the Moon Finally Opens

First Hotel on the Moon Finally OpensAugust 23, 2025 - Today a new chapter in space tourism was written. Rod Markham and his wife-to-be Susan Millster arrived safely to the moon to spend 5 days as the first guests at the Starbright Hotel that was set up for this purpose two years ago. Read more...»

Transcript from Multi Voice Recognition to be used as Evidence

Transcript from Multi Voice Recognition to be used as EvidenceAugust 16, 2020 - For the first time a court case is based on a multi voice recognition transcript as the main evidence. It was when Frank Levin took part in a dispute with four people that resulted in a fired gun that killed Adam Denny. The three other all testified that Frank had pulled the trigger, while Frank claims that according to the transcript, it clearly states that he was not the one holding the gun. Read more...»

In-atmosphere Travel is Increasing Safely

In-atmosphere Travel is Increasing SafelyJune 6, 2040 - For the first time ever, in-atmosphere passenger kilometers have passed 8,000 billion per year worldwide, according to the latest statistics, which is an increase by three times during the last 30 years. The introduction of the super-jumbo (600-seat airliners) combined with the low price level for flight traveling has kept the numbers steadily increasing. Read more...»
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