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Many technologies created were originally developed by the military

Technology and the Weapons of War Did you know that many of the technologies we use daily were originally developed by the military? A few weeks ago I wrote about employees at major American tech comp...

Sharing a Vision – Our Partners Yes4Youth

  IT varsity, in partnership with The Youth Employment Service has launched a series of courses to train unemployed youth to become entrepreneurs in app development, coding, and web development i...

Take a byte of the Big Apple

Is South Africa ready for Smart Cities? Last week I was invited to speak on the SABC’s Economics Unbound programme. The topic was Smart Cities, and we discussed various aspects, primarily whether Pres...

A battery-operated World

Another huge fuel price hike, another pending electricity price jump. Just another day in sunny South Africa. The trouble with energy prices is that when they go up, the price of everything else goes ...

Pupils oblivious of Fourth Industrial Revolution

A Lot to Learn Recently I was privileged to conduct a series of presentations on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) at a number of schools in the Gauteng region, and while I was inspired by the ea...

Solar power may heal SA woes

China has solar power plants that cumulatively produce more than four times our total electricity needs. As a South African, looking at statistics like this, it is difficult not to feel that something...

A new model for learning

I was frustrated with my students. Day after day I gave them homework assignments to do, and with predictable consistency they returned the next day with the work either incomplete or not even attempt...

Sharing a Vision – Our Partners (2) TIC-AI

    At our recent workshop at the Valley Trust, we were honored to be joined by 2 very special guests, Iman Malaka, CEO of Tic-It Telecoms, and Thapelo Nthite, Co Founder of Tic-Ai, who took...

Hate slipping through the social media cracks

  “Social media is the new way of bragging for those who commit crimes to gain a sense of self-power or self-importance. The audience is larger now and, perhaps, more seductive to those who are c...

Computers connected to our brains

  “There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence...

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