Wednesday, March 13, 2013

#LSCON Wed AM keynote

Lots of new people this year (no surprise ). If my organization is any indicator - we have hit tipping point. Elearning is now sexy(ish)

My iPad decided it didn't want to scroll down anymore. Apologies for incomplete words at the end. And the disorganized notes.

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(End at the beginning....due to my technology. Blah.)
His big thing - using telepresence to explore vs submarines. The cameras can just stay down.

Tends to work in parallel . Looking at convergence points.
Looking for gaps.
Where can I explore?
What tools do I have to explore it with?
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Exploring the Role of Technology in Peak Performance
Robert Ballard

Wanted to be Capt. Nemo when growing up (cool).
Parents encouraged him
- became submariner
- parents sent him to visit Scripps nearby

When in a bad sea - put your nose into the swells.
If you turn - you tip over (decent analogy).

Occasionally you get a rogue wave that is huge and eats you.
(I try to go where there aren't rogue waves)

The mountain range under the sea covers almost a quarter of the earth.
We went to the moon before exploring this feature.
This plays a huge role in the creation of the earths outer skin.
Earth is a living creature and works in a systematic way.

Earth creates skin similar to humans.
Creating new "tissue" and killing old.

(He is telling stories. My Dad is a marine biologist , so I found this section interesting. I see why he chafed at spending the rest of his career as a Budget Analyst).

(Typing this on an iPad. Not bad. Having issues with links. Internet generally good.)

Most of the planet is in eternal darkness . No photosynthesis.
In one dive - changed chemistry, biology, geology.
(Was one of those Scientific Revolution moments that was occurring around him at the time 60s-70s)

Was looking at the volcanoes - but learned about the process of discovery.

Got what was looking for - but in a very different form.
The underground chimneys - vast mineral deposits.

Discovered that sea is salty because the river minerals going into cracks and being processed within those deep cracks.

They found a world that was "not supposed to be there."
At time - assumed that no or limited life with no biosynthesis.
More robust ecosystem than tropical rainforest.

Found a creature that uses poison to replicate photosynthesis.
This may be where life was created on the planet.
May have come on meteorite . 23% this bacterium that uses poison for photosynthesis.



Was in Silicon Valley during 80s.
Dreaming - gotta be a better way to " go to work" than 6 hours there and back.
Absorbed stff



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