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After a four-month deployment
to Southwest Asia, 1st Lt. Katie
Connelley, USAF, hugs her dog
upon her return to Arizona’s
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
The augmented reality
game that blends modern
technology with a hint of
nostalgia has resulted in
people getting outdoors and
even striking up conversations
with strangers. But security
concerns cause the hair of
cybersecurity experts and
privacy practitioners to stand
on end worse than Brock’s.
It’s no exaggeration to say
that the networking industry
is going through a period
change. The rapid adoption
networking (SDN) concepts
and network functions
virtualization (NFV) by global
providers will continue to
drive its swift evolution and
standardization, writes Ciena
chief technology officer.
“Interesting read on how [augmented reality] can help in defense establishments.
Curious to know what is currently available now.”
—Vipin, in response to “Disruptive By Design: Seven Compelling Use Cases for Augmented
“This may sound ridiculous, but the best example … is the Pokemon Go smartphone
app, where the environment is our own, with the two-decade-old characters interacting
on both the digital and physical layers. Imagine how much better our training would
be if we utilized the same technology for a purpose other than recreation.”
—Ryan René Rosado, in response to “Disruptive By Design: Seven Compelling Use Cases for
“Last October during my parent-teacher meeting, I went to see my 10-year-old
daughter’s teacher. As a concerned parent, I asked about STEM [science, technology,
engineering and mathematics]. I was concerned that she wasn’t keeping up with the
rest of the class. I was surprised when her teacher told me that, in fact, girls were doing
far better than boys in math and science, and much to my relief, my daughter was high
up in the ranks! (This was in Toronto.)
About a month later, I was talking to a friend of mine who lives in Texas, and she told
me a similar story about her daughter’s class.
Are these simply two anomalies? Although I don’t have any sons, I have to think that
the parents of those boys should be concerned. Do statistics support the gap between
male and female students? Also, I was told that boys get most of the university STEM
degrees, but boys are falling miserably behind girls in most subjects, and only 40
percent of boys will go on to college. So even though boys are getting more STEM
degrees, overall, fewer boys are coming away with degrees. I suggest that we aim to
increase both boys’ and girls’ attainment of STEM degrees.”
—Rob, in response to “Teaching Teachers to Overcome Hidden STEM Biases”