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What is modern slavery?
Where should transgender children use the bathroom?
Can enhanced interrogation (torture) ever be justified?
in general: lessons of history: The Guardians Pedersen > Geopolitics big ideas| oppression & struggle: Human Acts Kang | United Nations: Universal Declaration of Human Rights | dictatorships: Kim Jong-un | migrant workers: Cesar Chavez | torture: Break the Chain sp | CIA: Senate Report 2014 | ethiopia: Zone 9 | Geneva Conventions | Human Rights Watch: hrw | oral histories: Voice of Witness | UN Global Compact | modern trafficking: Human Trafficking Shelley | documentary: Harvest of Shame Murrow
by Scott Pickard
A researcher at UIUC asked my thoughts about resources which could help him with his proposal to develop and deploy a wireless sensor/data/transmission/collection/storage/analytics platform to support the optimization of hard-to-reach, poor, small-plot agricultural regional economies. I came up with the following list:
aerial data collection: PrecisionHawk
analytics and visualization: Google Fusion Tables
connecting devices to the internet: electric imp
crowd-driven area data collection: Loveland Technologies
real-time sensor networks: xively
remote monitoring: Illinois Structural Health Monitoring Project (ISHMP)
The off-the-shelf tools are out there. It is a matter of putting them together in an innovative way to generate some new knowledge that is truly useful and can make an impact.