China Computer Federation - Sister Society Associate Partner
By David Alan Grier, IEEE Computer Society Past-President
Over the past eight months, I have been following stories about bitcoin—an electronic currency that has been available for roughly the past seven years. It is an independent mechanism of exchange, created by no country and managed by no central bank. It presents itself as trustworthy currency. “We have proposed,” states the original paper on bitcoin, “a system for electronic transactions without relying on trust.” However, the events of the year have caused all of us who follow bitcoin to ask ourselves if we really understand the nature of trust and wonder if technology really does nothing more than attempt to shift our trust from one group of people to another—from bankers to computer owners. Read more
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are web-based classes with no limit on student enrollment, allowing thousands of remote students to take the same course simultaneously. Although MOOCs haven’t sparked the revolution in education that many anticipated, they have certainly provided learners from around the world with opportunities that would otherwise have been unavailable.
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