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Archive for August, 2017

Is There an Autonomous or Self-Driving Car in Your Future?

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Next time your at the local technology store the “sales representative” might ask you this question. Would You Like an Autonomous Car to Go with Your iPhone or Android Phone? Well, maybe this might happen in the future. While your waiting, read the New York Times article on the future of self driving vehicles.  Also, […]

The Civil War and Current American Domestic Issues

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

We always must know our past to understand our present. With the Charlottesville, Virginia disturbances on Saturday August 12th, we find our past American history collide with the present events and issues in our communities. To gain additional perspectives, from the New York Times read the following commentary by Thomas L. Friedman and Ross Douthat, […]

Innovation in the 21st Century

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Recently, the National Governors Association Conference was held in Rhode Island. One of the guest speakers was Elon Musk. He spoke to the Governors and guests about some of his thoughts and ventures concerning technological Innovation. In addition to listening to Elon Musk, we have a number of digital books about technological innovation and our future. These digital books […]

Belated 198th Birthday Wish to Herman Melville

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

If you missed it, Herman Melville’s 198th birthday celebration was yesterday on 8/1/17. To celebrate, first listen to WGBH’s commentary about Herman Melville by Mark Herz and Edgar B. Herwick III , then decide  what you want to read by calling Talk Books Plus at 401 – 574-9310 or email us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov. The following are […]