A defining moment!

by | Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Barack Obama is the democratic nominee for the president of the United States!!!

Five months ago, after he had won the Iowa caucuses I had blogged his acceptance speech video (see it here) and had asked a question, “Is this a defining moment of our time?”

Today I am proud to say that YES IT IS!

This is history in the making… Many years from now, we will say with pride, we were there when this happened.

Topics related to this post: Personal | Politics

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Slipping into uncanny valley

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Learning for free? What does that mean?

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AI is WEIRD: Part II

AI is WEIRD: Part II

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Is your head in the McClouds!

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Learning Futures: The Podcast

Learning Futures: The Podcast

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How to identify AI generated text?

How to identify AI generated text?

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New triplet Ambigram (Now in 3D)!

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Interesting links

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