Big Q connections for the classroom: Is it human to automate?

BHP Team Note from the BHP Team: This month’s Big Question article, “Is It Human to Automate?” by zoologist Antone Martinho-Truswell, proposes that automation is a defining characteristic of our species. (In other words, those robots we’re all dreaming about to clean our houses? Other animals aren’t thinking about how to make this happen.) How … Continue reading Big Q connections for the classroom: Is it human to automate?

Is it human to automate?

Adapted for publication and use by Big History Project from the essay “To Automate Is Human” by Antone Martinho-Truswell, published on Aeon.co. Note from the BHP Team: What makes humans distinct from other species? In Big History, it’s argued that collective learning – the ability to pass knowledge from one generation to the next, and … Continue reading Is it human to automate?

A history of the magnetic compass

by John Vardalas, BHP Guest Expert Industry Associate Professor, College of Arts & Letters Stevens Institute of Technology New Jersey, USA  This article originally appeared in The Institute and is also available as a secondary source document on the IEEE REACH website, https://reach.ieee.org. Note from the BHP Team: What can everyday objects teach us about history? This … Continue reading A history of the magnetic compass