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This is the #AgeOfTheInternet , some might argue that the #21stCentury is also the age of #UniversalEducation thanks to the #Internet .  Over the next few decades access to #free and high #quality #education via the Internet will increase dramatically. What are your thoughts on the premise: "Education should be free?"

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A G+ community for both 21st Century Boom Towns and Open Source Cities. Feel free to join us.

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This is a shout-out to the Google+ and Open Source communities:

21st Century Boom Towns is seeking artistic representation of what might feasibly be built in a site like Kalgoorlie in WA.

Australia will be participating in the #SquareKilometerArray and as such a city design which leaks EMF will interfere with the operation of the sensitive radio telescope.

Please watch an hour or so of +TED including the #CharterCities talk, the talk on light-based WIFI and have a good look around for the talk on ancient Indian architecture (Water storage).

Your work may help change #Australia and the world for the better! Any #OpenSource / #CreativeCommons designs will be welcomed!
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It will be interesting to see how the #globalproportion  of #bilingual  (and also multilingual) individuals changes over the course of the 21st century. It seems reasonable to predict that by the end of the 21st century the majority of the #globalpopulation  will be bilingual ( #mothertongue  and #businesslanguage ) with those who are #multilingual  having clear advantages over those who cannot communicate their ideas as effectively to a global audience and this is clearly reflected in the recent #australiangovernment   #whitepaper   on the #asiancentury

Perhaps the #asiancentury  will be supported by shift in national culture towards global culture. Looking at how the spoken / written language proportion shifts across #europe  over the first half of this century will no doubt reflect in part the overall global shifts by the end of the Asian century in terms of how we think and how we communicate our ideas. Bilingualism has shown to distinctly change (many would argue: improve) the way individuals think and approach problems and opportunities. Some of these changes can be culturally attributed, others to the construction of the spoken and written languages. 

Last night there was a #documentary  on #sbs   which was based on the book #TheBrainThatChangesItself . Fascinating stuff. The #Australian   #education  overhaul which is needed for our nation to prosper in the 21st century needs to take into account how brain plasticity can be harnessed to help create a multilingual Australia where every individual is at least bilingual. Hopefully we can also ensure a solid grounding in #science#mathematics  and #engineering  / #aerospace  so that we can continue to help advance global solutions to global problems whilst continuing to contribute our #humanitarian  share. Thoughts? Comments? Ideas?
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Western Australian success story. Imagine the impact a charter city which exceeded the #greenstar  rating by the #gbca . 
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Any and all interest and discussion relating to: #RedesignCities , #SpacePorts , #VenusProject , #MarsOne , #ResourceBasedEconomy , #CharterCities , #Architecture , #21stCentury , #technology is welcome. Feel free to #share , comment and get your ideas out into the #cloud .
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Having recently discovered that the population of Western Sydney is greater than that of Perth, it is easy to wonder how the East coast is going to cope with population pressure over the next century. I also find myself wondering why more people do not live near the #WestCoast It is easy to conceive that a modern #city built with #21stCentury #thinking , #technology and #techniques could easily house a population the size of #Perth . One wonders what inventions and technologies a fully modernized, high-efficiency, #GBCA top rated city would produce? The next Bill Gates? The next Mick Dundee? The next Richard Branson?

Creative input / feedback welcomed.
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#Australia  is certainly not #China  however a realistic time-frame for the design, planning, building and populating of a #chartercity  can be broken into stages (10 years each) so that over a quarter of a century a focused, dedicated conglomerate of both private and public organisations could achieve something quite amazing. Build it and they will come.
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It would be awesome if there was an " #alternate  landing option" somewhere in #centralaustralia  where there is little risk to human life. I wonder when the first #spacetourism  footage will start being released on #imax . #australianeedsaspaceport  
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I wonder if this concept will be utilized in #Australia ?
 
Hangouts On Air + You

Over the coming months, we will be conducting regular Hangouts on Air and are looking for your involvement!

If you are interested in being on one of our future hangouts, then let us know by commenting below and also what areas you have an interest in [Space, Education, Enlargement, Digital Agenda, Human Rights etc]. In 4-5 lines, outline your interest, your view on the matter, and when you are available [e.g. weekends, weekdays, evenings etc]. If you prefer, you can message us in private.

Our aim is to make the Hangouts on Air a means by which you can voice your views live on air with not only others here in Google+ but also with our external guests.

So get involved! This is your opportunity to have your voice heard!
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A page for discussion about what a 21st century city could be like if built using the best science, engineering and construction technologies. Things like robots, 3D printing, inflatable and sub-surface buildings. 

This thought-exercise assumes a working economy and economic relationships both intra and internationally.