Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Red Queen Hypothesis Unveiled

As many of us are familiar with "Alice in Wonderland", I was blown away that there was an underlying explanation of co-adaptation (or as evolutionary biologists call it...co-evolution).

Malice In Wonderland: The Red Queen Theory from Ed Watkins on Vimeo.

Yes, it explains important mechanisms of adaptations in nature...but let us not limit this theory to ONLY biology.

The notion of 'running to stay in place' applies to the relationship between humans and technology!

I have to keep learning and keep using all the new things just to remain the innovative person I am today.

To be a technology literate teacher...to stay knowledgeable about using technology...to stay up to date... to stay caught up with the kids... We have to be an ongoing learners....never stop running!


  1. I got a kick out of this video! Have you taken Dr. O'Brien's parasitology class yet? I am going to send him a link to this video because he touches on this in there. I also think your connection to technology is spot on! I feel like the more I learn, the more there is to know! Good luck and thanks for sharing.

  2. I liked this blog to Facebook and received some interesting feedback!!!

    Kaitlyn says
    this is so interesting! Ok, well i'm thinking maybe it could deal with the struggle to maintain a comfortable lifestlye in the midst of an unstable economy? Like, people are working harder (getting second jobs, etc.) just to stay in the sam...

    Kasey says
    Another example would be with age of empires when you start having to depend on farms for food and sell the extra for S G & W. food prices become depressed and everything else becomes so inflated that you have to create more farms just to maintain a decent army.

    Kaitlyn replies
    And, according to Porter Stansberry, the United States is going to be subject to that sort of inflation in the next 2 years :\
    have you guys ever read his 'investment advisory' statement about that? It's pretty scary..