The Use of Blockchain Technology Tools in Modern Education Reduces the Likelihood of “Robotization” of People

The Use of Blockchain Technology Tools in Modern Education Reduces the Likelihood of “Robotization” of People

Dmitry Davydov (Independent Researcher, Russia)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1104-6.ch013

Abstract

There is a need to get into a “clearing house” to shed light on certain operational concepts in the question at hand: (1) modern; (2) education; (3) “robotize”/“robotization”/“robotizing”; and (4) people. People. In the present discussion, “people” may not only refer to students in a situation of formal schooling. It generally refers to all learners under normal circumstances and this context is taken in the light of what is previously pointed out in #2 where the inclusive application of the term education is given emphasis. “Robotize”/“Robotization”/“Robotizing”. It is a neologism or a coinage, if you will, which is derived from the term “robot”. A robot is basically a human-programmed machine capable of automatically performing tasks both simple and complex. Education: In simple terms, education involves teaching (in all its forms, so that it could be a learner teaching her/himself or an entity other than the learner that is the source of matters to be learned).
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Background

Blockchain technology was proposed in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto. This technology was the basis of the first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. The blockchain can be defined as a distributed decentralized database that continues to register data records confirmed by the respective nodes. All data is stored in a public ledger, which includes all registered transactions. The blockchain consists of a linked sequence of blocks containing transactions with timestamps that are protected by cryptography. Blockchain technology allows recording transactions continuously keeping them unchanged while providing constant updates. Accordingly, the blockchain is provided partly by the database, partly by the development platform and partly by the virtual network intermediary.

The main characteristics of any blockchain are:

  • Decentralized structure of data storage;

  • The highest level of data storage security;

  • Distributed data storage;

  • Maximum system transparency for users;

  • Inability to falsify once recorded data.

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