Live Blog Post from Our First Day as Youth Innovators in Residence with the ISED Lab

from Chuck: "We are writing live from the ISED Lab. We are learning about technology and exploring the ISED Lab and we learning about history. Today, we are learning about technology and what the future is going to be like and how the technology is going to improve."

from Jaden: "The ISED Lab is a problem-solving place. The people who are here like to think about the future. It is interesting and colourful. They have a zebra. They are having us build with Lego. We are building things from the future. I am building a future home! It has a big dragon egg with a flower inside of it, two propellors and two futuristic dogs made into a throne. I think the future will be different everyday and special. So, make sure you appreciate the difference!"

from Charlotte: "The ISED Lab is a place where people create and they explore ideas they've never thought of before. Today, we are looking at ideas of the future. We are thinking about what will the future be like. We are planning out what we want it to look like and what we want it to be. We are thinking about improving VR (virtual reality) technology. Yesterday, at MadeMill, we tried VR for the first time and it feels like you are somewhere you are not!"

from Madison: "Today we're at the ISED Lab, that stands for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Lab. They are a government-run lab that is working always to make the world a better place. Today, we are working on a little bit of taking technology that is going to be the next big thing and thinking about the future. For my representation, which we are all making out of Lego, I did the aspect of how much easier it would be to maintain a friendship. If you have a friend who lives in Australia and you live in Canada, you could put on a headset and be able to communicate with your friend just as well as you could if you were standing together. I also did self-driving cars. Google has started making self-driving cars that benefits younger children under the age of 16 and people with disabilities - whether you're blind, or paralyzed, or have Cerebral Palsy and you can still go wherever you want. I'm 11 and if I wanted to go see my friend, I could just program it and go see her and I wouldn't need a driver's licence or my parents and I could go see her."

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