Markie Scharch Feb. 19th 2013 Technological progress of the last century changed not only the individual lives of people, but the world as a whole. Out of numerous technological advances and inventions, the two of them stand out tremendously in a scale of the effect they had on today’s world: computer and data network. Computers are present in just about every aspect of our life. From the simple task of switching the traffic light, to the complex calculations of the spacecraft trajectories – computers restlessly work night and day, helping human beings achieve never before seen levels of efficiency and productivity. The ability to collect, sort and store huge amounts of data enabled rapid development of all branches of science, which in turn sped up technological progress even more. A computer on its own is capable of completing many different tasks. But its true potential becomes visible when it is coupled with the other technological breakthrough – a data network. Communication has always been a key component to human success. During the early days of civilization human beings hunted in groups, divided responsibilities, and established laws via talking to each other. In modern international society the ability to communicate and exchange information remains an element of vital importance. The same principle applies to computers. Once connected into a network – every quality that makes a computer great multiplies tenfold. Computer networks gave us the ability to communicate on a new level. The world became connected with the implementation of the Internet. Information is now easy to share, exchange and process. The term Global Economy took on a new meaning as well, as many businesses across the globe started to set up…
Statement of Intent: Advance of technology has both its positive and negative aspects
but steps and precautions have to be put in place for our younger generation to develop
effectively as a society. Teens of today need to realize there is a bigger world out there
that consists of the things they are exposed to online. This idea has lead me and
countless others to understand that connectivity and social views we share are now
leading to a downfall in the progression of today’s modern culture…
Essay 1- IT Doesn’t Matter by Nicholas G. Carr
1. What is Carr's major argument that IT doesn't matter?
The main argument that Nicholas Carr made in his article ‘IT doesn’t matter’ is that managements need to change and no longer give companies a competitive edge. Carr argues that executives are wrong who believe that information technology is a strategic value that provides a competitive advantage. He says: ‘As information technology’s power and ubiquity have grown, its strategic importance has…
n this brief essay I present a metric suitable for addressing the hypothesis that “individual privacy has been eroding since the advent of the second Industrial Revolution.” By “second Industrial Revolution” I understand to be the period of 1860—1900, where many new technologies, including electricity, were invented.
The metric I propose is to measure the number of “private data records” that exist for a particular individual, i.e. that contain information that the individual would consider to…
Instructor Lauren Shea
Does Technology Influence Literacy?
When considering the idea of literacy most assume that it’s the ability to read and write, which is somewhat correct because literacy is looked at as “the act of reading”. However this understanding is quiet rudimentary and simplified. Literacy should be understood as having the capacity to read textual content and make connections between what the writer is relaying and how it applies to the topic that’s…
New gadgets and social media have contributed a lot of bad things in our lives. Even
though social media helps us to make things easier, it still has consequences for us. There is
always a catch. For instance, technology can be used to perform some drastic and catastrophic
events more quickly. Moreover, gadgets make people to think differently. If we don’t control
ourselves when using it, we might…
experiences. Dependency on digital technology has increasingly changed the lives of individuals. In the modern era, knowledge is also gained from digital technologies such as computer, smartphones, televisions and the Internet. This essay will discuss the possibilities of digital technologies for knowledge and the negative impacts of the technologies by examining increased use of visual aids, access of information and by identifying if a dependency on digital technologies creates health issues and cultural and…
Philosophical Reasoning: Critical Thinking in Philosophy Morton’s
Winston’s Children of Invention Revisited: The Scope of Technology
In this essay, I will comment on Morton Winston’s definitions of technology, then apply the six aspects in every technology to an artifact selected from Friedman’s essay “The World is Flat”. The six aspects include first the skills, techniques, human activity forms, or socio-technical practice; second, resources, tools, and materials; third, technological…
Information and Technology Acts
January 10, 2013
Information and Technology Acts
There are many constant changes in information technology that have resulted in in serious ethical issues making it necessary for Congress to create certain acts. In this essay two very important acts in today’s society will be discussed. These two acts have to do with the protection of children under the age of 13 from the Internet content not age appropriate. The two acts discussed in this paper are…
civilization mainly revolves around technology such like phones, computers etc. I think technology plays a big part in our world’s life. A lot of our careers now use a lot of technology, our space program has space ships that are controlled by computers same thing with our airports. Security is starting to get into using computers now to help them in tasks. The most important career that really impacts us all is technology in the medical field. If it wasn’t for technology then we wouldn’t have found a…
13 December 2014
Illustration Essay: Technology Leads To Laziness
“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots” (Einstein). Today this world is being drowned in technology, cell phones, television, and types of transportation. Not only was Einstein correct but also, technology has taken humans even further; we have become lazy.
There are countless examples to prove Einstein’s theory but, think…