English 231- Fabio Molano (people (Larry Rosen and Keith Haptom on social…
English 231- Fabio Molano
Technology and higher education
Gamification of education: should schools do away with standardized testing?
The Digital degree: Because of the ability to gain online degrees will physical colleges be obsolete in the future?
Augmented reality could help with training, by having tools pop up in your own space. For example, doctors could perform augmented reality surgeries
Her: an analysis on artificial intelligence and its role in humans lives.
The Social Network: An analysis on Mark Zuckerberg's mentality
Gaming and technology
Augmented reality could be a big application for education as well as entertainment
Virtual reality: This is different from augmented reality. In this reality, your whole environment is simulated and virtual. this is now mainly used for just entertainment. We went on second life, a massive online virtual reality space with homes, jobs, stores and activities to experience this
How gaming relates to real life. In games like clash of clans, you learn how to manage resources and how to spend in a smart way, these skills are also useful in real life.
Can video games make you a psychopath? There is no proof that playing violent video games will make you a violent person, but it can create aggressive behaviors especially in immature humans.
Concepts of new media
Kranzberg’s First Law
“Technology is neither good, nor bad, nor is it neutral.”
Singularity is the point at which artificial intelligence becomes autonomous and events become “unpredictable or even unfathomable to human intelligence”
The number of transistors in a circuit doubles every two years.
Moore’s second law (Rock’s Law) also points out that the capital cost to produce semiconductors also increases exponentially over time.
Technology is an extension of our bodies. Phones are an extension of our voices, cars are an extension of our legs and soforth. But when we grow one part, we may be sacrificing another part.
Larry Rosen and Keith Haptom on social media and if its making people less social
Kurzweil- Proposed the “law of accelerating return”
the rate of technological change increases exponentially.
Sherry Turkle: connected but alone. She warns of the dangers of technology saying that we are “together while not being together” .
Ted Kaczynski, the unibomber, warned of technologies danger and sent bombs in the mail to people associated with modern tech advancement.
Michael Patrick Lynch explained that technology is an extension of our own bodies. Calling is an extension of our voice, cars are an extension of our legs
Is social media making people less social or more social?
Technological determinism- technology shapes how we are as a society
Social shaping of technology- Society decides what technology we need and use. Google glass was an example, the technology was created but nobody wanted to use it so now it is dead, society effectively decided what tech to use.
No, what makes a physical college degree valuable is the reputation and credibility of a college