In “They Fought like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War,” Blanton and Cook tell the unique stories of women actually fighting in the Civil War. Not only did women fight as soldiers they also died as soldiers. Soldiers and field nurses would find women who fought on both sides of the war. The woman soldiers who had died in battle would be buried separately than the men soldiers. Brackman, Barbara.
In the passage “ Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr, Nicholas emulates the thesis stating that we as race are not capable of doing certain tasks from the past. Because of technology like Google, which pushes us to do it in easier ways in the present time. Accordingly, tasks like reading books to find information and to gain knowledge, is now seen to be near impossible because of the privilege that high technology is offering. Nicholas also shares a theory that, when we start doing new things, our brain changes and molds into a new shape where we can only portray those actions and tasks. For example, if we only use websites to find information for a project and never actually read, our brain will not be able to jump right back and go back to the roots of reading books and catalogs to obtain all that information.
Technology has grown at an alarming rate; with smart cars, cells phones, computers that can operate with just the use of your eyes. It is an extraordinary leap from the cave man era but, it’s been said too much of a good thing can be bad. As we become slaves to technology we could be risking losing more than just our social life. Knowledge is something to be proud of and treasured. However, with the vast amount of information on the internet, there is visually no reason to actually learn the material.
While many regret to admit that Glass is here, our information is widespread, our freedom is limited, and we are tethered to devices that we become dependent on. It is clear that companies have gone far with their products, but too far is not determinable. Therefore, because we cannot rely on companies such as Google or Apple to make the decision regarding our privacy and morale, boundaries need to be put into place, otherwise our devices will overcome our possibilities. Glass presents more of a question to the human race rather than an answer, Can we control technology and how it is interacted with?
Many countries do not provide any protection from patent or copyright violations. Because of this, there is tremendous effort to have patents and copyrights enforced globally. Though internationally protected patents and copyrights provide the holder with the rights they deserve, they also have considerable consequences. Undeveloped countries are at a severe disadvantage when it comes to both obtaining patents and securing rights to use them. Efforts to have software patents and copyrights enforced internationally have damaging affects on developing countries because of the high prices associated with obtaining them and the power that developed countries have to enf... ... middle of paper ... ...d World (Stanford: SUP, 1992) 50.
Our worries of gasoline shortage are no longer a top priority due to the emergence of battery, operated vehicles professionals are no longer looked up to for basic knowledge due to the inventions of google, search and ask.com. For the first time in history we are able to view distance world and galaxies where such intelligence wouldn’t exist without technology. Technology has opened up doors of the inevitable it also creates conflicts of dominance and the elusions of perfection. Our society are so busy with the notion of being ahead of the ordinary that we tend to abuse our fellow peers. Our need of competitiveness has grown absurd.
Factoring in consumer loyalties will get any debate or comparison nowhere so in order to create an accurate comparison all biases and facts based on feeling must be discarded. This isn’t a debate over what is better based on usage but more of a debate of quality using statistics and solid facts about hardware and speed. Basic things such as number of sales, cost of consoles, and basic attributes need to be looked at and are a big factor in quality but aren’t the only thing. There are larger things such as compatibility, hardware such as GPU and CPU, and also features that increase gaming ability. Most likely with only being a year apart in release and having multiple new updates and even models it will come down to them being almost the same, at least in the eyes of the consumers.
Although the Internet is very helpful and has created many technological advances, we as humans are not created to function like a computer. Our minds require deep thought, human interaction, and thorough knowledge of things so we can remember and fully understand concepts. The Internet in itself is a very helpful tool. The advances that have fallowed are truly amazing, along with vast array of information available. Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” is very flawed and does not provided adequate resources to back up his claims.
It is inevitable to deny that we are currently living in a world where technology plays a prominent part of our lives, and that this technology is ever-quickly transforming. Like all marketable consumer products, electronic products are continuously improved, altered, and designed to appeal to targeted consumers. Many of us are familiar with the struggle of having to catch up to current trends of consumer electronic devices. The useful lives of these products are relatively short, and in a year or two, it is almost expected that a new product with more capabilities and enhanced features will be in the market that would replace the old one. This ineffective process may be blamed on the all too Western mindset that better, newer things will essentially make us happier.
While some insist that tech savvy users require different interfaces than casual Internet users, a frustrating design is still a frustrating design. Users of every technical ability want a system that works smoothly and seamlessly. Creating a site that is intuitive for new users but complex enough to engage experienced users is a difficult tightrope to walk. Sites like Facebook are textbook examples of how a user friendly website can become unfriendly and unresponsive to new users through continual updates. What was once a very easy to navigate site now is covered in strange icons and nearly impossible to navigate paths to gather information.