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Concept Experience 5

As I was reading this blog my mind was thinking of how much the society I live in has changed compared to the one my parents lived in.Instead of people meeting up to talk and such, the use of texting even if you are a couple feet away is more common.  It is amazing the amount of apps there are today that people use to communicate and interact with. As technology continues to progress, society could potentially begin to spiral down to a negative outcome.

How does it feel when i think?  For me thinking usually leads to me having anxiety at the moment when I start thinking every thing that I have to turn in, when I have to be at work, when I have to pay a certain bill and if I will even have enough money and so on, but there are rings that hop me relax and make it easier for me to think like music for example or going on a run .  For my thoughts to become a reality, it goes through several challenging obstacles. It is an automatic reaction that shapes my perception and drives my emotion.

To me it really amazes how much clearer photographs taken by the cameras we have today including cameras we have on our phones keep getting clearer and clearer.Advances in technology have allowed us to do things such as changing the color filters after the photo has been taken. Faster material and lenses, more automatic cameras, finer-grained sensitive compounds to allow an extension of the minicamera idea, are all imminent.

Weather you’re good or bad at math we always at some point get that one problem we can’t solve no matter how much you look at the notes you took in class or how much you look through your book to see if you find the reason you’re not getting the right answer. However, many problems that can be though through in advance are very difficult to think through in advance. When we are given any sort of problem we have to solve,  we humans will always prefer to use and find the simplest method so that whenever we encounter a similar problem, it’ll be much easier. Present-day computers are designed primarily to solve pre formulated problems or to process data according to predetermined procedures. It will simulate the mechanisms and models, carry out the procedures, and display the results to the operator.  We humans have the ability and skills to find a way to resolve complex situations without the use of machines.
Our culture has evolved means for us to organize the little things we can do with our basic capabilities so that we can derive comprehension from truly complex situations, and accomplish the processes of deriving and implementing problem solutions.  Although the size of the step a human being can take in comprehension, innovation, or execution is small in comparison to the over-all size of the step needed to solve a complex problem, human beings nevertheless do solve complex problems.

We both start off with social or digital media and then we searched and chose our links by clicking on what we had the most interest in.I have a tendency to use Twitter and Instagram as well to see what friends are up to and also post a picture of something interesting Im doing but not to often.  Just like on twitter, you can follow friends and acquaintances on Instagram, and you can comment on other people’s photos.

Throughout  my research I came up with a variety of questions like, Which countries had soccer as there most popular sport, How many total leagues there are all around the world and when was soccer invented?I think its great that I had FIFA as my last link because it is the association of every soccer league in the world and soccer is my favorite sport to watch and play.  It didn’t exactly give me results to why soccer is actually a sport, but it did lead me to a different question that had a connection to my obvious statement and gave me many different articles that gave reasons to why soccer is better than any other sport and also why its the worst sport. I can conclude that the computer was in charge because without it, it wouldn’t of given me the hundreds of links to choose from, my only task was to choose what I enjoy.

Not only are they similar because they chose topics that interests them; they both ended with topics that deal with the career or future they plan to work with. The difficulty seems to be, not so much that we publish unduly in view of the extent and variety of present day interests, but rather that publication has been extended far beyond our present ability to make real use of the record.

Conceptual Network

Life happens. We evolved from single-celled bacteria into bipedal mammals and we dominate the world today with our big brains and unparalleled intelligence. This is because man’s problem-solving capability represents possibly the most important resource possessed by a society. Science has provided the swiftest communication between individuals; it has provided a record of ideas and has enabled man to manipulate and to make extracts from that record so that knowledge evolves and endures throughout the life of a race rather than that of an individual.

How did we survive without knowing what everyone is up to at all times? These connections stood out to me because I love social media but I really need to stop reaching for my phone all the time. Man-computer symbiosis is an expected development in cooperative interaction between men and electronic computers. Nowadays the “final frontier” seems to be creating a machine that is at least as smart as ourselves, and maybe even smarter.  We refer to a way of life in an integrated domain where hunches, cut-and-try, intangibles, and the human “feel for a situation” usefully co-exist with powerful concepts, streamlined terminology and notation, sophisticated methods, and high-powered electronic aids. For mature thought there is no mechanical substitute. With that being said, Licklider’s vision has been fulfilled.

This assignment really got me thinking on a completely different level. “The question is not, ‘What is the answer?’ The question is, ‘What is the question?'” I started off knowing the answer to my search, but I ended up with something so much deeper that the obvious. It’s hard to translate inquisitive, “mind” questions to “Google” questions, especially when we are so used to having Google complete our questions for us.  If my computer had known exactly what I was asking I could have gotten a better answer. But my failure at reproducing perfection taught me a very useful lesson: to lower my expectations. My brain never stops thinking.  It always amazes me how my brain works on solving problems when I’m not even aware of them. Vannevar Bush would certainly approve!

It saddens me to think that, just as you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink, we can expand our human knowledge as much as we want, but it is up to individuals to be interested in it. I personally don’t believe Google is making us stupid, perhaps just a bit lazy? Since I am not from the United States, I’m always interested in learning tidbits of American culture whenever I can. By learning more about our country and its culture I start to think of myself as a part of it and not just an observer. As you read and find the answers to a question you automatically find new and different information that leads you to many other questions. As a researcher I learned that the more interested I am in the subject, the more diligent I am in capturing the full picture.

I’m still relying on good ol’ pen and paper to take notes, because I feel retain information better that way – and science agrees with me.  It’s full-blown utopia, of course, because the real world is nothing like that.