CL/DM Nugget #4

The recognition of that arbitrariness, and reconsideration among broader and more general alternatives, awaits us. All the previous units and mechanisms of learning, scholarship, arts, transaction and confirmation, and even self-reminder, were based in various ways upon physical objects—the properties of paper, carbon paper, files, books and bookshelves. To read from paper you must move the physical object in front of you. Its contents cannot be made to slide, fold, shrink, become transparent, or get larger.

But all this is now changing, and suddenly. The computer display screen does all these things if desired, to the same markings we have previously handled on paper. The computer display screen is going to become universal very fast; this is guaranteed by the suddenly rising cost of paper. And we will use them for everything. This already happens wherever there are responding computer screen systems. (I have a friend with two CRTs on his desk; one for the normal flow of work, and one to handle interruptions and side excursions.) A lot of forests will be saved.

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The computer display screen saves a lot of forests, and benefits the environment by leaving a safer habitat for animals. Saving trees will help make the world a better, greener place.  Having the computer screen as a universal utility has many pros. Of course using the display screen is much greener and saves a lot of paper. It is also an easy access to get to.

Using the display screen allows access to many different things especially in school. Many schools now using the computers for taking tests and researching information for projects and assignments. This generation has all types of electronics and as the year goes on, the devices become more convenient. We are now able to use electronics to do what we want as a substitute for paper and news articles. The world is now revolving around these electronics for an easier lifestyle.

Inquiry Project Proposal Draft

My interest is on justice, therefore my inquiry project will be related to it. There are different races in the world; many that work, learn, and friends with us. It is stated that everyone is created and treated equally within the justice system, but is it really true? Are people of different races really treated equally with the system? I thought it would be a great argumentative topic because there are many example cases and history about the inequality of different races.

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Concept Experience #3 P2. From Conceptual Chain to Conceptual Network

I kept thinking over and over if it’s not mankind that invented the computer we would not have such technology as we do now, it is not really the computer doing all the work for us. When I think, I enjoy the quietness and peacefulness so I can absorb any ideas that may come to mind.  At first it is very calm and soothing being alone thinking about things, but after thinking for a long time it feels like everything is being blocked.

Newer and more advanced technologies provides a better and faster use than the previous ones. People become curious and interested in the newer technologies as they are exposed to it. The present day technologies allow for easier ways to save data records and researches. When an individual has questions or struggles that they are going through, they can turn to a computer to get the answers easily by typing in a simple question or word.

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In one sense of course, any man-made system is intended to help man, to help a man or men outside the system.  I instantaneously began to think about how the humans who currently work in restaurants and businesses will be replaced by machines in the future. Present-day computers are designed primarily to solve pre-formulated problems or to process data according to predetermined procedures. But there is increased evidence that we are being bogged down today as specialization extends.

I am planning to major in forensic science and I took 2 years of criminal justice back in high school. I’m excited about the future of being able to work with other forensic scientists to help polices crack the case. In order to research about my topic, I browsed the net. Anything that a computer can do can also be done manually, but just slower and probably not as efficient. The mankind does not need computers, but with it, it will be so much faster and easier. Though without computers, everything would be harder to record experiment results and other data records. I’ve learned through another classmate that technology cannot surplus human beings due to their lack of “logic and emotions.” As I keep browsing through the net I keep going back to Google like Vicky to find other alternative links that is related to my topic.

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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. Computers are programmed and used by its user in the way they want to use it. One day we could say that computers are not able to do a particular task for us, but then the next day, people figure out a way to make it possible. But what we haven’t realized is that scientists have made them so well they have the capabilities to surpass our intelligence. 

My final conclusion was that while we may use 100% of our brain, our mind will never have reached full capacity. In other words, the human mind neither learns nor acts by large leaps, but by steps organized or structured so that each one depends upon previous steps. There is nothing that can really be done in one single step, it is always completed in several steps. Each step that we take is like a building block until it is complete. 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. 

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Concept Experience #3 P1. Gathering Information

Digesting other people’s work is pumping air into a balloon. As you digest other’s works, the balloon will continue to expand. Stores sell packs of x numbers of balloons, but it is our job to blow up/pump air into a balloon. As each pump is given the balloon is expanded, which provides a definite shape. As I digest other students’ works I feel that I’ve learned something extra, something new.

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“Augmenting Human Intellect” Nugget

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. It is the augmentation means that serve to break down a large problem in such a way that the human being can walk through it with his little steps, and it is the structure or organization of these little steps or actions that we discuss as process hierarchies.

Every process of thought or action is made up of sub-processes. Let us consider such examples as making a pencil stroke, writing a letter of the alphabet, or making a plan. Quite a few discrete muscle movements are organized into the making of a pencil stroke; similarly, making particular pencil strokes and making a plan for a letter are complex processes in themselves that become sub-processes to the over-all writing of an alphabetic character.

Out of the whole article this passage caught my attention. I believe it is true. A step that a human being take is small compared to the amount of steps it takes to figure out a complex problem. There is nothing that can really be done in one single step, it is always completed in several steps. For example, cooking doesn’t take just one step to be prepared. It takes time and ingredients. There are several steps in completing tasks. For example, this assignment requires each student to read the article, then pick out a passage that catches our attention, and lastly create a nugget with that passage. These are not the only steps. There are always GIFs or image searching and publishing the blog post to be viewed by others.

Each step that we take is like a building block until it is complete.

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Week 2 Reflection

I feel like this week’s tasks were heavier than last week’s task. We’ve read about the advanced technologies creating a difference in everyone’s lives. It has replaced many jobs leading to unemployment. With reading the past articles about the advanced technologies, it makes me realize that maybe a lot of people will be majoring in computer graphics or anything relating to learn about new techniques and others.

All the researches that we have done the past 2 weeks were performed through the net, which allows the performance to be more efficient and faster compared to going to a library to research for hours by reading books. 

Computers were first created as a big box, unlike nowadays it can be portable and as “thin as a piece of paper” like one of my classmates had described it. I’ve learned through another classmate that technology cannot surplus human beings due to their lack of “logic and emotions.”

Computers are programmed and used by its user in the way they want to use it. For note-taking, the user is to type in the notes into the computer and later on review it or come up with ideas to study with those notes. As a classmate described if the computer were to take notes, it’ll be the same as every other computer and probably won’t be able to help the user to study because the words won’t be worded or stated the way the user may understand.

Analyzing the Obvious

Car have wheels.

formulated vs. formulative

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In order to research about my topic, I browsed the net. I learned about the history of car wheels and how it has evolved to what it is present day. Wheels were first invented by stone and used on wagons until now. Car wheels are known as tires which is made out of rubber. I went through a variety of sources through google. Even though I’ve known a lot without the need of technology, but as I browse through the net I was able to learn new things about car wheels. As I keep browsing through the net I keep going back to Google like Vicky to find other alternative links that is related to my topic.

‘Man-Computer Symbiosis’ Nugget Revise

Present-day computers are designed primarily to solve preformulated problems or to process data according to predetermined procedures. The course of the computation may be conditional upon the results obtained during the computation, but all the alternatives must be foreseen in advance. (If an unforeseen alternative arises, the whole process comes to a halt and awaits the necessary extension of the program.) The requirement for preformulation or predetermination is sometimes no great disadvantage. It is often said that programming for a computing machine forces one to think clearly, that it disciplines the thought process. If the user can think his problem through in advance, symbiotic association with a computing machine is not necessary.

However, many problems that can be thought through in advance are very difficult to think through in advance. They would be easier to solve, and they could be solved faster, through an intuitively guided trial-and-error procedure in which the computer cooperated, turning up flaws in the reasoning or revealing unexpected turns in the solution. Other problems simply cannot be formulated without computing-machine aid. Poincare anticipated the frustration of an important group of would-be computer users when he said, “The question is not, ‘What is the answer?’ The question is, ‘What is the question?’” One of the primary aims of man-computer symbiosis is to bring the computing machine effectively in the formative parts of technical problems.

The present day technologies allow for easier ways to save data records and researches. When an individual has questions or struggles that they are going through, they can turn to a computer to get the answers easily by typing in a simple question or word. It is true that an individual thinking through the problems beforehand can easily figure out the answer without browsing through the net, then computer use is not necessary.

Though without computers, everything would be harder to record, e.g., experiment results and other data records. The mankind does not need computers, but with it, it will be so much faster and easier.

data recording

A computer is just like a book, but instead of having the individual read through a whole book for information, the computer has all the information one needs and is way faster.

Kolton explains that people are losing their jobs due to having machines/technologies replace them. It is true because with the advanced machines and technologies, it is quicker and cheaper than paying a person their salary.

Laikyn also talks about the machines taking over people’s job creating higher unemployment for the society. Factories or any other working places will depend on the machineries and neglect human beings.

Pooja and I share the same sentiments, the mankind may not be as quick and efficient as the technologies, but we are “more intelligent and appreciated.” Technologies may never make mistakes as Pooja stated, but the mankind does. Yes the mankind makes mistakes, but we always learn from those mistakes and succeed.

Rachel described computers very well. She brought in the history about computers and how it has evolved to the present day computer. Computers had made it easier for the mankind to perform tasks and record data.

Lastly, Sami explains that man and computer may be two completely things, but becomes one while performing tasks. The example of hacking is brought upon and mentions how the mankind manipulates the computer to perform tasks that it was not supposed to do. This shows me that computers are nothing without the operator.

‘Man-Computer Symbiosis’ Nugget

Present-day computers are designed primarily to solve preformulated problems or to process data according to predetermined procedures. The course of the computation may be conditional upon the results obtained during the computation, but all the alternatives must be foreseen in advance. (If an unforeseen alternative arises, the whole process comes to a halt and awaits the necessary extension of the program.) The requirement for preformulation or predetermination is sometimes no great disadvantage. It is often said that programming for a computing machine forces one to think clearly, that it disciplines the thought process. If the user can think his problem through in advance, symbiotic association with a computing machine is not necessary.

However, many problems that can be thought through in advance are very difficult to think through in advance. They would be easier to solve, and they could be solved faster, through an intuitively guided trial-and-error procedure in which the computer cooperated, turning up flaws in the reasoning or revealing unexpected turns in the solution. Other problems simply cannot be formulated without computing-machine aid. Poincare anticipated the frustration of an important group of would-be computer users when he said, “The question is not, ‘What is the answer?’ The question is, ‘What is the question?'” One of the main aims of man-computer symbiosis is to bring the computing machine effectively in the formative parts of technical problems.

The present day technologies allow easier to save data records and researches. Any questions or struggles that an individual is going through, they can turn to a computer to get the answer easily by typing in a simple question or word. It is true that is an individual think through the problems beforehand they can easily figure out the answer without browsing through the internet, then computer use is not necessary.

Though without computers, everything would be harder to record experiment results and other data records. The mankind does not need computers, but with it, it will be so much faster and easier.

data recording

A computer is just like a book, but instead of having the individual read through a whole book for information, the computer has all the information one needs and is way faster.

Week 1 Reflection

This week I’ve read articles about advancement in technologies. Technologies have made a great impact on the society by becoming part of everyone’s daily life.

Bush’s article made me realize when the human mind think of things, it all have relation to one another unless sidetracked but will soon get back on track and continue thinking. His article make me think that it is true, it happens to everyone. Once a person starts researching or thinking about a specific topic, that person will start looking at other facts that is related to that topic. My inquiry project will be related to what I want to major in, which is forensic science. I will pick a specific fact about my topic and start researching about it.

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Licklider’s article argues between the mankind and computer. Anything that a computer can do can also be done manually, but just slower and probably not as efficient. I kept thinking over and over if it’s not mankind that invented the computer we would not have such technology as we do now, it is not really the computer doing all the work for us. The man-kind can do anything without a computer, the only problem is it’s slower and possibly can’t save everything inside the brain.

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