Nugget about “Man-Computer Symbiosis” (Monday, 06/16/2014)

“It may be appropriate to acknowledge, at this point, that we are using the term “computer” to cover  a wide class of calculating, data-processing, and information-storage-and-retrieval machines. The capabilities of machines in this class are increasing almost daily. It is therefore hazardous to make general statements about capabilities of the class. Perhaps it is equally hazardous to make general statements about the capabilities of men. Nevertheless, certain genotypic differences in capability between men and computers do stand out, and they have a bearing on the nature of possible man-computer symbiosis and the potential value of achieving it.” (Man-Computer Symbiosis)

My nugget is about possible man-computer symbiosis. No matter how I think about this “possible project” it is very impossible and unbearable. It is not only inhumanity but also contributed in contaminating the order of the world whereas humans are reined over other species including “computer”- a never-extinct-artifact species. Through the passage, the author are putting human and the “class” in the same level in which I considered an extreme disrespectful act to human race. It is not only because the “class” is a handmade thing with no life, emotion and sympathy, it is also because “I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor a messenger greater than the one who sent him” (John 13:16, NIV.) Since the computer is invented to serve people for a better life, it can never be compared with the human, regardless our disability. Computer is made to serve, not to be served. It is ok to use computer to support human’s needs in some special cases, but I can’t tolerate the idea of putting human race in the same level with computer. The question of “Who serves who?” should never ever be discussed in our society.

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In this picture, Devon Carrow attends the school via robot because of his health condition. I have no objection with this at all, since when it comes to the end, the robot is used to serve this kid’s sincere want of going to school. Although the kids and teachers are acknowledged Devon via the robot, they deeply want and pray to the Lord that Devon will be there with them soon. This case is not a possible man-computer symbiosis; however the “Transcendence” case is it. The idea of letting Will live a human life through technology is inhumanity. There is no good to let one live half of his life. Although he is always with Everlyn, he cannot be next to her. It is painful. Plus, being aware that computer can calculate and predict thing much faster than the normal human, there is always the fear of dominance among human and man-computer symbiosis. Thus, it disturbs the world peace system and gives the “class” a chance to overpower his master, which is unnatural and unacceptable.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ny-student-attends-class-remotely-via-robot/

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My nugget is about possible man-computer symbiosis. No matter how I think about this “possible project” it is very impossible and unbearable. It is not only inhumanity but also contributed in contaminating the order of the world whereas humans are reined over other species including “computer”- a never-extinct-artifact species. Through the passage, the author are putting human and the “class” in the same level in which I considered an extreme disrespectful act to human race. It is not only because the “class” is a handmade thing with no life, emotion and sympathy, it is also because “I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor a messenger greater than the one who sent him” (John 13:16, NIV.) Since the computer is invented to serve people for a better life, it can never be compared with the human, regardless our disability. Computer is made to serve, not to be served. It is ok to use computer to support human’s needs in some special cases, but I can’t tolerate the idea of putting human race in the same level with computer. The question of “Who serves who?” should never ever be discussed in our society.

This nugget connects with my first nuggets about “As We May Think” because it is all about “logic.” Is it logic when we wonder “Who serves who?” in this problem? It is illogical to think that way since the “class” is supposed to serve the people from the beginning. There should be not reverse in this case. However, as I considered last time, there is not absolutely right or wrong about logic because of different perception. However, is it odd when someone admits that the “class” was invented to be served by people? Thus, this is when the problem of relativism and ethics come up. Logic must be ethical relativism in which things are different in interpretation but still have to follow the basic ethics standards that apply to people for the goods of the society. Since it is unethical to reverse the order of the world and go against the principles of which the objects were made, we are saying that the “logic” idea of man serves “class” is wrong under any consideration.

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Dreaming with Groupthink

After reading through all these posts in the wiki, I notice that Yursa Ahmed, Jala Farquhar, Camille Lapid are talking about the convenient Internet based social media like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. Although they choose different social media, they all explain how good it allows people get in touch with each other within a second. Not only for social interaction, they also list down how it helps them reach their professional career as well by follow a page or tag and retweet post. I see that I am a little bit different from other of my classmates, as they mostly talk about social media while I am more interested in email –traditional and professional long distance communication, and how good it is. However, I am not sure whether I want to study mine or any of my classmates. They do not spark any interest in me at all including mine. To be honest, I do not like to talk about technology since it is a two sided problem as it is not truly bad but not truly good either. It always falls into the middle area, and I don’t like it at all.

Reporting My Dream

As I said in my “What Will I dream?” post, I am really concern about checking my student email. I am aware that email is the most common way that the professors, schools, advisors, employers, staffs, etc. use to get in touch with me; therefore I am serious in reading and replying their emails as soon as possible. Plus, because I want people to answer my email quickly, I try to do the same to them. If I can’t take advantage of the fast access through the Internet, there is really no point using the Internet. Also, through answering emails quickly, I feel that I am being respectful to whoever sends me the email since it can probably be an urgent problem or question that they really want to me to answer. However, even it is just a mass emails to the whole school, it is still much better than those who never check their emails (no offense). Lastly, the last reason that I am interested in emails because of the VCU Free & For Sale page, I love to skim through all the things that other students sells and see if there is anything that I need. It gives me good feeling when I buy a good stuffs at the cheap price 😀 #Reportingmydream and #Dreaming.

What Will I Dream?

It is so hard for me to write this blog since my habit of using Internet changes very frequently depending on my schedule. I don’t really know where to start honestly, so I am just going to write about what I mostly do with the internet recently when I am alone and have free time. Every day, no matter I am in my phone or laptop, the first thing I always do is to check my student email through http://www.vcu.edu/. I am fascinated with email regardless it is deleting old emails or reading new emails. They are all interesting things to do. Also, through email I can learn whether there are good stuffs selling on VCU Free & For Sell page. I love looking for cool and cheap used stuffs because I will live in the dorm next semester, and I have financial limited, so new stuffs are out of question. After all the email things, I usually check my Facebook, mostly because of the VCU Free & For Sell page. Then that’s all. I am done with the Internet (: It sounds so unreal, right? But it is true since I don’t like to involve into Internet based social media unless it is required. To me, those things are boring and fake. I prefer face to face interaction because it is more efficient and easier for me to express myself. Plus, I am unwilling to sacrifice my sleep to those social media 😀 (As I said before, the way I use Internet may be different later but right now at a student with 7 summer classes and two jobs, there is no way I will stay up late for those thing)

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Connection between Trail #1s (Friday, 06/13/2014)

#Summertime Sadness, #Mirna Shaban, and #Living the Dream 2014 are the three blogs that draw the most connection to me and my experience. We are similar that we somehow have the ideas of what we are planning to find, however, each of us have the different way to deal with it. I am not going to deep about it since it is not the type of connection that I see between us. For #Summertime Sadness, we have the same problem dealing with finding the primary text. We are repetitive about the words in google search, and we are tended to not change the phrase much since we thought that it is the most accurate one. We are different from #Blue Cruise as he just searches one word first and adding more after. We do a phrase in the beginning as it is the best describe of what we want to see. For #Mirna Shaban, I and she also have the same problem of being an indecisive people. It is actually very stressful somehow, and that is why I understand her blog truly. But as I do notice that no matter how much wonder we go, we are usually ending up with the first idea, it is not a coincidence. It is more that we don’t trust ourselves enough to give out the decision but we still want to keep it. We search over a place to find the reason to trust the origin ideas. For me, it is cool since we can actually gain broader knowledge about other thing unconsciously, just because of the searching-through habits. Lastly, for #Living the Dream 2014, his/her sociological perspective blog sparks my interest about the society, especially about what happen to human after seeing reasons. Like I commented on her post, everything happens for a reason, and every reason leads to the deconstruction of the human race. That is why that I am scary to get to know the reason which I considers preventing me to live a life. I know that I am far away from #Living the Dream original blog, however, since it makes me think about something, I find that connection really strong.

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Right now, when I look back at my nugget blog, I realize that it can be understand in a very commendation way to the students. The laziest students are the smartest ones, since they are lazy, they try all of their mean to avoid study in a persuasive way. Thus, they come up with the story of “study=fail.” For whoever sees it the first time, they will immediately think that the picture make sense pretty much. However, after a period of rethinking and considering, they realize that they have been fooled by those lazy students. Therefore, we should not look down on those people who are lazy because since they are lazy, they always have a special way to make up their laziness in front of people. That is when it comes to prove that those people are good and smart (in this case, marketing is properly their best area :D.) Thus, just like Steven Jobs said that is to always give the hardest job to the laziest person because they always find the shortest way to finish it. That quote is the first thing popping up in my mind when I first reread my nugget blog and saw the picture again. It truly fully makes my primary text become meaningful by creating different arguments around “study=fail” tradition in college students’ life.

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Trailing #1: As We May Think – Screenshot (Thursday, 06/12/2014)

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These trails told me that I have an ability to connect what I write with what I think and what I see. I wrote the blog about logic, so I try to find an illogical problem that is partly logically with fun looking. I don’t want to be too much serious about the assignment because I want people to have fun to read at my blog. It is a blog which is already informal, so it should not be serious. I tend to make people think about what I write, give out their own conception about the pictures, and laughing in the end for its funny meaning. Also, in the process of choosing the picture, I tend to find the one that is neutral enough to raise an argument but seriously about what is right and wrong since there is none. That’s why, as “Blue Cruise” said, the picture is not meant to take serious anyway. Thus, that is why the picture is everything that I try to say in my nugget post. Plus, I think I would categorize my thinking in term of psychology since my one and only purpose to conceptualize the primary text is to make people feel good and have fun. As I said before, I am not type of people who like to take learning seriously as I cannot learn if it is too serious. I am more about finding fun in boring stuffs and make them interesting and learn-able (:

Nugget about “As We May Think” (Wednesday, 06/11/2014)

“Logic can become enormously difficult, and it would undoubtedly be well to produce more assurance in its use. The machines for higher analysis have usually been equation solvers. Ideas are beginning to appear for equation transformers, which will rearrange the relationship expressed by an equation in accordance with strict and rather advanced logic. Progress is inhibited by the exceedingly crude way in which mathematicians express their relationships. They employ a symbolism which grew like Topsy and has little consistency; a strange fact in that most logical field.” (Vannevar Bush)

My nugget is about logic and how it helps human to solve the problem. I do not have any appeal with the author’s writing about logic. However, I want to add some of my thought. Personally, the word “logic” means to find the easiest step-by-step way to solve the problem. But other people can be disagree with my interpretation and give out their own. Thus, there is no right and wrong in how to interpret the word “logic.” Logic can be explained based on many factors such as religion, characteristics, norms, behaviors, field of study, etc. One cannot say that they have the absolutely “right” logical way, since there is no “absolutely.” Look at this picture:

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Is it logical? Yes, to technical math people, this equation is right since all they do is to add and eliminate the same factor in both equations. It is mathematically logical. However, does it make any sense? No, to educational people, this equation is a scam and an excuse that those lazy students come up with, in order to avoid to not study. Thus, as I said before, both groups have their own logical way to convince people about their interpretation perspective. However, one tries to help people upward while other holds people downward. In conclusion, the reason I interpret this picture is that because it shows us the good and bad side of being logical. It can either be an ignition force to develop the better science in the modern world by constructing arguments, or draw up the path way to the downfall of human by using logic to defend for illogical and ridiculous ideas. Finally, after all, in these two paragraphs, am I being logical?

 

How is it like when I think? (Tuesday, 06/10/2014)

An Oreo is best represent for my thinking. I have an original problem, and I try mapping it out with others and combine them all in one solution. A crazy ambition forces me to take a trial. But then, I get distracted by some outside factors and put some weird ideas into which turn the problem into enjoyable level. Finally, after going through all the analysis process and consideration, I get tired and come back to an original problem with no solution. However, I get to taste the good feeling when I think about something good and successful. It is like an Oreo, the cream makes it sweet but in the end, the last thing that people taste is their two bitter chocolate cookies.

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