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An Edit of my Second Nugget

Calvin and Hobbs Duplicator

Let me throw a revised nugget at you.

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I thought my last nugget was pretty interesting, but maybe I left out some detail that I had wanted to add! The nugget I had chosen is as follows:

Throughout the period I examined, in short, my “thinking” time was devoted mainly to activities that were essentially clerical or mechanical: searching, calculating, plotting, transforming, determining the logical or dynamic consequences of a set of assumptions or hypotheses, preparing the way for a decision or an insight. Moreover, my choices of what to attempt and what not to attempt were determined to an embarrassingly great extent by considerations of clerical feasibility, not intellectual capability.

The main suggestion conveyed by the findings just described is that the operations that fill most of the time allegedly devoted to technical thinking are operations that can be performed more effectively by machines than by men. Severe problems are posed by the fact that these operations have to be performed upon diverse variables and in unforeseen and continually changing sequences. If those problems can be solved in such a way as to create a symbiotic relation between a man and a fast information-retrieval and data-processing machine, however, it seems evident that the cooperative interaction would greatly improve the thinking process.”

When reading this I came to a conclusion. Technology will not advance without the perseverance and dedication of mankind to put forth the effort to advance technology into the future. Without mankind, there is no technology. This conclusion has pushed me to believe that one day, there will be a huge technological advancement, due to mankind of course, and all will go wrong. This will lead to the takeover of technological beings on Earth and we will all be compromised. Then again this is a theory, but who knows, maybe there will a new version of Frankenstein? So if you’re asking if robots will take over the world, my answer is yes.

Frankenstein

Now a lot of people might think differently (and that is totally fine because they might not have watched as many TV shows or movies as I did when I was a kid). But it is always interesting to hear what others have to say about such circumstances.

In What’s for Dinher’s blog, he states a really good point that I never thought about. As human’s, we are developed to think and to solve situations logically (for the most part unless we get carried away). The analysis in that blogged proved to question me that if we did rely in technology so much, will we seriously lose all our thinking capabilities and logical touch? We will end up becoming like the obese people in Wall-E who use technology so much that they don’t care about their body.

When I read MJ’s blog, it definitely connects to the first blog I read. With technology rising, we are thinking less than we should. A simple invention like the calculator makes math calculations so much easier for us. Back when my parents were in school, they had to do calculations all in their head and work shown out on paper.

In Maryam’s Blog, she brings up a very interesting point, “how do we talk to computers?” Well, the simple answer is coding. The complicated answer is learning coding. There are so many codes that are out there right now. Java, HTML, and MySQL, are only three languages out of the many. Only programmers can communicate with technology and make them operate the way they should. If you’re not a programmer, either learn technology, or good luck.

C Program

 

Max’s blog states another example of how much we rely on the internet today. It’s crazy because we rely on research, answers to our questions, and educational material. All of these can be found on the world wide web and we don’t have to go back in time and go to a public library where we have to search through books for our answers.

Librarian

 

In this last blog, I could not have agreed any better with the author. The author says that the way we rely on technology is actually important. A computer thinks faster and more efficiently than we humans do. But my question becomes, does that mean we humans have to stop thinking? Absolutely not!

As We May Think…Advancements Means Easy Life for Us

Usually for an assignment, I dread to read the whole essay or article because I never find anything interesting at all in the the beginning or introduction. But in Vannaver Bush’s essay, the first paragraph caught me off guard because it made me think how relevant it is to today’s society. The following is a nugget from the essay:

Of what lasting benefit has been man’s use of science and of the new instruments which his research brought into existence? First, they have increased his control of his material environment. They have improved his food, his clothing, his shelter; they have increased his security and released him partly from the bondage of bare existence. They have given him increased knowledge of his own biological processes so that he has had a progressive freedom from disease and an increased span of life. They are illuminating the interactions of his physiological and psychological functions, giving the promise of an improved mental health.

International Space Station (ISS) Launch 

Invention of the Wheel

And cars such as Porsche’s and Lamborghini’s don’t exist right? Telephone

Who did these kind of telephone games as a kid?

Modern Cotton Gin

I couldn’t help myself…

Cotton Gin Funny

Nuclear Power Bombs

The reason why the first paragraph or nugget stood out was because it made me think how far we have come as a society. Technological advances, ideas that have spread throughout the world from one end to another, quicker prevention of illnesses such as the Black Plaque, huge increase in scientific research around the world, increase of weapons for protection, etc.

Robot Rubics Cube

Science Man