Blog 10 The Future

The year 2020 is just 7 years away. We see almost daily changes with smart phone capability and advanced computer technology. By 2020 I can envision small data centers being used in every room in one’s home to control household chores, climate control, make calls, schedule appointments, check news, arrange for deliveries, and start dinner preparations with just a single touch of a button. Any flat surface could act as a computer screen such as bathroom mirrors, bedroom walls, and counter tops. These areas would have micro mini computer chips built in. Hologram television screens would blend in with the décor or become invisible when not in use.  Everyone would also have a personal wrist data unit which would put current technology at one’s fingertips.   I can also see great improvement by 2020 in the area of nanotechnology and the use of nanobots. Nanobots would be introduced into the body to make repairs from injuries and or disease. Hospital stays would be almost nonexistent and most care would be provided in a health provider’s office or in the privacy of one’s home. By 2020, the average life span would be around 80 years of age.  By 2050, there will be at least 9 million people on the planet and the goal will be to ensure the earth remains livable while utilizing every bit of living space efficiently. Energy needs would be met by wind turbines, desert solar plants and farms. Private homes would have energy efficient solar panels and mini wind turbines. Apartment complexes would be self sufficient with their own mini energy plants. Each would have their own private farms and everyone would have medical computers, house hold robots, and remote control access to all their electronic items via their personal computers and data centers.  People would be able to get body tune ups to rejuvenate their organs. Most diseases would be wiped out and organ growing technology would supply body parts for accidents or simply as part of a needed “tune up”. The average life span would be around 120.  Most home would have auto chefs to program and prepare all their meals using eco-friendly and renewable technology.  Drying tubes would be in all the bathrooms along with energy efficient shower/steam units. Automobiles would have auto pilot capabilities as well as being able to hover above the ground or fly short distances. Many years ago these things would be called science fiction, now they are within our reach and are just improvements on some of the technology already at our fingertips.

Very Interesting sources:

http://www.newsoffuture.com/

http://gigaom.com/2011/06/11/2020-via-time-machine-components-devices-and-technologies/

http://p10.hostingprod.com/@www.newsoffuture.com/about_the_future.html

 

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Blog 9 Education!

It’s crazy how much technology advancing has affect things, and the way of life.  But one thing I wouldn’t think about it affecting is our education.  How does it affect our education?  It will affect everyone’s education, especially the future.  But what will happen to the future of education with advancing technology?  The internet is so much easier than searching books.  So if we don’t use books what will happen to the libraries?  I believe that colleges and universities professors are in some ways prepared to teach this way, needed to in the future.  I believe with enough funds the school can provide everyone with computers.  Computers will help a lot with a child’s education, because they provide fast, and accessible knowledge for you.   But I strongly agree that these professors are becoming prepared to teach the way needed in the future.  But I also believe it will be very costly!!  I believe that the teaching process in today times is pretty good.  Some minor changes could be done though, more usage of the internet.  For example, more hands on time and less lecture.  With usage of laptops kids can learn more, and faster.  I also believe their need to be more hands on programs online for you to do for your classroom, that way you learn as you go, and remember it all.  That is the only major thing I believe could improve, and it could improve everyone’s life.   No matter what academic technology advances too, we all know it will be a positive impact on our future generation’s lives.

Sources:

Great Information!!

http://www.nmc.org/pdf/Future-of-Higher-Ed-(NMC).pdf

http://www.acenet.edu/bookstore/pdf/teacher-ed-rpt.pdf

http://compassioninpolitics.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/top-future-trends-in-e-learning-and-educational-technology/

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Blog 8 Virtual Reaity

Virtual Reality is a technology which allows a user to interact with a computer-stimulated environment, be a real or imagined one.  Virtual Reality is becoming a more modern way of education, training and entertainment as a more efficient and affordable tool.  Virtual Reality is dated back to 1965, and is improving every year, just one day it may approve so much it may affect our whole life.  Would anyone be happy being a virtual person?  My opinion about myself I would not.  Yes it may seem fun and interesting but it is not the way God intended it to be like, also it would get tiring after away.  Everyone likes reality.  Virtual Reality is a false sense of reality.   Some facts say that Virtual Reality can cause emotional or physical, and definitely social problems to an individual.  The lack of social reality can negatively affect a person.  I would not like be a virtual person because it would get old and boring, but also cause problems for myself.  Virtual Reality already affects some education and is used but it hasn’t advanced so much just yet that It would affect everything about the classroom experience.  Researchers have said that the VR programs are very exciting and makes it interesting for the student to learn.  What does the future hold for VR reality?  With VR improving so much, it’s hard telling what it will be like in the near future.  But could you imagine instead of actually traveling to a place to study something popping on a pair of glasses and experience it right in your seat?  This will be one of the ways it would be used.  I would love to learn education that way, more exciting, and makes a student more interested.  But so much time spent out of the classroom can also negatively affect a child’s education, because that’s how it has always been, and it has always worked.  Not saying these things are a definent thing but our generation has a lot to look forward to in the future, and the way we take it depends on how we feel about it.  So only our patience and time will tell.

Sources:

http://www.futuretechnology500.com/index.php/future-virtual-reality/

http://www.slideshare.net/AtlantaScienceTavern/science-and-virtual-reality-the-present-and-future-of-education-through-immersive-3d-worlds

http://www.scienceclarified.com/scitech/Virtual-Reality/The-Virtual-Classroom-Virtual-Reality-in-Training-and-Education.html

https://sites.google.com/site/virtuallivingproject/services/the-negative-impact-of-virtual-reality

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Blog 7! Artificial Intelligence!

Artificial intelligence is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand the human mind.  Artificial intelligence has been used in a wide range of fields including medical diagnosis, stock trading, factory work, robot control law, scientific discovery and toys.   In the 80’s robots took ver the jobs of many factory workers, what does the future occupations have in store for AIs?  I believe myself that technology is advancing so fast, and everyday there is something new that one day Robots will run everything.  I believe that one day a robot will be developed to be so smart it can master jobs such as lawyers, doctors, and teachers.  May not so true about jobs such a lawyers.  But I believe for a fact any robot designed could out smart a doctor, and complete all the medical tasks they do.  The time these scientist put in to develop these robots they will put in so much hard work that one day it will be successful.  In today times our society depends alot on technology, and also AI’s.  We depend on alot of AI’s equipment to do all the hard work therefore we don’t have to do the hard labor anymore.  I believe that we also at times depend on AI’s so much.  I also believe that one day if the AI’s continue to advance so much that they will control our government.  If these robots are so smart and can do powerful things, I see this happening in our future.  Technology continues advancing that fast it may not be long before we see this.  But I do believe one day we will.

 

 

Sources: 

Very Interesting facts, and opinions!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rise-of-the-robots

All you need to know about AIs including questions:

http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/whatisai/

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rise-of-the-robots

Other Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics_of_artificial_intelligence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW8rgKLPHMg

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Blog 6- Nanities Prolonging Life, Everyone Wants that!

It has been said that Nanities will one day be able to prolong life, and repair our bodies.  But I’m not sure if that is a good or bad thing.  Prolong life, everyone wants that sure.  Nanities could impact our lives in major ways. If they prolong life it can cause alot of problems. If more people lived longer the world would continue to be more crowded. The world will be over crowded. Also with more people in the world, there would be less jobs availiable for everyone.  One of the most postitive impacts would be that it would get rid of diseases, and cancers, and cure all kinds of things.  But also it would leave more time for these Great scientists to conquer and discover more medical technology, and other things.  I’m not really sure how I beel about the use of Nanities, it is kind of in the middle. I know that life shouldnt be prolonged because God didn’t intend for it to be that way, and thats my strong opinion. But if it ever came down to it I honestly don’t now what i would chose. Nobody wants to die and in that momen most people would choice not to. But my faith is pretty strong that everyone has to die, thats the way God planned it to be, and it should stay that way.  But one day it will be your choice and up to you, so I have alot of thinking to do! What will you chose?

http://aboutfacts.net/Science53.htm

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Nanobots-Flip-Off-Cancer-Switch-in-Cells-69597.html

http://explainingthefuture.com/life.html

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Blog 5. Nanomedicine, Nanorobots, Nanonites? What Are all these?

Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology.  Most popular term is Nanorobots! What are Nanorobots? Nanorobots are nanodevices that will be used for the purpose of maintaining and protecting the human body against pathogens.  Imagining going to the doctor leaving thinking your going to get some medicine when the doctor puts a little robot chip into your blood stream.  You were chipped, haha!  Crazy yes! it seeems like, but can very well save your life.  Medicine is improving every day in daily life.  But what could this possibly mean being chipped?  Alot of positive factors could occur from being chipped.  Especially for ones own health.  This robot chip can cure skin diseases, cure some immune systems, treat cancer, cure fevers, and do all kinds of things for our health.  Being chipped could just be the best thing to happen to our medical field in history, and can continue to improve.Even though there are alot of positive effects, but alot of negative effects out weighs the bad.  It has been stated that people being chipped can be monitored 24 hours a day.  A person’s privacy can disapear for ones whole life.  The person can be manipulated many ways, the secret controller of this equipment can even change a person’s life.  The person can be caused to be aggressive, sexually inflected, and their whole behavior in life can change.  Its really scary to think about how you can go to have any percedure down at a hospital or such and have your whole life and privacy taking out of you.  Beyond scary.

Sources:

http://preventdisease.com/news/09/100509_injectable_nano_microchips.shtml

https://sites.google.com/a/depaul.edu.in/de-paul-times/october-2008-publication/nanorobotics

http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r10/bombay/news3/page4.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanite

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The Amazing Thing Called The Internet!! Blog 2

The internet has had a major impact on everyone and their lives.  The internet has changed things that people used to do regularly.  One of the most popular ways the internet has changed our lives is through banking.  Now a days everyone does their banking, bills, and any finances online its easier, faster, and doesnt require leaving the house, you can do it at home in your pajamas, haha!  The other way is by communication, but not only has the internet allow you to contact people from your past by online services but also allowing people to contact through video chat from things like skype.  The internet has changed the whole concept of communication.  Now people can get online and talk to people from other places, like states or even countries, instead of sending letters, or doing long distant phone calls.  This way has changed everyones lives for the better, it has impacted us all.  Even though the internet has impacted our lives for alot of good, there is also some negative impacts.  One important negative impact is the impact on our social behaviors.  The internet effects our behavior, habits, skills, and abilities to do things.  A lot of the time we are all distracted by the internet.  The internet has impacted a negative impact on childrens social behavior.  Children are badly influenced by it.  On the internet children learn violate behaviors, and learn from them and can also act this way.  The interet may affect our social behaviors at times, but it has improvd our lives enormously. As it continues to advance it will also continue to do so.  I know that of many people I am very thankful for it!

 

Sources that include more ways the internet has impacted our lives:

1).http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-502303_162-6262806.html

2).http://www.tru.ca/cpj/essay.html

3). http://ezinearticles.com/?Impact-Of-Internet-On-Childrens-Attitude-And-Behaviour&id=1092628

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Online Predators! How to Protect your Children!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35PmCbxVgHg&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLD3D7B22B1B1509D7

Online Predators can affect our childrens everyday lives.  Online Predators is a major problem in these times.  The link above tells you almost everything you need to know about online predators, its a online pratice lesson.  Why is this issue a main concern and problem?  Because even with very little information from the person the internet makes it easy to find out where they live, their parents name etc.  This makes it very easy for the predator to find the child.  This issue is a problem because these predators are effecting more and more children with the easy acces from the internet, and for them achieving personal information.  How do we protect our children from these online predators? and How do we help solve and prevent this problem?  Keep your child on safe and secure websites.  Monitor everything they do, and put blocks on websites that are unsafe.  If the child goes to an instant message chat rooms make sure they stick to public onesscha AOL.  The teen also has an option to block the person on these instant messagingwebsites if they feel uncomfortable or violated by that person.  Look for warning signs such as flattery, brivary, and asking to meet up.  Or offer of gifts or money, make child aware of what is going on.  The most important thing to do is talk to your child, and make sure they are aware.  Make child aware of all the warning signs, and the harm of these predators.  Tell team that no matter what these predators say or do they only have one thing on mind, Sex and harming the individual.  Always make sure child is safe and confine in you and tell you what is going on if their is a problem.  Make sure to knowledge your child enough befor allowig them to be online.  Also make sure they never agree to meeting strangers online!. If your child is harmed or you find an online predator never hesitate to call your local police station and let them know.

These Sources below are some good sources and makes you think alot!, show these to your kids.

this one especially is a true story.

1)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9a_pmNwpAo

2).  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMMhihrEzgY&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLD3D7B22B1B1509D7

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Blog 4: How would you protect a child from online predators?

Before allowing your child to use the internet make sure to knowledge them about all the harms of it.  Any child being online can be very dangerous especially in this crazy world.  The most dangerous thing on the internet for children Is online predators.  Parents need to be very careful on what their children do online. How would you protect your children from these online predators? Teens are mostly at risk for online predators, but age is not a limit for them.  Since the dangers exists the best way to put the dangers out there is to talk to your child about it first.  Here are some things to aware your child and tell them to do.  Suggest to your child to avoid using suggestive screen names or photos.  Especially pictures that expose too much skin.  Let them know to be aware and careful.  Many predators will flatter a child, so watch out for this factor.  Be aware of people who try to get to personal.  Never give out personal information to strangers over the internet.  Make sure they know that people can pretend to be someone they are not, and have false identity.  Never arrange a meeting with strangers.  Never hesitate to tell a parent about a problem encountered or a person who won’t leave you alone.  If your child is contacted by a online predator or if you have a problem make sure to contact your local police department.  Parents can always take it a step further by blocking sites that are suspicious.  Always remember to always know what your children are doing online, and make sure the child is aware and careful.

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How to be Safe While Browsing the Internet and Keeping your Finances Safe!

Internet Safety is very important while browsing the internet.  You have to keep in mind a lot of things to protect.  The number one thing most people are concerned about protecting is their finances.  In today times most people do a lot of shopping, paying their bills, and financial transactions online.  But how do you keep all these things safe?  I ask this question to myself a lot.  Before transmitting any financial information online you want to make sure you are on a secure website.  Two ways to do so is the https address heading, and your browsers security symbol.  The security symbol is usually a lock symbol, indicating all your information is secure.  Most if not all secure websites have a SSL certificate.  When looking at the SSL certificate make sure it is issued to the website your viewing, check who issued by, and its validity.  Most web browsers have security alerts that alert you If the SSL is expired, and if the website is unsecure.  Most important thing to remember when dealing with finances on the internet is never respond to emails, texts, instant messages regarding personal financial information, always do by phone call or in person.   When regarding to online shopping always use a cred card, because it is protected by the Fair Credit Billing Act, not a debit card.  Another way is leave no trace.  Make sure to do all financial transactions from your own computer not a public one.  Log out and exit of browser when through.  Another main concern is how to stay safe while browsing the internet.   How can you do this?  There are some tips you should take to stay safe.  Be sure of your security features.  Most browsers warn you of scams, or malware.  Most browsers also block these types of sites.  Once again make sure site is secure.  When downloading things make sure everything is secure.  Two ways to be protected is your computers security and your own thoughts.  Make sure to determine they are safe.  Always make sure to use private browsing, delete private browsing and be sure of privacy settings.  Always make sure your pop up blocker is on.  So always make sure while browsing the site is secure, this is the most important advice.

3 Sources to help you out!

1). http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2011/12/13/how-to-protect-your-money-online

2).http://www.kmir6.com/news/local/134645743.html

3). http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=5574&review=Internet+Safety+Guide+How+to+Protect+Yourself+Online

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