Also discusses many different reasons why someone or a business would want to make the change over to VoIP phones. VoIP solutions are more reliable and work more efficiently than DSL or PBX phone systems. They also work by sending voice calls over the internet which will eliminate the need for older telephone lines to make the phone calls like traditional phones. VoIP for NHS would provide an excellent phone service for their phones since they are
William Badke assessment of the article by Nicholas Carr “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” has a unique twist. As an associate librarian at Trinity Western University, he feels online search engines like Google or Yahoo restricts profound thought and retrains comprehension. Badke states “we can keyword search right to the best stuff without reading much of the book itself.” (online) He accepts research by Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan called iBrain, which submits the brain, adapts to the surrounding environment. IBrain coins the phrase “digital native” and “digital immigrants (newcomers to the digital world) to compare how the brain operates in each setting. This research is producing a new generation, Net generation or “IBrain generation” causing
Alex Lin! Who is Alex Lin? According to take part T.V, in 2004 9 year Alex Lin from Westerly, Rhode Island, came across an article about e- waste (electronic waste). It described the dangers of e-waste, and the toxic waste found in electronics, and right then and there he decided he wanted to change something he wanted to make a difference, he wanted to stop the dumping of e-waste. E-Waste Based on the article “Alex Lin, Teenage Activist”, by take part, e-waste is electronic waste , therefore if you throw away your old phone T.V, computer, etc, it becomes e-waste.
Is Google Making Us Stupid? In the article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” Nicholas Carr observes that people are beginning to have trouble reading for long periods of time. Carr explains that he is beginning to wonder what the internet is doing to our brains and he states that even he does not think the way that he used to. The author explains that he is also having trouble reading because he has begun to lose his concentration while reading long books or articles. Carr says that the internet is the reason behind this, especially for him as a writer.
Nicholas Carr argues in his article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” that the internet is changing the way we think and work for the worst.Many people disagree with this argument, and I think the internet is changing us, for the better. The internet has become a great resource in terms of education. It has allowed for communicating across the world intercultural experiences that used to be impossible. Lastly the the younger generation has grown up with the internet and is better suited for using it. Carr’s argument that the internet is making us stupid is very easy to argue when thinking about all the resources we have today.
The books, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and Feed by M.T. Anderson, each describes a dystopian future where technology is dominant, and literature is close to extinction. In these futures, technology causes humans to dumb down. While societies strict social standards creates each person to be similar to one another, allowing groups to be manipulated easier. The books have a similar theme; don 't let technology get out of control.
Rhetorical Analysis As for being in a privalged country, society does not pay much attention to the deeper meaning in things. Almost everyone, besides my grandparents have smart phones, and almost everyone has acess to the internet. Citizens rarely look for the deeper meaning in life’s pictures because our nation is wrapped up in our technicological advances and how we can make everything faster, easier, simpler, and make this country lazier and dull minded. When assigned a rhetorical analysis, I was kind of struggling to find a picture that spoke to me, when scrolling through, this image popped up and fit perfect with the argument that the great U. S. of A. doesn’t always pay attention to what is important to the rest of the world and what
Artificial Intelligence: Our Future or Our Destruction In “Fahrenheit 451,” Ray Bradbury depicts a society in which artificial intelligence has taken over and left humans emotionless and incapable of functioning without their technology. Throughout the novel Guy Montag, one of the main characters, fights against a society that wants him to conform to the lifestyle controlled by technology. Bradbury illustrates how our society could become similar to that in “Fahrenheit 451” if we go forward with the innovation of artificial intelligence. Even though “Fahrenheit 451” was written in 1951, Bradbury’s concerns about the innovation of AI, shown in his novel, are still valid concerns among scientist and thinkers today. The development of AI, if not slowed down, can become a significant threat to humanity.
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the fake news can be used to describe a political story which is seen as damaging to an agency, entity, or person”. Based on this description, Boczkowski believed that the term fake news dates back to 1890, he wrote. “The only difference is that we never had the infrastructure to reach so many people as regularly as we do now”. He stated that the fake news “attempts to distort or misinform, many unintentional mistakes caught by the public and a suspicion that there might exist more unidentified ones”. He presents three effects that he sees as more damaging to our society.
The alphabet exists in nearly every English-speaking consciousness as being in that order, memorized to precision from an early age, and without it, many institutions would collapse. Libraries would have difficulty directing readers to the books by Hugo or Rowling, while filing systems that alphabetize customers or employees would be inefficient and inconvenient. The structure the alphabet provides is vital to the structure of nearly every large-scale group, and yet it is built on an order that is, at least in modern times, completely random. The alphabetic sequence, now so inseparable from society itself, is itself disordered, and arises from the chaos of a lack of a language to form the order needed for
The article, The Things People Say, written by Elizabeth Kolbert examines the consequences of group polarization by utilizing the outbreak surrounding President Obama’s birthplace and citizenship. During the 2008 elections, the media played a huge role in spreading the concept that President Obama was not born in the United States and that the birth certificate he revealed was a fake. The author analyzes not only the falsification of the story itself, but also the larger idea regarding the internet’s interference with extremism that can cause misinformation. The tone that was used by the author proved most evident when examining this article. The author combines a serious nature with a sarcastic tone to both prove her argument and demean the underlying story.