For Makayla’s situation I would suggest that she stop letting her overwhelming need to use sequence control her. She needs to use it in a positive way. For instance, reading the directions on a test carefully but if you don’t know an answer just skip that question and come back to it. Also to try going out of her comfort zone and using confluence a bit more and to think outside the box she seems to be stuck in. For John’s situation I would suggest that he try to sum things up in a shorter manner when necessary.
In the reading “Computers and the Pursuit of Happiness” by David Gelender speaks about the new age and how this generation is adapting to the new computing needs for humans. The question that I choose to focus on in Gelenders reading is “Has an old age ended, and are we, thanks to computers and the internet, living in a new one?”. The answer that is quite simple due to natural and biological means. There is no way that the old age had ended, sure we have more information, but we still have to rely on our body to do many functions for us. Sure Computers will make our lives easier, but it won't create anything new that we don't already know.
In this case, the brain and its structures are the hardware of the computer, while cognitive processes are the software (Houghton, 2004). In other words, for a period of time, it was understood that memory theorists did not need to know how the brain worked to be able to create theories about memory. Theories related to encoding, storage, and retrieval of memory are prime examples of this. Generally, encoding is any acquisition of information, storage is the retention of memories, while retrieval is being able to bring the memory back into conscious awareness (Terry, 2009). Evidence of encoding memories, or software, can be seen despite knowledge of the brain structures, or hardware, that are responsible for the encoding.
Pros (Advantages) Reduced Support and Hardware Needs : Cloud computing allows buying only the services needed, when it is necessary, cutting the upfront capital costs of computers and peripherals. Equipments going out of date and other familiar IT problems like ensuring system security and reliability can be avoided. It's scalable that is we can quickly build, deploy and manage applications and users. Has ability to build and expand within minutes. Anywhere, Any Time Collaboration : Software as a service can act as a great simplifier for many organizations.
The advancement of technology that our society has been privileged with, is starting to take over human’s emotions and replace them with those of a robot. When it comes to the discussion of technology, I have mixed feelings because, in my opinion, we do have a great tool in the palm of our hands. However, I also think human emotions and actions are starting to become robot-like. We need to be able to process emotions so that we can better our understanding of not only each other but also ourselves. I strongly think society needs to evict the virtual world and come back to the real world although it is safe to say I personally have a love-hate relationship with technology.
Churchland also says that there is no way to prove that there is a mind/ soul. Science can’t prove it. We can think of our mind as a software and you’re brain as a hardware. Here, Churchland will say that only “hardware” matters and that if there’s enough neuroscience, we can see what you are thinking and picturing in your brain. She says that all fields interact/ come together to understand the brain.
Mental strength is the ability to make decisions and choices and stick with them. The great thing about mental toughness is that we are not born with it. We don’t have to learn it at a young age. Mental toughness comes simply from the decision to consistently apply. We can start today and reach levels of our game, relationships, and success that we never thought possible.
Klosterman believes we really are powerless to control our future because of the ongoing technocracy that’s coming out within the years. I believe Klosterman has a point about technocracy growing but we are not powerless to control our future. From my observations, yes technology is growing and is doing the most on taking control of us by the amount of social media
They are Auditory, Reading/Writing, Kinesthetic, and Visual learners. The truth with learning is that one size does not fit all and it is like we cease to remember that. Just like a phone carrier, you can not just use any sim card, you must use one compatible with that specific company. Just as we all write differently, we all learn
Rhetorical Analysis of “Mind Over Mass Media” Many people believe that new forms of electronic media such as search engines, which offer easy access to incredible amounts of information are harmful to people’s intelligence because they allow us to understand only the main idea of the information provided instead of allowing us to gain an in depth understanding of the topic. Steven Pinker, a professor at Harvard University argues in his essay “Mind Over Mass Media” that these new forms of electronic media are actually beneficial to people's intelligence and the accusations made against it are unwarranted. He is successful in doing this because he brings up counterarguments and disproves them, he offers advice in practicing self control when