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2011-10-10 23:45:27

COMP 380 test 1
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  1. Space Odyssesy 2010 protraits
    lack of emotion from humans
  2. In Is Google Making Up Stupid?, Carr makes his main points, which are:
    • we're losing our ability to think deeply and memory
    • reading helps to keep/develop these things
  3. is google making us stupid?
    more but less quality knowledge
  4. what is Carr's view of his world?
    it's collapsing because of technology
  5. what does Carr mean by "the Net's intellectual thic remeins obscure"?
    ethic wasn't set up in first place
  6. exo-cordical
    outside of our body
  7. singularity
    wall between human and machine disappear
  8. examples of biotechnology
    • drugs
    • enhanced human body
  9. effect of augmentation in evolution
    changes evolution
  10. co-evolution
    • helping each other to evolve
    • humans and computers
  11. Casclo (Get Smarter) thinks technology
    helps people to participate in more complex things
  12. Sam Anderson (In Defense of Distraction) thinks technology...
    makes us easy to be distracted
  13. neuroplasticity
    brain's ability to adapt changes
  14. executive function can be divided into (2)
    • top-down focus
    • bottom-up focus
  15. top-down focus
    • you have to focus
    • choice
  16. bottom-up focus
    • you can do it without docusing
    • involuntary
  17. why is learning about attention/distration important?
    • learn how to focus
    • awareness of our situation
    • learn cultural dilemma of relationship between human and technology
  18. cybernetics
    science of communication and automatic coontrol system (machines and organisms)
  19. cold war was significant in technology because
    that was the move from analog to digital
  20. packet switching
    • look at the whole packet that you send, divide it to parts, and puts in back together
    • if something goes wrong, there would be alternative paths
  21. TCIP
    transfer control individual protocal
  22. TCP
    • packet switching
    • it makes sure everything is put back together
    • recognizes IP address
  23. hypertext and hyperlink
    • hypertext is connected by hyperlink
    • ability to work with HTML
    • all combined are called HTTP
  24. HTML
    hyperlink makeup language
  25. HTTP
    hypertext transfer protocol
  26. difference between internet and www
    • inernet: platform
    • www: programming system
  27. lack of government
    is it good/bad?
    does anything replace it?
    • someone is going to regulate
    • activist hackers
  28. effect of online communication on offline communication
    it shrunk offline communication
  29. bigger and more dangerous technology comes with more...
  30. difference between online and offline identity
    • you have to make an effort to have an identity online
    • opposite for offline
  31. benefit and danger of anonymity
    • benefit: no bias
    • danger: hard to catch criminals, triggers unwanted behavior, uncredibility of online information
  32. if you don't want to be betrayed, you must...
    know what to expect, and they must be met
  33. different between digital and analog
    • analog: not continuous, mimics what it's representing
    • digital: everything is in 1 platform, so you can have multiple things in 1 device. fulid
  34. monism
    belief that if you're different, you're wrong
  35. relativism
    believes that different cultures think differently
  36. pluralism
    between monism and relativism
  37. scope
    how many people reach the information how fast
  38. anonymity
    inherent quality of internet makes us hard to trust
  39. reproducibility
    cut and paste is so easy
  40. Johnson's 3 major terms
    • scope
    • anonymity
    • reproducibility
  41. Ess's 3 big points
    • convergence
    • fluidity
    • interactivity
  42. convergence
    1 device can have multiple purposes
  43. fluidity
    easy to change
  44. interactivity
    people contributing and commenting
  45. ethnographic
    • make something strange
    • questioning of what we do in our everyday life
  46. identity
    • personal
    • personal choice
  47. subjectivity
    imbedded in cultures
  48. performativity
    • language that actually does something
    • ex: marriage