Machine

Topics: Technology, Portable computer, Personal computer Pages: 7 (1397 words) Published: June 18, 2013
Body #1 Positive
-Mr. Roboto
-Mann + Machine
-Humans 2.0

Body #2 Neg
-Mr. Roboto
-Mann + Machine
-Humans 2.0

MAchiNe

Society is in all shapes and forms a lie. Consumerism drives our economy, our government, and our lives. As a people we are amazed and enthralled by the new technology

that has become available to us in recent years. From smart phones to 3-d televisions we have it all, technology may as well be an extention of our bodies at this

rate, it is creeping in. The speed at which technology has developped is impressive to say the least, we are able to make the blind see, the def hear, or the mute able

speak. Computers have connected the world, opening a wealth of information to anyone witch access. With the annoucement of a new wearable computer called "Google

Glass" we have taken a step forward into the cyborg age, not only that but we have taken a step into the what will be known as Surveillance States. We have given the

oppurtunity to the government to control us even further. There are many positive and negative developments that come with the age of information, like the ease of

accesing information from anywhere, to constantly being watched by our government or even to the militirization of these technologies. How could this affect our lives

today, and more importantly tomorrow?

Mann is an innovator, a man who excels in the field of technology. He had created a portable CD player before they were officially marketed, in time he began working

on a portable computer that would allow him to access any of the information he needed. He even created a program that would replace ads on bilboards with things he

felt were more important, and that he wanted to see. Some may wonder when this technology may be available but the fact of the matter is, it is available.It is all

around us, Mann began experimenting with portability and computer in 1987. It is now the year 2013, and the technology has developped at an exponential rate, with the

release of Google Glass we will be able to live the way Mann lived, replacing ads we dont want to see with other things that interest us. Another thing this technology

will allow us to accomplish is having a better understanding of dissabilities, and how we can "correct" them; that is to say giving a blind individual the ability of

sight. We've had the technologies to accomplish these feats for some time, but is only until now that we have seen them begin to surface.

Not everything about these technological advancements are good, although they may seem that way we must always think about the way this tech can change our lives,

potentially for the worst. With the route government is taking these technologies might end up being used against us, inventions like Google Glass will permit the

government to have 24/7 surveillance of everything we do. Countries have slowly been turning into Surveillance states, all illusions of privacy are slowly being taken

away and we are doing nothing to change this. The population has been made docile, we sit at home on computers and walk around with phone in hand while the world

around us closes in; slowly suffocating us until we can no longer catch our breath. Soon enough all of this technology will be implemented into our bodies, turning us

into, basically, cyborgs. Can we expect to live life like Mr. Roboto, becoming the "modern man". Imagine seeing Robocop prowling the streets for miscreants while we

all access our own personal "HUD" the song that is playing. These are the things we can come to expect, along with a number of severe problems; cyber terrorism,

viruss, trojan horses, "key stroke" programs (that is to say, in this context, a program able to acces your mind and watch everything you do). How will these issues be

resolved is a mystery as it is nearly impossible to eradicate and keep up with the number of programs that are being...
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