What technology may look like in 50 years

I imagine future technology to be completely different than it is today. I mean granted there will still be some piece of technology still in use, like cars and maybe  cell phones. But I think the cars will be computerized and you won’t have to drive them. I also think there will be sims card implanted into your brain so you can text and call people through your thoughts. I also think that we will have permanent ear buds so we can listen to music whenever we want to. I think we will be starting moon colonization and maybe even...Read More

Summary 6: Network protocols

In the article Network Protocols, Brad Gilmer basically gives a run down on network protocols. These are critical in running some computer networks throughout the internet. He explains some of those like ethernet, IP, User Data protocol, and the Real Time Transport protocol. Ethernet is a way to connect to the internet but it is also a protocol. IP is responsible for transporting the data from one device to another. The User data protocol is used to send data from one application that is up and running on a computer to that same application up and running on another computer....Read More

Summary 5: Code is Speech

In the article Code is Speech, Gabriella Coleman explains in great detail about coding, the language of computer programs. Now I’m not that into the technical side of computers and coding, but I found this article to be very interesting. Coleman does a great job in explaining how coding works and what it does. She also explains how, based on Seth Schoen’s view point, code is speech. I agree with her, code truly is speech. Its a way for computer programmers and app developers to communicate and create new things. Coleman does a great job tying in many examples and...Read More

Summary 4: Feel the force; Technology and the future

In the article Feel the force; Technology and the future, The author, of the Economist explains Evgeny Morozov view point on Silicon Valley. Now he takes a big view point saying that the internet “is the perfect tool for repressive states to control their citizens.” The author also brings in the view point of Jaron Lanier, who blames the architecture of the web for the way people willingly give out their information. The author then goes on to talk about the future of the internet, like driverless cars. He also goes to explain how the internet is used as a tool of protest,...Read More

Summary 3: Big Brother versus anonymity on the Internet

Big Brother versus anonymity on the Internet: implications for Internet service providers, libraries and individuals since 9/11, is about how anonymity is changing with the internet. Jelke Nijboer, explains how anonymity in the real world was better, where you could just have a conversation with a person at the bus stop with out giving them most of your information. However, in the internet, you have no idea who has your personal information. Although this article was written ten years ago I think this has a lot of information that is still pertinent today. For example, Nijober, touches on cyber bullying,...Read More

Summary 2: 3D Printing Disrupts Manufacturing

The article 3D Printing Disrupts Manufacturing, by Irene Petrick, explains how three dimensional printing will disrupt manufacturing. She says “Today we are entering an era many believe will be as disruptive to the manufacturing sector as the Industrial Revolution was–the age of 3D printing.” And in some ways I agree with her. 3D printing is a way to produce something, layer by layer. An object is designed on the computer then is sent to the machine. A lazer then solidifies material to create that designed object until it is fully complete. Petrick, explains how when it is used for production rather than...Read More

Summary 1: Cloud Computing Efficiency

In the article Cloud Computing Efficiency, by Linda Bowers, explains how cloud computing is moving towards the one of the biggest new things in technology. Now what is cloud computing? It is a massive interconnected network that links devices. For example, I can send a document into the cloud from my computer, then I can access it from my iPhone or my iPad where ever I am connected to a wireless service or Wi-Fi. Bowers explains it a little better but she says, “It is an environment in which software does not reside on desktops, but rather resides on a...Read More


Hi! So for class, we are supposed to make a gif of what ever we want. I recently saw the Wolf of Wall Street and this scene popped up in my head. Enjoy! p.s. the header image is from the the Wolf of Wall Street Website