I am very good at multitasking It’s actually pretty bad, It would distract me in a lot of ways and I wouldn’t be able to focus anymore because it’s just too hard for me. I would consider myself as “Hyper attention” because I can do a lot of things at once and it does take a lot of practice.
Deep attention is something that is hard for me to do, it is define as people who can do homework and still be able to focus and get things done. I admit I try to succeed this but the next thing you know it I pick up my phone and sometimes I don’t realize that I’m on it for a long time. I respect people that are deep attention because I can’t do that, my brain needs something to do rather then focusing in one thing. For example, being able to focus and do things one at a time without any distraction of checking your phone or any gadget is deep attention. People that are deep attention can get use to being like this because they’ve set up a plan for themselves and they got used to it. Many things can distract you but deep attention is strongly a focus person without any kind of distractions there is.
Hyper attention is someone that is just like me, people who can’t do things one at a time without any other kind of distraction and not being able to focus in only one thing. Social media is a big thing for them because they can’t go a day without any other kind of connection with others. The enormous volume of connection is always involved in the internet and you can’t get away from it even though as much as you try. I can also define it as doing some of your homework while you’re still connecting to social media in any way. Their connection to social media is highly strong, anything you do they would still be a hyper attention because the brain got used to being programmed that way.
Since I am a hyper connection I would have to set 3 ways to stop being distracted, I would have to force myself to finish things that I need to get done before I involve myself into the social media. I probably will fail many times but the other way would be to put my phone far away from me so it wouldn’t get in the way of my homework. Breaking these habits can help me in so many ways because I would get things done on time and still be able to connect in the internet.
Brain plasticity is a term that refers to the brains ability to change as a result of experience. These changes can occur as a result of learning new things or because of damage to the brain. My brain is always changing and I think brain plasticity is important because the brain is having sets of any goals that you have and I am super blessed by that. Having set of goals in your life is great because it means that your brain is working.
I multitask all the time and I believe I can do it very well to the point where I can’t concentrate anymore on the important things that needs to be done. Temple Run used to be a huge distraction to me, I would constantly play non-stop until I hit my high score so I was pretty much playing the game at all times. I knew there was something going on, I wasn’t able to do what I needed to do because I was distracted by the game so I was aware I needed to delete it and it was a good choice. I get distracted easily especially when it comes to technology, even when I’m doing my homework I would be on tumblr and I would blog. I also go on Netflix and I can’t even concentrate on the things that I need to take care of and I tend to forget a lot because technology has taken over my whole life. I wouldn’t consider myself as being addicted like those people on the video we were watching today in class.
The ability for me to focus on a task has diminished my everyday life, When I’m around technology it’s hard for me to stay on task and do the things that I need to do. That’s exactly what I did throughout my junior year technology has literally taken over my high school that I can’t multitask if technology is involved. Technology gives me a new way to be intimate but it also gives me a feeling of being isolated. When I use technology I can isolate myself to everyone even just for a little while it still helps me to feel right about myself. It does help me to communicate with others and it helps me to be connected to people that I truly care about. It helps a lot when it comes to homework whenever you need help on a question Google or any other website will help you with that.
Technology is a great and useful gadget but it does have it’s disadvantages it can really take over everything, when you’re distracted it’s hard to stay out of it because probably a lot of people are using it in front of your face. I’ve learned that having to multitask takes a lot of work but it does feels great but it does have their limits and I’ve learned my lesson throughout my junior year in high school. Being behind in school wasn’t exciting for me at all and now when I’m doing my homework I do try to stay away from technology unless I need to do homework in the internet. Other then that I try to stay away from it, digital nation has teach me to try and stay away from technology when I have homework.
In this chapter William Powers was in his boat but he ended up falling off the boat and it turned out that all his things fell, including his wallet and his phone. He got so angry at himself he pulled the phone out and throw it into the boat, then he checked if it was still working but sadly it wasn’t. It made a buzzed sound that has never happened before. He knew he had to get a new phone but he was very disappointed because everything on his phone is gone. He will have to restart everything for example his pictures, contacts, and all the important things he needed. The screen was completely blank after a couple of minutes the buzzing sound stopped but it was dead, it wouldn’t turn on. He started talking about how many mobile phones he had in his life, but he never killed one before, he was so mad at himself that he couldn’t get over the fact that all the information that was on the phone are all damaged and it’s all gone. Than he talks about how reality sets in, he wouldn’t be able to keep in contact with everyone that he cares about, and also his source of income. His phone makes him feel great because of how many people he can talk to when you miss someone so bad. But he soon realizes that he is starting to like having no phone.
I’ve always wondered how the world would be like without any technology. How would people react to that how would they communicate with their loved ones? I think having no phone within a day or two is a good thing because you do need to cherish every moment of your life. He talks about being alone helps people think and I agree with that because I think when were alone that’s when everything is easy for us because no one is telling you what to do except yourself. It puts less pressure on you and it’s a great feeling to have. I ask myself how would the world be like without a phone? Would it be easy? I don’t think so.
In today’s technology people are very hooked on their gadget, that there’s no way stopping them. Conversations are starting to become really horrible because whenever you are having a talk with your friend face to face their probably not paying attention to you because of the device that their holding. Many people don’t even communicate by calling, they communicate by texting and messaging online. Some people prefer getting connected by text messaging rather than speaking to them on the phone, a lot of people think that text messaging or that doesn’t involve by speaking is way easier. I believe that technology has influenced all of us because in every generation technology is very different. Many people can’t even live without having their phone around, it drives them crazy that their not constantly checking in the social media. When you have to hear something important you really don’t get it on a phone call you get a instant message instead.
I understand what Sherry Turkle was saying about us that we are use to being alone rather then communicating with people. I honestly think people will not change their thoughts about technology and how they act. People has a strong connection with being online and being involved in the social media. I found a quote online that says “we seem determined to give human qualities to objects and content to treat each other as things.” I agree with that quote very much it kinda involves technology in it because people seem to forget that technology is just technology and there’s no big deal about it. I believe that technology will always be there and I don’t think you constantly have to be on the social media 24/7. At least that’s what I believe in, I can’t say that I’m fine without social media because I’m not, people do need to be involved and be connected and there’s nothing wrong with that because I can’t live without that as well.
In this chapter it talked about how a phone call can really change everything, when you haven’t seen your parents in a long time a phone call away helps so much. Just by hearing their voice can be a great thing because it can still make you happy that you communicated with your family. William Powers talks about how countries around the world is competing over who is being connected more in the internet. A lot has changed with technology it’s being upgraded every time that it gets more intense as in creatively. A few years back people were researching about how connected we are to technology and social media. The quiz was whether you’re a Hyperconnected, Increasingly Connected, Passive Online, and lastly Barebones Users. The main focused was Hyperconnected a Hyperconnected is someone who can’t live without checking their resources and being connected online. Many countries are involve in who is the most connected person. In 2008 16 percent of people are hyperconnected and it tells me that a lot of people are constantly on their phone I mean not just a phone it can be anything like a laptop, iPod. One of the statement that was mentioned in this book is “The more you connect, the better off you are.” “The more you disconnect, the worse off you are.” Honestly I think both those statement are right. Being connected is great because you know exactly what’s going on in the world and your personal life. Being disconnected is bad because I believe that you’re missing out in a lot in the world that your focused on it. I don’t blame anyone because I know that you could never be disconnected with technology, it honestly follows you everywhere.
In this article it talks about that the internet is filled with so much information, everybody knows everything. A lot of people uses YouTube even when their so young. YouTube is in a position where anyone can join and do any sorts of things that they enjoy doing. One of the question that was ask in this article is “How is the Internet changing the way you think?” my answer would have to be, yes it changes so much because you have the freedom to do anything. It is a disaster to live through the largest increase in expensive capability and the history of the human race a misfortune because surplus will always be more dangerous than scarcity. If you know how to read and write you could earn a living out of it. You earn 1.500 and that is a lot just for knowing how to write and read. The Invisible College which is a group of philosophers is very serious of the alchemists. The definition of Alchemist is a person who is versed in or practices, and chemist is something a specialist in chemistry. Basically technology has so much effects in our lives that since back then it was a big deal. Many people can make so much money in the internet just for something that they enjoy doing and I think that it’s so neat, everything that they had we have now. Everything is so public you can just search something that you need help on and Google or any other websites can solve that for you.
Starting off I will be explaining what this chapter was talking about, it was basically talking about how constantly we use technology on a regular basis. Many people receive a whole lot of emails that it’s hard to reply to them. Many people can’t really go a day without checking their phone or replying to messages that was sent to them. It also talks about how our busyness really is on our inner selves and no one else, no one can really stop you for being busy. Even though we all use the social media it makes life much easier because it gives you less stress about things that you are dealing with. Many of us have tons of emails and text messages that we don’t even read and reply to. It talks about a young women that had 300,000 text messages in a single month. It also talks about that even though you’re in a big city, technology tends to follow you everywhere. People post so much on Facebook and other social media about what their doing. Many people use their phones and gets ran over something because they weren’t participating on what their doing. People see your post anywhere in the internet and how people can know exactly what you’re doing. Technology is great because we get to communicate with people that you haven’t seen in a long time. I really like this chapter very much and I can’t wait to read the other chapters. It really taught me a lot and I enjoyed it very much.
1.) Conundrum- A riddle
2.) Pleasantry- A good humored teasing
3.) Staggering- To walk or move and that doesn’t balance well
4.) Essential- Something that is necessary
5.) Periphery- boundary of a surface
6.) Bit Player- An actor that has a small part to speak
7.) Preternatural- Out of the ordinary
8.) Frequency- Rate of Occurrence
9.) Perennially- Something that last forever that is a topic
My strongest influence in my life would have to be Skype or anything that includes connecting to my family from the Philippines. I really think keeping in touch with my family is very important it’s amazing how technology can do something like that. I know that things happen in life that we all can’t really explain. I have had news from my family that my grandma died and it was a sudden news, finding out about that made me sad of course I did not like what I heard. If the medium that I am already using changes I would not respond well because without social media I would not be able to connect and catch up with the people I care about. Keeping in touch with my family on Skype helped a lot because we all know what’s going on, if we didn’t have technology to help us it would have been difficult to connect with them. I think technology is a great way to connect with anyone but I do know that we all have different answers to that. Certain people can say that they do not want to be involve in the technology for keeping in touch with loved ones. I feel that those people that do not participate in any medium is something that they believe in and I do respect that. I do consider them old school because possibly they have different ways to connect with social media and it is something that works for them. Therefore, I think technology is everything it’s the way people interact with anyone that is important to them. Technology is a big thing that can’t be ignored.
Hello my name is Danisyll Espares I am 18 years old I was born in the Phillippines. I am passionate about music and singing I enjoy that very much because I’ve been singing for a very long time now and I like to practice and improve my singing, I would love to do this as my career. Reading and writing is something I do like doing because I like learning new things and improve more in my grammar. I love to read because some books can be something that can inspire you in anyway and I do like reading those kind of books. I’ve never really been great in writing and in grammar but I would really love to improve in them.
Euthanasia is a controversial area of dispute and important in modern societies. The euthanasia debate is a topic with many areas of issues, specifically a heavy social, moral and ethical issue with an underlying premise of religion and politics. The debate itself is mainly based on a two-sided argument, which categorizes euthanasia as either voluntary suicide, or as involuntary murder. The nature of the death itself is an area of large, controversial debate.
Over the recent years euthanasia has gained political attention and is beginning to be addressed by legislation as traumatic cases are forcing governments around the world to take a stand on the issue. People in general have widely varying opinions about euthanasia, from supporting the idea to extreme disagreement due to religious reasons and person morals which in essence adds fuel to the fire.
The term euthanasia is derived Greek, meaning “good death”. In essence euthanasia can be defined as medically assisted suicide, a term employed for”merciful killing” or the intention to kill oneself to relieve suffering. Suicide is a term used to define self- harm in an attempt to kill oneself; that is, intentionally cause his or her own death. Suicide often is committed out of despair or due to an underlying mental disorder
This sickness is very serious and people that are going through that should get help. There is recovery on everything as long as you try and work hard. It is difficult going through all of that but like I always say stay strong.
Many other issues are known to influence suicidal behaviour, most commonly financial difficulties and troubles with personal relationships. There a two main types of euthanasia known today, being passive and active euthanasia. Passive euthanasia is to allow a person to end their, life passively, that is by “withholding” or “withdrawing treatment”