He tells the reader about how the internet uses your information. " A network that has ads on a lot of sites will recognize a browser when it goes to different web sites, enabling the ad network to get an idea of that persona's interests."(5) He also talks about Cookies and how they use your information.
“At night I’d go home smelling of pig. It wouldn’t go away. Even after a hot bath, scrubbing hard, the stink was always there – like old bacon, or sausage, a greasy pig-stink that soaked deep into my skin and hair. Among other things, I remember, it was tough getting dates that summer. I felt isolated; I spent a lot of time alone.” (O’Brien, 41).
Picture yourself trying to write a research paper or essay without access to the internet or Google. Technology has become a huge part of people's everyday life. Nicholas Carr, the author of “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” published in 2008 in the Atlantic, believes that the internet is “tinkering with our
In the New York Time Article by Timothy William, Inquiry to Examine Racial Bias in the San Francisco Police Department, first thing to remember known as implied social perception, implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Another key point of argument is that there is no systematic bias in the criminal justice base on race. To point out, in performing their policing duties, police officer are able to exercise a high degree of discretion. This means that they have a have a broad freedom to make a decision about how to act on the given situation. For this reason some police officer deliberately use their wide power of discretion and their authority to perform acts of misconduct. In this article it is generally agreed that discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin is morally wrong and a violation of the principle of impartiality. In fact impartiality principles requires that those who are equal be treated equally based on similarities, and that race not be a relevant consideration in the assessment. However, in May, District Attorney George Gascon appointed a three-judge body of distinguished jurists to look into bias in the department following a series of misconduct scandals, the most troubling being a group of police officers who were caught sending racist text messages. Now, the scope, aim, participants and timeline of the ongoing investigation have been revealed in a series
Analysis of Is Google Making us Stupid by Nicholas Carr New technology around the world is being developed and improved every day to make people's life easier. In the article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid”, Nicholas Carr explains his thoughts and beliefs on how he feels that the internet, especially google is making people rely more on the web to find information and making them full with artificial knowledge. The author begins his article by explaining personal side effects that he has experience due to the use of the web, like losing focus, not being able to deeply understand a book anymore, and the reasons why he gets distracted when reading. The author then talks furthermore about his life being surrounded by the internet and how it is to blame the web for the issue that he has experience; but then he explains how and why the internet has been “godsend” to him because of his profession as a writer. In order to draw
What is Data Mining? Data mining is essentially the ability to discover new information by exploring through various databases of existing information. According to Laura and Jack Cook, data mining "facilitates the discovery of previously unknown relationships among the data. …These operations present results that users already intuitively knew existed in the database." As an example, let us take a school system consisting of three databases: one which stores the student profiles consisting of name and identification number, another to store student grades based on identification number, and the last one stores all the transactions at the bookstore through the student identification card. This is a simple example, but it should illustrate our point. Alone, the separate databases might not tell us much. With data mining techniques, the process might be able to tell us that in a particular school year, students of a certain ethnic background obtained above a 3.0 GPA, or that the bookstore sold mostly engineering books to students last year, or even that students who obtained above a 3.0 GPA were ones who bought engineering books. More specifically, the technology might be smart enough to associate that John Doe from Ireland had a 3.32 GPA in his engineering classes, even though he did not buy any engineering books from the bookstore. This type of technology is very powerful source of
In this passage Tim O’Brien uses personification so beautifully and simply to become the Earth itself. He describes himself to be a part of the night and the land itself. The night could symbolize being at peace as well as a tinge of loneliness. The land could symbolize being at war with himself internally. Later in the passage he tells the reader that he is Nam itself, the horror and the war. He wants the reader to become engulfed in his war story and to understand his pain.
Log On to Log Out What have you ‘Googled’ recently? According to Lori Andrews, the leading expert on bioethics and emerging technology, data aggregators can make their own rules when it comes to collecting your data. Three important essays have been written using rhetorical appeals in order to construct
The internet is one of the many technologies to come about in this fast pace and ever evolving world. Within these new technologies, such as the internet, one can see how even people have evolved and changed their ways of thinking to keep up. One aspect of this change is the way people understand and think about what they read or see. In Nicholas Carr’s Is Google Making Us Stupid, the author present the idea that the use of the internet is the reason behind the changes within the minds of its users. This idea points towards the internet being both a mind altering and convenience mechanism; as well as being easily abused by its users. This allows Carr to effectively propose the idea that the internet, and technology in general, is used not only as a convenience mechanism, but also has a way to change how its uses think. However, Carr ineffectively represents how this change comes about due to user abuse of new technology like the internet.
Moreover, according to his article, since commercial Internet companies make the most part of their profits from advertisements, the companies are willing to see us distracting by linkages and clicking them (595). At the end of the article, he expresses his worries that artificial intelligence might become a threaten for human intelligence (597). In the article, Carr has given his reasonable analysis and outside information to show why his concerns about the Net are significant. He locates his argument among the debate on whether the Internet benefits us. However, although he provides evidence to support each his reasoning step, his conclusion that the Internet changes our brains is not necessarily true based on other direct studies about the human brain. While regardless whether the Net changes our brains, we should be aware of the change in our reading pattern caused by the Internet and consider the influence of artificial
There were many things the soldiers carried with them during the Vietnam War. They carried guns and ammo, rations and canteens, and things necessary for survival. The soldiers also carried letters, photographs and land of Vietnam itself. Tim O’Brien tells of this in The Things They Carried, a book detailing
Paul in Wonderland: Reality vs. Fantasy in Tim O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato On the surface, Tim O’Brien’s 1978 novel Going After Cacciato seems like a typical telling of the Vietnam War from the perspective of one of the soldiers as the Third Squad searches for Cacciato, a soldier who has gone AWOL. However, a closer reading would reveal that the vast majority of the novel does not actually take place in reality. This search for Cacciato is a fantasy which takes place in Paul Berlin’s head, and the scenarios and even the Vietnamese people who aid the Third Squad are completely fictitious. Only in a handful of chapters does the novel take place in reality, and even fewer of these chapters takes place in one which is permanent. Reading the
The Following is a drama TV shows written by Kevin Williamson and was run on Fox network. The first season starts with a pilot first episode. Former FBI agent Ryan Hardy is called out of retirement and on board as a consultant when a serial killer he arrested many years before, Joe Carroll, escapes from prison killing several guards in the process. Even though agent Hardy caught Carroll, he paid a high price. He was stabbed in the heart and after that he had to live with a pacemaker, which lead to his retirement. He's also on a disability pension. Carroll was an English professor with an obsession for the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Now that he's out, Hardy is certain he will go after Sarah Fuller, his last victim who managed to survive the attack. FBI agents realized too late that Carroll spent much of his time in prison on the library and using the Internet and was able to contact a great numbers of his admirers through letters, dedicated websites, blogs, chat room, and online forums. Having access to a source of communication with his fans, Carroll was able to develop a cult-like following of people that not only worships him, but willing to carry on
As the dust settled and the sky’s cleared we were left with the horrific realization that our nation has been attacked. This would be September 11, 2001, or better known as 9-11. This day, I believe, was one of the most if not most traumatic days in our nation’s history. On
Data Mining With the increased and widespread use of technologies, interest in data mining has increased rapidly. Companies are now utilized data mining techniques to exam their database looking for trends, relationships, and outcomes to enhance their overall operations and discover new patterns that may allow them to better serve their customers. Data mining provides numerous benefits to businesses, government, society as well as individual persons. However, like many technologies, there are negative things that caused by data mining such as invasion of privacy right. This paper tries to explore the advantages as well as the disadvantages of data mining. In addition, the ethical and global issues regarding the use of data mining