Fashion designing requires creativity, expertise in colors and fabrics, and artistic talent, but something that might be overlooked is that it also requires tremendous patience and perseverance. That is made clear by talking to the CEO of Shabby Apple.
British Philosopher Alan Watts chides American life choices saying, “For the vast majority of American families, what seems to be the real point of life—what you rush home to get to—is to watch an electronic reproduction of life … this purely passive contemplation of a twittering screen.” The evolution of technology, like the evolution of man, continues to progress further, attaining new advancements and becoming more efficient for human use. We live in a connected age, but people now feel lonelier than ever. Relationships that turn intimate through face to face encounters are now supplanted with relationships that depend on the use of technology to just interact. Primarily, those who are lonely and desire a relationship or even a friendship with others turn to technology to fill in the hole in their life. However, by ceasing human connection, people are isolating themselves from society and segregating themselves from the real world in place for a world controlled by unconscious automatons. Theodore Twombly, the central character in Spike Jonze’s romantic, science-fiction drama film Her, experiences this disconnection with the world. Understandably, Twombly attempts to curtail his loneliness and purchases a talking operating system with artificial intelligence. He soon develops an intimate relationship with Samantha, the name for his operating system, and eventually falls in love with it, signifying his complete detachment from society. Ultimately, it is predominantly
Any time someone thinks, their brain has a special, designated voice for their thoughts. This voice, allows an individual to in some degree, have a conversation with their self, without necessarily communicating out loud. This voice in our heads has had numerous names throughout the years, such as a person’s conscious or recently has been called the “self.” Many researchers have wanted to know who and or what the actual voice is that we hear in our conversations. Richard Rass author of “Introduction to Perspectives on the Self: Conversations on Identity and Consciousness”, explains that “self has assumed radically different meanings…” throughout the years (Rass 2). Knowing what “self” is and why it helps enlighten our lives is apart of the journey. Rass stated that the “self” or conscious could play a role in knowing humans “psychological composition” (Rass 2). With new research appearing more than ever before, we are gradually obtaining the ability to
Machines. Fully-built robots. Each one, either an android, a gynoid, or zoid, talking, thinking, and unbelievably, reacting, emotionally, to this surprise meeting.
“I just knew you and my oldest daughter had much in common,” said my mother brightly. “I could see the two of you spending hours talking about running her business. Talks of diseases," said her mother, as if overly disgusted as she shook as if cold. “That would be disturbing day after day.”
During this 60-second commercial, a person’s whole view on the world can be shifted. In this Microsoft commercial, a wide audience range, pathos, and a form of indirect advertising are largely utilized to cause viewers to see how Microsoft’s technology has come a long way and how it has the
He specializes in communicating feelings with words, but he's actually lonely, not just because his wife, Rooney Mara has left him, nor because his bestfriend (played by Amy Adams) is starting to drift away from him, but mainly because he's actually depressed. This is where Scarlet Johansson, playing the role of Samantha, comes in. Samantha is an advance intuitive
In Steven Levy’s article “The new iPods: Random sampling or not?,” he postulates that Apple’s mechanism for shuffling songs is not entirely random. Apple popularized its “shuffle” feature in 2004 with the slogan “Life is Random.” However, Levy finds this difficult to believe. He consistently gets songs by Steely Dan and nothing by Aretha Franklin, despite the supposed randomized shuffling feature. Yet, Apple maintains that its shuffling process is randomized. Ultimately, the problem is because of Apple’s coding, user error, or due to random sampling error.
Many are disconcerted by the idea that humans and Minds can be described as systems which operate based on interpretations of symbols, much like machines, computers, and robots: things that we have created yet do not think of as being “thinking,” themselves. We, as human beings, are comforted in the notion that we are born into this world with a fully capable Mind, a soul or spirit, and are, thereafter, free to choose our fate as we will. Although it seems plausible that we are born with Mind, I cannot subscribe to such a simplistic version of thinking about our true capacity for affecting outcome.
Another element used in the film that adds strength to its characters is the choice of actors. It is hard to imagine anyone other than Joaquin Phoenix playing the poetic melancholic role of Theodore. Joaquin’s clever costume design by Casey Storm, complete with his tragicomic mustache, is used to convey the director’s belief that fashion recycles itself. The choice of Scarlett Johansson over Samantha Morton as the voice of Samantha during post-production was a momentous decision. Scarlett Johansson’s scratchy, girly, seductively human voice creates a cocoon that incubates Theo’s and Samantha’s romance.
As they walked through the forest, hearing the crunching of leaves beneath their feet, Leon drew weary of the quiet. The silence hadn’t bothered him when he was alone, but when other people were entirely quiet he found it difficult to read them. He felt as though the awkwardness was like a gas in the air, suffocating him. The two forest dwellers on the other hand appeared unperturbed.
The company started off as “Apple Computer,” best known for its Macintosh personal computers (PCs) in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Despite a strong brand, rapid growth, and high profits in the late 1980s, Apple almost went bankrupt in 1996 (Kim & Yoffie, 2010, p.1). This can be explained that Apple has become larger and more significant than other competitors put together in 1980. Because Apple failed to innovate in 1996, the company almost went bankruptcy but eventually Steve Jobs took Apple from bad situation to the company that can make billions of dollars through promoted itself as a hip alternative to other computer brands. Apple highlighted its computers as the world’s “greenest lineup of notebooks” that were energy efficient and used recyclable materials. The goal was to differentiate the Macintosh amid intense competition in the PC industry (Kim & Yoffie, p.4).