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Living in a Digital World<br />What’s next?<br />
Information overload<br />Information coming at us from all directions<br />
Information overload: Internet <br />Web holds info for ready retrieval when you need it!<br />You simply need to keep a r...
 Use FOLDERS within your favorites list and   Categorize by what makes sense to you
 hobbies
 health
 travel
 weather</li></li></ul><li>Information overload: Internet <br />You might want to keep a notebook where you write the URLs...
Information overload: General life<br />Turn off the TV and read a book!<br />Turn off your cell phone when driving.<br />...
Information overload: Multi-tasking<br />Living Faster: Split-focusPBS Frontline’s Digital nation (2/2010)<br />Stanford S...
Information overload: “Going viral”<br />When links to online videosare e-mailed and forwarded, they are said to have “gon...
Break<br />How do you manage “information overload”?<br />
Virtual reality<br />Immersive, 3D environment<br />Second Life<br />Internet’s largest user-created, 3D virtual community...
Virtual reality<br />The avatar effect PBS Frontline’s Digital Nation (2/2010)<br />
Assistive Technology<br />Technology that’s used to helpsomeone overcome adisability<br />Alliance for Technology Access<b...
Robotics<br />Living with (Robots (Honda)<br />
Robotics<br />The Tech Museum<br />www.usfirst.org<br />robotics.nasa.gov<br />
Robotics<br />Japanese robot with very realistic facial expressions	<br />http://www.physorg.com/news189528493.html<br />h...
Robotics<br /><ul><li>Big Dog
Boston Dynamics
“Dedicated to the art and Science of How Things Move”
Little Dog, RHex, Rise, Squishbot</li></li></ul><li>Remote-Control War<br />Taking out the taliban – home for dinner PBS F...
Break<br />What are your thoughts about virtual reality?<br />What do you think about robots?<br />Would you be comfortabl...
Digital divide<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_divide<br />Bridge the Digital Divide http://www.bridgethedigital...
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  1. 1. Living in a Digital World<br />What’s next?<br />
  2. 2. Information overload<br />Information coming at us from all directions<br />
  3. 3. Information overload: Internet <br />Web holds info for ready retrieval when you need it!<br />You simply need to keep a record of WHERE the information is!<br /><ul><li> Use your FAVORITES list
  4. 4. Use FOLDERS within your favorites list and Categorize by what makes sense to you
  5. 5. hobbies
  6. 6. health
  7. 7. travel
  8. 8. weather</li></li></ul><li>Information overload: Internet <br />You might want to keep a notebook where you write the URLs of websites you want to remember<br />Be sure to write some key words in addition to the http:// address<br />
  9. 9. Information overload: General life<br />Turn off the TV and read a book!<br />Turn off your cell phone when driving.<br />Studies say you are 5 to 12 times more likely to have an accident while talking on the phone (even if you have a hands-free headset)! And, you are 23 times more likely to have an accident texting while driving!<br />Turn off your cell phone at movies, theatre, dinner, etc.<br />Most importantly, prioritize.Your time and attention are your most precious “commodities”.<br />
  10. 10. Information overload: Multi-tasking<br />Living Faster: Split-focusPBS Frontline’s Digital nation (2/2010)<br />Stanford Study of Multi-TaskingDigital Nation (2/2010)<br />
  11. 11. Information overload: “Going viral”<br />When links to online videosare e-mailed and forwarded, they are said to have “gone viral”<br />Often numbers of views outnumber views of traditional media, such as network news<br />
  12. 12. Break<br />How do you manage “information overload”?<br />
  13. 13. Virtual reality<br />Immersive, 3D environment<br />Second Life<br />Internet’s largest user-created, 3D virtual community<br />
  14. 14. Virtual reality<br />The avatar effect PBS Frontline’s Digital Nation (2/2010)<br />
  15. 15. Assistive Technology<br />Technology that’s used to helpsomeone overcome adisability<br />Alliance for Technology Access<br />Assistive Technology: Opening Doors to Independence video<br />
  16. 16. Robotics<br />Living with (Robots (Honda)<br />
  17. 17. Robotics<br />The Tech Museum<br />www.usfirst.org<br />robotics.nasa.gov<br />
  18. 18. Robotics<br />Japanese robot with very realistic facial expressions <br />http://www.physorg.com/news189528493.html<br />http://www.geekosystem.com/japanese-robot-with-incredibly-realistic-facial-expressions/<br />
  19. 19. Robotics<br /><ul><li>Big Dog
  20. 20. Boston Dynamics
  21. 21. “Dedicated to the art and Science of How Things Move”
  22. 22. Little Dog, RHex, Rise, Squishbot</li></li></ul><li>Remote-Control War<br />Taking out the taliban – home for dinner PBS Frontline’s Digital Nation (2/2010)<br />“Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are credited with killing 11 of Al Qaeda's top 20 leaders in Pakistan.”The New York Times, June 2009<br />
  23. 23. Break<br />What are your thoughts about virtual reality?<br />What do you think about robots?<br />Would you be comfortable having a robotic nurse tending to you in a hospital?<br />Would you be comfortable riding in a remote-control vehicle?<br />How do you feel about remote-control war?<br />Does it change how inclined a country might be to enter a war if their soldiers aren’t at any physical risk?<br />
  24. 24. Digital divide<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_divide<br />Bridge the Digital Divide http://www.bridgethedigitaldivide.com/<br />Internet World Stats http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm<br />
  25. 25. Digital divide<br />OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) Project<br />http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Home<br />http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Deployments<br />
  26. 26. Technology’s impact on society…<br />“ I doubt that the 21st century will pose problems for us that are more stunning, disorienting, or complex than those we faced in [the 20th] century or the 19th, 18th, 17th, or for that matter, any of the centuries before that.”<br />“The human dilemma is as it has always been, and it is a delusion to believe that the technological changes of our era have rendered irrelevant the wisdom of the ages and the sages.” NeilPostman<br />
  27. 27. Technology’s impact on society…<br />“ In the next millennium we will find we are talking as much or more with machines than we are with humans. What seems to trouble people most is their self-consciousness about talking to inanimate objects.” <br />Nicholas Negroponte in Being Digital<br />“I have no doubt we can adapt ourselves to talking much more to machines than to people. We may even come to prefer it. But adaptation ought not to be equated with sanity.” Neil Postman in Six Questions<br />
  28. 28. Technology’s impact on society…<br />According to Neil Postman there are six important questions we need to keep in mind as society develops technology:<br />What is the problem?<br />Whose problem is it?<br />What new problems will be created by solving an old one?<br />What people and institutions will be most seriously harmed?<br />What changes in language are occurring?<br />What new sources of economic and political power will emerge?<br />“Its doubtful that you could think of any single technology that did not generate new problems as a result of its having solved an old problem.<br />Of course, it’s sometimes very difficult to know what new problems will arise as a result of the technological solution.” Neil Postman<br />
  29. 29. Conclusion<br />Please e-mail me your thoughts, comments, questions, concerns. I look forward to corresponding with you! <br />Sharon Gray gray@augie.edu<br />
  30. 30. Sources<br />Staying Sane in a Technological Society: Six questions in search of an answer by Neil Postman<br />Being Digital by Nicholas Negroponte<br />PBS Frontline’s Digital Nation (2/2010)<br />Living Faster: Split-focus<br />Stanford Study of Multi-Tasking<br />The avatar effect<br />Taking out the taliban – home for dinner <br />Susan Boyle on YouTube<br />Alliance for Technology Access<br />Assistive Technology: Opening Doors to Independence video<br />Robots<br />Living with (Robots (Honda)<br />http://www.physorg.com/news189528493.html<br />http://www.geekosystem.com/japanese-robot-with-incredibly-realistic-facial-expressions/<br />Digital Divide<br />Bridge the Digital Divide http://www.bridgethedigitaldivide.com/<br />Internet World Stats http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm<br />http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Home<br />http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Deployments<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_divide<br />
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