Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Power of Technology

Maia Marbella
Comp 10.1 XD
Rozaldy Gutierrez

Reflection Paper: The Power of Technology

In the class, the teacher showed us two videos. The first video advertised the impact of IBM technologies. IBM stands for International Business Machines. The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, the precursor to IBM, was founded on June 16, 1911 by the financier, Charles Flint. It was around this era that new advances emerged and the need for recording and storing information was highly needed. This led to new discoveries under IBM. As time progressed, so did new technologies. The video time lapsed these discoveries. The next video then later on talked about the earliest "computers" or recorders. People had to find ways in how to record data and how to use these data strategically. 
Technology has been a powerful instrument in progress. If not, it is because of technology that we have progressed in this world. Especially in this era, one can only imagine where technology can take us. Information from our computers and our gadgets are unfathomable. One can only imagine how we can use this instrument to better our future.

"The Problem Is, We Always Think We're the Good Guys"

"The Problem Is, We Always Think We're the Good Guys" 

Growing up conditioned to hate terrorism, one has to wonder at some point in their lives what goes inside a terrorists mind. I've always found it mind blowing that people could go to extreme lengths for their beliefs. A belief so far that they would sacrifice their own lives for what they believe in. Don't get me wrong, fighting for something a person believes in shouldn't be looked down upon. It is because of our differences in mindsets and ideas that enable us to learn and have a different perspectives in life. But the problem is, when do we draw the line when it comes to fighting for our beliefs? Will we ever accept our differences and learn to be tolerant with each other? Is this even possible?
 The problem is, we always think we're the good guys....