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7/20/2015 | 12:44:01 PM
Re: Positives and negative
Everything has pros and cons, technology has brought the world to us in a manner of speaking.

Access to almost everything, radios allowing us to hear voices accross the air waves, Televisions allowing people to see the first man walk on the moon, giving us information and entertainment, modern advances is technology allowing a small watch act as a computer, all of these developments and marketed technical ideas give us the world in many ways, and to many of us.

As anything good, abuse of technology, dependency of it, is also harmful on many levels.

I see entire families at restaurants, eating, watching their tablets, texting, lost in conversation with a friend.

It is a world closer away from each other, not being able to put down or turn off any device, it is hurting society.

People are not smiling at the table, they are stressing over the next text, email or podcast coming up. Imagine the the stress level, imagine the distance, sitting next to each other, but worlds apart. Yes, without the individual control and detachment when needed, we are just slaves to technology, and we don't even need a "Terminator Judgement Day", technoology is already taking over, and we are allowing this to happen.

As an electronics engineer, and pioneer in the computing industry, I see how we are allowign ourselves to get lost in a world drifting us away from the beauty of life.

We need to learn to manage our lives and technology to our advantage, not our demise. 
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7/19/2015 | 12:47:09 PM
Re: Technology addiction...really?
I agree.  I think taking notes of the material makes learning process and recall better than taking pictures.  I think this is a great article.  Often times, people aren't aware of the health issues impacting overexposure to technology.  It is something very important to keep in mind.  I had a friend who try to self diagnost by going to google rather than going to the doctor. I really huge mistake.
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7/6/2015 | 11:18:35 AM
Re: Technology addiction...really?
In school, I used to notice students taking pictures of professors' notes to save the trouble of recording their own. Seemed like a good way to quickly record the homework assignments, but I could never take notes that way. Personally, I remember things best by writing them down... may be old fashioned but it has always worked for me!
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7/6/2015 | 6:49:12 AM
Re: Technology addiction...really?
At least I found that my memory does not work so well if I rely too much on electronics. People will prefer to take a photo of the system diagram on whiteboard instead of drawing to notebook by themselves.
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7/1/2015 | 1:45:50 PM
Re: Technology addiction...really?
@Kely22,

I think this is why Apple Mac PCs have a good reputation with users since they usually "Just work" and don't provide the headaches related to your conventional PC user (although this is good for tech guys since it brings in more business LOL)
Kelly22
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6/30/2015 | 5:18:42 PM
Re: Technology addiction...really?
@mejiac I've noticed this as well! Mostly on the impatience side. People will go nuts if there's a glitch in their PC or their smartphone freezes up - everyone is so used to technology working smoothly that they always expect it.
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6/30/2015 | 3:51:12 PM
Re: Wow, more fodder for the paranoid
The best of the educational apps do that ... teach kids skills without them even knowing it. Kind of like Kix cereal (right?) or veggie juice drinks that are loaded with nutrients but taste like fruit juice. The latest kinds of educational apps are using adaptive learning engines that allow kids to play the same game over and over, while it incrementally gets more challenging and presents new skills/problems. Cool stuff.
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mejiac,
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6/30/2015 | 3:40:48 PM
Re: Wow, more fodder for the paranoid
@Broadway0474

Agreed,

With my own kids, when using educational apps...they think it's a game and they're learning...what's best is that they love it... they constantly request to play those games
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6/30/2015 | 3:34:02 PM
Re: Wow, more fodder for the paranoid
Usually you have to consume something before you can understand how to create. Let's say children read books or watch music videos or play an educational app. Those all could be building blocks (if presented in the right way by the way) to a child then writing her own book, learning to play an instrument, or even designing their own app.
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mejiac,
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6/30/2015 | 3:12:51 PM
Re: Standing Desk
@Kelly22,

I share your concern, which is why implementing such programs with a clear guidance of IT experts is critical!

Many programs don't invest in having the right folks monitor and assist with the role out. These will go deep dive into the details and have those filters and checks and balances in place.

Like any IT implementation, defining user roles and access rights is something that's worth the investment.
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