Understanding how to best use both the real world and the virtual landscape could help strengthen our current relationships, whilst paving the way for new ones. Research Aim/Objective The objective of this study is to compare the quality of real world relationships with virtual relationships, and also further comparing between the Asian and Western communities. Research Questions 1) How does the use of social media influence interpersonal relationships? 2) Do business relationships work better in the real world or virtual world? 3) Does the virtual world affect the degree of closeness in real world relationships?
| Analysis of the Life Styles Inventory | | Summary and Analysis of the Life Styles Inventory The Life Styles Inventory (LSI) is designed to provide individuals with timely feedback concerning ways that their personal and professional lives can be changed for the better. Using a series of “styles” to measure various aspects of life, the LSI can provide some startling accurate results when respondents are honest and forthright in their responses. This paper provides a summary and analysis of the results of the administration of the LSI to the author, followed by a summary of the research and important findings in the conclusion. Self-Actualizing Style A score in the medium range that is close to the high range means that people with this score are “generally confident” concerning their ability to effect change and improvement in themselves and others. Individuals with this score are pragmatic with a wide range of interests and are able to excel at those things that are deemed rewarding.
The youngest of the Baby boomer generation will have reached the age of 67 by 2032. According to The National Academy of Social Insurance (2012) the number of people draining benefits to workers paying into Social Security, will rise from 35 per one hundred in 2011 to 49 per one hundred in 2035. The original Social Security program put into place in 1935 was designed for the typical family which included a working husband, stay-at- mother, the average Baby Boomer family is headed by two working parents. (Butruce, Iams, & Smith 2003/2004) The Baby Boomer generation will spend more years in the workforce and also have better education which will contribute to them having higher life time earnings. According to The Social Security Bulletin (2003/2004) Baby Boomer retirees will be better off than the current or near-term retirees.
The exponentially rapid growth of internet technology brings into our lives a connection with literature like never before, yet in many ways it has shifted the way in which we view the world. In an article titled “Is Google Making Us Stupid?,” Nicholas Carr argues that the development of internet technology as our primary source of knowledge is depleting us of the “quiet spaces” that stimulate contemplation and deep interaction with the written language and replacing them with distractions and deviations. Though he exposes the intriguing relationship this powerful medium has to our society, Carr fails to consider other aspects that cause a shift in our behavior towards written material. What we are losing, perhaps, deals less with our minds and more with our heart, the poetic center for what we value. We’ve become lazy in our efforts to contextualize our lives with the information that is so readily available to us and no longer prize knowledge as we once
AN310 Cultural Anthropology Assignment 05 2/7/2012 How Molitor thinks technology has affected the family Communication is the most definitive contribution of technology that has changed the way we live our lives. Our jump from the beginning of time allowing for one communication per second has grown light-years into several trillion bits of communication in a mere second. Technology advancement continually improves upon prior methods of communication and becomes more efficient, faster, better and cheaper than previous methods. Technology has revolutionized the way we do everyday task from banking, transportation, communication and much more. Summary of English-Lueck’s observations on the family The home front is a conglomerate of technological devises which cultivate our very lifestyle at home and work sometimes merging the two.
In this article I found it interesting how the author makes an effort to do something society seems to have a love affair with which is find reasons within a person or company to try to tear it down after that person or company has made so much progress for the improvement of people's lives or society's expectations. The author Zach Epstein points to comments made by a former Apple engineering manager Dan Crown, on how he feels that the best days of Apple are behind them due to; 1. Conflicts with the maps application 2. A change is executives in the retail store and senior VP of the iOS software 3. The ongoing conflict with Google & other competitors.
Syed Hamza Amir 1 Professor Meredith Allison English 1303 23 September 2010 The Future of the Internet As our web experience continues to evolve at an exponential rate, it has provided us with more technology to publish our own content that had once been available only to the few. This rapid expansion in the ability of humans to publish new content has created a new flurry of debate over whether this is enhancing or destroying our culture. Two authors, Andrew Keen and Clay Shirky, tackle this issue with two very different conclusions. Keen provides valid points but falls short and seems like a hypocrite in his condemnation of web 2.0. On the other hand, Shirky gives a complete and thorough view in favor of our ability to publish
Are We the Dumbest Generation? Adults often argue that the intellectual ability of today’s generations has taken a turn for the worst due to the amount of technology they are exposed to as they develop mature ideals. English professor Mark Bauerlein examines in his 2008 book the effects of digital media and how it has caused young people to be more connected and technologically savvy as a result of the wide range of modern inventions, but he also asserts that this has caused them to become less intelligent; therefore, he presents the modern ages as the Dumbest Generation. Young people have a tremendous amount of information available to them due to technology through social networks, the internet, and video games. Many respectable individuals discuss on whether to call the modern generation the “dumbest generation” (Bauerlein) or realizing that they might be participating in an intellectual revolution.
Kirsten Laman ENGL 1301-61507 Professor Jackson 30 October 2014 Cognitive Effects of the Internet The book The Shallows by Nicholas Carr states that the introduction of the internet into society has had a profound effect on our culture. In other words, the internet has affected the way people think, read, and remember. The rapid access to tons of information has also affected people’s behavior making them less patient and less productive. According to Carr, “The Net commands our attention with far greater insistency than our television, or radio or morning newspaper ever did” (117). In today’s world, the internet has become essential to work, school and entertainment.
After researching and learning about this week’s American History I’ve realized that not only did the United States of America go through significant changes through 1947 to 1960, the whole world changed because of the advancements in technology. Today I’ll be discussing The Baby Boom from 1946 through 1960 and why/how it impacted society. According to the history article (Baby Boomers), “In 1947, another 3.8 million babies were born; 3.9 million were born in 1952; and more than 4 million were born every year from 1954 until 1964, when the boom finally tapered off. By then, there were 76.4 million “baby boomers” in the United States.” It started after World War II ended in 1954 when vets were returning home from war led to the massive increase