Week 2 Reflections

After reading Facebook privacy settings: Who cares? and the privacy people think they have when using a social media site, it really blew my mind on how some people are not aware of their information out there in the real world. In today’s day in age society is more open to share information that they like and want out there for certain people to see. What they do not know is that those same people they want to see their information, there are some that want to steal it to use it for other things. Private settings on a social media site are not always private. You can be accessed from likes, comments, and shares on these sites. Privacy settings like said in this article are rapidly changing and majority of users do not check their settings twice after it has been done thinking they will all stay the way they have had it. How this speaks to me and what I think people should put more thought into is to watch what is being put out there on your page. You may think at a certain time that it is okay for this to go up and for people to see but later regret putting that up for any simple reason.


The second article I read this week was CNN 10: Healing the Future. This article talks about different types of technology that could help in the near future with reliability and accessibilityscreen-shot-2017-02-09-at-2-36-56-pm. The first invention that could help out the future is a chip mechanism that regulates doses of medication to be controlled by doctors on the amount the patient is getting. This will help out doctors keeping track progress with patients if they need more of a medication or if they might need less. Where this chip mechanism can come become very useful is in the world of drug addictions. For example when you first quit smoking, smokers try gums, patches, therapy, etc to get the little bit of nicotine each day until they do not need it anymore. With this chip the patients can get the little dose of nicotine each day they need controlled by doctors from an external source. The second invention that could really help in the future is robots for surgery. To some this may seem a little dangerous but the robots are controlled by doctors through adaptive technology. Using this method can help doctors be steady and exact when doing surgery, not as big of a mess on themselves post surgery, and like stated in the article less risk of infection.


The third and last article I read this week was called Checking your vitals: Wearable technology is changing the way we monitor. This article talks about the newest technology that is able to be warn on your wrist as a personal tracker. These pieces of technology are great and offer many different options to make sure you are in good health. They link right up to your phone for updates on activities or nutrition for the day. They are easy to use and adapt to almost anyone using one. One down side from the article I have found and agree with completely is that these devices to the average person can create a fear. For example if someone has a rash that could be from the cold or dry skin could be interpreted as something more serious like a serious disease.


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