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Online Shopping

We had to present a topic we were interested in one of my classes, Living In a Virtual World. My group chose to research drones and everything about them. Every topic that was being presented were all interesting, from cyber crime, to Artificial Intelligence. But one of the ones that I am choosing to write about is Online Shopping, one of the other topics that a group presented. Online shopping is starting to become way more common than anyone thought it would be. It brings in a different experience from driving to the store, grabbing an item, and then lining up to get ringed up at a register by a cashier. The similarities between regular shopping and online shopping is that there is a cart of some sorts that carries your items. At a store, there is a shopping cart to put your items in. In online, there is a section that is named ‘cart’ to bookmark the items you plan on purchasing. There is also customer service available for both, if needed. One of the differences is that, when you g…

Intelligence is artificial?

Believe it or not, artificial intelligence has existed for a long time. It all started with a person named Alan Turing. It first starts with his cracking of ‘enigma’, which was an enciphering machine, used by the Germans to secretly send messages with a security blanket over it. Turing was determined to crack the codes, which then resulted him having the title of The Father of Artificial Intelligence. He also had a testing method called; The Turing Test, which is basically a human evaluates conversations between a human and a machine in order generate human like responses.  
In 1956, Artificial Intelligence was born at Dartmouth College. Along with that, ELIZA was created on 1964 until 1966. The concept of ELIZA is an early natural language processing computer program.
Moving on, there was someone, who of course was concerned of Artificial Intelligence. His name was Marvin Minsky. He was actually the winner of the Turing Test. And the funding for Artificial Intelligence was heavy. Bill…

Startup.com

The documentary we watched; Startup.com, was a documentary about two guys. Their names are Kaleil and Tom. They both had a dream about making website as teenagers. They later pursued their intentions, but after a while, like Ninety percent of dreams, it goes down.
It all started when Kaleil and Tom both invented the idea of making their website. The website was govWorks.com. It was a website created for people to look up and pay for their parking citations. Both Tom and Kaleil were the co-founders, as well as co-CEO’s, which later turns out to be a bad idea.  At first, it seemed like it was going the right direction. The company was growing, it even grew to an insane 200 employees at its peak point. They even got the money going for them.
But what happened? After that, even more action goes down. The characters show their true acts. Kaleil shows his alpha dog character. Kaleil and Tom eventually have a controversy amongst themselves. The business goals get in the way of their personal …

Dotbommmmb

Technology was heavily invested into. It all started in the dotcom to dotbomb time frame. There were different companies that were associated with technology. In 1993, the beginning of all of this, the World Wide Web was 3 years old. In 1994, there were several companies such as Free Range Media, Dealer Net, SPRY Inc. Cole and Weber; a marketing company. There also Robotic Arms, a web browser called Mosaic. Then the boom started in 1995. Netscape, ran by Jim Clarke and Marc Anderson goes public. It also became one of the most important companies. MCi’s Gramercy press is advertised. The book; How to Publish on the Internet is published. Bruce Johnson and Rob Glaser visit Cole and Weber, which then came Real Audio Launcher. There also came in the ‘The NFL on the Web’, the chat before the spat. It is basically two players from the NFL, talking beef before their matches. Freezone, funded by Spry had 450,000 registered users. Now, what do these companies represent? They are represented as d…

I MET AN AUTHOR!!!

On Wednesday, October 31st. We had a guest speaker named Erik Hanberg for my class, TINST207, he is good friends with my college professor. He was a pretty interesting guy. He did all sorts of things in his life. He was extremely interested in technologies and the web. I took away a lot from his presentation. I found out that the 50 percent of households in America actually has Amazon Prime. I did not think it would be that much, probably because of my inexperience with online shopping has something to do with that. I also found out that he released books himself, not physical books, but ebooks, and that is probably because he is very experienced with the web. He published many books, dating not too far back from 2010 with one of his first books; The Saints Go Dying In, and also just recently released one in 2018 titled; The Tin Whistle, which I believe from what I remember, is part of a book series he created. His experience was not just restricted within ebooks and the web. He also …

Report Needed.

In one of my classes, Living In A Virtual World. We have to present on a topic that we are interested. We then have to report it out to the class. One of the topics I am interested in is technology in cars. I am pretty interested in learning about cars, and not only that; technology in cars is growing each and each year. It is not what it used to be, where cars used to just have a radio and air conditioning. Now it has a lot of jazzy features like connecting your phone to the car, so that you are able to make a call without even touching the screen on your phone. It does not end there, it can also calculate how many miles per gallon you are getting as you are driving, letting you know if you are driving conservatively like a sweet grandma, or driving aggressively like a professional nascar driver. Speaking of driving aggressively, you can change the settings in your car set your driving preference; a regular drive mode or a sport mode. There's also a special feature …

Journalism being written off?

Journalism. The topic of us humans receiving current news and events. Everyone is involved in journalism somehow. Whether it be watching the news, reading the newspaper, or going on the web to read some news. Not into news? Journalism is also involved in the sports world, where they would talk about either the best team in world, or the most iconic player in the nation.The whole world would pretty much be a wreck without journalism, cause again, how would we get our news? How would we keep up with current events? Without that, we would not know anything about the place we live in. With everything being said so far, journalism is not what it used to be. Back then everyone would need to purchase newspapers in order to keep up with the ongoing events. But everything has to keep up with the times, that means that newspaper industry has been slowing down. People have been layoff, and for those companies to make a profit, it has been a real struggle. Companies like The New York Times has be…