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    Cool technology I can talk about to my class?

    I always talk during my Information Systems class and correct the professor because he's a fucking moron, and last week he told me I can run the class for 15 minutes on Monday, show slides, talk about whatever I want, though somewhat technology related. I'm thinking about countering his argument about how pretty soon everyone's going to have all kinds of personal information about us (this is what he showed during class: http://www.aclu.org/pizza/). I'm going to put together a presentation about how much better technology has made our lives, and try to be somewhat funny during it. Anyone got some good ideas I can throw in? I want to make the professor look like an asshole, if possible, especially since he was apparently badmouthing me to another section.

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    Re: Cool technology I can talk about to my class?

    Computers let people communicate with others around the world. I'd say that's good.

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    Comic book message boards.

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    Re: Cool technology I can talk about to my class?

    Show slides of students using laptops in class to avoid listening to the lecture.

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    Re: Cool technology I can talk about to my class?

    I would discuss the concept of EVDO wireless cards and the fact that everyone will soon have the ability to be connected at all times.

    Also when cell phones first came out people complained that their bosses, friends, etc. would be able to get ahold of them any time any where, and that that would act like a leash on them. However as most people have found out since the ability to get ahold of people far outways the downside of people contacting you at all times.

    This is similar to what is happening with internet privacy right now. While it sucks that we will lose bits of privacy, I believe the advantages of living in a transparent world will end up empowering the individual much more than it will corporations and the government.
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    XM. Duh.

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    Re: Cool technology I can talk about to my class?

    synthetic fibers. plastic and all it's different variations.

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    Nanites????

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    Re: Cool technology I can talk about to my class?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben SIMPSON
    Nanites????
    Nanites are lame.
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    Re: Cool technology I can talk about to my class?

    You could discuss how the internet has vastly improved teaching (e-learning such as WebCT and blackboard) and research the last 10 years. Research with online databases (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi as an example for biological sciences) has become so much easier compared to 20 yrs ago.

    E- books, PDF files for reading books, articles on the go, and saving paper/ trees in the process. Dissemination of knowledge and information has become so much easier. He wont be able to argue with that.
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