Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Microchips

I read the following article about microchips in humans: https://news.virginia.edu/content/cool-or-creepy-human-implanted-microchips-are-here
After reading this article I have come to the conclusion that similar to just about all new technology it is controversial. There are of course pros and cons to inserting microchips in humans. Some pros are: convenience, safety, and identification.Some cons are: long term health concerns, privacy, and removal of the chips.
Microchips have been around for some time now, and are now only beginning to be used in humans. People are wary of allowing a microchip to be inserted under their skin, and rightfully so, but forget that the phone they constantly have on them performs the same functions. Like other new technologies when they first emerge microchips are a scary piece of metal to many; this will soon change as people get used to it. This always seems to happen as new and better technologies arise around the world. The most recent example is when smartphones started coming around. People at first thought their privacy would be violated and that it was a "big brother" type of device. This quickly changed once people realized that the benefits outweigh the inconveniences. This will most certainly happen with microchips, even if it does take longer simply because it is actually inserting a device under the skin.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Technology Spotlight

Microwave

One device in my home that contains a computer is a microwave. My microwave is white with a green display above the numbers and commands. On the microwave door it is a clear with a mesh like glass. The microwave will accept numbers or preset commands. For example if you want to microwave something for one minute you would press the numbers one, zero, zero and it would start. Then there are preset commands like defrost or popcorn that already set the microwave to a certain intensity and time. After a numerical sequence is put in the microwave is started and transmits microwaves, to heat up whatever is inside. Once the time is up it stops transmitting the waves, and whatever is inside should be hot.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Everyday Algoritthm


Washing the dishes

  1. Prepare yourself to wash the dishes by getting an apron
  2. Gather materials to wash dishes like sponge, soap, and steel wool
  3. Turn water on to a comfortable temperature
  4. Rinse all dishes
  5.         If you have a little hose on your sink use it to rinse out the dishes
  6.         If there is no hose simply use the faucet
  7. After all the dishes are rinsed apply soap and scrub with a sponge
  8.         If the sponge does not clean it use the steel wool
  9. Rinse dishes once more
  10.         If dishes are clean put them to dry on the drying rack
  11.         If dishes are dirty go back to step 7 and repeat
  12. The dishes are clean