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Artificial Intelligence or Virtual Reality?

For my final project in my class Living and Working in the Virtual World, I have chosen to choose between virtual reality and artificial intelligence.To begin, what is artificial intelligence and virtual reality?In my idea, artificial intelligence is the idea of robotics having their own mind, their, own intelligence, and can think on their own and choose their own actions.For me, virtual reality is a reality you can find digitally, a digital device that actually makes your mind believe you are in a completely different location, and situation at a certain time, when in reality you are right there in your living room!For this final project I am going to choose artificial intelligence, and I want to discuss some pros and cons of artificial intelligence.If we were able to create artificial intelligence, I feel like our lives could become so much easier, or so much harder.For starters, if we had artificial intelligence could you imagine the possibilities? We could now have an “Alexa” tha…

Dot Com, to Dot Bomb

The dot com to dot bomb bust.This is the topic I will be discussing in my amazing blog before Thanks Giving this year.But before I start might as well, happy Thanks Giving to all that read this.This lesson that we learned was taught by our very own Andrew Fry, and it was taught very well, even had toy dinosaurs!To differ Andrew from all the other blogs we have had that pertain to guest speakers, Andrew honestly kept me interested more than any other speakers.I do not know if that is because he is an actual teacher, or that he is just funny, however he kept me interested throughout the lesson.We discussed how there are five stages to creating a company stated by Andrew, and these five stages are the innocent beginning, the boom, insanity, the bust, and the crawl back to sanity.The way he explained it was at first you are beginning and kind of uneasy because you are fresh to the start, then it takes off, then the insanity hits where it really is taking off and you can’t keep up with it,…

It's Not Just about Being a Programmer

To begin this blog about the visit from our guest speaker Shad Rack, I would like to state that I am thankful that I showed up to this class early so I could know what to do to obtain the extra credit, and that is why my title for my blog is, “It’s not just about being a programmer.”Shad was about six feet tall, and looked to be middle aged man that seemed successful.I would say that he looked successful just in the way he stood tall, wore business casual clothing, and spoke clearly and precisely.Shad talked a lot about cloud computing at first and described how we are going back to using that as a main system again.Basically you can reach all your data from one mainframe, instead of having multiple mainframes.Excuse if this sounds wrong, I paraphrased Shad as much as possible on the definition of cloud computing.He created four companies I believe, however he only discussed Airlift and Infoblox.I thought that his website airlift was pretty interesting for a couple of reasons, but mai…

Startup.com

The Startup.com movie gave me many insights about the internet boom and all the startups.This particular movie had to deal with three friends that came up with an idea to create a website that allowed you pay federal fees online without having to leave your house, unless you didn’t have internet at home.This movie basically had three steps to it, the struggling to come up with a website and the name, and to get funding, then to success with millions of dollars, then to absolute failure.The three founders were Tom, and Kaleil Izuz Tuzman.The first founder I believed to be very smart, he invested thousands of dollars, then left early with about seven hundred thousand dollars. This may seem like he ripped his buddies off, but it was smart considering he still had another job and wasn’t fully invested into the website, and he was the only one who ended up making profit from the startup. Tom seemed nice at first, but at second glance, he really didn’t care. He openly stated as a CO-CEO tha…

My Website

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Creating a website was an interesting experience, with maybe a lot of emotional roller coasters! To start off, it was interesting getting to know the language in which to make the website, it felt like coding, however, it is just a markup of our language in a way that the computer understands it.The only difficult part was learning the mark up of the language, it took me maybe an hour, but after that I was off and creating a website! I chose to create a website based off of my favorite hobby because I would at least be passionate about it. That would indeed be hiking! I thought to myself that I have been hiking for years, and know how to adequately prepare myself responsibly so I can hike safely. Based off of this knowledge, I made a website that informed a person about what the ten essentials are for hiking.The idea seemed simple, however I ran into a couple of issues.I had to learn how to change font size and color, and what font I actually wanted. Then figuring how to format header…
Postal Service Vs. Email

In this blog I will be discussing the postal service, and email, and the differences between the two. Well first off, to define the postal service, it is mail sent from one person to another, through a government run program, and it is delivered by people. To define email, it is mail sent via the internet, and it is almost instant, with no use for human involvement. To compare the two, email is instantaneous, no people involved, costs nothing, while the us postal service takes time, can get lost, costs money, and in general just more work. Now you may be asking, why don't we just switch completely to email? Well to simply straight it, email still cannot transport mass, meaning it cannot send things such as presents for Christmas. This may happen in the future, but not for a very, very long time! However, the internet is used to send things such as gifts, just take a look at the very popular amazon. We use amazon to find a purchase, enter a mailing address,…

A Visit by Eric

A Visit by Erik

Erik Hanberg, visited my class and explained to us what he had done throughout his life to become successful. To be honest, he seemed very successful, and looked like he attempted and failed many things until after a plethora of hard work, he has succeeded. This is a work ethic that I have always believed in, work hard , and it will eventually pay off. It pays off cause eventually you get to do whatever you want when you want because you have saved up the money throughout the years.  He started out working at a theatre, then tried to run his own, onto running a few websites and businesses, then his own website with his wife, now he has written many books and used the internet to become successful in selling them! This made me think of what I could use the internet for to make me successful. I started thinking of how I hike weekly, and have been to many amazing places. Well I figured if I took a social media such as Instagram, then start writing blogs for hiking compani…