Gender and Technology

In the story, A Real Girl, by Shariann Lewitt, the issues relating to gender identity and technology intersect. The main character of the story is, to the world “four pounds of neural computing circuitry in a box” (page 507) that identifies as a gi…

Essay 2

1. I chose the fourth topic. The quote from Willson discusses how people’s concern for others is weaker in the virtual world because of the withdrawal of community and how it is detrimental to society. This topic interests me because of the rise …

Snow Crash Themes

The novel Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson, portrays a dystopian future. One prevalent theme in the book is that of religious corruption. The character of L Bob Rife is one of the last monopolists. It is found out that his workers formed a union and file…

Ted Talks: Connected, but alone?

In the Ted Talks with Sherry Turkle, she explains that with our growing attachment to our technology and new ways of communicating with others, we are isolating ourselves from society. She says that people end up wanting to spend time with their machin…