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This week’s assigned reading was pretty neat. I like to write a lot to clear my head of the many thoughts and ideas that pass through it throughout the day. I have a blog that only a few people have access to in which I publish my most personal thoughts and ideas. Its difficult because its on the internet, and many people around the world can see things that are really personal to me. This makes the internet seem really scary.
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We Shall Rise

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I found Clive Thompson’s Smarter Than You Think to support the study of the humanities. Our society has been experiencing a boom in technology and we have needed a labor force that was trained to create this resource. So there’s been a push towards STEM education, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math. And now we’ve reached a point where computers far surpass human abilities in logic and pattern finding. For example, “if you go eight moves out in a game of chess, there are more possible games than there are stars in our galaxy”(3) a feat Thompson says is a common practice for computers and essentially impossible for a human mind. We can’t think like them. Or at least we can’t be as good at it.