Journal 1 – Jack Grabek

To start this class we were asked to read two articles about whether the human brain could be compared to a computer. In going through both articles taking their arguments into account I found it hard to believe that you could compare our brains to a computer or anything else in this world. There was just to many differences between the two in order to compare them. The question was asked whether we believe that there will be something in the future that will be comparable to our brain and I still don’t believe that we will ever find something that will be similar to the human brain. The instincts that our brain has cannot be recreated.

Yesterday we thought about if we could time travel to anytime in the past. I found it very entertaining to think about where I would go and to create a character for that moment. I decided that I would go back to the roaring 20s to experience that time period of a incredibly exciting moment in the history of the United States. All of the new innovations and technology that we take advantage of today was just starting out back then and I think it would have been awesome to see that.

This brought us into the topic of how technology affects our lives today, whether our generation is optimistic or pessimistic about the future of technology. It was puzzling to try to answer it because people are always excited about the improvements in technology but, these same people never seem to be satisfied with what iPhone they are currently using. Older generations look down on our generation because they don’t like how connected we our with our phones, thinking that it hurts our communication skills and having face to face relationships with the people closest to us. This is an interesting dynamic to look at, how even when a group of friends are together everyone still seems to want to talk to people that are not in the same place as they are.