Mtg 2/24: Thu-13-Jan-2022

Outline for Today

The Scope of Computing

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          {"desc"=>"How much of our world is touched by computing? Are climate change and COVID-19 problems for computing? What are some other examples?"}

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              • Good morning. how's everyone today.
              • pretty good certain yourself.
              • yeah all right, thank you. I was just a feeling a bit under the weather yesterday but i'm good today. I have a dentist appointment later this morning, so. Why, how could I not be excited about that. So. What speaking of my appointment I won't be available for office hours this morning. But if you have questions send me an email. And week I will be available this afternoon. But not sure what time i'll be back after my appointment, which is around 10. anyway. Broken something here to fix later. i'm having some computer problems. Here so last couple of days so. It hasn't helped me out. Okay, so can you see my screen now.
              • Yes.
              • Thanks very much I appreciate. The use of your microphones. Okay So here we are. And I said I was going to get everything sorted out for today and i'm not quite there yet, but. So this is. The page for our current semester. and So i've made a lot of changes over the break. According to some suggestions from. and discussions in the. CS 428 class. So now, I have the current time. And the next meeting is in progress, here we are so that's what the highlighted link is. Let me. show you what happens. And the meeting page from yesterday, so now that they've added everything. So earlier today, that was a welcome on. On Tuesday, so here's a screenshot. Of. of our breakout question on the whiteboard. So in this semester will use the whiteboard to encourage. Another way for to participate by. anonymously annotating whiteboards and we'll save those and share them. So then here's an audio transcript. from Tuesday. and let's see me go back down to the responses so. In here is here, their responses. God about atheism. So these can be. raw material for comments in the wiki.
              • And then.
              • So I have two factor authentication setup for your courses now so. There we go so here's the wiki from the first day I think it went. off to a good start. So. As we go through the Semester will figure out. better ways to do to use it. Okay, so let's go to today's meeting page then. So this will be published. i'll go and fix this right after class. So that appears on the on CS public website. So. going through the administration on our agenda. so happy Thursday everybody. it's the 13th of January, but. it's not Friday the 13th so that's. that's some good news I guess. For those who have a particular superstition. Okay, so let's do the attendance. i'm sure. Another thing to fix so. If you happen to notice things. If I if I noticed them and point them out you don't have to. also mentioned them, but if there are things that I haven't come across that need to be updated, please. Please post it. send me an email or make a post to the forum. Okay So here we are, for the 13th. And here's our password i'm going to put that into the chat right now. Okay. let's see whether this link works, so this is what's going on for today in class. So the attendance we just did. And you can go and do that. And then. there's after class the respond to meeting to opens and open till. One minute to midnight today. And then tomorrow morning i'll. Post them on the meeting webpage so. It will be available for. inclusion and or. As inspiration for entries in the wiki page. OK, and then, so the upcoming events it's similar but it just it's, not just for today. So, as I said, thanks to classwork group one.
              • For.
              • Taking on editing on the wiki page for our first meeting. So I think it's off to a good start. and Today we'll ask classwork group to to do that. So can everyone find their. classroom group great group. So let me just go to them.
              • See.
              • So here's the page with the group. listing so there's 12 groups. So the idea is that every. Group will. take the lead on to. Two meetings. and Also use these groups to. To. to break out in that's not very good English let's see. we'll use these groups. To start to organize into breakout rooms so i'm going to do breakouts will be 12 rooms. And if you're in group one you go into group one or Room one. If you're in group 10 you go into room 10 and not surprisingly, I hope, if you're in group 12 and you go into room 12. Okay. and Anyone.
              • Little songs and make sense to me. Good.
              • glad to hear. and If you're not reading are in charge of editing for the wiki page for for the particular meeting you can still go in and. and your group and some summaries from your discussion. In the breakout room. That would be welcome. So I asked you to do. And we just review asked in terms of zooming. So I said that I should ask you to rename yourselves I didn't really myself yet. So, on your rectangle and zoom. Or you see your name. there's dot dot dot and then you can. Choose rename from there. And so i'm asking you to change to the name you'd like to be called. And then parentheses. Which you're here your vagina. email ID. So, not the whole. Address but your account. Your ID i'm the hope that's clear so. So my email is http ti n G D. At you regina.ca so. Having. The name you prefer to be called helps me out in class when i'm calling on people. And it helps keep track of your participation. So, for example. So in the transcripts. i've. Put Esther for. To introduce. Or to indicate. different speakers. One of. The people who participate. who spoke. last meeting. And so. So i'm taking. The information as its displayed in zoom. And then i'm keeping track of the ideas but i'm not sharing them with the world. So this will help me. If you do your your vagina. ID in parentheses in your name. and helps me keep track of participation or the Semester. just see my right. Okay. So I want to. share some quotations that I think are. Relevant or. So this is a little a little bit about. Well, let me just read them. So this is from JC or lick lick lick glider. Who was head of. Defense advanced research projects agency in the early 60s. So he said, in short, it seems worthwhile to avoid argument with other enthusiasts for artificial intelligence by conceding dominance in the distant future. Of. Sarah ratio celebration two machines alone. There will never be a fairly long interim during which the main intellectual advances will be made by men and computers working together in intimate association. So just a reminder that this was written in 1960. A multiple multi disciplinary study group examining future research and development problems of the United States air force. estimated that it would be before developments in artificial intelligence, make it possible for machines alone to do much thinking of or problem solving of military significance that would leave say five years to development computer symbiosis and 15 years to use it. The 15 maybe 10 or 500 for those years should be intellectually, the most creative and exciting in the history of mankind. So. The image that comes to mind. When. computers are able to do. If computers are able to do handle problems and military significance in the 80s. I think of terminator movies and skynet. So I know they keep. The first terminator movie came out, ladies, I think. So they've done some recently and. My head to start her and I haven't seen last one. anyway.
              • I don't think you really have to see the last one it's all right.
              • you've done it for me.
              • Okay.
              • Very good, oh speaking of other movies that. Have. Maybe too many installments they see there's a new matrix movie coming out. Anyway, or next, so this is from by a quote from john muir who's the founder of Sierra club, I believe. So he said when we try to pick out anything but it's how we find a hitch to everything else in the universe. So, to me, this is a comment about.
              • The.
              • pitfalls around obstruction and commodification. And these are certainly things that we do in computer science. We don't call it commodification but abstraction is an important. thing that we do. So this next one is David foster wallace who's. A famous American author who's no longer with us here did a commencement speech, and this was. This was part of that. So he said, there are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming other way, not at them and says warning boys how's the water. And the two young fish swim on for a bit and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes what the hell is water. So I apologize for my. language. There for so early in the morning. So to me this is relevant. To our course here because. There are all these things around us that. We don't. And to distinguish. But they're essential for. Our. continued existence like air and water. So. In the Semester. i'll ask you to critically examine. Some of the assumptions. That we have about. any number of things. I think this is last know. So here's one from Steve Jobs. said when you grew up he tend to get told the way thing with. me try that again when you grew up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you're just your life and your life is just to live your life. Inside the world try not to bash into the walls too much try to have a nice family have fun save a little money. that's a very limited life life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things the way. They say build your own things that other people can use once you learn that you'll never be the same again. So again, the theme of. Thinking critically about what's. what's. around us and whether or not. You can improve it and. And we, we can be empowered to do things. So there's a couple more but. I think along in the same vein. So. In. And there's a couple thoughts about. Their responses to the meeting. And there's a couple people. identified themselves and their responses so. My. My feeling. So I don't believe you can see them in your courses. After they're submitted. When i'm taking them and. posting them. To the website to my public website. So i'd encourage you to not. not identify yourself in your responses. I can figure out who. Like I can match up people's responses to. I know who wrote things but i'm again not sharing that. As I posted on the website. So i'll try and. catch. Any attempts and he slips about an identifying yourself yourselves. and remove them. But asked you to be mindful of that as well. So i've. included some wiki documentation. here. there's. A few rather unhelpful I found them to be rather and helpful. things in the student guides for your courses. Right, I thought of all the general information. This is maybe the best one. So it shows about adding more pages. Thank you see a little bit more. context for the wiki stuff. I hope. So there was an interesting discussion of risks and rewards. So I. So these are the kinds of. things that we can put together in. In the wiki page. So we'll keep editing over the. semester. So there's a couple of interesting things about information society. So. Remember, a few years ago, we talked also about the new economy. And I think both of these things relate to the importance of data and computing. power. In terms of everyday everyday life. We can. explore.
              • The.
              • meaning. different facets and nuances of information society ideas over the Semester. So that anyone see the article at the end of the end of December. About Amazon alexa giving dangerous suggestions. For a challenge that a. young girl could.
              • attempt.
              • It was a penny challenge.
              • I have not heard of this.
              • I heard about it, I think it was. She told the child to touch a penny to the exposed prongs of a phone charger plugged into the wall.
              • yeah well. I guess, they were doing some. I have a link somewhere i'll add it. Families doing some activities on a day, where they are stuck inside of those cold and. miserable outside and so on and so forth. And the child asked alexa for a challenge. Oh here's something I found on the Internet. yeah and it's. Take having a plug that's not fully inserted into the outlet and then putting a penny across the progress. Of the plug. which could. be very dangerous so. So there's. So i'll post the. link here. Hello. So I encourage you to. Keep an eye out. For things in the news that are relevant to class. So I mentioned the tweet from the sketch and health authority. So here's the screen I captured I think it was on Friday.
              • Reading beyond the headline is probably the most important.
              • yeah. So at least make an effort to scroll through the whole thing. For you can. share it.
              • i'd say, knowing the source is actually really important there. Because without knowing the source it's all.
              • yeah. it's important to know the source. And it's important. To to be vigilant about things that look like a trusted source, but aren't you know, like when we get phishing attempts. In the email. And you think this looks really convincing. Oh, but very few key words is spelt wrong. or. It sent from an address in Russia or India, or who knows where. So, knowing. Knowing the sources is a. This is not a strict not all as a straightforward task. So in checking the date. I notice on Google, for example. I wonder about some of their results because they come up as. mean there are some things that. That are fairly all the come up as current. And so, making the date more prominent. would be a valuable thing, I think. But Google is a private company. Well they're an advertising company really. And they need to. keep making obscene profits. they're not interested they're not always interested in. doing the thing that's best for society. And i'm not just talking about Google, I mean there are lots of other companies. So. Anyway, to get back to this tweet. So these five items. are an important. basis for evaluating information that we find on the web. So. we'll keep this conversation going. Over the Semester. and
              • going off of the headline since we're on the topic of comedy do you think that will transition to offline this semester, or could it just be online throughout.
              • I. Not. not in a position I don't. sorry to say.
              • Okay, I was just curious.
              • yeah.
              • I know I was looking forward to. seeing some of you in class every day. Because we were scheduled to be in class to 125 which is I checked it out at the end of. Last year, and. it's very nicely newly renovated. and Two years of zoom meetings. Is me me may be enough. But it's not just. So. My individual needs. To be in front of the classroom. And interacting with you in a face to face way or a mask mask way. are important, but they need to also be weighed against. needs of society. So that's another topic will be. Discussing over the Semester. anyway. So. As far as I understand. we're at least two weeks online. And then it will be reevaluated I haven't heard. About. what's going to happen after the two weeks or if it's going to be extended, a little bit or a lot or.
              • Oh.
              • Well i'll find out together, I expect. fairly soon.
              • After I just had a small quick question. yeah so Sir, in general, like when we start going through the chapters are you going to have like lecture slides or PD I mean powerpoints for your lectures in general.
              • So. So. I will. Post material so we're not going to have. A textbook per se here. So. In this meeting, so I have posted things to do for next meeting, so if you can look at. Look at these two videos. i'm not a huge fan of PowerPoint. For some things. So my preferred way to do things is. To have this record of what we're what we're going to discuss and. An after original we have discussed and done in the meeting. So. My view of. The class isn't about this is what we're, this is what. You should absorb from from me talking. i'm. i'm wanting to engage you in. Discussions and critical evaluation of different things that are. beef. Before us during the Semester and. In this period of time we're living in. So it's not just to say. That you're. it's just a free for all and it doesn't matter whatever opinion. You have. is fine. So opinions are. A good start. But you need to support your your position. and We. Okay, so let me start. That again. On a different track. So there's lots of issues. that we need to consider. about how computing impact society and how as future computer professionals. What our role is. In in shaping the use of computing in society. So. My approach is to. provide. resources and support. For those discussions. Through the meeting pages. To material on my website. And in your courses. So sometimes the resources will be pdfs. Maybe even the occasional PowerPoint. But there'll be things for you to go through. In preparation for our next. Our next meeting, and then we'll we can discuss it. As a group, and. and go from there. So I know that sounds okay.
              • I mean sorry about, though, like like I mean of all the chapters like we're just going to discuss like this, like without any you know.
              • So. there's not. An official text. there's not a textbook. So there's no.
              • i'm gonna post pdfs about the lecture on the euro courses.
              • Not in so many words no. So my intention is to. To post all the resources. We need. To facilitate discussion. Okay. So. Looking at the chat. So, as this class was scheduled. it's meant there are actually two sections of the class you either registered in. Oh 01 F or 01. All right, I think. So the idea was to have. Students would be. Coming to university and meeting classroom 125. At 830 to 945 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. So the people who. Are in their remote section. would join in, to our class discussions. He is zoom. So, given the situation situation with AMI crime. We. saw that so this year we delayed the start of the Semester one meeting, instead of meeting on the Sixth. We met on the 11th as our first class meeting. and will be. Online at least next week as well. After that. or in time for the 24th. There will be decision whether or not. The online or the remote only delivery of the class will continue for some time, or whether. we'll move to the hybrid. This part of part of our class getting together. in person, and the other. Part continuing. to join in via zoom. So you you. If you check. Your your registration usually either C. 01 effort 01 are. As a section for the class. So it's either or and when you wouldn't be in both. Okay. Yes, so. The syllabus will be up by the end of this week and i'll send a note. To the news forum to let you know when. I have everything updated Okay, I apologize.
              • yeah.
              • So. Shall we try a breakout room. i'm going to. I like that spirit of the comment in the. In the chat.
              • So sorry in the breakout rooms, we are mostly supposed to just discuss about our own opinions and not about what we're learning isn't it.
              • And then just that seems like an awkward. The economy that you're creating there. So. i'm asking you to engage with the question. is based on your. Learning. To date, to this point in your life. Because that that will influence your positions. And when you're presenting your own position. and want to encourage you to. be strong, provide a strong foundation or basis for your. Your positions. Okay, so. i'm i'm interested in getting. You to think about. Issues related to class. that are connected to. Here on experience. Okay, so. you're able to annotate on the whiteboard screen. If you like and. i'm going to let you share screens. And we'll do a breakout room. For not too long because we're. getting close to the end of class but. start the discussion anyway. So i'm going to let you choose your room, based on what we discussed earlier. Okay, here we go.
              • breakout rooms by based on our group.
              • yeah so. If you look at the.
              • I know my group is.
              • yeah so. i'm asking you to. choose the room number that corresponds to your classwork group number. Okay.
              • Okay, thanks.
              • you're welcome.
              • hi Sir I didn't have the option to go to the auction.
              • Let me. Get you sorted out here. registering class. and your parse.
              • No it's me visual.
              • mishra. Okay. cuz you're. I looked up your email or ID and it didn't come up on that list.
              • Oh.
              • Oh, I thought that was. w let's to these put together. So you're in group six.
              • also be Oh, I think I know how to. I think I can get into the breakout room. Now, I do have the option at first I didn't have the option breakout rooms yeah. Thank you.
              • yeah you're welcome.
              • don't like I did not get a pop up for breakout rooms.Could you just please tell me which one should I go.
              • Your party yes. So.
              • Thank you so much.
              • Can you choose that yourself.
              • hi Professor yeah yeah I have looked through the least the class work groups, but I didn't find my day that.
              • Are you ready for class.
              • I think so.
              • what's your name.
              • yep.
              • yeah so you haven't been assigned to a group yet. you're just joining the class.
              • Oh yeah I just saw you type, the day before yesterday, so.
              • hey.
              • let's put you in group 10 okay.
              • Okay, thank you.
              • Thanks update that in the list.
              • yep.
              • Yes.
              • I don't have. An agenda journalist's. Agenda class like a bee go to.
              • Okay. wonder.
              • yeah.
              • So you can be in. group 11.
              • Okay, thank you.
              • yeah you're welcome.
              • So i'm assuming that classes dismiss that right.
              • Yes, i'm just writing a note about that.
              • Alright sounds good.
              • Thanks see you on Tuesday.
              • See you.
              • kind of influenced my my group to leave the meeting, so we could come back here and I kick us off.
              • yeah Sam i'm not sure if there actually is a lead, been like it says leave on it, but it just kicks you out.
              • yeah we're meeting them and you're just. We beside rivers zoom call together.
              • darryl Dino if you're if you have to like. Remove the breakout rooms, or does it like is it just an automatic thing or do we have to do something.
              • You should be able to leave by yourselves.
              • alright.
              • But i'm going to shut them down in 60 seconds, we soon as I finish typing this message alright.
              • sounds good.
              • Thanks have a good weekend see you on Tuesday.
              • thanks you too, take care.
              • Thank you have a good weekend.
              • Thanks bye.
              • Have a good day.
              • thanks you too.
              • thanks for the lecture have a great weekend.
              • thanks you too.
              • hi I have another question. Sure, I I just joined this class. These days, so i'm and I missed the first sentence is there anything I need to do about it.
              • No don't have to worry but.
              • Okay.
              • that's this simple answer okay.
              • Okay, thank you.
              • I just would like to know. When will you be able to pose this lovers like to know, like how many assignments or meetings. yeah we have or do.
              • So I mentioned that in the meeting today they'll get done this week. And I apologize.
              • that's okay. And when is the last day of that I. Online Texas before the last decision final decision will be made. Well, on the 25th or the 24th.
              • we're going to be online for sure next week and then.
              • And then the week after.
              • Then, for the week after whoo we're waiting information.
              • sounds good Okay, thank you.
              • you're welcome. Take care.
              • I don't know my breakup.
              • Okay, are you new in class.
              • Yes, I am doing the class last time into the also.
              • to your Ada.
              • Yes.
              • She you would go into. room 11 for breakouts. You should be on note, if you go to.
              • So, Sir, are we going to discuss about this topic in the next life as well.
              • As.
              • Like I mean the discussions we did in the breakout room we're gonna talk about that in the beginning of the next class. Yes, Okay, and so are the office hours decided yet. Yes, when is it.
              • I said Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 to noon and then 230 to 330.
              • I see but, like you, won't be available today office hour because of your appointment.
              • yeah this morning I won't. But this off tonight will be.
              • From 230. To 330 okay Thank you so much.
              • you're welcome.
              • hi i'm excuse me, I came into class at around nine o'clock earlier and miss the attendance password, but I just be marked absent or late.
              • So. it's not set up to let you do anything about it now. After the class meeting.
              • Oh, I see that Thank you.
              • well.
              • Good don't worry about it it's. If you missed there too that's fine.
              • Okay, then, thank you.
              • you're welcome.
              • Take care.
              • Okay, any last questions. Okay, see you on Tuesday and i'll be in my office hour. Maybe before noon. But this afternoon, certainly okay take care, have a good weekend and see you on Tuesday, if not before bye.
              • Have a good weekend.
              • thanks you too.

              Zoom Chat Transcript

              • Good morning everyone.
              • Good morning
              • good morning!
              • Good morning
              • Good Morning
              • sleepy
              • Walking on sunshine
              • Good
              • good morning
              • good
              • good morning
              • good morning
              • morning
              • ya
              • did classwork group 1 did last days wiki?
              • yes
              • good job guys!!
              • ^
              • tyty
              • Student password
              • can you please post the syllabus?
              • when are the office hours in general?
              • Hey guys, if you haven't joined the server yet, here's the link: https://discord.gg/hz8G8e8Y3r
              • Good morning What is the password for the attendance?
              • h7pl19
              • Thank you
              • So many people read the headline and parrot it 😂
              • are we going to have lecture slides for this course? when we start going through the syllabus?
              • Headlines are often designed to attract attention so them being misleading is extremely common even if the actual article is factual.
              • This class is only online according to urcourses
              • it had a hybrid option as well as an in class option
              • I only registered the remote session.
              • 01R
              • 01R - Remote Session
              • Will the syllabus be up next week?
              • Heck yeah
              • I didn’t get a breakout pop up either
              • Me too
              • I am in group 8
              • but I didn't join the breakout room
              • I don't know my room?
              • how a good day
              • Have a nice weekend! Thank you
              • why I have to edit my name everytime when I joined
              • Time’s up. Thanks for today. See you Tuesday. Take care!
              • when are the office hours
              • Thank you

              Responses

              The most important thing that I encountered:

              • The most significant thing which, I learned in today's meeting was that how much much world is touched by computing. For instance - Main idea discussed in our meeting was the influence of the computing over financial markets and cryptocurrency. The difference computing has made to the development of blockchain applications and the way it has created a void between centralized assets and de-centralized assets. Overall, I understood how the financial markets are based on computing.
              • The most intresting and important thing i learned today is how climate change and covid19 affected computing through electritcy but also the creation and dumping of computer parts. Another thing was comparing societies in our world today that are either too reliant on computing compared to the rare communities who are not touched as much by computing. This clearly showed both the pros and cons of being too touched by computing.
              • The quote by David Foster Wallace was interesting and thought provoking. We often take for granted the things around us and sometimes do not even notice them or appreciate their effects if they are all that we have known, and it can take an outside observer to point something out for us to realize 'oh, that's a thing'.
              • The most important thing that I learned in the lecture today is how to tell if something is misinformation, by knowing the source, reading beyond the headline, checking the date, researching the author, and asking questions about the information.
              • I had to think really hard about ways that are NOT touched by computing in our society, and how hard it would be to get away from any and all types of computing. We are absolutely surrounded by computing in our daily lives, to the point where we are becoming symbiotic with technology.
              • According to me in every sector we can found that is run by computers and our life become easy. With the computer technology we can predict the weather and saves many life's for examples if we came to know about floods, tsunami and climate change is going to happen we can evacuate the area and saves the life.
              • The most important that I learned today is learning about how one positive aspect of everything being online is that since everybody is staying inside, the overall carbon footprint is reduced. I learend this during the breakout rooms.
              • Today, we learned how the misinformation is impacting life especially during the pandemic and it is our responsibility to verify the information before we start to create own opinion and start to share with others. Sharing misinformation could lead extreme consequences to our own and the society. Here are the few steps we can use to verify the Data Integrity. Source – Verify the original source not just the website. Headlines – Carefully read the entire section not just headlines before to make a comment o
              • Climate change could be a problem for computing. Bad climate could result in internet connections and technical issues.
              • How much of our world is touched by computing? are climate change and covid-19 problems for computing? what are some other examples?
              • The most important thing that I learned is that people should always think critically about the things around them. In the inspirational quotes it was expressed that people should be thinking critically about such basic things as the world around them so that they can be inspired to change that world and leave an impact. It was also emphasized to think critically when looking at the current events with the Sask health message about making sure people are wary of misinformation.
              • I learned about how ingrained computing is in our society, and how disruptions from the covid-19 pandemic have affected our society technology wise. With chip shortages we are feeling it all over the world. I personally felt this because of the struggle I had trying to purchase a PS5, which suffered from the shortage. I also learnt and saw how computing is becoming a regular part of life more and more each day. With the pandemic teaching is remote and when we make a purchase we are moving away from cash.
              • I learned that a large part of my daily life depends on computers. After COVID-19, dependence has increased.It was interesting to see how much was done by computersAs dependence increases, there are concerns that our personal information or privacy will not be protected..
              • In today's break out room discussion, I learned that almost everything in our world is touch by computing. The only exception are the countries who aren't much exposed to technology yet. We also discussed about how covid affects computing since some of the things we do are online now and computing and technology became more essential. Although I am not really sure how climate change and covid are a problems to computing, but what I guess is that those aren't a problem.
              • Almost everything is computerized and we are affected by those items in our lives. In the field of science, computing has been used for modelling viruses and other diseases to see how they react and evolve. As well, we generate models for how soon the polar ice caps would be melted, the thawing of permafrost, and its effects on the world.
              • There were multiple informative things I've learned in the class. First, I found out about Amazon Alexa's dangerous suggestion, which was shocking but not really. Next, the discussion based on the computing world put emphasis on how humans are GREATLY impacted by computers. It's basically part of our everyday life now. Frankly, anything has a potential to create problems in the computing world, due to the possibility of hacked security, internet liability, remote automation and control, etc.
              • I learned today that is very important to see where information comes from such as, source, reading carefully through the information and take a few minutes to think about it. Truly understand what the information presented is trying to give us.
              • Is that the information we will be discussing mostly in this course is our own opinions, but we will develop skills in order to back our own opinions and be able to defend them when challenged by others.
              • According to J.C.R.Licklider, we’re probably in the stage where we’re developing a symbiotic relationship with computers. To describe this relationship as “symbiotic” makes it sound like computers are actual organisms, which is pretty cool, I guess. I can see this so-called “development stage” even now: we rely on zoom during COVID in order to continue working. Overall, it’s interesting to define our relationship with computers as something biological.
              • The most important thing I learned was that computing impacts society in both positive and negative aspects. The use of computing makes our lives much easier by automating processes that would be tedious for us to do without computing. For example instead of going to the library to search for information , we have cellular devices that have the capability to find information on the internet much faster.
              • I found today's breakout room discussion quite interesting. Majority of the world's population is using some sort of computing devices. Computing for COVID-19 has transitioned a lot of offline activities to online such as our classes, virtual meetings with doctors etc. Computing for Climate change has allowed us to better monitor predict changes in climate, weather forecast, etc.
              • We discussed regarding the effects on computing due to climate change and the pandemic. I learned that it has effected the manufacturing of the computers due to lack of supplies, also heard about the Alexa which gave dangerous suggestions to a young girl and also about sask health authorities tackling misinformation.
              • I think our world today is heavily influenced and based on technology, such as computing. Technology has gotten more and more advanced over the years and it shows no signs of slowing down. Now in regards to how COVID-19 and climate change are affecting computing, I believe that it's not a problem for it, but more beneficial. Computing has offered many different resources throughout this pandemic, such as tracking cases and being a good source for information.
              • During todays group discussion, I learned about the different ways the computing can be affected by the environment and vice vera. my group talked about how computing has accelerated climate change with light and power pollution. We also talked about that climate change has created a need for more computing and newer technology (such as the meta verse) because it will mask the deterioration of the real world and create a more enjoyable, better reality for people.
              • In Today's class, we have discussed about the tweet which was done by SHA about the Combatting COVID misinformation. As it important the all the news given by SHA should be accurate as most of them are following SHA due to this pandemic. As we have also discussed some points on Amazon Alexa giving dangerous suggestion for example it gives advice to 10 year old to touch penny to exposed plug pocket. Then we had breakout room to discussed about the computing world.
              • The most important thing I learned today in the class is about how the today's computer era is affected by the climate and covid-19
              • Today we learned about the points in our life process that can be counted. For example, the stock market, the market economy, these can be calculated by calculating probability events. But things like climate change and covide-19 problems are hard to calculate because you don't know for sure if they will happen. These uncertainties make it difficult to calculate them.
              • The most important thing that I learned today is about the inspirations that have been read by the professor. I was really impressed with the first inspiration from J. C. R. Licklider and how visionary he was telling those comments about artificial intelligence in 1960. Furthermore, the inspiration about the fishes makes you think that we are no pretty sure about what surrounds us. In the field of information society, makes you reconsider how many personal information about you is stored in internet.
              • The most important thing I understood from todays class was how
              • Almost every part of our world is touched by computing. From social media improving methods of communication to Google allowing better access to information. The internet allows us to share information to a degree that hasn't been seen in human history and this has a tremendous impact on our society. Problems such as Covid and global warming can be helped solved by computing in various ways. This includes computers being used to track the spread of infection and being used to locate areas with high infectio
              • Apparently, if some sort of strong enough magnetic force (i.e. solar flare) hits the earth, it could wipe out all of the internet in the world.
              • Through our breakout room discussion it really was made clear how much of our lives are touched by computing. It's something that I was aware of at the back of my head but rarely put much though to. We all thought upwards of 95% of everything we own or do in someway had computing involved. The same could be said with how we are handling COVID and climate change.
              • The most essential thing I've learnt about Covid's effects on computing is that, as a cautious move to decrease the risk of spread, all employees began working from home as soon as the pandemic began. Employees, on the other hand, have been exposed to a variety of security threats as a result of working from home. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way businesses work and operate. The increased usage of conferencing and collaboration services by employees working from home is putting a strain on back-end
              • I thought that some of the quotes we went over in class were fairly interesting, especially how they related to the work we will be doing in the class.
              • Today, about half of the world's population owns and can assess to a computer, whether at home or in the workplace. Global warming and the pandemic will have little effect on computers, and even the global pandemic has increased computer usage as well as average time spent on computers (according to Internet data).

              The most difficult thing for me to understand:

              • I understand that nearly everything and anything is touched by computing but what I'm finding difficult to understand is how climate change causes a problem for computing. Is it the manufacturing of computers that create climate change issues?

              The thing about which I would most like to know more:

              • I saw a two article about artificial intelligence about which I was unaware of. The forst one was about amazon alexa
              • how advanced 3rd world countries are with computers
              • If there would be a chance that the syllabus could be posted somewhere on URcourses so that I could use it in reference.
              • Can you talk about more detail about the project we will do?
              • Today's class was very interesting I enjoy today's class very much. I would like to know more about the security risk
              • I still really want to understand the big picture of what the class will look like so that I can fill it out as I go through the class. I'm talking how we will be assessed, what we will cover throughout the whole course, any other relevant details.
              • Since it still hasn't been outlined yet I would like to learn more about the project still and also some dates surrounding the assignments which I'm sure will be covered in the syllabus. I would like to get more of a sense of dates to stay organized and be on track especially with this bigger project. I saw that the website now shows course topics so I would also like to understand the plan when it comes to how the outcomes will be laid out in the meetings as right now it feels a little all over the place.
              • Today we discussed how the COVID-19 is affecting computing. According to me, as the large computing farms started work from home, this might cause a lack of security to transfer data between the workers due to high chances of data breach, data manipulation and spreading misinformation has made computing inefficient from distance. But I am still confused and interested to know some other different ways how the COVID situation is affecting our information society and know the ways we can cut down these issues
              • Today's class was somewhat similar to the previous one as I am still eager to learn more about future topics. In today's class, I also had an interesting conversation in the breakout room about how climate change created some real issues in the world of computing. I took a glimpse of the two videos that are posted which would be for the next class in which they basically explain what a computer programmer does. So I'm very eager to know more about it in the next class.
              • I would really love to learn more about how society's reliance on computers and technology effects (or doesn't effect) third world countries or tribes with less access to these resources.
              • The thing I would most like to know more about in todays lecture would have to be if computing has helped or hindered covid response around the world. If you look deep into the numbers in less technology driven societies the impact of covid looks a lot smaller than the ones that relied on technology to get messaging and other things spread out to the population.
              • The interesting correlation we weren't able to went through class was climate change creating problem for computing. I would love to know more about this relation and how does this really goes in real word and what are the opinions of my classmates about it. Personally, I think its the other way around, computing harms the climate rather than. Would really like to explore this arena more.
              • The thing about which I would most like to know more is how climate change can affect computing like in what ways can it affect. Are the effects positive or negative to the information society? I was not able to fully comprehend the question about it during the breakout session, but nonetheless I learned that the climate change and COVID-19 can possibly be a problem to computing. Also, I would like to learn if there is any counter or solutions to the problems and how can we implement that solution.
              • Today's discussion question was very interesting. Prior to this class, I had gotten so comfortable with the idea that computers are used almost everywhere to do work, as well as computing. Since I had always been in this environment, I didn't really understand how much of an impact it had and continues to have in the world. Going forward, it will only get more digital. So I want to know more about the ways in which computing can impact the world and what are the possible future outcomes.
              • There are a lot of questions which people make around but the one which I think could be controversial is that how climate change and covid-19 are drawbacks for computing. What I think so far is that covid-19 has only made computing easy. Everything has been turned online and has increased the way people compute in the modern era. What I am curious about is to understand how this can bring a drawback to the technology. Knowingly or unknowingly people are anyways getting dependent on computer.
              • I have always been curious about the stuff related to cyber crime. Many questions arise in my mind like: Who is responsible for such crimes? Why would anyone do such crimes? What are the motives behind such crimes?jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj djjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjdjdjdjdjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
              • Well, In today's meeting we did group discussion in breakout room that how technology used in different ways specially in pandemic to protect our selves and reduce direct touch with other person.
              • In the past, we had books, and now we had computers. Computers touched almost every aspect of human life: economy, entertainment, food production, education, and so many more. Covid 19 and climate change are not problems for computing; they even encourage the development of computers. My biggest concern is, what if a global disaster such as EMP destroyed all electronics devices? How can people survive? How many people will die when water factories and food factories closed? Will the world enter a dark age l
              • What would be the rewards for the society in the next 10 years as the technology advances?
              • Our world is touched by computing in many ways and although there are positives to this outcome there are potential negatives as well that affect our day to day lifestyle. Due to pandemic we have started to use our computers more and social interaction has diminished for most people. I would like to research more in how this could affect should this be the world’s situation for a few more years. How much is it going to affect us?
              • how are the covid and climate things to be computed
              • I would most like to know more about is how covid-19 is problematic for computing
              • At today's lecture, I found our discussion on how much of the world is touched by computing to be very interesting and is definitely a topic that I would love to cover further especially since COVID doesn't seem to be going anywhere. therefore, it is interesting to see what solutions the world will come up with and what role computing will play to bring back in helping our society navigate through these tough times.
              • During the COVID-19, most company base on programming need more time to finish their job. However, What will be some specials risk will only happen during COVID-19 and how those company solved that or prevent the risk happen
              • If we have a breakout room discussion topic, I would like to have more background or preparation before going into the breakout room. It seems like one person will lead the direction, then the thoughts' trend will be in one direction. In addition, are we going to share the breakroom discussion with the class, so we understand what the other interesting thoughts from different perspectives are? Thinking from all angles would be nice as well.

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