Monday, September 7, 2009

PLN4 "What Matters"

The video “The Machine is Using Us” by Dr. Wesch shows that how we treat the internet is important. When we post anything on the internet, we are supplying new information that a computer can learn. This sounds innocent enough, but recently many (if not all) countries are using the internet militarily. If we continue to teach computers new and mostly false information every time we make a post or upload a video, the internet could someday use the information in a bad way. In the movie “Stealth,” a computer-controlled warplane learns how to misbehave and goes to Russia attempting to destroy a target that it learned about from a fictional source. This is not necessarily what is going to happen, but if Dr. Wesch is right, we need to be careful about what we put on the World Wide Web.

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