Man or Machine?
For Machine – They can complete jobs and tasks in various conditions such as in fire. One example is that little robots are working near the nuclear plants and are moving things from dangerous parts to safe places.
For Man – Although machines are very smart and rapid, humans are the one who created those machines, so it means that humans are smarter than the machines. Humans have to the creativity to create things such as artworks, as well as the machines. Although machines have no feelings, humans can express their feelings to tell something. Humans have the power to think, and if something does not work, they will try to think of a new idea. Robots will just try the same thing. Machines continuously have to use electricity, and sometimes it is a total waste of electricity which is one kind of finite resources. For example, when calculating, when machines use a lot of electricity, humans would be probably using paper and pencil.
List all the machines you have used in the last 24 hours.
Computer, Television, Wii, Refrigerator, iPhone, iPod Touch, lights, Wireless network, pencil sharpener, heater
Is art more or less important than machines? Explain your answer.
It depends. Art shows creativity and it is a symbol of the creativity and ideas of humans. Machines are made to do jobs and complete tasks faster than humans, and complete jobs that are dangerous for humans to complete.
Chose the top 3 machines that you couldn’t live without. Justify your answer.
Computer is needed for educational purposes and for network-interactions such as mail. In school we have to use computers to complete tasks and create things on the computer.
Not necessarily iPhone, but phones are very important in my life. Phones are useful to contact with friends to notify them. (to Skype or to go to somewhere) A phone is really useful to tell where you are and whether you are safe or not. (to your family etc.)
Lights are really important, because they “light” the dark and make somewhere bright. Light have to be on because if you have no lights, you would not be able to see well, and for instance trip over something. So lights are really important to increase eye-sight.
List three jobs that are done by machines that used to be done by humans.
1. Complicated math/calculation
Computers now calculate very complicated math and calculation. Japan recently made a Super Computer (2011, I believe), with the name Kei (京). Kei is a term in numbers and one Kei is equaled with “one trillion multiplied by 10,000″. This name was given to the Super Computer because to Japanese people it really sounds that Kei is really fast. (It can calculate a Kei per second)
Currently, a washer is supposed to be naturally there in your home. Well long time ago, in Japan, people used a product called Sentakuita, which is a wooden board to do laundry. You were supposed to rub the clothes etc. with the board. According to some people nearby me, the current detergents were soaps before. There was one method where people smash rice and make the rice sticky, and make it like soap. But this idea was not very appreciated because it was a waste of food.
3. Train Stations
Some people buy tickets, but usually we have PASMOs or SUICAs or whatever.. Before train officers had to punch a hole into each little ticket. Now, the machines are very useful to go through the gates fast.
What do you think life would be like working in a factory in a developed nation (ex. Japan/US/UK)?
Lots of factory use machines in their process of making products etc. So probably a better job in a factory should be watching, or thinking about the products and making ideas. So life would be pretty boring or simple to me.
What do you think life would be like working in a factory in a developing country (ex. Mexico, Indonesia, Sri Lanka)
Still developing countries should be making products etc. handmade, so it might be a good opportunity for me to make something. Though I might stick to the problem being bored repeating one process.
What are the advantages of using machines?
The advantages, are that for example humans do not have to do hard work to complete something, because machines can complete various tasks way faster than humans. Also, using machines might bring up a new idea of making something, and something better might be created. So it means machines might help humans have thoughts.
What are the disadvantages of using machines?
As mentioned before, machines use an awful lot of electricity. Not everything uses electricity for humans, but anything uses electricity for machines. For this, new long-life batteries are made, as well as solar panels that create electricity.