HW3

HW 3, due Tuesday Sept. 13, 2016 


Q1. This course serves an significant purpose in the IFSC curriculum for accreditation purposes. In particular, we want students to learn to think about the future from professionally useful perspectives. So: expand on the potential term project topic(s) that you explored in HW2 a bit more from the following perspectives. This question will require a bit of thought - good mental exercise!

I. - For one or more of your proposed topics, make a list of several future potential impacts (such as privacy, security, quality, or any others that seem useful to list), that relate to individuals, such as people like yourself. Explain why these impacts might occur. 250 words.

II. - For one or more of your proposed topics, make a list of several future potential impacts (such as privacy, security, quality, or any others that seem useful to list), that relate to organizations, such as businesses, governments, etc. Explain why these impacts might occur. 250 words.

III. - For one or more of your proposed topics, make a list of several future potential impacts (such as privacy, security, quality, or any others that seem useful to list), that relate to society as a whole. Explain why these impacts might occur. 250 words.

Q2. (Grad students only) You might or might not have already obtained the book you plan to review. If you have not obtained it yet, it should be in the mail to you by now. Check on it.

Find reviews of the book on line. Amazon often has them. Also you can often find reviews at goodreads.com. Do a search like the following (works in chrome):

site:www.goodreads.com "something really new"

which leads to reviews for the book titled "Something Really New" (obviously you would do it for a different book).

Read the reviews and make sense out of them. For example, what things about the book can you glean from them? Do they all complain or praise the same things, or are they all different and make it hard to see anything about the book that many readers seem to agree on? Etc.

This should be a complete analysis of the reviews such that there would not be anything much that someone might be able to add about the reviews.