HW3

HW 3, due Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017 


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.

Read 20 pages in the book you have obtained. If it has not arrived yet you might be able to access 20 pages from Amazon's "Look Inside" function. If not, or you can access some but not the full 20 pages, find another book about the future on Amazon that has "look Inside" enabled and read some of that, to total 20 pages. Explain what you agree with, disagree with, learned from it, and how your views agree with or disagree with the reviewers of the book that you are reading.