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  • This is a very interesting post Andrew, I really enjoy how concise the paragraph was. I must also say this adds on to my research of technology, this is just proof that technology is expanding rapidly. I also enjoyed how you interacted with your readers when you paused and tried to make a humorous comment in your paragraph. I hope to read more…Read More

  • This is an interesting post, you did a very good job siting your sources and letting everyone know your research topic. I am also researching this similar but specifically the mental aspect of this topic. And to be specific further I am researching emotions and what technology affects them and what could happen if technology continues to grow. If…Read More

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    How will the world react when there is further increase of people that live their lives in autopilot? Autopilot being a state at which one does not see their surroundings, when one makes choices subconsciously

    Are emotions good or bad?

    How will the world react when there is further increase of people that live their lives in autopilot? Autopilot being a state at which one does not see their surroundings, when one makes choices subconsciously with no effort to...

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    • Good job Miguel!
      Well done for sure, and you seem to be very interested and headed in the right direction. I enjoy the subject so I’m excited to see what you say at the end of your research.
      In your quest for determining what are emotions, consider that everything “we” as humans feel is a chemical reaction in the body. Emotions are a quantifiable chemical reaction that exists in the body. Whether or not we have quantified all emotions does not mean they are “unquantifiable” (apparently this isn’t a word). That is factual, but the reason as to why we have emotions is speculation. I believe most biologists and academics would say that emotions were developed because they help individual make decisions that continue the success of the whole group rather than just the individual. Interesting stuff… I won’t bore you.
      In regards to your research question, I think that technology has in a sense, numbed our knowledge and emotions, but it has also made them stronger and more vibrant than ever. People today struggle to travel without GPS and are not good at noticing subtle differences compared to previous generations. But, science and scientific understanding has been progressing exponentially. Today there is more passionate and diverse music than ever, even if the only stuff you hear on the radio is american Pop music.
      Here is a video I recommend you watch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD0x7ho_IYc), it gives a unique perspective about technology. I used to believe that technology, while making science better, made society and humans worse, but through lots of exploration, I believe the opposite now.
      I’m excited to see what you learn and what you conclude.

    • Dear Miguel, I am very interested on you post of emotions. You showed me something that I didn’t know about emotions, you showed me that emotions contribute to our well being, our moral behavior, and motivates us to progress. You also showed me that emotions helped us progress on changing the world from survival to adaption. The last thing you have showed me and that I have learned, is that our emotions are passed down by out ancestors. This was a great post Miguel I learned a lot about emotions, and I hope you keep posting these kinds of posts.

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    Emotions are a significant fundamental part of humanity. With them we have created societies and progressed forward through the course of history. But what happens when we begin to feel less and less daily?

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    The human autopilot

    Emotions are a significant fundamental part of humanity. With them we have created societies and progressed forward through the course of history. But what happens when we begin to feel less and less daily? In our current studies we have...

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    • Dear Miguel,

      Your writing was really engaging and I liked that you were questioning me, as the reader, to think about our daily activities with cellphones. Although I do not have an answer for how people may emulate their emotions in the future, people may need to re-define what an emotion is. For starters people decades from now may need to compare what is considered to be an authentic emotions versus an artificial one. Moreover, I do believe that people, do more often now than previously is, go into autopilot.

  • Finally someone is willing to do the research on the affects video games can cause. I’ve been trying to convince others why it could be good but sometimes I forget about the prolonged sitting which is bad. I really enjoyed reading this and the article, I think you did a great job.

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