Thursday, February 3, 2011

Blog Assignment # 10

Digital downloads of music have surpassed CDs in sales for the first time. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • Do you think people will ever stop buying music in physical form? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 9

3D printers are being used to make prosthetics inexpensively, making them affordable to children worldwide. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • What will it take for prosthetics to be made accessible and free of charge to everyone who needs them? Will that day ever come? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 8

It has been 50 years since President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, yet there is still much inequality in the U.S. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • What do you think it will take for racial equality to finally be achieved in the U.S? Why?

Blog Assignment # 7

Bugs Bunny is 75!. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • Cartoons have changed drastically in the past two decades. Do you think a character like Bugs Bunny is still relevant? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 6

The latest Fantastic Four movie has been a colossal failure at the box office. Read the full article and comment on the question below:

  • Why do you think Hollywood still manages to fail at making faithful movie adaptations of books, comics, and other media? What is the cause?

Blog Assignment # 5

Social media, such as Facebook, can be detrimental to a person's self-esteem if used to make comparisons to other people. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • Do you think most people use Facebook to share or compare themselves with others? Why?

Blog Assignment # 4

Automated, self-driving cars are becoming more and more a reality, but there are still problems to work out. Read the full article and comment on the question below:

  • Do you think all cars will eventually be driverless? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 3

Bear attacks on people are quick to make headlines, though they are actually quite rare. Read the full article and comment on the question below:

  • Do you think people are right to fear bear attacks? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 2

A Canadian-made robot named HitchBot was recently destroyed in Philadelphia after having hitchhiked across Canada and parts of Europe without harm. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • What kind of image does this event present of Americans? Do you think people will think negatively of us because of it? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 1

Japan ha restarted its first nuclear power plant since the Fukishima disaster. Read the full article and comment on the question below:

  • Do you think nuclear power can ever be made completely safe? Should it? Why or why not?