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Group B S02W01 - Things children born now may never experience.

Post by Admin on Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:49 pm

I recently read this article : https://futurism.com/10-things-children-born-2018-will-never-experience/ and it made me think of things that I have experienced which you and your children probably haven't and won't. Read the article, comment on it and try to think of things that you (or your parents) have experienced that children born in the next decade may not.
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Post by Nolwenn Lautredou on Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:28 am

Hi everybody !

The article is really interesting and makes think about the life habits changing according to the generations. We can notice that usually, all the changes are related to technological breakthrough.

I have an example about something my parents did, I still do and my children probably will not. It is about writing and sending letters. Without Internet, letters were the main way to communicate with someone living further. But now we have e-mails and a lot of phone apps to do it. I use to sent messages through WhatsApp or Facebook to my friends and my family when I am in Angoulême or I am travelling. However, I love sending postcard when I am travelling in a foreing country because I love receiving it at home from my friends or family. It is a good souvenir to keep and it is not just digital as a message on Messenger can be. I can put it on my wall to decorate my flat and still reading the words few years after receiving the postcard. And it is always a pleasure to have some news about an experience of someone I like did.
Maybe I will sent some postcards from the beautiful and touristic city of Angoulême to my beloved friends. Should I ?
So, I am not sure that the generation of our children will continue to send letters to communicate. They will probably have new amazing apps to talk to each other.

We also can notice that all the companies and administrations use the numerical way to sent important papers as pay statement, invoices... However, I think that it is good even for the planet to avoid a waste of paper. And if we want to keep a paper, not just in our inbox, we can print it.
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Post by Mayra Fernandes on Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:29 pm

Hey people,

According to the article, the next generations will depend on the technology more and more to  eliminate all the barriers that we still struggle today, like insecurity, different languages, paper currency and world hunger. Despite of the fear that we might be living more in a virtual world than in a real word in a few years, I think the progress depends on how we are going to explore all this technology knowledge to make our lives easier.

When I think about the things I used to do when I was a kid that don't exist anymore (maybe they still do somewhere, but I don't see kids with them anymore), some examples come to mind.

Stationary papers were a thing when I was at school. All the girls used to have a huge collection of them, and they brought to school to exchange for new ones. I think today there are a few people that still have something like that, but it's more scrapbooking, for a particular use.

For the boys, it used to be Tazos, or Magic Cards or Trunfo. The main idea was to battle and gain more cards.

Beside that, there are a lot of games that I used to play that didn't depend on technology and could entertain me and my friends for hours, like Monopoly, or "Stop", or "War".

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Post by TIAN Zhekun on Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:44 pm

Nolwenn Lautredou wrote:Hi everybody !

The article is really interesting and makes think about the life habits changing according to the generations. We can notice that usually, all the changes are related to technological breakthrough.

I have an example about something my parents did, I still do and my children probably will not. It is about writing and sending letters. Without Internet, letters were the main way to communicate with someone living further. But now we have e-mails and a lot of phone apps to do it. I use to sent messages through WhatsApp or Facebook to my friends and my family when I am in Angoulême or I am travelling. However, I love sending postcard when I am travelling in a foreing country because I love receiving it at home from my friends or family. It is a good souvenir to keep and it is not just digital as a message on Messenger can be. I can put it on my wall to decorate my flat and still reading the words few years after receiving the postcard. And it is always a pleasure to have some news about an experience of someone I like did.
Maybe I will sent some postcards from the beautiful and touristic city of Angoulême to my beloved friends. Should I ?
So, I am not sure that the generation of our children will continue to send letters to communicate. They will probably have new amazing apps to talk to each other.

We also can notice that all the companies and administrations use the numerical way to sent important papers as pay statement, invoices... However, I think that it is good even for the planet to avoid a waste of paper. And if we want to keep a paper, not just in our inbox, we can print it.
Hi Nolwenn, I am agree with you! It is so strange that your French people use so many letters haha... It has completely shocked me when I was arrived in France. For example, when I opened an account in the bank and want to get my card, when the contracts were signed, we were supposed to waiting for it. First letter from the manager: thanks for choosing the SG for your bank....second letter: your account password is ....And after several weeks the final letter was arrived: your bank card has been fabricated, please take this letter to the bank and get your card. I think that most of these procedures could be simplified and digitalized,but the situation is not like this, and the social cost increased.(But the government can not take the risk of the unemployment in La poste and the habitude can not be easily changed)
In the article, with the developement of technology, the industry will desalt more and more the fonction of the people and utilise more machines, robots and program, I am so pleased to see that the auto-driving car will come in our life. But every new technology could bring the harm to the people who worked in the domain. And usually I think if in the future all works can be finished by robots or AI, what would we humain beings do?
So it seems that becoming a robot designer can be a very great idea cyclops! At least, they would not lose their jobs!
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Post by Jeremy Massonde on Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:49 pm

Hi !
This article is very interesting. The paper currency part is one of the most important for me. More and more people are using platforms as Paypal nowadays (including me) because I think it's more easy to use than the traditionnal checkbook.
PayPal is one example of a successful service. Users link their bank accounts, debit or credit card accounts to a third-party (PayPal), and are able to pay for products online or send money to friends through email or a mobile phone number.
Few years ago, this payment method was almost unknow and the rising was very huge !

The cryptocurrencies are too much volatile at the moment and many economists (as Stiglitz) do not like these new currencies due to a high amount of risks.
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Post by Matthieu Morisset on Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:26 am

Hi everyone,

I have 3 siblings younger than me and what i can say about that is that we are quite different. In fact, my younger sister is actually 8 years old. She is born with new technologies. At the age of 5, she was already using computers. It's something that i never experienced when i was a child. But this has side effects. When i was a child i was playing with toys and my imagination, i created a world for myself. When i'm looking at her i understand that we are quite different. When she plays, she's on a computer or a tablet, looking videos and playing on apps. Being connected has great assets but this new generation, for a huge part of them, will never now what the world was without all that. I think it's kind of sad because it was really fun at that time.
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Post by Elsa RAUCHE LUCAS on Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:46 am

Hi! Sorry for answering this late it is quite hard to maintain the rythm after the winter break aha!

I agree with you all, this article is very interesting a very relevant because the increase of the importance of the new technologies in our lives has a huge impact on our way of living. I think the generation of our parents is the one who've lived the most important change of the century with the arrival of the internet, we can really say that they've lived two very different stages of our history.

However, even if all of this technological improvements are said to have generated a lot of progress, in my opinion, there is something we use to do that our children will never experience or at least, not in the same way : the pleasure of reading a book. When I was younger, i used to read at least one book every week, i had a subscription to a magazine that I could receive every week and I was so happy each week to find it in my post box, but now, I only read when I don't have access to a computer or to internet, and that's something I'm really sad about. Reading was something we could do to escape our lives, it was very useful because it forced us to increase our focusing capacities but it required an effort that we don't have to make anymore when we watch a TV show for example, which explain why so many people prefer to watch a series over reading a book.
It is also sad because reading allowed was something really helpful to learn how to write correctly. Today, it seems like making spelling mistakes is not important anymore and that's really sad too.
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Post by Wissam on Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:29 pm

The Infographic is so promising...and sometimes scary
https://futurism.com/images/things-to-come-a-timeline-of-future-technology-infographic/

About the article : I hope The Megastructure hyperloop won't deteriorate the landscape view, will be available for all and low cost.

Self driving car scare me, because i never drived one yet...maybe in the future, to give me an eco-friendly image.

We will never see a fully functioning city based on AI but we are at the premises of AI integration. To me it's just a side trend. I hope it will go more global.

Devices that translate in real time are great, they can just be easily lost. I prefer smartphone apps without the hardware part...plus, it's cheaper. The avantage of such an apparatus on the other side is that you don't need to bring your phone out every time you engage in a talk.

$$$$ ELON MUSK £££......THAT LIVING GENIOUS... "a crew to the Red Planet by 2024" they will find Martian Aliens, i am sure about that. If i wasn't...  : Aliens anyway.

Reducing city noises....WHAT A GR8 IDEA ! go on engineers and urbanists !

Vertical farming is so promising. Let's just hope it will bring back great Returns (rendements).

AirSwap is a technology made for the blockchain, where every connected objects, data sets and people can be connected to generate more value. I like the idea of connecting things to solve big issues, let's hope people will accept the idea of letting companies track their lives...

Digital insecurity is a big problem. And what i saw in the infographic gave me hope : an encryption key generated by a satellite network...try to hack that.

My children may never see a classic desktop we use nowadays, let's hope they will find the Single Screen Computers easy and fun to use.

Tee article was great. I am more a smartphone addict.

See you in class.
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Post by Solène Bergier on Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:32 pm

Hi guys!!

Sorry to answers only at this time. :/

I agree with you about this article, it's very interesting!

I think evolution is actually a good thing, we need to innovate, it's important for our society; but there is also a huge part of our society which needs to keep old traditions, they always will be nostalgic from their past. For example: books: children won't have class as we use to see, they will have tablets, interactive programs. However, parents buy more books for their children in order to learn to read. And it's definetly not the same experience when you read a paper book and when you read a book on a tablet.
About games, I agree with Matthieu. Young children are more and more using connected toys, apps. I don't know for you, but in my family, my cousins have all tablets, apps and connected toys since they borned. But thince few years, they change their way to think. They have toys as we use to have when we were young, and they think it's better for them to build and imagine things. It has a better impact on their evolution and an open-minded thinking.

I hope more parents will do that; I think it will be better for children, have a real impact on their evolution. More over, write letters is so much better than an email.. it's more personnal, even if emails are very helpful, everything is faster, at work or for quick news, but take time to write, or read is a luxury we should keep.

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