Imagine myself and the society in 2022

Here is my blog post for this fourth section

After watching the vide of Bryan Alexander The Visible College: Four Futures for Higher Education of 1 hour and 30 minutes long、I started to think how our future or our next generation’s education is going to be like.

The requirement for this blogpost was to

Choose one of Alexnader’s four views of higher education in 20122 (this part of begins at the 37th minute of talk) and image how life will be in such a society.Since you will most likely to be finished with university by then、I’d like you to talk about imagined personal and professional life. You will have to build from Alexander’s model how society as a whole might be under the particular future scenario you choose


So to make this blog easier to read I am going to divided into two sections.First、I will talk about how I imagine myself and the second section will be about how I imagine the society involve in this particular change.Well I think is time to mentioning which scenario I chose.

There were four scenerios

1) Phanton Learning

2)The Lost of Decade


4) Reneissance

Which I found most interesting was the Phantom Learning.

(From Google Image )

Alexander Bryan’s presentation was mainly about the future of 2022.How in 2022 higher education is going to be like with the technology.Also how the society is going to be like.In the four scenarios he depicts positives and negatives views and how technology is going to be used in the next 20 years.

Phantom Learning: Mainly he described two views.fewer schools with distant education and plenty information provided.more online classes and most public schools will tend to be with AR layers

1) Firs I am going to imagine myself in the future of 2022.Most probably I will be graduated by then and have a job.However、for me learning is something is will never end.I imagine myself using computers and sites that I never imagine to be accessible to learn and share my ideas.Keep in touch with people through the social networking is a useful tool for my future.Knowing more people discovering other people’s thoughts and learning how the society and technology is changing will be a challenge for me.I imagine myself participating in online classes or watching other’s people’s presentations online.What I imagine is that students taking higher education do some project work with people from all over the world and share it to the public.Not only their classmates or students can learn but also adults that can learn from it as well.Also、it will be nice to have some online classes for adults that graduated so they can share information and at the same time help and advice students who is preparing to be a working member of the society.As I started to like taking pictures and share it to the public、I also imagine myself using my free time to take pictures and share it to the public.Also using the social media、I can make a group of people that have same interest and do some activities in the weekends.All for me seems so positive and improving communications among people will increase in my prediction.Nowadays I know that we can have access to people’s work but what I mean here、is something more beyond that.You can listen to lectures just like Scott used to do it in the beginning of the semester.Actually this ideas are starting to put on practice and some colleges have introduced them.In my opinion、as the time goes by more colleges will enter and eventually this system of phantom learning will spread all over the world.To conclude this section、for me in the year 2022 will be my opportunity to keep learning more and have access to higher education people’s work more easily and directly.

2) Now my view from the society.With this type of learning higher education students will have the opportunity to go outside classes and do projects.Using navigations and GPS、they even can have an online presentation showing the actual place、something like a documentary.Also if the online libraries become more widespread、more people will have the access to books and articles.Also what I was imagine is that you can even put feedbacks about the book so when other person is going to read to can have an idea of what the book is going to be or can share its opinion.People will become more educated and will use the technology as a educational tool.The society as a whole will be more connected and there will be plenty information about million kinds of topics.Also、creativity among people will increase.Companies can have more online discussions and meetings.Maybe to improve the quality of its product、consumers can take part of the meetings as an audience and share ideas.

All seems really positive、I am not going to say that everything eventually will become through online.But maybe face-to-face interactions between people will decrease.And I think、is this a really good thing? is it really good thing to rely on the technology ?  I have never done online classes、but in the near future I will like to have some、and see the positives and negatives side of it.If this way of learning spreads out and has a positive signs、in my opinion、it will make people’s life much easier and more fun.As I said learning for me continues for ever and the Phantom learning scenario that Alexander Bryan gives is a good way to get involve and continue to learn.As for the higher education in 2022、students will have a harder work as higher creativity and higher knowledge of technology will be needed but that will help the society to improve its education level


Vice Online Presentation

Here I am blogging about the Presentation of Vice Online

I listened to 3 presentations, one from Alison about Student in Rutgers cyberbullying trial: ‘Overwhelmed’ by aftermathanother one from Delilah, about Pornography- A Gateway to Human Sex Trafficking,  and one from Nick about  U.S Poker Ban affects Mi llions.

This presentation was kind of interesting because I learned about from different topics about vice online


It was suprising about the guy that suicide because his roomate posted a video of  him having a sexual encounter with another men. Well I have seen some cyber bullying in Japan when I was in junior high school. Most of Japanese girls write blogs and share with their friends and school mates. I have read some girls that write nasty stuff about other girls revealing their  personal information. It seems that  cyber buylling is everywhere and it is easy to spread it to many people at the same time. Well I think that the guy did not have to get to that extend ending his life. But I do think that the punishment should be more strict as she only got  “a three-year program on cyberbullying, as well as 300 hours of community services without any additional legal troubles”


About the issue of Pornography, I was suprise how people especialy young children, get seriously addicted to it. How they spend all of their time pretending “studying” Regarding adults I do not have so much comment about it. But I am concern how children from their young age start to get addicted to those stuffs. In my opinion I think that the government should be more strict about the issue and try not to allow children to watch. Or educate parents to watch what their children are doing with computers or even at school to teach people how dangerous an addiction can be.


Finally the third presentation was a about poker online game that got shut down by the U.S government. I firstly did not know such websites existed and that a website game can be considered to be a business for some people. It is crazy how people loose money on that and even some have that as a job. However only in the US is  prohibited. There are so many countries around the world that allow people to put their money  in online poker.

Privacy and Surveillance

Last section me and my group members did a presentation about privacy on the net .Well I got interested on the topic so I decided to have a look at the articles of Privacy and Surveillance .The tittle The end of online privacy got my complete attention .After reading the whole article I realized I was familiar with the issue .Well I think most of us had experienced once so that is why I choose this article .

Basically this article talks about how Phone applications such as Facebook are able to get our personal and our contacts informations .The article starts with a message from the app that Im sure that most of use have seen it before

“Find your friends?”

Well recently I just remembered that I downloaded an app called “Draw Something”  and they recommend me to sing up my Facebook and that word came up .Anyways the purpose for “FInd your friends” is as it says they help you to contact friends from other social network .I assume that most of people click “OK” button Well actually I always do.But here is the scary thing that the article reveals .


They introduce a case where a Indian researcher investigates what happen when you accepting finding your friends. As a result the researcher reveal that “It was uploading the entire contents of your address book-names emails phone numbers-to the app servers” Well when I read this I was really scared to just imagine in how many apps I give my information. In a survey of 15 developers of popular iOS apps they found that 13 of them have access to millions people’s personal information . After revealing all of this horrible situation the article mentioned that the purpose for having our information is not to share it to the public but it helps them to connect the user to their friends and community. And the article goes on introducing other cases about online privacyWell the article does not give any solution for this well as the tittle mentioned it is the end of online privacy you do not have privacy anymore

So In my opinion one way of secure yourself at least a little is that if you are going to share to information with the app at least have to be a well-known app.I am sure there are more people that does not know about this issue and I think this is wrong If you going to have our information at least we  the users have the write to be aware of it right? The social network has become really a convenient tool but at the same time a dangerous one too You need to know how to use it if you want to secure yourself .


Before blogging about my answer here are the instructions for the Pop Quiz:

Choose the sentence from the first five paragraphs of Gardner Camppbell’s Personal Cyberinfrastructure essay that most appeals to you. Briefly describe how and why that sentence appeals to you (one or two paragraphs should suffice-unless you need more) 


I particularly think that the sentence in the 5th paragraph appeals to me:

“Yet higher education largely failed to empower the strong and effective imaginations that students need for creative citizenship in this new medium.”

Especially the part that is in bold.


Well I think creativity is really important for a high education. It helps you to develop ideas and find solutions as well as interact with people easily and get use to work in group. Unfortunately most school’s in Japan do not put too much effort on creativity based on my experience. I went to Britain for 10 months when I was in high school and it was so easy to compare the education in Britain and Japan. At high school in Britain students are given more group work presentations and things that will give you the chance to use your creativity and share it with people. On the contrary in Japan you barely see a teacher that gives you group works or even is rare see a student using the computer to do a school work.

Since I started to study in TUJ it was really difficult to adapt to this new system but at the same time I really like it because is helping me to develop my creativity and become more sociable. And of course since I took this course I discovered some abilities of myself that I didn’t even imagine I had it. So I agree with the article that argues that higher education lack of creativity. Based on my experience I think that for your future (both your personal life and profession) it is better if students have the chance more to be creative.

KONY 2012

“KONY 2012”

Here I am going to provide some information and show the reaction of people towards the campaign “KONY 2012” and to show the power of social media. I am going to use the arcitle  The Kony 2012 Scam And Why You Should STOP Supporting ‘Invisible Children’ to show the negative side of this campaign which I agree with it.

Introduction of the campaign “KONY 2012”

 “KONY 2012” is a campaigned held by the non-profit organization Invisible Children

                                    Their goal


The co-founder of the Invisible Children organization, Jason Russell, was the diractor and narrator  of the film documentary of 30 minutes long where they show the situation of children in Uganda . Also to encourage people, especially young people to support the organization by expreading the video through websites such as Facebook and Twitter. They also introduce the social media strategy that consist of targeting enlist politicians and celebrities, such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Justin Bieber.

So, Who is Joseph Kony?

The leader of LRA which stands for Lord’s Resistance Army. According to the film documentary, he basically kidnap children making boys  into soldiers and girls into sex slaves. They also mentioned that Kony make children kill their own parents.

So, Joseph Kony is a dangerous man who need to be captured to stop him kidnapping children and killing them. When you see the documentary you get really emotional towards the issue and it encourages you to support them. So, most people decide to share it and here is the reaction in number for each social media


According to The Times in only four days, the Invisible Children 30 minutes film documentary obtained 40 million  views on Youtube. in only 4 days!!!

This is a data from March 16th, 14:20


So the yellow circle is how many people talk about the issue, the red circle is their total “Likes” and the Blue one is chart showing the growth for each.

In its Youtube Channel, they have  79,385,169 views right now, and on Twittwer site, they have 417,668 followers

Here is a chart from a guy on twitter that posted showing how many twitts obtained in only 3 days

About the article

The article The Kony 2012 Scam And Why You Should STOP Supporting ‘Invisible Children’ firstly mention how people share and support the organization just by watching the 30 minutes film documentary without doing any research or learn more about what is really going on in Uganda and the situation over there. I completely agree with that because when I finished watching the video I realized the they lack of information about the isuue. So I decided to watch some other youtube videos of local people’s reaction towards the film and other articles. I realized that Invisible Children simplified the issue too much. There is a civil war going on there and the issue of Kony is a small part of the civil war.So the article argues that even if we are able to capture Kony the situation is going to have only a slight change. Also it mentions that as most of the army of Kony are children, to capture Kony, most probably you will have to kill the victims children, So this issue is so much complicated than the films shows.

other issues that the article talks about are:

-The LRA is only 250 soldiers strong at this point.
-The LRA hasn’t been in Uganda since 2006

Acually some of the scenes in the film are situationof 6 years ago. The situation now in Uganda has change extremely in good way and so many children have access to school

-Ugandan army and Sudan People’s Liberation Army are riddled with accusations of rape and looting.

So the Invisible Children organization supports the local army. So basically if you are supporting the organization you are supporting the army that commits rape and looting

Also people do not really know where they are money is going and seems like most of them do not really care

according to the article

-Only 32% of money raised went to direct services (if you support the issue you may want to choose a more worthwhile charity).

The rest goes to the transportation fee for the members  film making fees and activities fees

I learned that it is easily nowadays to influence large number of people by making a well-film documentary because you have the social media. The rest is just up to the users to spread it in a couple of days by clicking one button. Do not get me wrong, I think the situation is critical and that Kony need to stopped  but I think this is not a intelligence way to do it. I was kind of concern how young people just do not research more about the topic having the access to the Internet.

Web 1.0 –> Web 2.0 –> Web 3.0

After having read the article What is Web 2.0  written by Tim O’Reilly, I ended up a little bit confuse about the definition on the term. So, I decided to read more about the definition along with learning what these terms, Web 1.0 and Web 3.0 mean.

Web 1.0 is basically the first stage of the World Wide Web. the firs generation of internet sites that primarily provided information. People where able to explore webpages with hyperlinks, but they were hard to make websites . Therefore, it was extremely high for the average person to create content or be able to voice their opinion

In 2004, Web 2.0 has been introduced as a social web, which made it easier for everyone to create a website where they can talk about anything they want with anyone they want. People now are able to interact throughout sites like Facebook. The community can write, discuss and comment. It is so easy for anyone to participate on the internet on any topic.

The web 2.0 is a social media

Blogging on WordPress, micro blogging on Twitter is a way to give people information or get information from others. Another social media can be Youtube, they can talk about videos. And Facebook can talk about pictures. In this Web 2.0 the users are essential. This is because without people writting or posting on the sites, they will be no interaction on sites. Therefore, users are responsible to produce the content.

people started to share photos and vides:youtube, flickr
people started to interact in social networks: Facebook, twitter
people started to publish content in blogs:wordpree, blogger

people started to contribute in wikis: wikipedia

The web 3.0 is the next step of intelligent omnipresent, a continuation on existing techniques. Here, the computers can understand the meaning behind information, they can learn what we are infested in. Then help us better finned what we are looking for. This is what the semantic web, web 3.0 is all about.It can recognize people, places, companies, produces and more. Also it can understand the relationship between things. In other words, its a recommendment system that make a personal approach by the webstte possible. For example, Amazon offers the clients the products that other people with the same interest bought before them. Last fm is a site where you can listen online music. By using smart systems, this sites are in the continuing learning process and they anticipate what their users like or dislike.

<3 Saint Valentine’s Day <3

Happy Valentine’s everybody!!!

“Feliz Dia dos Namorados” -Portuguese

“Joyeuse Saint-Valentin” -French

”Gelukkige Valentijns Dag”- Dutch

How was everyone’s Valentine’s day? Today I decided to write a quick blog about Valentine’s. Well today I saw many status on Facebook saying something like “Everyone calls it Valentines day, I call it Tuesday”! haha well for me, it was kind of the same. I couldn’t do anything because I’ve got exams tomorrow. However, I got many chocolates from friends and nice messages from my family and an awesome gift from my boyfriend:)

So, every year, I celebrate Valentin’s day with my boyfriend or friends. This year fortunately for me I spent with my boyfriend (although we spent all the time in the computer lab and study room :() but, I have never ask myself how other countries celebrate this day, or  do they celebrate the same?  So, I decided to learn about how each country celebrates it as Valentine’s Day.  Based on the article, Valentine’s Day Around the World  I choose what I found “interesting” way of celebrating Valentines.


As a Western country, Britain’s couples celebrate 14th of February by giving flowers, cards and chocolates. What I found interesting in Britain is that, English children are accustomed to sing special songs of love proper to the occasion, and in return they receive gifts of candy, fruit or money.


In Denmark, there is basically three ways of celebrating Valentine’s day. The most traditional way of celebrating this day is to give “love” cards.  Another representative of this day are flowers. People in Denmark have the habit to send pressed white flowers called snowdrops to their most beloved people. The last traditional way of celebrating it is by  sending  cards named gaekkebrev (humorous letter), and the sender write a rhyme but do not sign his name but with points, one for each letter of his name. If she guesses who sent it, the guy rewards her with an Easter egg at this event!!:)


As you all know, Valentine’s Day is a celebration in which the lovers, boyfriends, husbands or friends express their feelings to each other. This happens in most Western countries, but in Japan is different. Women  chocolates to men who they consider future boyfriends, husbands, friends or colleagues working. There are several types present, chocolate:

  •  Honmei choco (本命 チョコ – real chocolate)

Girls give Honmei choolates to their boyfriends, partners, the person who she really likes. Some girls buy expensive chocolates like the famous Godiva, the Pierre Marcolini, Jean-Paul Hevin and these other brands that are branded or prepare a homemade gift.

  • Giri choco (義理 チョコ – chocolate of obligation)

Does not really mean “obligation” but is a chocolte given to rriends, parents, siblings or co-workers. Girls usually get rather cheaper chocolate compare to Honmei choco.

  • Volume choco (友 チョコ – friendly chocolate)

This chocolate is given to friends at school. I remember when I was in junior high school that  always there was a guys who did not receive anything, and I guess more than one student will come home with a heart broken … He did not receive nothing on this day, is something that sticks in the memory for some time I guess.

I could feel when I was in high school and junior high school that guys don’t care too much about the brand of the chocolate, but care about how many chocolate they get. On the other hand, I think that Japanese girls a more realistic because they give chocolates thinking about the gift they will receive or wish to receive (or ask) on White Day which is celebrated in March 14th where guys give gifts to girls in return.

Valentine’s is celebrate in someways kind of the same, but each country has its traditional way of celebrating it. It was pretty fun to know how each country defers from others. Well, if anyone know another country that celebrates Valentine’s in an interesting way, please share it with us 🙂
Thank you for reading:)