Monday, February 21, 2011
The reason that I chose tap-to-pay is because the larger percentage of the U.S. population has a mobile phone. Different surveys show that at least eighty percent of Americans own a cell phone. Cell phones are also getting more and more affordable, which means that more people can afford them, and they can also own more advanced ones. This is a trend that will catch on because it will make things even easier than they already are. Personally, I would love getting read of my bank card. It is one less thing that I would have to carry or worry about losing. I can also put a password on my phone, unlike credit cards. Besides using it to pay for things like transport or groceries. An employer could also use this to pay their employees. It's reliable and that way everyone knows they are getting there money on time. Just swipe your phone over the pad on the way into work.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Censorship: Should certain material be restricted to select groups, or banned entirely from the Internet?
I chose the subject of censorship because I feel that with the internet being accessible to an increasing amount of people, it is one of the biggest political issues in the United States at the moment. I would have to agree with censorship to a certain extent. The first reason being that there are large amounts of sensitive information that can be stolen very easily. Maybe with a little help from the government our private information would be stolen a little less often. My second reason is that there are thousands and thousands of websites that run scams and advertise false products. I feel that if there was a better system for screening websites, it could filter out many of those. As it stands now any person with some web design knowledge can host a website from any number of services, and no one asks any questions.