New Dangers in Tech World

New Dangers in Tech World

The Nightcap

Nightcap for 2018-7-3


“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”
– Steve Jobs

Apple and Siri got together and had a baby…it’s you

You’ve been reborn, didn’t you know? Apple created the new emoji called ‘Memoji’ that takes your own image and transitions it into cute emojis that you can use to show whatever emotion you can think of expressing.

Then, you have Siri who is introducing a new app that will remember EVERY move you make and will send you messages to keep you on track. If you have an appointment at 8 am, for example, and you hit your snooze button, Siri will remember that and will ask you the next day if “you want to get up or be lazy in life again” in her sweet, unobtrusive manner.

So now, you don’t have to show emotions and you don’t have to think much, thanks to your new mom and dad: Apple and Siri. Are we truly getting to a point in life where AI is taking over our own ability to think for ourselves and share our feelings? Check out the
new you.

Video game rehab clinics are real…ask this nine-year-old resident

Just when we thought we only needed to worry about drug and alcohol use among our youth, we get slapped by a new addiction that is taking our youth by storm!

Video games are deadly because they hinder a child’s ability to learn the importance of interacting with others face to face. Goodbye basic communication and hello simulated shoot-outs that make kids immune to death and murder.

This became all too clear for a family of a nine-year-old that slapped her dad when he took away her console. I’m sorry, but back in my day, I would have felt the pain of that decision in a worse way. You have many folks who fail to see the severity of video game addiction among youth, and because of this, there isn’t really much done to help kids who suffer from the addiction.

How can we save youth from this problem if we can’t even admit that it’s real? See for yourself just how bad this addiction can be for youth.

The Unity of Soccer

Mexico fans have been treating South Korean supporters like royalty after their team helped knock out Germany from the World Cup. The defending champions crashed out after losing to South Korea 2-0, their earliest World Cup exit in 80 years, and Sweden beat Mexico 3-0 to top Group F. When Sweden’s third goal went in Mexican fans were in despair, but their tears turned to cheers as South Korea continued to hold the Germans, then scored two goals in a dramatic injury time period. Fans celebrated outside the Yekaterinburg Arena in Russia and at South Korea’s embassy in Mexico City by chanting ‘Korean, brother, now you’re Mexican!’