wk 3—–by Shiyang Zheng


Will robotic technology replace human intelligence?  Very Possible!  such as movie series ‘Terminator’


talking about the fight between the robot and the human!


And a recent movie ‘Wall-E fallows a story of a robot named WALL-E who is designed to clean up a polluted Earth far in the future. He eventually falls in love with another robot named EVE, and follows her into outer space on an adventure.


Also the movie of one of the most famous video game, ‘Final Fantasy’.

The robotic technology has became part of life and culture for both adults and children, available for all ages. At the same time, with improving technology of film, video, photography and internet, movie, animation and video game have been widely reproduced and released at cheap price. The idea of robotic technology is also propagated. Though the scene in these movie is still imaginative, it’s achievable in the future technology.

And so far we have:

We now have invented robot who can play violin


cube solving robot


female alking robot


I think it’s not difficult to predict we will have robot entertaining and working for us! And maybe, robot will have romance, love, emotion, and even creativity like all human being.

In the reading:

Beside the robotic technology above, the digital technology is also widely used in politics. During the presidential election in 2008, Obama utilized youtube and other internet tools to propagate his ideas and himself. Just after the presidential inauguration on Tuesday, Obama immediately released his rescue package to the current unemployment problem and financial, and foreign policy to the Asia especially China. These policies can be easily found on both domestic and international websites. The technology has accelerated the transportation of information among people. And here is where I agree the thesis of ‘The work of art in the age of digital reproduction’. The video, photography and print reproduction technology have made art and information available for everyone without losing the originality. Internet, on the other hand, makes all these sources available immediately online; both width and speed of information prorogation are significantly improved!

I like the idea of the author that ‘everyone talks to everyone is the moment when the inner self is liberated rather than chained’. Through the internet, mobile, and other digital technology such as ipods, we are now more informed and well-known of the change and movement of the society, what my friends is doing, what are people thinking about the war in Israel, and so on! As author of the thesis said ’separated from each other by space and time, people find themselves able to say what often cannot be said to face to face.’ Indeed, the technology has brought us closer and even together!

Gradually, the digital technology has changed our culture, life style, behavior by becoming part of our 21st century culture. The culture that everything would be reproduced and re-distributed everywhere, and eventually globalized. In the reading, the author Douglas Davis thinks the reproduction would lose the aura, and thus the originality of the moment when we see, hear, read, repeat, revise; However, the globalization does not necessary mean the collectivization of originality. Firstly, it’s true that there is difference if we watch movie in theater but at home; and it’s also true that a person might not as much infected in movie theater as at home. The aura is different, however, the motif and technique of the movie does not changed at all. Because the place to watch a movie does not play any role in forging the plot of the movie. It would not affect people’s understanding and analysis. Secondly, the originality would be approved only when people think it is original. Everyone has different way of thinking, different scope and different background. For the same movie, the originality of the movie means differently from individual to individual. The originality does not depend only on the production of movie itself, but also the audience who is watching it.

All in all, I believe technology changed our way of living, and thus the culture, and then the creativity of any art. Each change is dependable on the previous change!

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