Past, Present, and Future Technology: Interview Ideas: Jenna Walker

Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or ruin Everything, touches base on how drastically technology can change. It takes about robots being created, 3D printed food, and much more. This book touches base on many things that have been created in today’s society, such as, robots and 3D printers. The relates to the notion of oral history because it is astounding how far technology has advanced. So, comparing and contrasting past and future and sometimes seeing that what was predicted long ago happened, is amazing. For my interview, I would like to interview my grandma. My grandma is a very innovative woman who I feel like I can relate to a lot as we both like to read, write, and are very creative people. She has continued to craft, read, and write as she has gotten older so talking to her about how differently technology has changed specifically for her and her hobbies could be interesting. As for the theme, I think I would focus on the writing portion of technology. As an English major, I think this would be the most interesting for me, and since she also enjoys writing and editing I feel like this create very good conversation between the two of us. Specific technology I would focus on is typewriters, the very first computers, to current computers/laptops, and texting. My grandma is very against shortening the words in text because she believes it has ruined the English language and some aspects, but now since she has started texting herself, it would be interesting to see how her point of view shifted. When this topic was first presented, I knew right away this is what I wanted to do because of how similar we are and the common interests we share. She is extremely insightful also so I know she will have a lot to say regarding the topic.

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