DA Contextual Essay

Over the last few weeks for the first time I created a Digital Artifacts. Throughout the DA I tried to highlight many areas of iterations and importance I’ve made during the course the weeks. The Conceptual idea for my DA was to try to speculate and in doing so highlight how the technology I’ve created “Sonar Reality” with real evidence, being able too assist those who are blind or visually impaired. I thought if the idea when I saw an ad online showcasing how hard it is to have a disability of some sought. This prompted in my mind, to do some research into areas I could improve on. Once I found an area that was well documented into having research but more so allowed me still some room to explore, I was able to conceptualized the idea of Sonar Reality. I went into great lengths in my blogs to showcase further information that I’ve read into each post. Not only does each post have my breakdown of the area but further evidence exploring it as well in greater depth. I wanted this Blog website to be a area where you could find information as well links to other areas to help further research into the curing the blind. This would benefit the social utility of people who are blind or researchers whom are looking for information as well.  I found success in gathering information, as there is so much about each individual technology, however it was evident that it each one had to be carefully articulated to work coherently. I found it hard too keep up too date with anything new, also making sure I don’t repeat the same information I’ve spoken about already. More so I made few variations and iterations to my DA blog from the comments from peers. I tried to answer questions they provided in terms of military use of Sonar Technology, but also the negative affects if my technology was too break. Also I wanted my information being concise and easy too read, so people didn’t have to spend a day finding critical information. When I first approached the future cultures DA challenge I was on new ground. Trying to find the right medium and concept to allow me to explore a technology that will shape the future really intrigued me. As it raised the question of how do I create something different but relatable in someway.  Overall I really enjoyed this class and assignment, it made me look into areas id never thought id be exploring. More so I was able to contract ideas of how the world will be in terms of society. I feel I challenged myself to do research but also to address the future of the world. At the end of the day the students of bcm325 are the future of the world, meaning some of these wild ideas may be used and come true in our lifetime.

DA Contextual essay

Sonar Reality

Over the last few weeks for the first time I created a Digital Artifacts. Throughout the DA I tried to highlight many areas of iterations and importance I’ve made during the course the weeks. The Conceptual idea for my DA was to try to speculate and in doing so highlight how the technology I’ve created “Sonar Reality” with real evidence, being able too assist those who are blind or visually impaired. I thought if the idea when I saw an ad online showcasing how hard it is to have a disability of some sought. This prompted in my mind, to do some research into areas I could improve on. Once I found an area that was well documented into having research but more so allowed me still some room to explore, I was able to conceptualized the idea of Sonar Reality. I went into great lengths in my blogs to…

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DA Contextual essay

Over the last few weeks for the first time I created a Digital Artifacts. Throughout the DA I tried to highlight many areas of iterations and importance I’ve made during the course the weeks. The Conceptual idea for my DA was to try to speculate and in doing so highlight how the technology I’ve created “Sonar Reality” with real evidence, being able too assist those who are blind or visually impaired. I thought if the idea when I saw an ad online showcasing how hard it is to have a disability of some sought. This prompted in my mind, to do some research into areas I could improve on. Once I found an area that was well documented into having research but more so allowed me still some room to explore, I was able to conceptualized the idea of Sonar Reality. I went into great lengths in my blogs to showcase further information that I’ve read into each post. Not only does each post have my breakdown of the area but further evidence exploring it as well in greater depth. I wanted this Blog website to be a area where you could find information as well links to other areas to help further research into the curing the blind. This would benefit the social utility of people who are blind or researchers whom are looking for information as well.  I found success in gathering information, as there is so much about each individual technology, however it was evident that it each one had to be carefully articulated to work coherently. I found it hard too keep up too date with anything new, also making sure I don’t repeat the same information I’ve spoken about already. More so I made few variations and iterations to my DA blog from the comments from peers. I tried to answer questions they provided in terms of military use of Sonar Technology, but also the negative affects if my technology was too break. Also I wanted my information being concise and easy too read, so people didn’t have to spend a day finding critical information. When I first approached the future cultures DA challenge I was on new ground. Trying to find the right medium and concept to allow me to explore a technology that will shape the future really intrigued me. As it raised the question of how do I create something different but relatable in someway.  Overall I really enjoyed this class and assignment, it made me look into areas id never thought id be exploring. More so I was able to contract ideas of how the world will be in terms of society. I feel I challenged myself to do research but also to address the future of the world. At the end of the day the students of bcm325 are the future of the world, meaning some of these wild ideas may be used and come true in our lifetime.

Exposure of Sonar Reality

Throughout the weeks I utilized the internet by spreading and expanding my audience by creating as much awareness as I could. My first option, which I used, was twitter; this allowed me but links and hash tags for my audience to access. I took this as a marketing approach in terms I needed quick access for people to locate and find my information on the go. Knowing so many people have busy lives, I tried small and concise tweets on my personal accounts and sharing them too different pages. Using videos about technology or breakthroughs too even having a small poll for the public. From responses from online, it wasn’t affective enough I felt. I had a couple of likes and a retweet. But still didn’t find enough traction. However in April I had enough time to go out and talk to people face too face. For me this was the best decision, it a loud me to break down any questions they had, but more importantly creating the human connection and contact. This allowed me to grab signatures and names for the petition if the person would support the technology. A lot were happy to sign however a few said they’d support but without signing the form.

Twitter link (https://twitter.com/BrandonCotter10  )

Concerns for Sonar Reality

Sonar Reality is standing upon groundbreaking technology. Not only does it combine sonar and virtual reality but tracers the brainwaves of the patient to suit and map out the surroundings.  After hearing a lot of positives about the technology, I wanted to draw attention to any concerns that may rise up during development.

One concern that came up was what if the technology was too turn off or go dark on the person wearing it. Wouldn’t it leave them stranded and helpless? Yes, however through my research I’ve discovered a back up mechanism that will allow the person be able to help the those who are visually impaired. I’ve looked into an additional small monitor that sits on your hand, this monitor users a vibration system too help located the nearest door or equipment needed for the headset. But the most important kit, if the person is isolated the wrist monitor has buttons in brail that sends out a pulse that allows distress calls for help.  (https://nei.nih.gov/news/briefs/five-innovations-harness-new-technologies-people-visual-impairment-blindness ).

Also another alternative is using this new cane device that branches into the areas of echolocation. Maybe using the cane should be made mandatory with sonar reality, allowing the individual to feel more confront knowing they have support in their own bearings.

(https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/dec/26/vibrations-sonar-device-canes-blind-visually-impaired-people )

Military Use of this Sonar Reality in the Future

After analyzing the diagnostics and articulation of combing the technology I can see the military and governments using it for their own assistance. Sonar isn’t new too military warfare, its been around since 1906 and was made by Lewis Nixon who’d made it listen for icebergs. However French physicist was the first person to construct the device to listen for other submarines. With todays technology using satellite imaging and drone footage the warfare game as changed. More so night vision has always been hard to use, due to the fact of having massive headgear, and hard visibility. However using something like sonar reality it could be able to construct the surrounding environment enabling the ground troops too locate and safely use the gear to execute missions. Throughout the world here is always similar developments in different military’s, for example the air force has been testing self flying air crafts without human occupants in them, the pilot is controlling the aircraft from a safe location from a far. This not only has provided assistance into keep the fatality rate down, but also has allowed more training and development for new technology (https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/22/18636313/us-air-force-xq58-a-valkyrie-loyal-wingman-f-35-15ex-artificial-intelligence-fighter-jet) . The military are always looking for new technology to help evolve their armory, but more so to help protect their troops from being injured.