Chapter 1 Part ONE (CGS2100)

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Benefits of learning about computers include
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Being a knowledgeable consumer Using current and future technology Increasing your career options Understanding ethical and legal implications
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Information technology (IT) involves
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Information handling Information retrieval Computers Telecommunications Software deployment
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What is IT?
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is a field of study focused on managing and processing information and the automatic retrieval of information. IT includes computers, telecommunications, and software deployment.
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Computers are used in
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Retail Arts The military Law enforcement Agriculture
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Data mining?
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the art of combining huge volumes of raw data into views that provide insight. SPOTS TRENDS
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Computers in Education
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Instructional software programs Distance education Computerized research The Internet Virtual field trips Museum podcasts and multimedia tours
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Forensic Tool Kit (FTK)?
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catalog and index a hard drive and help investigators recover deleted or damaged files from computers used in the commission of a crime.
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Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags?
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track and record animals in case of diseases
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Nano?
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Prefix stands for one billionth
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Nanoscience?
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Study of molecules and nanostructures
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Nanostructures?
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Range in size from 1 to 100 nanometers
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Nanotechnology?
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Science of the use of nanostructures
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Affective computing
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Computing that relates to emotion or tries to influence emotion
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Emotional social prosthesis (ESP) device is an example of _________ and targeted by people who have
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Affective computing; autism
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What does it mean to be “computer literate”?
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being familiar enough with computers that you understand their capabilities and limitations, and you know how to use them
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How does being computer literate make you a savvy computer user and consumer?
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Avoid hackers and viruses Protect your privacy Understand the real privacy and security risks Use the Internet wisely
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How can becoming computer literate help you in a career?
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Make you more desirable as an employee and more likely to earn more and advance your career.
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How can becoming computer literate help you understand and take advantage of newly emerging careers?
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Help you use technology effectively ; contribute to nanoscience
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How does becoming computer literate help you deal with the challenges associated with technology?
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Enables you to form educated opinions on these issues and take stands based on accurate information rather than media hype & misinformation
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Bluetooth technology?
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Transmits the scanned data through radio waves to a terminal
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Off-shored definition?
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Sent to other countries
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Computer forensics?
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Analyzes computer systems with specific techniques to gather potential legal evidence
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Digital divide?
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The discrepancy b/t the haves and have nots w/ regard to computer technology
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Patient simulators?
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Life-sized, computer-controlled mannequins that can speak, breathe, and blink
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Public domain?
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Not covered by copyright

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