Feed Portfolio Part 2
This video connects to the week's readings because of the message it's trying to send. If everyone stopped using the technology that they owned for just a little while then we would have more of a chance to socialize with each other. We would learn alot more as humans if we didn't use technology as much. In the novel, feed, we can see from Titus and his friends that using this piece of technology can greatly deteriorate their minds. If they stopped using this technology and just focused on the world around them, they would realize that the world they are living in is in trouble and has fallen apart.
Titus and his friends have had their feeds for such a long time that they don't understand how computers were typically used. Because of this great technology called the feed, they don't have to go through any hard processes to operate the feed. It is located in your head and is easy to control unlike the "old days" where every piece of technology was outside of your body and you had to control it with your hands. This shows that the feed is so essential to their everyday lives that it makes the characters not really have to work for anything in order to get it done.
“The braggest thing about the feed . . . is that it knows everything you want and hope for, sometimes before you even know what those things are.”
The feed is an extremely advanced piece of technology that almost knows everything and can do everything. The feed picks up information from the things you like and want and adjust to your liking. It collects so much of this information that it eventually knows you better than you know yourself. This can be a dangerous thing in the long run because the feed can act and make the desicions for you.
I think that Titus and Violet's will not last because Titus is so dependant on his feed but Violet isn't really adapting to her feed well. If this continues then Violet will not get to love Titus for what he really is because he is so attached to the feed.
What effect could a virus in the feed have on humans?
After the hacker hacked the feeds of Titus's group they all shut of temporarily. If a hack like this occured again then there could be viruses in the feed too. I think a virus in the feed could possibly make someone sick or even give them disabilities that humans get when they have a disease. These virus could act like diseases and possibly kill them in the long run.