Posted: November 18th, 2021
Each week that a Packback submission is due you should:
Try to make your submissions achieve a curiosity score of at least an 80 out of a 100. Here are a few things to ensure that you reach 80:
Week 1: Write a question about any computing or management topic that interests you. Respond to two questions posted by your classmates. (The purpose of this week’s assignment is mainly to get you comfortable with the Packback system.)
Classmates Post to respond:
There is no question that Covid-19 changed how the majority of workforce will operate forever. Companies requiring employees onsite like health and industry have adopted more health safety practices to reassure their employees, while other companies have adopted a more virtual work life. As we approach year one of the Covid-19 pandemic, how will management teams begin planning for post Covid workforce. Will they adopt a permanent hybrid/virtual work schedule or will they send employees back to the office? How will the plan for office reentry if they decide to go back to 100 percent? How will the ensure their employees health and safety upon reentry?
More and more, IoT devices are making their way into our daily lives. Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant are interactive devices, while Apple “AirTags”, Tile squares, and similar devices constantly report data about us to their corporate handlers.
These devices and the data they collect are beneficial, at least in some way. Alexa can control the lights and thermostat, while the Tile square attached to the car keys helps prevent morning panic.
Most tools have a dark side, however. Some can be easily manipulated; turning off someone’s lights may be comical. Setting an early-morning alarm isn’t quite so funny.
Location tracking is of great concern to many. Location tags place individuals into a dangerous situation when used by a stalker to maintain an up-to-the-moment location of a target. (https://9to5mac.com/2021/05/06/airtag-stalking/).
What issues have you faced with your IoT devices?
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