You may have heard of drones, the world wide sensation. Drones are flying mechanisms that are controlled by remote control. Most drones are flying ones but there are car drones. Drones have posed a serious threat to airplanes and other vehicles in the air. New laws have been made to regulate how high people can fly their drones. Amazon has been using drones for quite some time now. They use drones to deliver packages and it is very effective. Maybe drones are the mail men and women of the future.
Our class has made flashlights but there is one that no one knows who it belongs to. It has been sitting in a paper towel just sitting there for a long time. It has a ladybug design on it and since it is in a paper towel it looks like it is still drying. No one knows who made the ladybug flashlight and probably no one ever will.
In technology we wanted to listen to the Song Old Town Road. Mr. Calvert didn’t want to so we made a petition. We first wrote it on the board with marker and got a lot of signatures. But then someone erased it so we tried again this time on paper. This time to make sure that no one would erase it I wrote everyone’s name who wanted it to be on it. Still people tried to destroy it but we kept going. We got more than 75% of the class to sign the petition, but still Mr. Calvert didn’t play the song. But finally after a few days at the end of class he played it and we were all satisfied.
In technology we have been doing a project for quite some time now. We have been making flashlights. It is a long and grueling experience, first you have to plot it out on some construction paper. Once you have done that you cut peices of pipe that will become your flashlight. Then you cut wires and skin them to find uncover the metal part of the wire. Then you solder the wires to a light a switch and a battery. Then you put your soldered wires and other things into the pipe and you are done. Making a flashlight has been an interesting experience it was hard, but it is rewarding when you see the finished product and admire your hard work.
Have you seen the movie Ready Player One? If you have you will probably remember the headsets they wore to go into the “Oasis,”. Well those headsets are real and are buyable today (below). If you’ve ever wanted to feel like your someplace your not try virtual reality. Ever wanted to do first person in one of your favorite games? You can do that! Have you ever wanted to fly and have superpowers? You can also do that. There are endless possibilities. You might say that you can do all of this on a console or a computer. Yes, but this is different, this is first person. When you put on the headset you see through your avatar’s eyes not the computer’s. Virtual Reality or VR is a glimpse into what the future might me. In a few years Virtual Reality or VR will be used for all electronic needs.