It has been a bittersweet ride this semester. As happy as I am about classes finally being almost over, I can’t help but to feel sad that this is the last time I am going to feel this way about classes being over. I have learned so much throughout my four years here at Boston College, and I can’t wait to see what the world has in store for me. That being said, I never imagined myself being in a class where all of the assignments were Tweeting and blogging. But it was a pleasant surprise.
I joined the class a week late and missed the first class where Prof. Kane explained to everyone what the assignments and everything was, and so I was super overwhelmed. Sign up for Twitter. Sign up for WordPress. Tweet. Blog. I thought there was no way I would be able to keep up and get through this class. And I thought that no way was there going to be anything super relevant in a class about social media. I was wrong again.
I have become so much more aware of the world and the direction in which industry is heading in this class than any other that I have taken. Whereas most classes look backwards and try to apply old methodology to new situations, this was the first class I have taken that actually looks ahead. It took an awesome look at technology and everything that is happening now, and used that to take a look at the future. And with that being said it set the stage for much more creative thinking and discussion.
Although I’m still afraid of AI taking over the world Matrix or iRobot style, I have begun to open my eyes to the real possibilities that are afforded because of this new tech. Yes, new technology is going to take jobs away from people that have them. But I now actually realize that this has happened in the past. This is not a new phenomenon. And we are going to come out of this even more advanced that we were. And the jobs that are created from these technological advances are jobs that we never knew existed.
And before I sign off for good, I just wanted to say one last thank you to everyone in the class who has made this semester one to remember. Thank you for all of the discussion and all of the time and effort put in to make this class the best it could be.