I decided to do things a bit differently for this last one… Below is the script if you prefer reading over watching the video.
I started out the semester unable to walk,
And I entered a class that knocked off my socks.
But now I’m back on my feet and I can talk the talk,
So let me tell you some of the lessons I’ve been taught.
I’ve gained a proclivity
for speaking positivity
in trying to get rid of the
lack of creativity
that cynicism breeds in us.
We panic, fear, and cause a fuss,
because, because, because
we think negative vibes will cause a buzz.
But we’ve learned about the fallacy
of secret formulas for virality
and have considered the legality
of the corporate reality,
that they can control what users see
and they have the right to be
censoring our Facebook feeds
because technically it’s not a need (and it’s free).
So some fear The Man and his collusion,
but benefits of tech infusion
may yet be the best solution
to problems caused by institutions.
With the proper execution
we could overcome confusion,
inefficiency, wealth distribution,
and perhaps reverse pollution.
So I’m looking forward to the future of increased automation,
but I do understand there’s not consensus in the nation.
Some are scared to lose their jobs and others for their lives.
The truths they once held dear disappear before their eyes,
but there is one truth they simply can’t deny:
Road rage and drunk driving don’t exist within A.I.
So I’ll pay Bitcoin for my self-driving Uber to get to my Airbnb
then take a selfie to update my Snapchat (because an update is what Snapchat needs)
meaning I’m sharing how I hold shares in the sharing economy.
I do this because I put a lot of stock in the newest technology.
Though I do say these words with caution, because online comments aren’t retractable,
and I realize the future of tech means we’ve got to be adaptable.
Specific skills are useful, but even better to be a Jack of all trades,
because the job I’ll have 20 years from now hasn’t even been made.
Thanks for the great semester, y’all!