1. @Michael Dietrich

    Final Project: The Dilemma


    I walked into my office and shut the door. I took a long sip of my black coffee. It was still piping hot. I sat down in my chair and turned on the small tv I keep in here. The news came on. As expected they were still covering the …

  2. @Michael Dietrich

    Mini project 3: “BirthGen”


                I drive into the parking lot and look for a spot to park the car. Eventually I find a space, and I pull in. As I unbuckle, I look over to my wife, and I can tell by her face that she is nervous.

                “Hey, relax, where just …

  3. @Michael Dietrich

    Blog Post #6: Genetic Modification


                As technology becomes more and more advanced, so does our ability to genetically modify human beings. It had gotten to the point where we may very soon have the technology to directly genetically modify human embryos. Obviously, something like this is going to have huge ethical implications, and as of …

  4. @Michael Dietrich

    Blog Post #5


    The idea that we will one day be able to produce virtually everything for a cheap cost is certainly an enticing prospect. It’s no exactly like that idea is outside of the realm of possibility. So much of our stuff is produced in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and other third world …

  5. @Michael Dietrich

    Mini Project #2: Alone


                I am awoken from a deep sleep as the alarm loudly goes off. I open up my eyes. I look over to my alarm clock before clumsily shutting it off. 8:00am. The alarm never fails to go off at this time every morning. I sigh and turn over, burying …

  6. @Michael Dietrich

    Blog Post #4: Arkangel Response


    The episode of Black Mirror entitled “Arkangel” is simultaneously of the most interesting and of the most terrifying pieces of near future science-fiction I have ever seen. For those of you who have not seen this episode, the plot involves an overprotective mother installing her daughter with an experimental software …

  7. @Michael Dietrich

    Blog Post #3


    There are many benefits that come with living in a country that functions as a democracy. As citizens of a democracy, we have the right to vote in every election, deciding our own leaders and representatives. These leaders and representatives are also usually not in office for life, rotating on …

  8. @Michael Dietrich

    Mini Project 1: Nebraska


    I finally reach the hill. I look out onto the horizon. Nothing but farmland for miles. That was a common sight in Nebraska, but I always loved it. Something about the simplicity just seemed so calming to me, ever since I was a little kid. I’ve always come here whenever …

  9. @Michael Dietrich




    A river with a pebbly bottom,

    A place where the passage of time flows as smoothly as the water itself,

    Where civilization and nature meet and entwine,

    A place of beauty,

    A place of peace,

    A place of beginnings and ends…

  10. @Michael Dietrich

    The Museum


    They walked down the aisle slowly. Two their left and two their right laid before them all of human history. The First Being approached one of the exhibits. “What is this?” they asked? “That is a spear” The Second Being answered. “It is a type of weapon that human beings …

  11. @Michael Dietrich



    I don’t know whats happening. There was a massive earthquake. Lots of people are dead. Even more seemed to have just vanished into thin air. Nobody can find them. I’m trying to get in touch with my friends, family, Mary, Daniel, anybody. But I can’t. The phone lines are all …

  12. @Michael Dietrich



    Many people disappeared today. There didn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. Some people who had been at the Lab forever are gone, and others who they just hired have vanished into thin air as well. Those were a lot of good people . Erik, Ally, Jessica, …

  13. @Michael Dietrich

    The Others


    Everyone reading this already knows who the Others are. It’s the very reason why we live the way we do in this day in age. But it had recently occurred to me that one day they may be gone, or this blog may be the only thing that’s left to …

  14. @Michael Dietrich

    The Experiment


    I wanted to tell you guys about what I saw in a video, face to face, but I just couldn’t keep myself together, so here I am. After being summoned to laboratory, where I found Daniel, Mary, and some other coworkers in my division already waiting for me. This section …

  15. @Michael Dietrich



    Mary is one of the few foreigners working at the lab. She was born in London (Another one of the last few safe places on Earth). She studied at Oxford university, and would have stayed in England if she hadn’t gotten a personal letter of invite from the overseer’s to …

  16. @Michael Dietrich



    Daniel grew up in a small city in New Hampshire called Nashua. He graduated at the top of his class, and went on to study at the University of New Hampshire. Someone from the lab was scouting for potential new hires at the school and happened to pick him up. …

  17. @Michael Dietrich



    It has occurred to me that if I want to convey the full extent of what is going on down here, I am going to have to start referring to my colleagues by name, and If I’m going to do that then I might as well introduce you to them. …

  18. @Michael Dietrich



    Sorry for such along delay. I know I promised to get back to you soon, but I have to be careful around here, you never know who might be watching. I believe the last time we spoke I never had a chance to properly introduce myself. My name is Dr. …

  19. @Michael Dietrich

    Final Reflection


    When I look back upon college years from now, I suspect I will remember this class as one of my favorites. In truth, I did indeed struggle a lot in this class. Once again despite a great interest in technology, I have very little knowledge on how to operate different …

  20. @Michael Dietrich

    Mediated Metacognitive Meditation


    For this final assignment, I decided to take a look back at the very beginning of our class. As I have stated numerous times over the course of this semester , I strive to one day work in the entertainment industry. The most likely course of action for me to …

  21. @Michael Dietrich

    Weekly Report #4


    This week was definitely the hardest week of summer courses I have had so far. In addition to occurrences outside of class that repeatedly delayed my work for this class, the assignments for this week I found to be extremely difficult. As I have mentioned before in this class, Although …

  22. @Michael Dietrich

    Module #3: Part 3


    As I stated in the first part of this week’s module, I aspire to be a writer in the future, and I believe part of the process of becoming a successful writer is by analyzing the great literary works of the past. That is why when doing the work for …

  23. @Michael Dietrich

    Module #3: Phase 2


    The results from this project were quite surprising. I suspected that a book revolving around bringing dinosaurs back to life would mostly consists of words involving dinosaurs, but this is not the case. The vast majority of words do not even relate to science on any sort of level. Instead …

  24. @Michael Dietrich

    Module #3: Phase 1


    As the internet and computers continue to evolve and adapt in this ever changing digital landscape, it is important that we as students learn to use all the available technology at our disposal to maximize our research and learning efforts. This applies to reading efforts. Giving our increasingly limited free …

  25. @Michael Dietrich

    “Making the web a better place” Reflection


    Choice of question: The question our group decided upon was one regarding misinformation about a subject.

    Quality of explanation: I believe I did a fine job when it came to writing my portion of the article. I tried my best to sound professional and, more importantly, tried to make it …

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