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Annelyn G. Gabreza

1 year ago

Reaction on Future Shock by Alvin Toffler (1970)

                   Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was published in 1970. It is an amazing novel that inspires me to read more books which content is related to the world’s future. Even though it was written many years ago but all the information found in that novel fit in today’s generation. For me, it is “the best novel ever”. So far, out of all the novels that I read, “Future Shock” is the most beautiful of all. It did amaze me not only its content but also I salute on how the author imagined and he able to come up with the ideas of the story, on how  he, shall we say, predict the possible event in the future.


                The novel talks about the changes of the world that shock people, “too much change in too short a period of time”.  It consists of the fact that modern man feels shock from rapid changes. Everyday there are changes that happen, it may on simple things which we cannot directly recognize but as another days passed by we found ourselves shocked that the placement of the things or places is now different to the one that you used to know- it is an example of small things related to the novel. Of course , the only way what people should do is to adapt the changes and learn everything because I believe that everything always go higher (up) and not going down.


               After reading Future Shock, I cannot stop myself in thinking about what will be my generation’s future that awaits ahead of us? Maybe cars in the future could able to fly (transportation on air). As always people are the one who should adapt because we have the highest intelligence that the other animals don’t have. We must always make ourselves ready to the changes that may come in our lives.

1 year ago

Technology Learner: Annelyn G. Gabreza

               People of today are technology users and I am one of them. Without a cellphone in my hands in just a minute is like a punishment to me. Without a television at home feels like I am the only person living in this world and I think I am going to die out of boredom. The thought of scanning books in the library is sometimes a waste of time for me and it makes me crazy. Those are just simple reasons that describes myself as a dependent individual in technology.


               The very first thing that I could think to consult with whenever I have school work is the internet. It is because for me, most of the things that I need and want to know are found in the internet. For me, internet is not a waste of time. I believe that “Time is Gold” so through internet, I can do everything. I can do multitasking: while searching for more information in Google, I can also encode; while updating my Facebook status, I can also listen to the music in YouTube.


               Technology makes me updated in all the events in the world even the hot issues of far away country. I even spend most of my time in using technology and I cannot stop myself. It is now part of my life that I cannot escape with. As long as it helps me in my studies and to the other future event in my life that may result best for me then I will not get rid with the technology. I am Annelyn Gawahan Gabreza and I am a Technology Learner that adapt changes.


1 year ago

Movie Review: God’s Not Dead

               God’s Not Dead is a 2014 American Christian Drama Film directed by Harold Cronk, and stars Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper, David A. R. White and Dean Cain . The film was released to theaters on March 21, 2014, by Pure Flix Entertainment. The film follows an evangelical Christian college student (Shane Harper) whose faith is challenged by a philosophy professor who declares God a pre-scientific fiction.


               This movie is all about an evangelical college student named Josh Wheaton who enrolls in a philosophy class taught by Professor Jeffrey Radisson who happened to be an etheist. Prof. Radisson demands his students to sign on their paper that “God is Dead” and pass it. Josh refuses to sign because of that Prof. Radisson requires him to debate the topic with him in the class. If Josh fails to convince his classmates of God’s existence, he will fail the course and hinder his lofty academic goals.


Josh has given three lectures sessions. Kara, Josh girlfriend demands Josh either sign the statement “God is dead” or drop Radisson’s class. Kara breaks up with Josh for insisting on confessing his belief in God. Josh continue the debate he started and every time he explains , his Prof. contradicted everything he said. Prof. Radisson even gives evidences that “God is Dead” through the research of the philosophers.


               Josh final debate, he asked his Prof. Radisson:  “Why do you hate God?” and Josh ask this question again that makes Radisson explode in rage, confirming he hates God for his mother’s death that left him alone despite his prayers. Josh then casually asks Radisson how he can hate someone that does not exist. In the end, Martin, a student from China whose father had forbidden him from even talking about God to avoid jeopardizing Martin’s brother’s chance at overseas study, stands up and says, “God’s not dead.” Almost the entire class follows Martin’s lead, causing Radisson to leave the room in defeat.


               Against the backdrop of the debates, a series of peripherally related subplots develop. Radisson dates Mina, an evangelical whom he belittles in front of his fellow atheist colleagues. Her brother Mark, a successful businessman and atheist, refuses to visit their mother, who suffers from dementia. Mark even dump his girlfriend Amy who suffers cancer.


               After the final debate, Josh invites Martin to attend the Newsboys concert that is in town. Radisson reads a letter from his late mother, and is moved to reconcile with Mina. Amy confronts the Newsboys in their dressing room, only to admit that she wants to get to know God. While on his way to find Mina, Radisson is struck by a car and fatally injured. Reverend Dave is at the intersection and guides Radisson’s dying acceptance of Christ as savior. Mark at last visits his mother, only to taunt her; she responds that all of his financial success was given to him by Satan to keep him from turning to God.


               The Newsboys play a video clip of Willie Robertson congratulating Josh and play their song “God’s Not Dead”, dedicating it to Josh.