“Are We Relying on Computers to Think for Us?”Lima Team Anna Laumann

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“Are We Relying on Computers to Think for Us?”Lima Team- Anna Laumann, Nick Hokin, Karoel DrenskeNorthern Arizona UniversityAbstractThis paper is based on the case study “Are We Relying Too Much on Computers to Think for Us?” Within the Essentials of Management Information Systems 12E by Kenneth C. Laudon and Jane P. Laudon, page 138. The purpose of this report is to analysis if our societies use of technology too often is harmful or helpful. The group collectively gathered information to provide some answers to this question.“Are We Relying on Computers to Think for Us?”Automation has created a variety of opportunities globally due to the spread and increase of reliance on computers. Are we allowing computers to dictate our decisions for us, or are we limiting our own mental/ intellectual potential by continually using a handheld device to think for us? Is the constant presence of technology essential? Computers, whether categorized as our smartphones or our laptops, have become a staple form of communication and in nearly every business, educational, and social setting. The problems described in this case study will be addressed and in what sense is it an ethical dilemma. Automation will be examined as well as questioned on the affects placed on the medical field and cognitive skills. Finally, there will be discussion on how technology is transforming the workplace in the business and management field. Advancing, researching, and growing every day, we are improving our knowledge and adaptation to a technologically advanced world whether we are conscious of it or not. Automation aids with mass and personal delivery, search, and structure of information that the human mind and attention span is incapable of competing with due to the multiple instant resources a computer possesses. Most career fields implement the use of some form of a computer daily, which sets an expectation of speed and productivity. One reason we need automation is because of the trusted speed and reliability within computers. Automated processing is undeniably faster than humans, also offering supported content to defend the information. For example, when searching a topic on Google, one is provided with dozens of links related to the searched topic based upon the keyword. As technology advances and expands its presence in career fields, society fears the possibility of computers taking over, beginning with humans lacking knowledge due to their trust in machines. This is a valid concern when considering the rapid rate of technology has improved in the past decade. To quote Elon Musk, “Technology doesn’t automatically improve