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    On June 5, 2002, Elizabeth Smart said, “Goodnight” to her family and rested her head on her pillow. Just a few hours later, Smart would wake up with a cold knife on her throat and a stranger standing above her. As she was dragged out of bed and down the hallway of her two- story home, she internally screamed and pleaded for someone to save her. Just when she thought she would actually scream, her captor, Brian David Mitchell, bent over and whispered in her ear. “If you make a sound, if you do anything that causes any attention or causes someone to come, I not only will kill you, but I will kill anyone who tries to stop me” (Duke). Throughout the nine months of Smart’s kidnapping, she taught herself, her community, and the nation that although sometimes…

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    sometimes evil world.No matter what happens though we must fight to do what we believe to be right. Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped and held for nine months, and in some ways she was reborn. Elizabeth Smart was only 14 years old when she was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night on June 4, 2002. She endured all kinds of abuse and degrading acts at the hands of her kidnappers, Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee. Mitchell is a manipulator and will do what he sees fit to…

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    In the book, My Story, fourteen girl old girl, Elizabeth Smart, tells the story of her nine month kidnapping. Through those nine months she experienced an unreal amount of torture and she shares the intimate details of those excruciating events. Elizabeth Smart was known as kind, respectful, and shy. She started playing the harp when she was young and loved it so she played local weddings, funerals, and recitals. She also ran cross country at her high school, Bryant Intermediate School.…

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    On the morning of June 5, 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah. Elizabeth’s parents, Ed and Lois, worked with local and national media the next morning to increase visibility of the case; public interest in the kidnapping of the teenager grew over night and the country was on the look out. Nine months after the abduction Elizabeth’s younger sister, who had witnessed the kidnapping, unbeknownst to the kidnapper, remembered that the abductor’s…

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    reached 1 million in mere 17 weeks in China, especially after people became accustomed to crazily crowded scenes in apple stores whenever new products are launched. According to an interview in a Beijing apple store (Calum MacLeod, 2015), Zuo, a 50-year-old buyer already with two smart watches, talked about his keenness on the multi-time zone function and health apps of the product. He also mentioned, “Although I’m old, I like to keep up with the trend.” Not only is this trend of IoT driven by…

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    As machines have evolved over the years in intelligence we have become more certain that they will be able excel in everything humans do in life and do it better than human beings. In other words, machines encompass important aspects of life except for one the most important aspect, emotion. This article discusses this important topic concerning smart machines and how people treat the machines without regard of empathy. In a highly viewed website, this interesting written piece describes…

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    St. Louis, Missouri Interagency Smart City Program Need & Readiness Assessment While the Department of Transportation provided explicit criteria for evaluating a city’s merit to receive support under its Smart City sharing economy program, Smart City programs being offered by other agencies did not. The following review of select programs within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Energy (DOE), and Department of Justice (DOJ) applies the…

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    Authors are attributed to having created technologies and new innovations that expounded heavily on what they might be, and how they might be used when writing their stories. Such an example is the debit card. A debit card is a plastic payment card that can be used instead of cash when buying goods or services. The checking account of the debit holder is automatically debited when a transaction has occurred. Safety measures such as entering a personal identification number (PIN) to verify a…

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    he reely likes me because hes my frend. Boy if I get smart wont they be serprised.” (5) This quote demonstrates how he would be responded to differently if he would got the surgery. Charlie proclaims this idea when he writes what he thinks it would feel like when he was bright, “Then when I am smart they will talk to me and I can sit with them and listen like Joe Carp and Frank and Gimpy do when they talk and have a discushen about importent things.” An additional reason Charlie wants to be…

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    When I think of security breaches, I always think of the many stores that I have shopped at, only to find out months later they have been hacked. A few years ago I remember Target stores causing widespread panic, by releasing a press release that anyone who shopped in their store with a card was at risk for being hacked. These types of breaches leave customers in panic, and vigilantly inspecting their checking accounts, credit card statements, and their credit scores to ensure they have not…

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