Op-ed from the Future

Students were assigned one of their classmate’s Device Designs and asked to imagine what society would be like if it was widely implemented. Inspired by the NYT‘s op-ed from the future series, they wrote op-eds focusing on the ethical, legal, political, religious, or social implications of their peer’s device. They could take any stance they wished as long as they had a clear thesis supported by compelling evidence with a persuasive call to action.

Alexis Bateh, “Signed, Your Ion”

Bateh-op-ed

Alivia Suhr, “Stop Messing with Your Kid’s Brain’

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Christine Cheng, “The Real-Life Babel Fish: A Cultural Crisis”

Cheng-op-ed

Naya Wu, “The Dangers of the Telepather in Criminal Investigation”

Wu-op-ed

Shreya Choudhary, “Mnemosync: 1 Chip, 2 Surgeries, 3 Reason to Forget it Even Existed”

Choudhary-op-ed

Nathan Wong, “Should Machines Really Be Able to Speak for Us?”

Wong-op-ed

Ty Feeney, “Translator Danger: Security Risks of the CoPilot Translator”

Feeney-op-ed

Saima Firoj, “Brain Chips Shouldn’t Cost Users Their Lives”

Firoj-op-ed

Matthew Li, “The Translinguistics Chip Is Saving America, And Soon It Will Save the World”

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