Faith: Hi Brody, look I got my new magazine!Brody: Hey Faith, I have a new magazine too. It's about firewall technology of emerging countries.Faith: Ok... I got my magazine too. It came today. It's about…Brody: There are articles about how the totalitarian governments dealing with information exchange while trying to maintain the status quo.Faith: Oh… well, my magazine is about the palaces in Beijing and the Great Wall of China.Brody: China? Some people think the government in China has a lot invested in keeping Western ideas about democracy away from the Chinese people. The demonstrations in Tiananmen Square in 1989 were difficult for the authorities to deal with, and that's nothing now compared to trying to control information that comes through the internet. Facebook was instrumental for the people to organize to challenge the Egyptian government and the fall of Mubarak.Faith: Oh… well, they started to build the Great Wall over 2500 years ago.Brody: The Great Firewall of China started in 1998 to try to control the people's access to the internet. That's what Westerners call it, but they call it the Golden Shield Project. It is to keep Western influences out either way.Faith: Uh huh, they've been at it for quite a while then…Brody: The project can block content by preventing IP addresses from being routed through. It has standard firewalls and proxy servers at the internet gateways. It can choose to use DNS poisoning when particular sites they don't want accessed are requested. The Chinese government can't systematically look at all internet content, because that would be technically impractical. Since it is disconnected from the rest of the world of IP routing protocols, the network in the Great Firewall is sometimes called "the Chinese autonomous routing domain."Faith: Umm… I'm going to go and read my magazine… bye! Uh… going… going…Brody: China might have the most sophisticated content-filtering Internet stuff in the world. They're more effective than other countries in effectively filtering content by employing all kinds of regulation and technical controls. Of course, the authorities say they're only trying to censor bad stuff like superstitious information, porn, violence, gambling, and anti-Chinese information… Faith? Uh… where you going? (why's she leaving? She never wants to talk with me! No wonder we have problems)!
1. Brody startled unexpectedly when he was little. Now, he still acted like he was ambushed sometimes.2. He often didn't understand what other kids wanted. Faith didn't think he understood what she wanted.3. Got anxious for no apparent reasons.4. Got confused often.5. He wouldn't let it go of odd things.6. He avoided spontaneous social interactions.7. He had trouble sustaining a conversation.8. As a kid, Brody would cry inconsolably over small issues. He'd shut down and avoid talking to Faith if they had disagreements.9. Frequent toileting accidents despite being trained. Fortunately, that wasn't still a problem!10. He had trouble making friends as kid. Currently, Faith was the social coordinator for both of them. They tended to socialize with her friends and her friends' spouses. Sometimes, Brody would hit it off with the spouses, but often times not.11. Brody would be very clingy with his parents as a child. Brody didn't like Faith going off in social situations and leaving him alone.
1. the feeling in the observer must match that of the person observed (e.g., Brody would feel upset when he sees Faith being upset);2. the feeling in the observer is appropriate to the other person's emotional state in some other way, without necessarily matching (e.g., Brody may feel worried at Faith's frustration or anger);3. the feeling in the observer may be any emotional response to another's emotion (e.g., Brody may feel happy when Faith is frustrated). This is called "contrast empathy."4. the feeling in the observer must be one of concern or compassion to another's distress (e.g., Brody would feel concern for Faith feeling unimportant to Brody) (page 164).