After much searching and intent to refine my arguments on my topic this weekend, I have discovered what may be a terminal flaw in my original topic for this assignment. For reference, my original topic was Cyber Security. I was going to discuss the ideas of intellectual property and virtual identities and how to keep yourself safe in the virtual world. Unfortunately, I don't have a sufficient call to action. All of the action items that I have dreamed up have been too technical for me to expect the lay-man to understand and/or implement. I may eventually come back to this topic with a different perspective, but I think it's a dead idea.
As I have already spent a lot of time looking deeper into my topic, I unfortunately don't have anything substantial to aggregate this week. I will instead use my remaining time to do elementary research on a couple of other student's topics and try to discover if there are any new viewpoints that I could take to argue similar points to their and thus facilitate a more comprehensive final product for our class.
Here is a great blog post about how google employees deal with failure. They are trained to fail quickly, and failure is treated almost as well as success. I suggest you watch this short 5 minute clip to understand more: http://www.fastcompany.com/3029114/most-innovative-companies/watch-how-google-x-employees-deal-with-failure