three-quarters of the world's population own phones. There is improved communication, and the data which is shared every day has dramatically increased. Technology is everywhere. Major companies such as Google (News - Alert), Apple, and Amazon are initiating research to put technology to new and innovative uses. With the help of governments, we are heading into a technological future, one where the Internet of Things and the Cloud are common. Technology has had a significant impact on our own homes. Do you remember the time when junior was glued to the TV while dad was busy reading the paper? Kids today are busy texting their friends, while parents are reading newspapers from their phones and iPads. Times have changed, and there will be greater changes in the future. So this begs the question, has technology had a positive or a negative impact in our homes? It is a question we will take a look at below. The positive impact of technology at home. #1. Improved … [Read more...] about How is Technology Changing Us and Our Families?
How has technology changed our lives
Opinion post byTristan Rayner 5G is the first stage of technology that might be capable of delivering a 1984 existence, where the powerful can monitor and control us.This isn’t a call for tinfoil hats. This isn’t the regular old despair at new technologies disrupting our lives, taking our jobs, and making everything (including those 737s) worse.This is about the realization that what 5G technology enables has consequences, both intended, and unintended. 5G will be useful for us in many ways, smoothing out friction in our lives as more devices become smart. Homes will respond to us better. Experiences will change as low latencies bear out new ideas and concepts, and virtual worlds become more enticing. Of course, this will take longer than what is popularly believed. I still have to pronounce things carefully to my Google Home, which is still a very long way from true AI. Siri’s most likely response is “Sorry, I can’t do that.” It sounds far-fetched. … [Read more...] about 5G networks will change our lives for good — But at what cost?
Home Features Technology Interview 14 November 2018 Think 3D printing is all about obscure plastic widgets? Think again – bioprinting pioneer Jennifer Lewis has a plan to make living, breathing human organs By Sean O'NeillTHE 3D-printing revolution is here. From guns and houses to prosthetic limbs and vehicle parts, if you can think it, you can print it. Or you can as long as it is inanimate matter. But imagine being able to print a kidney, or a brand new beating heart. Jennifer Lewis of Harvard University, who runs a team working at the living edge of 3D bioprinting, is aiming to do just that. What do you see as being the long-term goal of bioprinting? The ability to print and implant vital organs. Perhaps the first step will be an implanted tissue patch that would augment or repair a damaged organ. But clearly the holy grail would be to engineer vital organs, such as the kidney, the heart, the liver. To do so for those … [Read more...] about How to 3D-print a living, beating heart
Five big thinkers — Regina Barzilay, George Church, Jennifer Egan, Catherine Mohr and Siddhartha Mukherjee — puzzle over the future of the future. NOV. 16, 2018 The Tech And Design Issue From Gene Editing to A.I., How Will Technology Transform Humanity? The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville Proteomics Might Have Saved My Mother’s Life. And It May Yet Save Mine. The Human Brain Is a Time Traveler On Instagram, Seeing Between the (Gender) Lines May A.I. Help You? 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them? The ‘Geno-Economists’ Say DNA Can Predict Our Chances of Success Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later Data-Driven Medicine Will Help People — But Can It Do So Equally? Climate Change and the Savage Human Future Jokes From the Future Group 3 Created with Sketch. Group 3 Created with … [Read more...] about From Gene Editing to A.I., How Will Technology Transform Humanity?
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) turned 30 this August. The venerable text-only chat system was first developed in 1988 by a Finnish computer scientist named Jarkko Oikarinen. Oikarinen couldn't have known at the time just how his creation would affect the lives of people around the world, but it became one of the key early tools that kept Ars Technica running as a virtual workplace—it even lead to love and marriage. To honor IRC's 30th birthday, we're foregoing the cake and flowers in favor of some memories. Three long-time Ars staffers share some of their earliest IRC interactions, which remind us that the Internet has always been simultaneously wonderful and kind of terrible. Lee Hutchinson, Senior technology editor June 20, 1995 was the day I logged onto the Internet for the very first time. It wasn't my first time being "online"—as a veteran of the 713 BBS scene, I was well acquainted with the world behind my modem—but "the Internet" was a thing about which I had only … [Read more...] about Internet Relay Chat turns 30—and we remember how it changed our lives