Well here we are, week 13, all educated on technology and how our world is every so rapidly changing.
I am officially terrified of technology, thank you Ted.
However, I am also willing to embrace it. Being young enough to have grown up with technology, but old enough to remember what it was like to have to go to the library to find information, it gives me an upper hand in life- I think.
My reasoning for this is that, I have watched older generations struggle with upcoming technologies because they haven’t bothered to keep up with the devices and technological trends- not that I can blame them, some of them still write letters and call to loved ones as their only source of communication. Good on them, I say. But I wouldn’t hold my breath on an IT job, ever- if I was in their shoes.
Before I discuss the creepiness of being able to message your house to get your stove pre-heated, fridge stocked, house cleaned, bath running and god knows what else, read this
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I’m sorry, but an ELECTRONIC T-SHIRT! HOW DO YOU WASH THAT!? Why is it necessary. Yes, it is amazingly cool and I want one, but I have no idea what I’d put on it.
There are just so many things that are becoming intertwined with technology and the internet that it can be quite overwhelming. They have face recognition computers, laptops that use your fingerprint as your password, researchers are even developing eatable packaging in order to reduce wastage!
Honestly, with the amount of technology these says, I’m surprised we don’t all have a micro-tracker or some sort of chip inserted into us to gather information at all times!
The videos we were shown in the lecture were amazing! I loved them, I’m into all of that techno stuff, regardless of how intimidating it can be. I wouldn’t want all of those gizmos, but it’s interesting to know that people are able to come up with them.
This picture is what I feel will happen
Only time will tell. Who knows, maybe literally, time will tell us things one day- messaging homes, talking clocks, self sufficient, food ordering fridges- wouldn’t surprise me anymore.
Technology will continue to be at the front line of research from now on because we have developed things that work and created a higher intelligence that allows us to do things such as communicate at a swift pace and ever so efficiently- it will be a never ending cycle of new developments.
I think it is all fun and exciting now because it’s still all relatively new, hopefully we don’t end up like ‘I Robot’ or ‘Artificial Intelligence’- but you never know!
Before I finish my last digc202 post, thank you to everyone who commented, tweeted and interacted with my blogs, posts and tweets! It’s been a pleasure going cyber crazy with you all!