Archive for ‘Technology’

June 28, 2016

Net Neutrality is a Good Thing

AmplifyWhat is the Internet? It seems like an easy question, but is it? Do we really know what the Internet is? We know what Facebook or Google is. We know what we use every day on our phones. However, who can actually formulate an accurate definition of the Internet? That is our first step on the way to stasis. What is it? We can argue about it, we can debate how to use it, but without a definition, it is just sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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August 15, 2015

TechNOlogy

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By: Maria Goodwin

Compare a personal public bus ride experience with an bus experience your grandparents have had. It’s likely they will tell of fresh conversation and meeting new people. These days, we put plugs in and tune out. Screens surround us – iPods, TVs, cellphones, computers – our lives are enveloped in technology and if often seems there is no escaping it. Millennials  are very attached to technology, but the most in ‘danger’ of a full real-world detachment are the future generations who will grow up completely surrounded by technology. I have watched my little cousins all sit together and not say one word to each while they stare blankly into their bring screens. A moment meant to be spent in community is squandered while emojis are jammed into a text box. As a nanny of six years, what I found most terrifying was the youngest boy being able to work his way around Youtube and iPhone apps, but he could barely form full sentences. Though we’ve made countless important discoveries and have accomplished a great deal thanks to the ever-evolving technological world, the lasting effect it has on our upcoming generations is one I feel could be devastating, especially in a social context.

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August 16, 2014

Embracing Robots in the Workforce

robot-1309468-sBy the year 2025, we can very well see the rise of robots in the workplace. In a research survey released by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project and Elon University’s Imagining and Internet Center, 1900 experts and respondents were asked about the impact of artificial intelligence 11 years from now. The results of the survey were split down the middle. Forty-eight percent of the respondents said that robots would destroy more jobs than they would create, and fifty-two percent said that robots would create more jobs than they kill. In other words, according to the study, there could be both huge benefits and consequences.

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August 15, 2014

Should We Be Afraid Of Robot Laborers?

A recent study by the Pew Research Center asked about 1900 scientists whether robots will create jobs for human workers or will they take away more jobs than they make by 2025. The results are evenly split, where 52% think robots will be creating jobs while 48% claim robots will take away jobs.

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August 14, 2014

Robots Are Not The Enemy

handshakerobot-617x416Many people grow up with a set of goals in mind.  These goals may include traveling the world, owning a beautiful home, or getting married and having kids.  However, the most important goal that almost all people have in common is to attain a good, steady job so that they can live a comfortable life.  Many people would agree that landing a secure job with decent pay is not always an easy feat.  By the year 2025, technology experts say that robots will have joined the workforce.  What kind of affect these robots will have on the job market is a question definitely worth considering.

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May 8, 2014

Our Freedom Loving Concept in Danger

Netneutralitycopy1Do you frequently browse the internet? Well, you’re on the internet right at this moment reading this. But what if something were to happen in the future, and suddenly your access to this site either vanishes or becomes very unstable? Well, that’s something you don’t need to worry about living in America because of this thing called network neutrality, more widely known as net neutrality.

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May 8, 2014

Aloft with Project Loon

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By Michael Richey

I’m prone to daydreaming, flights of fancy which can strike me at any moment. I believe in the notion that these momentary lapses in attention spur genuine innovation, or at least help us reconsider conundrums. Visualizing the concept behind Project Loon, an effort to provide internet to the multitudes without it, might strike one as a daydream. But that’s if the problem their addressing doesn’t floor you first.

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May 8, 2014

Heartbleed Implications

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Computer security has become very important nowadays, with various hackers and those who want to steal personal information from others, it’s natural to be cautious of how secure your information is.  That is why, when the Heartbleed bug was discovered, people started to worry about their personal information being stolen.  This incident was big enough to garner nation-wide attention.  In short, what Heartbleed could allow is for attackers to be able to gain small bits of information from affected servers over and over again to the point where they would grab important, and possibly personal, information. 

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April 28, 2014

Time for an Upgrade?

Microsoft-Windows-XP-logo-blissTechnology is advancing like the speed of light, and every day, month, and year, something new is being released making current technology outdated. The possibility of the advancement and what we can do with technology is so great, that it makes running businesses and even our personal lives easier.

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April 26, 2014

3D Printing: An Opportunity Worth Taking

Three dimensional printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of using filament to form a solid 3D object from a digital model. Since the introduction of this new technology, 3D printing has become a major influence in today’s market being distributed and manufactured for uses and application from engineering to our military.

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