Month: March 2020
Month: March 2020
An Honest Opinion
From the renaissance to the present age the most significant and fundamental change in the world has been technology. As human beings grew and bonded intellectually, the planet saw the creation and implementation of science and technology. Nothing in the universe has so affected mankind; nothing has fascinated us to this extent as technology.
The changes have been so rapid that it suddenly consumed the interest of a vast majority of humans and has now left us feeling empty, in a void, like vacuum.
What I mean is if we look subjectively into the way technology has emerged into the times there are two distinct phases:
One was the beginning of the golden era during the times of Da Vinci and later Newton and finally Einstein until 1900 where discovery as such was neonatal. Every single discovery and invention merited the maximum cognitive brilliance of the human mind. The technologies developed and the sciences studied were a challenge to the human mind itself. Even today, many people fail to understand the meaning behind Einstein’s theories or Da Vinci’s brilliance. The world that day was an exciting one for intellectuals. Discoveries made, hit the headlines almost everyday in the newspapers.
But if we see the second phase, the second half of 1900’s to today, there has been a total paradigm shift in the way research takes place. Technology advances today in a rather sporadic manner. Science has diversified into an application oriented business rather than the pure magic of discovery and invention. Learning for learning sake has become passé.
The entire gamut of technology has become a commercial enterprise with almost every aspect of learning requiring external coaching. Individuality and originality is lost in a sea of madness, a rat race where the winner is the richest.
Nothing creates headlines in technology today except the booming of markets, the building of new industries and foreign trade.
The raw design of research which was once the fundamental aspiration of every human being is gone. With future advancements we might lose that feeling, the pristine feeling of pure joy that discovery brings, the madness that is the insignia of life on earth.…
Technology has changed a lot since I was a kid. Being in my mid-forties, I’ve seen great technological changes over my life. When I was a kid, for example, we knew that computers would be important in the future. But, we didn’t know that they would be in people’s homes and can fit in the palms of our hands. In the last ten years, there seems to be an acceleration of mobile and development towards nanotechnology.
Technology is more mobile, nowadays, because it is smaller and it is smaller so it can be more mobile. Everyone seems to be carrying around a small computer nowadays that are more powerful than the business computers in the early 80s. Fifteen years ago, you wouldn’t see someone walking along the street with a smartphone in their hands like you do now. People can connect to the internet, read email and play games on phones that are fairly high in resolution. For me, mobile technology has meant that I can maintain important communication when I am not at home for long periods.
Another thing that has increased a great deal in the last ten years is the number of cameras that are being used and carried around. Everyone seems to be taking pictures now. The cameras in phones have improved a great deal and easy editing software makes it easier to take good pictures. Cameras have also gotten smaller and easy to keep hidden, which isn’t a good thing, sometimes. But, they can help solve crimes and provide helpful information in other situations. Some people even use them to take pictures of documents or even checks for deposits. That’s something I wouldn’t have seen anyone do ten years ago.
American society seems to be more saturated with computers, in one way or another, than ever. In 2003, it is estimated that only 62% of the households in the United States had their own personal computer. Now, it’s at least 77% with most of those having broadband. This not only means that most people in the country have computers at home, but that they’re probably faster than they were ten years ago. This may mean that more people are using the internet to do things like pay bills, watch TV, chat by video, or shop online. I’ve been using broadband for more than ten years, but it is a lot faster than it was when I first started using it.…