My dearest technology

technology in a letter format

A little different format to get across the power, use, benefits, limitations and possibly the future of technology. Enjoy!

Dear technology,

You are always in my life, from a text message on my mobile to showing the news on a television, you are there. But I have noticed that you put up some benefits and limitations in everyone’s lives, let me explain.

Technology and disability

A smartphone could allow a blind user to send a text message by making use of your voice control, for example. For a deaf user you allow text to be sent to everyone, know matter what a person’s hearing status is.

Technology you frighten me

Technology, I sometimes get a little caught up on your advancements. If you allow users who are techie (technological gifted) to pretty much do anything they want, such as the hacking of CEO Mark Z’s Facebook account last year, what are my rights online?

You have created one of the world’s biggest groups (anonymous) to stand together in the digital world to fight for everyone’s rights, wants and openness. But you have made me, a human, to think like a computer. I cannot use “password” as a password, I have to use capital letters, digits and symbols now that you are in my life. And even at that, I don’t feel totally safe.

Today I read another news article about you and sound. It was outlining that you might implement the exchange of photos and other things from one mobile to another just by using a chirping sound. This chirp only works if their is a certain app on my mobile, but it could be really useful to get my concert tickets really quickly when I am waiting at the gates to see one of my favourite bands.

Technology I often wonder what the future holds. Will you make humans electronic? If countries are starting to make their citizens have a chip in their passports will they suggest that we all use scanners, or have a chip in our finger to prove who we really are and what we have been up to? I sometimes don’t know what to think about you, technology. My mind can race quickly to figure out what you are going to do next.

You excite me

While I often find the future daunting, you excite me. For example, that Animal Systems firm developed chirps into digital sounds which can be read and written to other electronic devices. Who would have thought that would have happened today? Well not me ten years ago!

Thanks for removing barriers to those who have physical and mental problems, getting the most technological gifted people to join in a unit call anonymous and for making my mind run really quickly as I think about what the next big thing might be.

Yours sincerely,

A proud technology user


Analogue to digital

Post 39:

Feed it, snap it, click it

So most things these days are digital, there are fewer and fewer VHS players, Mini Disc players and Mini DVs to name a few! But as we transform our world to 0’s and 1’s (digital language) what happens to all your old contents? Will you leave it in poor condition, or save it in storage and get it transferred to digital?

First thing’s first, this post wasn’t all my idea. I was flicking through BBC Click’s programme and came across this interesting video, seriously it is worth a (3:10) look. In it Ian shares his story of gathering his parents films, and getting it turned into digital technology by experts. He offers some great tips, such as, the importance of converting files to hard drive rather than DVD’s as this will loose picture quality due to compression.

What is the future of media?

So the big question: what is the future of media? Yes, it might seem a little mad to suggest that our DVD’s and Blu-Ray discs will be old soon, but what will happen to the new 3D technologies? What will the 23rd century bring to the technology world?

Some random things that might need to be considered:

  • no more USB pen drives
  • cloud computers – fewer hard drives

No more monitors, just projections on the wall

If technology is already undergoing change, what can we expect our computers to produce by 2050? Perhaps the ability for one panel (the computer base) to have a projection hole as a replacement of a monitor … the mind boggles with an array of possibilities, all good, of course!

Post 39, over and out

Future of movies

Post 24:

Ok, Blu-ray is officially taking over DVD’s, but what about the ‘next big thing?’

TV’s are all being manufactured with USB ports, does this mean that the future of movies (instead of Blu-ray discs) will be sold and distrubuted on USB flash drives? I haven’t even ‘Googled’ this idea, thought I’d fire it out there (on this Blog) to see what you guys think of the future of technology.

Post 24, over and out. Thanks for reading