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

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Web 3.0

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What is the web?

We (probably) use web 2.0 everyday, or at least the vast majority of us, but what exactly is web 2.0?

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is all about user interaction, participation and connection with one another online. In other words, web 2.0 allows us to share (to the world) what opinions we have through forms, wikis and blogs – including this one!

When the internet first originated the web enabled us (users) to add our very own websites on pretty much anything we wanted. This meant that the amount of websites just grew, and grew into the vast mass of communication we have today. This platform and limited connectivity is now known as web 1.0

Web 3.0

In a previous post I touched on how Apple might be able to change their market, and potentially blow their rivals (such as, Samsung) out of the water by allowing users to make payments via their mobile devices. This isn’t just about interaction, this is about interconnectivity! Thus web 3.0 e.g. a mobile will (one day) be able to allow a user to go online to view a website, (web 1.0) and allow a user to comment to the rest of the world what they think about the article/content (web 2.0) and make a connection with another third party – such as a bank – to process (web 3.0) something. It seems for now that this will be the next generation of ‘surfers.’

So to all the new kids born today, it seems that not only will they be a new daughter/son, but they will also be the future and users of web 3.0 and beyond.

Happy 2012 web 2.0

Post 43, over and out

Apple goes slimmer!

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What does 2012 have in store?

Apple in March 2012 are going to announce a new ultra slim (15″) MacBook. Is technology simply going to get lighter and thinner? Perhaps this will mean that technology will make use of what we already have i.e. using a wall as a monitor, or making a webcam more than a Skype piece of equipment – could it detect eye movements? Could it know what part of the screen we are looking at? Will this solve the double click generation?

Happy Christmas web 2.0

Post 42, over and out

Future of movies

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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

A new era of the web?

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The internet is pack with information, some good, some not so good whilst other pieces of information has become apart of our daily lives (such as, BBC News and other Current Affair websites). But with more and more people accessing the internet, and more and more people creating accounts online, do we have a problem whereby the internet is really a messy mass of information. Something that leads us to useless websites?

Take the example of the last webpage site (www.wwwdotcom.com). It states that you have reached the end of the internet’s network … how could we if Blogs are being created daily, across the world?!

Last Website, ever!

Perhaps such URLs (as above) just add to the poorer content out there. Does such people actually demote the quality of the internet? Does the interent (as a structure) not have any control on what people say, how people will react etc One could argue, that the above site is scaring users of the internet

In all, what is interesting about the whole last webpage website, is that people will leterally write (and talk) about stuff of stuff. Will the internet every become safeguarded, i.e., quality control for websites and/or Blogs, quantity controlled for the number of emails a ‘normal’ person is able to have etc

What is really interesting about the internet is it’s ability to connect and interconnect people to places and things. But when one searches for a topic there are an array of results related to that search. For example, music … we can search for music and get artists official pages, or to Joe Bloggs’ Blog on a musical artist. One accurate, the other perhaps one sided because the person (indeed, personal) is writing from a fan point of view. Is the internet now just bits of peoples personal values and beliefs. I.e., is it that we are just writing about things on social networking sites? Such as, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Bloggger, WordPress etc – is this the future of the internet? Short accounts relating to one’s own preference!

Post 23, over and out.