There's a moment in the film, Her when Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) realizes that the relationship he's having with his new operating system is not exactly a private experience. Within the short span it takes for him to fall in love with his sexy AI system, the phenomenon of engaging in a non-human relationship is trending. It's only while paying attention in public, that he discovers AI love has become a socially accepted norm for many people. He was just too lost in his own moment to notice.
If you're old enough, or remember much in your high school history class, you probably remember the golden days of airships. Not so long ago, blimps and their cousins were the darlings of pilots and many a pundit predicted they would take over aviation. But then jet engines stole their place in history and airships were relegated to the logo for a tire company.
The defense attorney paused in his speech, bowed his head, and for a few moments, simply pursed his lips and studied the fists he clenched in front of his chest. Then he lifted his head, simultaneously opened his fists with his palms up, turned and addressed the judge directly.
We live in the age of a technological breakthrough. Striving for comfortable life makes us overpass the limits and think innovatively. So, we can predict that many of the things we use daily could lose their value for us just in the next ten years. You can find below the list of things which will probably become obsolete by 2030.
When a product resembles waste in a practical sense, acts of manufacturing and transporting become ways to occupy a new place in time. In the context of the market, sand is distinguished from gravel by gradation, from soil by use value. In the gradation process, sand is passed through a series of sieves, ever finer, and sorted. A name is given, leading to a value, which curves, slopes, and flattens depending on economic forces too large to see.
Either it will be a technological gadget-fest where there will be flying cars, holographic projections, and robot servants; or it will be a desolate future where we’ve wrecked the environment, caused nuclear winters, or enacted police states through governments either turning on its own people or another country. So what are the best examples of these two polar opposites? Let’s have a look.
Technological singularity refers to the point in time where artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence, and the troubling trajectory of technological singularity should be something more widely recognized. What happens to humanity after we pass the brink of hyper-intelligent computers is a difficult question to answer.
We live in an age of rapid technological advancement, but also an era of excessive use of natural resources and land. The construction industry recognizes the need to evolve and revolutionize its approach to building, as well as the materials used for crafting new structures. With the implementation of innovative materials becoming more prominent in modern architecture, as well as unconventional, outside-of-the-box designs and concepts, we are witnessing the rise of eco-consciousness on a global level. New technologies are being developed, changing the appearance, and lifespan of our buildings, thus propelling the industry towards a safer, cleaner, and more sustainable future. Let’s take a look at some innovative, eco-friendly building materials that are transforming and reshaping modern-day architecture.
The idea of a cashless society, is it really such a good idea? Experts agree that it is, but looking at the data when it comes to crime, paper trails, cash management, bank fees, and identity theft, is it really a good idea? Although the advancement to a cashless society is futuristic, a few things must be addressed so society can be successful in this transition.
You might have heard the term nanobots in movies and remember them as microrobots. Nanobots in real life are nanoparticles sized machines. Nanoparticles are in between 1 to 100 nanometers. The study of building nanobots is called Nanorobotics. It is now mainly in the development phase and can have great potential to unlock new possibilities in the world of technology.
In a world of mass disinformation, it is easy to let opinions and speculation get in the way of facts and science. It is no secret our climate is changing. What is difficult is accurately predicting the impact this change will have on the immediate and long-term futures. Due to a mainly political agenda, alternative fuels such as wind, hydroelectric, and solar power have been idolized as our planet’s saving grace. At the same time, exaggerated claims have destroyed the reputation of anything nuclear, and has made the subject almost taboo. However, when presented objectively with the facts, as well as the sheer potential of fission/fusion technology, it is understandable to see nuclear power is the most viable alternative to fossil fuels in the fight to deter climate change.