Imagine if you can take your “car” to downtown for having lunch and leave the vehicle to park all by itself. Imagine a blind or a disabled, an elderly or a drunk, riding the vehicle all alone without fearing an accident, or being nabbed by the police. This is the Self Driving Car or the “Smart Car” for you.
Battery Myths to Be Ignored. Outdated Practices & Modern Batteries
People believe in all sorts of rules for what you should do with your device in regards to battery life. Real rules do exist, but there are multiple rumored ones that are myth. You should ignore those and I’ll explain them here so that you can begin to separate the fact from fiction. Batteries have become easier to manage over the years and some beliefs on their care are simply outdated.
Future of Manufacturing
Usually, manufacturing or construction is all about cost-efficiency. Then comes along a mad scientist who will prove to the world that they’ve got it all wrong! A crazy idea is born and demonstrated – which of course upsets a lot of people. Soon, the villagers come knocking with their torches and pitchforks to deal with this new threat to their old ways of thinking and doing things!
The Rise of Medical Malware & Exploits. Malware is Unhealthy for Humans, not Just Computers
If you keep up with tech news and developments you may be aware of the potential for embedded medical devices to be hacked and used to covertly track and monitor people. Their devices could even be used to distribute malware. Pacemakers and insulin pumps, heart monitors and other devices could be vulnerable. Imagine using medical devices to extort someone with a threat on their life.
Drone – Toys in the West, Weapons in the Middle-East
When we read the stories of how drones could revolutionize business, we got excited. Perhaps drones could deliver goods at lower costs than traditional of minimum-wage delivery boys. How about fire-fighting drones that save firemen lives. But what did we get instead? Capitalism – of course!
Digital Assistants: A Battle of Wits
It’s been quite some time since digital assistants hit the scene. Siri popularized the program with her iconic voice and ease of use. Apple revolutionized the concept with voice recognition and location services that allowed Siri to see where you were and remembered what you said. Responses weren’t a lifeless robotic voice, but a human one. You could change her name, her gender, her language all with the touch of a button or by telling her to. Siri kept reminders, suggested locales for eating, shopping, having fun or whatever you are looking for at the time. She could call anyone in your contact list as well as dialling any foreign number.
Just Enough to Be Dangerous
Modern technology and the access to instant information has fostered a whole new type of person that knows just enough to be dangerous. You know the type. They have a small amount of knowledge about a subject and become overconfident. They leap to ridiculous conclusions based on what they know without taking into account that there is so much that they don’t know.