Articles on the impact of technology

impact of technology



Radio Shack: thanks for all the memories
Karl D. Stephan | 14 March 2014 |
tags: education, engineering, RadioShack, technology
One of America's greatest engineering schools is fading away.


You can’t see the doctor: he’s checking boxes right now
Karl D. Stephan | 04 March 2014 |
tags: electronic medical record, electronic records, engineering
Imposing the heavy hand of the Federal government is not the way to enforce uniform standards.


The cloudy future
Karl D. Stephan | 04 February 2014 |
tags: cloud, internet, privacy, surveillance
The big technology companies are forcing us into the Cloud, whether we like it or not.


Bored? Don’t worry, it might be the start of something brilliant
Ian H Robertson | 28 January 2014 |
tags: boredom, information technology, psychology
Boredom has a purpose - it signals that you are searching for new goals.


Lessons from Sandy Hook
Rick Fitzgibbons | 03 December 2013 |
tags: gun control, Sandy Hook school shootings, video games
A government report on a school shooting in which six adults and 20 children died fails to establish a motive.


The prophet of Silicon Valley
Egil Asprem | 06 October 2013 |
tags: New Age, Ray Kurzweil, Singularity, spirituality, transhumanism
One of the tech industry's most revered figures is a leading light in the transhumanist movement.


In praise of honest work
Karl D. Stephan | 25 September 2013 |
tags: anthropology, unemployment, work
If we believed in the honour of work, employment would take care of itself.


The perils of multitasking
Richard Gunderman | 23 September 2013 |
tags: meditation, multitasking, texting
Distraction can literally be deadly.


Facing up to Facebook bullying
Angela Shanahan | 23 September 2013 |
tags: cyber-bullying, Facebook, social networking
European research shows that parents are the key to kids' sane use of social media.


Happy birthday to Google, the teenager that runs the world
Sunila Lobo | 10 September 2013 |
tags: Google, internet
By the time you were 15, had you become a verb?


Data mining is a risky business
John Bambenek | 03 September 2013 |
tags:
Remember: the bad guys can fight back by manipulating the algorithms.


Will your kids suffer from digital dementia?
Charles Recknagel | 13 August 2013 |
tags: computers, digital media, education
Can young brains withstand six or seven hours a day in front of computer screens?


The slow death of a pseudo-discipline
Denyse O'Leary | 24 June 2013 |
tags: evolutionary psychology, neuroscience
Enthusiasm for neuro-everything seems to be waning in the light of evidence that brain scans don't tell us very much.


Gathering private information online is abuse of state power
Grant Blank | 10 June 2013 |
tags: big data, privacy, surveillance
We urgently need a debate on the right of Big Government to trawl through Big Data.


Let’s print some guns
Karl D. Stephan | 31 May 2013 |
tags: 3-D printing, gun control, technology
Dedicated libertarians want to use 3-D printer technology to make guns that kill people.


How to cope with cyber-bullying
Izzy Kalman | 05 April 2013 |
tags: bullying, cell phones, cyberbullying, teenagers
Parents who would never allow their children to drive without lessons give them mobile phones and hope for the best. Good luck to them!


Facebook fail
Helena Adeloju | 25 March 2013 |
tags: advertising, Facebook, pornography
I am no friend of a networking site that leaves me unprotected from offensive ads and posts.


Safety in social media comes down to lifestyles
Reynaldo Rivera | 08 January 2013 |
tags: cyber-bullying, social networking, values
The quality of family relationships is a key to safety on social networking sites, according to new research from Europe.


Leveson is all about politics
Ivor Gaber | 04 December 2012 |
tags: British press, David Cameron, Leveson Inquiry
Forget the arguments about the finer points of media regulation. This is all about old-fashioned hard-ball politics.


Barefoot power lights up rural Africa
Izael Pereira Da Silva and Boldewijn Sloet | 17 September 2012 |
tags: Africa, development, solar energy
Two Australian entrepreneurs are behind a company that is transforming lives at the bottom of the social pyramid.


Curiosity kills the sceptics
Karl D. Stephan | 08 August 2012 |
tags: Mars, NASA, space flight, technology
Dropping a robot vehicle on the surface of Mars was "an unprecedented feat of technology that will stand as a point of national pride far into the future," said President Obama. He's right.


This is not an article
Zac Alstin | 16 July 2012 |
tags: art, internet, philosophy
The surrealist painter Henri Magritte anticipated our immersion in the unreal world of the internet.


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