Realistically speaking, if humanity is to persist very far into the twenty-first century, we will need the help of sophisticated genetic engineering to deal with the huge piles of plastic trash we keep producing and to avoid regressing to primitive hunter-gatherer societies.
Category Archives: Science and Technology
The Longterm Implications of AI: A Philosophical Inquiry
The implications of AI-generated images and deepfakes are vast and complex, even scary, posing ethical, social, and legal challenges that demand careful consideration.
While these technologies have the potential to revolutionize art, entertainment, and communication, they also raise critical questions about truth, trust, and the nature of reality itself. As we navigate this new landscape, it is essential that we approach these issues with a critical and philosophical eye, engaging in open and honest dialogue about the potential risks and benefits of AI-generated images and deepfakes.
From Sci-Fi to Reality: The Evolution of 3D Printing and Smart Fabrics
Fashion and technology have been converging in some truly groundbreaking ways. With the rise of 3D printing and the emergence of smart fabrics, designers and brands are pushing the boundaries, creating everything from fantastical, otherworldly designs that seem to defy gravity, to a range of features, from moisture-wicking, and temperature regulation to biometric tracking .
Will 3D printing and smart fabrics become more accessible and affordable and will they become increasingly mainstream?
The Day the World Stopped: Imagining a Future Without The Internet of Things
The world is in a constant state of flux, and the things that we hold dear today may be forgotten and abandoned tomorrow. This is particularly true in the realm of technology, where advancements are made at an astonishing pace, and the latest innovation can quickly become outdated and obsolete in a flash.It’s hard to imagine a world without the internet of things (IoT). We rely so heavily on the technology that surrounds us, from our smartphones and laptops to our smart homes and cars. The impact of losing access IoT would be profound, disrupting not only our personal lives but also the economy and society as a whole.
To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before
This red arid-looking planet, named after the Roman War God Mars, has been luring mankind since it was first sighted by Galileo Galilei in 1610 and has once again gained notoriety. How feasible is the colonization of Mars? What are the major obstacles aside from water and harsh living conditions?
We Can’t Afford Another Tech Boom Here’s Why
Big Tech companies need to own up to their responsibilities and become active stakeholders in implementing a circular economy with designs that take into account not only the use of an object but its lifespan and recycling as well. Consumers should have the right to repair.
Resource-Rich Countries Of The Future
The metal industry may be faced with multiple issues but the path is clear, stakeholders need to be encouraged to commit to waste management, through recovery, recycling, and adhering to the principles of a circular economy.
The resource-rich countries of the future will be those that work to overcome the challenges linked to waste management and recycling while focusing on business practices that benefit society as a whole.
Brain Interfaces: Evolutionary Advance Or Decline?
Some would argue that we are not ready for this leap. These developments would greatly increase both the efficiency and power of select individuals and organizations to monitor, regulate and respond. Just as we use tools to shape our world, the tools we use shape us.
Facial Recognition – Friend or Foe?
Corporate surveillance, data mining, and profiling, GPS tracking, and wireless tracking have enhanced surveillance to new dizzying heights, never known before. Facial Recognition technology promises benefits at a cost. How much privacy are you willing to compromise?
What Does An Adaptation Technologist Do?
If you have an adaptive mindset and enjoy fostering innovative solutions to global environmental issues, training is available to become an Adaptation Technologist.