Technology

Global Trends to Combat Climate Change

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Stories of the disastrous consequences of climate change as well as attempts to fight it have been in headlines for years now. Fortunately, there have been recent global trends to combat the menace that is climate change—including improvements for environmentally-friendly products and the gradual abandonment of environment-damaging processes.

Cigarette: slaying with its third-hand smoke

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Cigarettes are more harmful then what we thought and that is already surprising! It’s well known how cigarettes have a poisonous effect in health as the damages it provokes include blood vessels, reproductive organs, mouth, lungs, heart, and many other organs. Certainly, the number of deaths caused by smoking cigarettes is higher than alcohol in many countries. Though, not only its first-hand smoke kills, its second-hand smoke can be very dangerous causing the same number of diseases. But how is this a new discovery? These effects have been known for a while.

Objectification is Not a Game

In this advertisement for the portable gaming system called the PlayStation Vita, a faceless woman is shown to have two sets of breasts, one on her front and one on her back. The tag line, “touch both sides for added enjoyment,” is written in a small minimalist font and is positioned in the bottom right corner. Unsurprisingly, the poster focuses on the provocatively clothed woman and not on the advertised product.

Shodan: Our Generation's "Big Brother"

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On January 27th, 2016, an article published by The Canadian Press shed light on a little-known web page named Shodan. The site serves as both a search engine and a database of connected computers and devices from around the world. Essentially, Shodan gives the average Joe access to all forms of video and audio feeds that don’t require usernames or passwords.

Remote controlled “living” organism ?

June 22 2004, Matt Nagle a former football athlete was the first human being to use a direct neural interface (DNI) or brain-computer interface (BCI) to promote its autonomy after his paralysis. It is quite normal to be amazed by a technology that allows a disabled person to develop as others and be more autonomous. Let’s face it, creating a device that directly communicates with your neurons could raise some serious ethical questions regarding is use.

Google Now Owns Skynet, and Why We Shouldn’t Worry

With the quick development of advanced technology in the past decade, it is nowadays possible to manipulate reality and surpass human capabilities.

Do you ever text and walk?

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Melissa Dahl, author of the article “Texters can’t walk in a straight line, study shows” published January 22, 2014 informs us of a new problem, texting and walking. A new study has shown that texting on your phone while walking actually changes someone demeanor, it causes people to walk slower and also making it harder to walk in a straight line. Some Australian researchers filmed 26 men walk while texting and once walking normally.

Robotics and the Internet

In what ways is the development of robotics technology analogous to the development of American culture? What does our development and use of robotics say about our cultural development? What are the advantages and perils of the combined technologies of robotics and the internet?

Killer robots, the future of this world?

 

Technology in general interests me. The advancement that humans did over the past decades baffles me and what they come up with every day really challenges ethics in an extreme way. When I was reading about robots and their abilities, I came across an interesting article:

http://www.roughtype.com/?p=3371

Live...On another planet?

Have you ever thought of living on another planet than Earth? Something that was just seen in movies will now become a reality. Magnificent or frightened, it’s for you to decide. For 25$, you can buy yourself a trip to Mars in 2023, but a little condition applies; you will never be able to return home. You may think only crazy people will accept a deal of this kind, but surprisingly, over 165,000 people already applied to colonize the Red Planet.