What is Technology
What is Technology
What is Technology to the World?
One of the largest clusters of technological industries in the world has earned its own nickname known around the world: "Silicon Valley"
Technology has oft been looked at as a means to optimize the day to day, the mundane, the monotonous, and the difficult. While Google and Amazon have mused on about drone based delivery, in Nevada 7-11 has partnered up to deliver a drone based delivery service. "For the November drone delivery service, customers ordered food and beverages, but mostly over-the-counter medicines. The drones used a GPS system to locate a customer’s house, where the drone wouldn’t land, but rather hover near the ground before lowering the package.
Deliveries were completed, on average, less than ten minutes after the order was placed, according to a statement from Flirtey." (
Glaser, A. 2016, paragraphs 6,7)
"Hawaii already has a mandate for the state to produce 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045, and soon it may add clean transportation to its energy plan. State Representative Chris Lee intends to introduce a bill into the legislature that would formalize the state’s goal of powering 100 percent of its ground transportation by renewable energy, such as biofuels or electricity." (2017, Paragraph 1, Liane Yvkoff) The movement for a completely green transportation industry is much more feasible for a small place like Hawaii but also incredibly admirable and is becoming more and more believable as we advance in our non fossil fuel reliant methods of power and/or energy conversion.
"What is Technology to me"?
How I felt before
Technology is probably the strongest and most versatile tool to come from humanity in the last several years for both recreational use and enhancing the lifestyles of the everyday person.
Back in 2014 A scuba mask that produced Oxygen from the water around you was invented in Korea. (Photo source:
Companies like Monoprice have brought things like 3D printing to the common populace. It's approaching its apex in its ability to change the production industry and personal creations too. Several cosplays have heavily utilized 3D printing for its ability to create precision pieces relatively cheaply and to their convenience. (Photo:
The limits which consumer computer technology can reach are expanding at ridiculous rates. Min Liang Tan's company Razer seems to take this as a challenge as they create new laptops at every major technology shows with more and more ridiculous options. (Photo:
How I feel upon reflecting on it
Whenever I feel I've seen all that technology has to offer I'm often pleasantly surprised. I've definitely seen prototype exosuits purposed for enhancing combat or labour positions but had no idea such a discrete one had been developed. Harvard states “In a test group of seven healthy wearers, we clearly saw that the more assistance provided to the ankle joints, the more energy the wearers could save with a maximum reduction of almost 23% compared to walking with the exosuit powered-off,” (2011, paragraph 5).
Not only is that incredible efficiency but it's relatively discrete and very light due to being "Made of functional textiles, cable-based actuation and a biologically-inspired control system, the exosuit targets specific leg joints – instead of the full leg – and delivers assistance that is synchronized with the wearer’s walking mechanics in individuals ranging from people that carry heavy loads to people that are disabled by stroke or other health complications." (2011, paragraph 1) (
"In jeopardy" This is more a statement than an advancement. While having only heard one story upon being prompted doing some research on the topic has raised issues of several times federal law enforcement has attempted to draw information out of hardware companies in pursuit of criminals effectively jeopardizing the intellectual security of EVERY SINGLE CLIENT of the respective companies and the legal rights of all companies to be pursued afterwards. See the following reading:
What is Technology to my Peers
My classmates in the Software Development and Network Engineering course seem to break up into two categories.
The interest in the expanding career potential and paths
The interest in programming as either a passion or a means to a goal
I'm friends with a handful of programmers online with pretty extensive GitHub repos
Calzoneman (developed an internet streaming website, multiple plugins for games and applications, ludum dare submissions)
Aaron is a friend of mine who is currently a programming student as well and has several game related projects