The modern world is driven by technology and children, as the stereotype says, are driven by the technology. Generally, at home, when we face an issue with our computer or the mobile phone, what we tend to do is call the nearby kid to have it fixed. Does this mean children can use the technology the best way and use it in the betterment of others and themselves? The answer, sadly, is no! They are smart, but still are kids and technology is more powerful than they are.
Like they say about the brain that it is a great slave, but dangerous master, the very same principle applies to the internet. It is awesome until you use it for references and increase the knowledge base, but once it starts to control you, consider yourself doomed! The type and level of security depend upon the age of the kid, but it is very important to keep a check on the do’s of the children and keep an eye on the websites your children visit. Parental computer protection is as important as protecting your child offline. Continue reading
Technology is always changing and evolving, but most businesses can’t afford to keep pace with the latest trends. There is always something new in the market that companies can buy to leverage their systems and upgrade them. It is a dilemma but don’t haste on buying new technology right away, if you have built a good foundation of technology you are still on track.
Focus on laying a solid foundation for your business technology, with a plan and a budget for ongoing support, maintenance and replacement. It’s just as important to get the technology basics right as it is to have a strong financial or marketing plan. In this article, I share with you a touch on the ten technology basics that should be in place in your business to get it running in soid shape.
1. Hardware & Software – The most obvious technology components. To reduce problems, ensure that your hardware isn’t too old and always use legally licensed software. Continue reading
Over the last century there has been exponential growth in technology. How able are we to predict the future of technology and what are the social effects of increased technology usage?
Technology and Transition
History and future trends:
The best summary of the history of information technologies is a graph that shows the calculations per second per $1,000 from 1900 to today. (Try googling calculations per second per $1,000) What we see when we look at these figures is exponential growth.
Up take of the printing press took hundreds of years; uptake of the radio and TV took decades; uptake of the computer and mobile phones took years. The kitsch and yet astonishing comparison that is usually trotted out in conversations like this is that there is over 100 times more computing power in our smart phone than there was in the Apollo Space Program.
Each time we reach the capacity of one technology, a new one appears that takes the technology to the next level. Vacuum tubes were replaced by transistors, which were replaced by chips, which will probably be replaced by 3 dimensional self-organising molecular circuits or perhaps even quantum computers. Continue reading