When people talk about how electronics components are getting smarter than ever with each passing day, they’re not talking about chips and circuit boards that can think by themselves – though, to be completely fair, that type of technology certainly can’t be that far away. Instead, they’re referring to the “smart” world in which we now live. One where it’s possible to use your cellphone to adjust the temperature inside your home while you’re still at work. One that lets you use your tablet to program your DVR while you’re on vacation because you forgot to tell it to record the latest episode of your favorite show before you left [...]
Self-driving vehicles will change the face of driving as we know it, but along with the mind-boggling technology swirls a host of questions and concerns. The potential impact on the car industry, the economy, road safety and U.S. laws is huge. With such a new concept, it is impossible to consider all the implications; however, some are obvious.
Advances in technology are happening at an unbelievable rate. Each and every day there are unique, new opportunities due to technological advancements. In the medical arena, the leaps and bounds are truly mind boggling, especially when you consider that some methods used a decade ago are now considered ancient and obsolete. And, the methods and machinery we use today are already on the fast track to being replaced by tomorrow’s next big thing.
When we talk about all of the advancements being made in technology these days, we tend to focus on the personal benefits of those developments. We talk about the iWatch. We talk about smart phones and being able to stream Netflix directly into our brains (okay, that’s not actually available yet). We talk about how everyday life is starting to resemble Star Trek and, in terms of personal computing, Minority Report.