Facial recognition technology and ethics is a hot issue right now. In reality, the media is about ten years behind the technology. A story just surfaced revealing that back in 2008 New York City, with the help of IBM, was using video surveillance analytics to identify individuals. By 2012, the technology advanced to the point… Continue reading If you’ve been to NYC in the past ten years, then you’re the subject of an undercover surveillance program
Category: Connected Environment
How will technology change the way we are remembered?
There’s a deep desire in us all to be remembered. If not by millions of fans, at least by our family and friends. But the ways in which we create memories are changing. The physical gesture is being replaced by the digital spectacle. Stories passed down through memory and at most, a picture or two,… Continue reading How will technology change the way we are remembered?
Can society support a 20-year increase in average lifespan?
Aging is the number one cause of death… No sh** Sherlock! But, seriously: Aging is among the greatest known risk factors for most human diseases, and of roughly 150,000 people who die each day across the globe, about two-thirds die from age-related causes. Abu Shufian Ishtiaq Ahmed, WJEM Aging can be viewed as the gradual deterioration of each… Continue reading Can society support a 20-year increase in average lifespan?
Would you attend a Wedding in Virtual Reality?
It’s crazy to think that one of the most anticipated events of the year was a wedding. Just a few weeks ago, over 29 million US citizens tuned in to watch the Royal Wedding. And while many major TV networks capitalized on the broadcast of this event, they missed one huge opportunity in virtual reality.… Continue reading Would you attend a Wedding in Virtual Reality?