After eight years, $2.3 billion, and a whole lot of hype, Magic Leap finally launched their augmented reality glasses – unveiling the invention that is supposed to replace the phone. And as if it were following a pessimist’s prophecy, it’s a bit of a disappointment. Just take the words of Palmer Luckey, one of Oculus’s… Continue reading Where do augmented reality glasses belong?
Algorithms are discretely at work in the background of our lives, from the price you pay for a plane ticket to the information you receive on social media. Then again, what if our interactions with algorithms were more obvious? What if we deliberately called upon programs to make our decisions? Would this be the end… Continue reading Would you trust algorithms to make all your choices?
Last month, video game enthusiasts watched nearly 775 million hours of content on Twitch! To the outsider looking in, that’s 775 million hours that could’ve been used in far more productive ways. But this view of the gaming industry is a view that needs to be changed. Professional sport franchises are beginning hire gaming teams… Continue reading How can video games play a productive role in society?
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?
Intelligence is power. We are smarter than dogs, therefore we keep them as house pets. Computers will soon be smarter than humans, so they may keep us as house pets (at least that’s what Elon Musk believes). This claim isn’t baseless. In fact, I’m referring to The Singularity, which is the hypothesis that creating an… Continue reading Would you worship a superintelligent AI god?
Our privacy is under siege. And it’s a battle on two fronts. In digital spaces, we can’t carry out a single keystroke without being recorded by our internet providers, tech corporations, and Big Brother. In physical spaces, we’re seeing more facial recognition surveillance cameras than ever before.But this can’t be the end-all-be-all… On the digital… Continue reading Are digital disguises our only hope at privacy?
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?
Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, and Apple’s Siri… Each of these companies want to create the standard by which home entertainment, home communications, and home automation evolve. The Home Operating System. Jorge Serna, Hackernoon But the simple fact is that we aren’t anywhere near seeing a true HomeOS (home operating system) that will bring our households into… Continue reading Do you want your home to be connected by software?
Phones are officially boring: the only topic that’s up for debate with the Galaxy Note 9 is the lack of the iconic notch found on the iPhone X, and that it has a headphone jack. The notch has been cloned by almost every phone maker out there, and the headphone jack is a commodity that’s… Continue reading Are we unconsciously worshipping technology?