How Technology is Changing The Future and Us

 There has been a quantum increase and use of technology over the past 30 years. If you think about it, mobile phones, let alone “smart phones” have only been around since the 80’s.

 

There has been a quantum increase and use of technology over the past 30 years. If you think about it, mobile phones, let alone “smart phones” have only been around since the 80’s.

Everything is computerised, almost to the point of not needing much human interaction for some businesses.

And there is even more to come in the future with how technology will change things, and also maybe cause some confusion and mischief.

Data and Details

Who would have thought years ago that data and your detail would be so valuable.

Who would have thought that something like Facebook, would be as popular as it is, and a way to mine data on people. Data that can be sold for commercial purposes.

Loyalty cards are another way to get data and information on us.

Stores and shops can track what w buy, how frequent we buy it, and how much we spend. Important information that can be used to market products to us.

Of course all that data and details being valuable brings out the criminal element, hackers, fraudsters, and scammers.

How Technology is Changing The Future and Us

A whole new realm of mischief.

And this mischief must be addressed, by individuals, businesses, and also the courts. New laws were set-up, and put into place. Antivirus software programmes were developed and sold, Technology was pushing us forward, and in some places, areas we may not be ready for.

Driverless Cars

Here’s where a bit of technology gets life a bit like a science fiction film, cars that drive themselves, autonomous cars.

Also, here is where technology is really driving, a great pun there, many industries at once.

How Technology is Changing The Future and Us

You not only have the auto manufacturing industry, but also the insurance industry, and all the peripheral businesses that are associated with cars and driving.

Our children may never need to know how to drive a car, ever. And eventually, there will be a driverless car crash.

Then how do we react, what happens???

Technology is pushing us forward….pushing.

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Technology has now messed with our money, our currency!

Bitcoin, at present, is a hot investment vehicle, and one that is growing!

How Technology is Changing The Future and Us

As to where it is headed, no one really knows, but for now it is a hot commodity!

Even with its volatility.

However, once again, technology has changed our viewpoints and lives.

Who would have thought years ago people would put good money into something they cannot see or touch, as an investment. And I am not meaning paper shares in a company, but a currency which technically doesn’t exist!

Bitcoin is mined by people with computers doing mathematics, checking the ledger for Bitcoin?!

Granted they use electricity and time, but there is no real product or service, yet the “coin” has value.

AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Here is where we discuss, in brief, a game changer, a life changer, AI, Artificial Intelligence.

According to the great Stephen Hawking, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”

Why does he feel this way?

How Technology is Changing The Future and Us

It could be we lose the ability to think for ourselves.

It could be that AI takes over, and winds up ruling us.

Look at films that had used AI as a premise or part of their story line, HAL in Kubrick’s 2001, Terminator’s Skynet becoming self-aware, or other smart and intelligent computers.

It could happen.

Technology takes over, and it takes over us.

However, not in the foreseeable future.

But it does give one pause to think, and look back, to where we were, and how technology has changed our lives.

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