Evolution of Technology
The current state of the IT world is in a current flux. The revolving doors of new technology flooding in have created a transition period for the technologic world. Everyday new types of technology is discovered which creates more and more technology possibilities. The only question is how long will we have to wait until enough technology is discovered to take us to the next stage of technologic evolution.
The state of the current Internet as of 2009 is as expected. According to Focus, an international business website, the technology world has slowly become nothing but a numbers game. The original technologic generation of kids uses the Internet the most. That group consists of people who are roughly 20-30 years of age. As the age group rises the percentage of Internet users goes down. As a whole about 74% of people use the Internet. The Internet is also roughly used at home about 37% of the available time. This phenomenon would also kind of explain the reason for obesity. To put it in retrospect, 37% of a 24-hour day is a little more than 8 hours a day. That’s 8 hours a day on a computer. The explanation behind the 8 hours may be connected to the fact that about 58% of people own a desktop. Another interesting fact that increases computer use is that 46% of people own a laptop. As time moves on and more discovers are made, we can assume that these numbers will continue to grow and move in a less beneficial direction.
Everyone understands that the Internet is slowly becoming the global icon of the world. Despite the new things being discovered everyday, there is a negative to the globalization. MSNBC most recently discovered the origin of negative feedback from the Internet due to the creation of online gangs. Social networking sites such as facebook, myspace, and twitter have recently been reported for online harassments. The original incident came when a few selected gang members began using twitter and facebook to communicate on a supposed hit. This was the first incident of its kind and fortunately it was stopped before anything came of it. Luckily it created a domino affect of investigations that eventually lead to the halt of many more potential dangerous online attacks. The Internet is slowly becoming an online network for the good and the bad.
The ever-continuing evolution of technology has also lead to the potential creation of artificial intelligence. According to the Japanese site of WalYou, the most recent discovery has shown that there have been studies of artificial intelligence that evolve on their own and create adaptive habits. Military studies have proven that certain robots are capable of developing hunting like capabilities. The evolution of artificial intelligence did not happen overnight, it took over 100 generations to fully reach its potential. It’s a scary thought that artificial intelligence can slowly evolve overtime. It makes movies such as “I, Robot” and “Terminator” a scary realization.
The ever-continuing evolution of vehicles continues to impress its users. The creation of cars has come such a long way since its original invention in 1769 (Self-Propelled military tractor). In the most recent discovery, CNNMoney has advertised that Honda has created a wireless car that is capable of detecting wireless signals. The idea behind this invention is the ability to use the wireless adapter to pick up wireless signals. To set the point straight the invention just picks up wireless signals; it does not emit them. However it’s only a matter of time until the creators find a way to make a wireless router inside of a car.
Since the evolution of cars is a popular thing, the evolution of underwater transportation continues to be an impressive feat. CNNMoney has also advertised the most recent creation of underwater transportation is an underwater plane that is capable of going over 10,000 leagues under the sea. This is a very impressive feat considering that the previous lowest depth was less than 1,000 leagues. It just goes to show how much transportation has truly come.
As the technologic world continues to evolve, there are some people that ask questions that bring up a legitimate wonder. The main question that is brought up the most is what’s the limit to our technology potential. As of right now the sky really is the limit as new technological advancements are discovered everyday.