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1Where is technology taking us? Empty Where is technology taking us? on Tue Jan 09 2018, 09:35

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
I received more electronic gadgets for Christmas, and was wondering where technology is going, and how its going to impact us all.
I remember not too long ago, when I didn't need a mobile phone, but I now find that I couldn't cope without one, and not always through choice.
I turn my central heating on before I get home, I even turned it on for my wife when I was in Germany, (she had let her phone run down), but we're now looking at a coming-of-age of the AI, driver-less cars, and talk again of space expeditions to the moon and Mars. Everyone's got a website and an app, and we are all very dependent on this explosion of technology. Is this personal access to just about everything a good thing, or will it affect society in an adverse way?
My own thoughts are that were getting closer to the bio-computer, whereby we use/control computers, or machinery, through an implant which integrates with our brain directly, (Virtual Reality is getting there slowly but surely). Of course, in a science fiction sort of way, once we have these, who knows if the person with an implant is not themselves capable of being controlled, to some degree?
What changes, big and small, can you see, or would like to see, coming along, and how will they affect us ? (lets see how long it takes to start an argument  Very Happy)

2Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Tue Jan 09 2018, 10:13

xmiles

xmiles
Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
I agree that direct human/computer links are inevitable in the future. We are already starting to see some early work in this area with AI assisted limbs. I struggle to keep up with a lot of these developments and have only a few apps on my phone (most of which I never use!) but recognise just how much developments in IT affect our lives. How many teenagers can imagine a world without the internet or mobile phones? How many of them buy physical copies of music or films?

If you are interested in this glos there are some good quality scifi novels and short stories which explore these ideas. Unfortunately there is also quite a lot of rubbish out there as well.

3Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Tue Jan 09 2018, 11:04

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@xmiles wrote:I agree that direct human/computer links are inevitable in the future. We are already starting to see some early work in this area with AI assisted limbs. I struggle to keep up with a lot of these developments and have only a few apps on my phone (most of which I never use!) but recognise just how much developments in IT affect our lives. How many teenagers can imagine a world without the internet or mobile phones? How many of them buy physical copies of music or films?

If you are interested in this glos there are some good quality scifi novels and short stories which explore these ideas. Unfortunately there is also quite a lot of rubbish out there as well.

:clap:

Congratulations! Your first ever post that didn't mention Brexit or the Tories.

4Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Tue Jan 09 2018, 11:25

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
Bloody hell Nat, one posting in, and your looking to start an argument, on a topic that should be completely non-controversial  Very Happy, (have to admit, I do agree with you though, sorry XM Smile )

5Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Tue Jan 09 2018, 11:25

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
@xmiles wrote:I agree that direct human/computer links are inevitable in the future. We are already starting to see some early work in this area with AI assisted limbs. I struggle to keep up with a lot of these developments and have only a few apps on my phone (most of which I never use!) but recognise just how much developments in IT affect our lives. How many teenagers can imagine a world without the internet or mobile phones? How many of them buy physical copies of music or films?

If you are interested in this glos there are some good quality scifi novels and short stories which explore these ideas. Unfortunately there is also quite a lot of rubbish out there as well.
Agree XM, and we've spoken before about science fiction. As I said previously, I believe good SF to be and extension of current science fact.

I doubt most youngsters will be able to 'think outside the box', in some years to come, having it all done for them, unless of course, they are involved in IT.

 might apply for a cryogenic freezing, to be woken up in 100 years, just to see what happened  Very Happy

6Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Tue Jan 09 2018, 11:34

xmiles

xmiles
Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
@Natasha Whittam wrote:
@xmiles wrote:I agree that direct human/computer links are inevitable in the future. We are already starting to see some early work in this area with AI assisted limbs. I struggle to keep up with a lot of these developments and have only a few apps on my phone (most of which I never use!) but recognise just how much developments in IT affect our lives. How many teenagers can imagine a world without the internet or mobile phones? How many of them buy physical copies of music or films?

If you are interested in this glos there are some good quality scifi novels and short stories which explore these ideas. Unfortunately there is also quite a lot of rubbish out there as well.

:clap:

Congratulations! Your first ever post that didn't mention Brexit or the Tories.

Well brexit and this government are the only things that rival supporting Bolton for depressing me at the moment. Plenty of other things to be cheerful about - some of which I do post about on films and tv. Smile

7Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 17:44

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
No matter how much technology comes along, I can never imagine myself sitting in a car that's driving itself. I would shit myself at every junction.

8Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 18:11

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Bwfc1958 wrote:No matter how much technology comes along, I can never imagine myself sitting in a car that's driving itself. I would shit myself at every junction.
You might be shitting yourself in a driverless car but just think of the joy others will get by knowing you are not behind the wheel!  Where is technology taking us? Icon_biggrin

9Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 18:11

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
There we go. Very Happy

10Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 18:14

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
That's better. If you're going to give me abuse, at least do it in the correct place.

11Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 18:16

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
If I ever have to deliver something to your house kp, I'm gonna wipe my arse on it before I hand it over.

12Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 18:17

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Bwfc1958 wrote:If I ever have to deliver something to your house kp, I'm gonna wipe my arse on it before I hand it over.
You must work for Hermes.

13Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 18:20

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
@boltonbonce wrote:
@Bwfc1958 wrote:If I ever have to deliver something to your house kp, I'm gonna wipe my arse on it before I hand it over.
You must work for Hermes.
I don't but I know they're shit. I actually worked for yodel at one point, and they are arguably even worse.

14Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 18:22

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Bwfc1958 wrote:If I ever have to deliver something to your house kp, I'm gonna wipe my arse on it before I hand it over.
Looks like I will be cancelling my Prime subscription then! Very Happy

15Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 18:22

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Bwfc1958 wrote:
@boltonbonce wrote:
@Bwfc1958 wrote:If I ever have to deliver something to your house kp, I'm gonna wipe my arse on it before I hand it over.
You must work for Hermes.
I don't but I know they're shit. I actually worked for yodel at one point, and they are arguably even worse.
To be fair, my local Hermes delivery guy is really nice and efficient.

16Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 18:24

Sluffy

Sluffy
Admin
@Bwfc1958 wrote:If I ever have to deliver something to your house kp, I'm gonna wipe my arse on it before I hand it over.

Order an hedgehog KP!

Very Happy










(Disclaimer - No hedgehogs were harmed in the making of this post)


17Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 18:27

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
@karlypants wrote:
@Bwfc1958 wrote:If I ever have to deliver something to your house kp, I'm gonna wipe my arse on it before I hand it over.
Looks like I will be cancelling my Prime subscription then! Very Happy
No need to worry, I'm out of the parcel delivering game now. Whizzing around all day for shit money isn't much fun.

18Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 18:28

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
@Sluffy wrote:
@Bwfc1958 wrote:If I ever have to deliver something to your house kp, I'm gonna wipe my arse on it before I hand it over.

Order an hedgehog KP!

Very Happy










(Disclaimer - No hedgehogs were harmed in the making of this post)


Very Happy

19Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 18:31

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Sluffy wrote:
@Bwfc1958 wrote:If I ever have to deliver something to your house kp, I'm gonna wipe my arse on it before I hand it over.

Order an hedgehog KP!

Very Happy










(Disclaimer - No hedgehogs were harmed in the making of this post)


Good one! lol!

Either that or sandpaper! Very Happy

20Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 18:35

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
We all know your next order is gonna be a blow up doll and a gimp mask, so I don't think I need to worry.  Very Happy

21Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 18:41

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
One for you here kp... 
Stick this in your pipe and smoke it

22Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 20:02

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Bwfc1958 wrote:No matter how much technology comes along, I can never imagine myself sitting in a car that's driving itself. I would shit myself at every junction.

Me too!

23Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Thu Jan 11 2018, 20:22

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Bwfc1958 wrote:One for you here kp... 
Stick this in your pipe and smoke it
Very Happy

24Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Fri Jan 12 2018, 11:37

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
Apart from driverless cars, there is also the option of installing a device in every car that can control the speed remotely, from sensors on the side of roads. 
Who would have thought just a few years ago that speed cameras could get so sophisticated, along with the system to award points, and take your money.

25Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Fri Jan 12 2018, 12:43

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
It's a brave and dangerous new world which needs far more regulation than at present e.g. personal data security which is something that is being retrofitted with solutions that should have been in place from the off. My big concern is is the use of genetic data which is so open to abuse. People born with a genetic propensity to get a particular disease or illness could have their whole lives disadvantaged simply because they a higher possibility of becoming ill even if they aren't actually ill. Those with desirable genetic traits could be fast tracked into positions of influence regardless of their actual ability. Insurance companies for example could quadruple the cost of premiums with certain genetic make ups. Employers could use genetic propensity as an employment selection test and ultimately people could select their partners on the same basis. A whole new underclass which takes no account of reality could be inadvertently created if we're not careful.

26Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Fri Jan 12 2018, 13:05

RustyNail


Nicky Hunt
Nicky Hunt
Ive been worried about people losing jobs to computers for some time. Particularly low paid, low skilled jobs.

We've already seen people on supermarket tills replaced. You can check in to hotel using a computer. Buy train tickets. Taxi and delivery drivers will go next. I'm sure you can automate a lot of industries, the technology is already there.

Where will all these people work in the future when they get binned off?

27Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Fri Jan 12 2018, 13:11

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@RustyNail wrote:Ive been worried about people losing jobs to computers for some time. Particularly low paid, low skilled jobs.

We've already seen people on supermarket tills replaced. You can check in to hotel using a computer. Buy train tickets. Taxi and delivery drivers will go next. I'm sure you can automate a lot of industries, the technology is already there.

Where will all these people work in the future when they get binned off?
They can join the team of helpers who carry Nat to work every morning.
Where is technology taking us? CJ0wtMeUcAAydLE

28Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Fri Jan 12 2018, 14:05

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
:rofl: you must get a death threat now Boncey

29Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Fri Jan 12 2018, 14:41

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Norpig wrote::rofl: you must get a death threat now Boncey
She might not notice. Where is technology taking us? Scared-smiley-emoticon

30Where is technology taking us? Empty Re: Where is technology taking us? on Sat Jan 13 2018, 09:13

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
@RustyNail wrote:Ive been worried about people losing jobs to computers for some time. Particularly low paid, low skilled jobs.

We've already seen people on supermarket tills replaced. You can check in to hotel using a computer. Buy train tickets. Taxi and delivery drivers will go next. I'm sure you can automate a lot of industries, the technology is already there.

Where will all these people work in the future when they get binned off?
The same thoughts were voiced some years ago, and it was thought that we would all have more leisure time, and that it was a good thing. The dynamic has changed incredibly, where there are now too many people for the jobs, and people are getting less leisure time than before.
There was a recent spate of reports saying how AI, etc is advancing and how it will help. I believe it wont just help but is now needed, to assist with the management of so many people and their personal requirements. Also, to keep up with the demand, of manufacturing, medicine, and general day-to-day life.
Of course the problem is keeping it safe and effective, and we've seen that the care of personal security, the handling of complicated and ever-growing systems, along with the dependence on fail-safes, etc, still has some way to go before we can happily banish thoughts of it to the background.

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