Saturday, July 21, 2012

Eagle Eye View


Technology Age - All Encompassing

Technology is moving at lightening speeds. It encompasses a wide range of areas that impact all areas of our lives.  The technology that is most commonly known to us are computers, iphones, ipads and ipods, iiii. However, there are a wide range of other technologies that exist.  To name a few include: technology in surgical procedures, technology in TV, technology in cell phones, technology in weather systems, technology in military weapons, technology in surveillance's, technology in media, technology in photography, technology in medicine, technology in agriculture (GMO), technology in mass food production (hormones in cows), technology in the automotive industry (hybrids, keyless ignitions), technology in learning (on-line), technology in mass communications from anywhere (wi-fi - satellites), technology in banking (on-line, taking a picture of checks), technology for solar panels, technology for water.  Have I missed anything?  Where does it stop? Or does it?  I image soon we will have the technology to transport human beings from one place to another just like they did in Star Trek.   What a time to live in where any data is at our finger tips with the push of a button or a blink of an eye.  Exciting?  Could be. A little scary?  Could be.  What are your thoughts?    

32 comments:

  1. I think technology is evolving so fast. The technology that surprised me the most was the banking one. It is crazy how you can take a picture of your check and it uploads to your banking account. Technology has its pros and cons. I would give my child a phone so we could communicate in case any conflict occurs but I would give him/her a simple phone not an, I phone. This generation most children have more knowledge in technology than the adults. Technology can ruin reputation but I don't think teens or children understand that. They just see it as a joke but that one video or picture of yourself can destroy your reputation. Nowadays communication is hard to accomplish. Most of the time when you are trying to talk to someone they are on their phone. It is pretty sad and I honestly just want to throw their phone. It's one of my biggest pet peeves. When you talk to someone, give eye contact don’t be texting. Now nothing is private everyone knows everyone's business so you have to be careful what you write, post, or blog about. Technology can also be good. Blogging to gain money is a good idea, just watch out what you post.

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  2. Timothy CarruthersJuly 25, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    I agree with you 100% about relying on technology. There are countless uses for technology. I believe comming to Taller San Jose as made me more aware of that. I know now it would be smart for anyone to go back to school, and learn more about new technology. I like learning about all the new advancements that are comming out now.

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  3. You have a lot of helpful information about technology now-a-days. Technology has progressed in many ways as the examples you mentioned. I must confess that technology can take up a lot of my time, especially with my cellphone and the internet. Technology is helpful and can help us for our education and even place people with jobs. I agree that we have to be careful in the kind of things we post online, anyone can be able to see it and even steal your personal information! For the most part technology is positive, we just can't let it take control over us.

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  5. Hi Jackie,

    Wow. Amusing and amazing is what I have to say. To see so much content and still question the fact that it’s possible that within that listing there are more possibilities that can be incorporated. Technology is astounding. What has been undisclosed to society seems like so much, yet even then there is the exclusive content that only Military and Government personnel have. We can have a hundred twenty gigabyte hard drive when there are drives that sustain their data within a range of yottabytes [If not more] which is 10 to the 24th power in byte memory span. Technology has definitely been on the move. How extensive the reach of civilian technology will go I am not sure, but I agree that it is not good to solely use technology in ways that aren’t beneficial. Leaving junk entailed to your name is like an online paper trail stating broadcast some of the least refined of qualities people hold.

    Sincerely,

    George Olague

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  6. Integrity is one of the most important aspects in the work field. I believe that behaving in a professional manner leads to the opinion that people make of you. It is important that we know what we are posting on the internet. Make sure you are behaving professionally and always watch what you say to people. This is very important information and I agree with you completely.

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  7. I agree Technology is moving at the speed of lightening, this is very scary one day we are going to be flying instead of driving, talking instead of writing or typing and maybe they we even find the cure to ageing. It is coming to a point where we can no longer even think about speeding or committing any type of misdemeanors because there are now eyes in the sky. The question is would god approve? What will he do once we humans have found all the answers?

    Sincerely,
    Cynthia Zito

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  8. Jackie,
    It is incredible how things work now and how advanced technology is. I was at wing stop last Sunday and when I went to get a soda there was one big machine with a touch screen on it. I was able to create over a thousand different drinks. It starts with the type of drink whether its water, soda, Powerade, or tea. One you make your selection you have different flavors and brands of soda. I was amazed! I am left wondering of what will be next? As we continue to grow so does technology and in my opinion it is scary because of the lack of privacy we have as technology advances. I truly enjoy the old days with snail mail and where texting was not available, because now in days we lack human contact and visiting old friends. I do like some new ways of contactinf people such as facetime, tango and skype but over all I like things better the old fashioned way.

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  9. Technology is definately moving at lightning speed. We have become acustom to using it in our everyday life. We feel it is now a necessity! But it is also amazing how fast upgrades are developed. By the time we are able to afford the "latest" piece of technology, a bit after, they are already coming out with the upgraded version. Nowadays people WANT new technology, but we do not neccessarily need it.

    -Roxana

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  10. Some of the new technology products that are coming out are great for examples the smartphones. Before everyone who owned a cell phone just used it to call. Now you can do more than just talk and text because you can search the web, take high quality photos/videos and pay with your phone etc. I just find it scary sometimes because some of the new products are way to advanced for mankind. Before you know it we will be teleporting like Jackie said.

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  11. Jackie,

    It's pretty interesting how technology keeps upgrading each time. I really start to wonder what's coming next and it's pretty scary as well if you think about it. You just don't know what to expect next. We have to be careful of what we say over the internet because there is no privacy what's so ever! It's pretty crazy looking back to what technology was back then and how it's totally different now. I'm excited to see what's next. Maybe humans will be able to fly. I wonder when this will ever end?

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  12. Jackie,

    I can't imagine how the next years will be. Now they are even trying to design those airplanes with beds and high tech. Like this is traveling going to be the same experience? To me it won't. Cars are also being updated every once in a while, When I think that's it there are more changes. A lot of the technology is neat and interesting but some other things are too much. Personally I have an iphone and it has so many functions and I only use several. Funny! Then it is pricey so I should start managing all the applications. We have a lot of new technology advances coming in I'm sure. We will definately stand by and wait....

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  13. Technology is moving at amazing speeds, it's so fast that many people can't keep up with because there is something new every day or month. I find it exciting but scary at the same time because we have created robots that are close to having feelings and to think on their own, with that it can be like a movie where they could take over the human race. So we got to slow it down and becareful what we create.

    Giovanni Chavez

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  14. Technology is moving fast, it seems like if there is something new coming out everyday.I think it's not good for technology to move so quickly because the more it improves the less jobs there will be out there. There is computers doing what people use to do before. Now a days you can do most things online through your computer or through your phone.

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  15. I agree Technology is moving fast everyday new things come out . technology is advancing everyday.

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  16. Hi Jackie,

    I actually want technology to go faster because I want to see how far humankind can go while I'm still alive and experience the new changes that technology made. I want to live a day where in games you can be the controller and be able be in the game itself with no real danger to ourselfs.

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  17. Technology is advancing everyday and will only to continue to do so. With the technologies mentioned, we are able to live better. But then again because of such advancement technology is replacing many jobs that would still exist. Everything is outdated quickly because of how fast technology is moving.

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  18. I feel that what you have said is right. Soon technology will be to advance that when you least expected technology will end up taking over the world, that is if it hasn't already.I feel that technology is stopping from the humans to get to know each other better.That their relationships are just through the computers and I stop to think what happend to meeting you face to face before making a decision. Technology is a big help of communication but as well i feel that their should be a point of when to put a limit to it. I agree and disagree with technology but I do believe that it is a big advantage that we as humans have in out life.

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  19. I love how technology makes life easy. Maybe sometimes we shouldn’t rely on it too much but it’s always a necessity for most of us today. It’s sometimes tough to get updated with so many new software coming in today but at the same time exciting to know what our generation has in store for us.

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  20. I think technolgy is moving at a rapid speed. We have to be able to understand the techology thats happening around us. It will continue to change and we have to learn how to adapt. The quicker we learn and adapt the easier it will be for us to accept the changes.

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  21. Technology is moving fast. The dicotomy that I hear about most is in the question of, "Is technology harmful or beneficial?". People link technology as harmful starting from health such as obesity to the loss of attention span in out mental state. I believe technology is like anything if abused it becomes and addiction wich results in a unecessary need. That opinion goes for more of the entertainment technology brings us. But thanks to technology humans have been able to beat many odds in health. Vaccines are created, medicines that have actually cured a child of AIDS are marvelous ways of positive use in technology. So there you have it, under technology there are various topics and the use for invention varies.

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  22. I am totally agree with you Jackie. Today, the new generations are more into techology than others, and example is my daugher, she is only 2 years and instead of watching TV or playing with her toys she uses my Iphone. She knows how to use it more than I do.

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  23. I agree, technology is moving fast and its helping as well as harming. It helps with medical advances and connecting the whole world. However, when they makes robots with their own AIs that can thing and reason, it makes me very nervous. It could be 2001: A Space Odyssey all over again. Now, I'm not saying stop advancing, but everyone should be wary of what they want to create.

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  24. Technology is movinf at a rapidly speed. In a way it is very helpful, one example is a bank, now you can take a pitcure of your check and it will upload to your bank account. There are a lot of great technology out there that it can be use to make our life a little bit easier.

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  25. I agree with you, its astonishing how technology works now a days. In my opinion i feel like technology is making people lazy. Everything is done the easy way through technology now a days. Technology has become human beings addiction. It is making people work harder just to get that new technology that looks amazing and does amazing things. Technology is fun to have around but we should make sure we dont rely on it to much.

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  26. Technology is escalating,if your not aware of it, your simply getting left behind. Time and technology waits for nobody. This can sound scary or exciting to some. For me, its a mixture of both because it can be very helpful or it could consume you.

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  27. Technology is moving too fast for me. Just beginning school and finding out everything done in class is done on a computer. Knowing computers have been around for some time now I have yet to have one of my own. It has made things a bit more complicated while in school and looking for a job. On the other hand I get to learn what I need to know about a computer by going to school. School has definitely taught me much about technology. I enjoy it as well.

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  28. Yes, i think technology is moving way too fast. Next, thing we know we would be living like one of my favorite movies "I, Robot". As the years go by I think it will affect us. We will just have to get used to it and adapted our lives to that. When I was in High School everything was pretty much books and note books and now all in computers. I am definitely not a big fan of technology I don't like it but i must learn it as i go.

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  29. I think that technology is moving too fast I can't keep up with it i feel left behind

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  30. I think having so much technology can get scary. On the other hand, technology has helped society tremendously. My only concern is having robots walking around and only having online education.

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  31. Wow, i just read the most interesting thing in my life. Yes i know that technology is very well powerful, but i never came across of thinking "imagine we can transport human beings from one place to another". Honestly i strongly agree that maybe some day that will happen. It amazes me how much technology has grown, i feel so amazed that i wonder what people back in the 1960's would have to say about i Phones tablets, etc. We are living in a generation where all you see is people on their phones, people face timing each other from one country to another.I think it just wonderful and exciting to have this powerful technology but yes i would have to say just a bit scary, because technology can do a lot already imagine what it has in store for us in a couple more years?

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  32. With technology gowning rapidly at a high speed rate it is a good thing because it opens to other great ideas that will further improve technology that will benefit us and will help us live a better life and improve our health as we see today, but the fact remains that some fear our personal information and our privacy will be violated with or without knowing which is the scary part. Overall improving technology is better for the greater good because it benefits us it keeps us protected, military to early warning from natural disasters, how medical procedure are done more effectively, saving energy, medical discovery, agriculture improvement, and education. The disadvantage of improving technology as we become dependable on technology if it ever happens to crash as it happened in a small scale we become almost disable until the problem is solve.

    - Jose Huerta

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