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    Alexander the Terrible yenom's Avatar
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    Lightbulb What are the uses of technology?

    Here I am explorting the uses of technology and its developement. I hope yoiu people can help me out.

    These are the current uses of technology I can think of. Please feel free to add more. Don't worry if you might be repeating what i said.

    promote populatrion growth
    Increase the factors of production
    life extension (defying death)
    defy the laws of physics
    help us commiunicate more efficiently and effectively
    changing the properties of matter (like chemistry)
    extracting energy from matter and creating artificual forms of energy (like electricityt)
    informationize things (like computer and stuiff)
    reccord information and give it a tangible form (paper)
    organ repairing
    increase brain power and intelligence
    shorten distance and travelling, help us travel further and faster
    ensure steady food supply and water
    The fear of poverty turns people into slaves of money.

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    No one is interested in the development of technology in the future? I am seriously saddened. I believe the technology revolution will only focus on certain areas. These areas will be the focal point of the development of technology in the future. This has been a trend in the past andwill continue to be a trend in the future.
    The fear of poverty turns people into slaves of money.

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    The question is.. vague. I could honestly address it by saying "everything". Technology makes an impact on every aspect of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feops View Post
    The question is.. vague. I could honestly address it by saying "everything". Technology makes an impact on every aspect of life.
    Yup. I tried to think of something to start the thread, but ended up blank. You are asking what will improve with technology... and the answer is, essentially, everything.

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    Technology is supposed to make life easier right? I'm assuming this is an open-ended question.

    How come most times I wash my hands under the 'automatic' faucets, they never seem to work until I have to do some hand tricks to get water running? :steam:

    There are lots of several explanations for pros/cons of technology.

    Con- reduces number of jobs- machines replace the need for human labor, and can also affect human interaction/communication through impersonal ways of communication such as text. Verses, when technology wasn't as advanced, there was a stronger sense of community, since people relied on one another to get things done, face-to-face interaction made humans more sociable.

    Pro- enhances overall quality of life (medicine, fast ways to communicate- computer, cell phones, lifestyle- we can fly man into space, satellites to pick up debris from Mars). Technology allows for modern research to extend life expectancy, to help run things efficiently.

    I think social-psychological aspects to technology are also important when considering how fast-paced it's rapidly advancing.

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    Maybe an easier question would be what *aren't* the uses of technology?

    Oh and Viv, that's just you. Faucets work for everyone else but you. Freak!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kangirl View Post
    Maybe an easier question would be what *aren't* the uses of technology?

    Oh and Viv, that's just you. Faucets work for everyone else but you. Freak!
    Given proper imagination, and a little elbow grease (read: drugs), any thing can serve the purpose of... well... anything. Faucets can make you laugh. They can connect you to the universal consciouness... A microwave could perhaps make you see the future. We should not sacrifice our young to them, for this purpose, however.

    OMG. I am so drugged. YAY COLD MEDICINE!!!

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    Yes, the question is rather vague. I can only say that I agree with your post. I can however say that are some areas where I would be interested in terms of technological pursuit.

    For example:
    Technology and how it can be applied to propaganda. We as a society have already invested in this in the form of advertisements via computer, radio, television, and other venues. However the technological component ostensibly does not seem too advanced. Come to think of it, television screens (noted on CRT monitors) actually induce delta waves or beta waves in the brain (someone correct me if I'm wrong, or help make the distinction), making one more susceptible to "brainwashing" and association. Nonetheless, I would be interested in a device that more closely interfaces with the neurological ingredient of the human.

    That's all that I can think of at the moment, I'll post additional ideas if they come to mind. I actually found this thread quite interesting; I just thought it could use a little direction. Nice thread, continue discussion please. =)

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    Hey, I just came up with another Idea:

    The "informationalizing" that you brought up in your first post actually has already been implemented. This really gets my juices flowing

    Anyway:
    BOINC is a free informational program that I have on my computer. It can be used for many things, however I use it to bolster the efforts of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). Rather than having the radio telescopes accumulate all the data from the heavens and do the calculations via their intranet, my computer is one of probably millions that siphon data from their networks and help aid in their calculations. Upon completion of data sets, my computer automatically sends the information back to the source. In a sense this vast network of informational processing nodes prodigiously expedites the maintenance costs (temporally and intellectually) of technological labor. My computer is a dual core, so it already does the work of two CPUs.

    There is more:
    This interaction between this vast network of nodes forms the greatest supercomputer in the world. I was watching a seminar on youtube regarding the benefits and future of Linux. A peripheral yet integral part of the speech addressed the competition between some of the greatest supercomputers in the world. IBM was one of the majors on the list as well as a few other competitors.

    However, what the speaker mentioned that the analysis forgot to overlook was that this BOINC program severely and incomparably outdid all of these supercomputers put together! This is why socialism and technology coalesce so well, and technology will always dominate in this realm when compared to more capitalistic forms of usage.

    Other forms of usage:
    This program not only applies to SETI, but has also been used for predicting climate patterns and natural disasters, marketing, demographics research, etc. The possible usages are manifold, and there are already a superfluous amount of applications.

    Other unintended benefits:
    The CPU is stressed when cycled on and off. Also when the CPU usage varies, so does the integrity of the CPU itself. The amount of change in internal heat during variable usage actually shortens the lifespan of the CPU (although this is admittedly negligible). SO, if you keep this program on indefinitely by using the CPU at 100% all the time, you actually lower the thermal heat expansion constant. Therefore you are extending the life of your processing unit. Again, this is negligible, but it is an added bonus.

    BTW, I love your thread; It simulates many ideas. Excuse me while I go get some tissue paper.

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    Books replaced word of mouth. Books were possibly edited somewhere along the line. Books were replaced by a computer. Computers are edited somewhere along the line (just look at yahoo news).
    The shovel remains constent.
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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