Indeed, smart-home technologies that younger adults see as fun, convenient, trendy gadgets will become increasingly vital for older adults to continue active, independent and secure lives in their own houses, especially if medical science continues to extend life-expectancy rates.
…filter all of our tech use through a human lens. As humans, we are confusing, messy, and emotional. In order to fully understand where we are and where we are heading with emerging technology, we need to have a paradigm shift in how we discuss our relationship with technology.
“And the thing that will fuel that is 100 percent vehicle safety,” Alterman says. “Driving and work don’t really go together unless the car is fully responsible for all of its functions. And not just a higher level of safety than with human drivers, but more like an aeronautical level of safety where there are just no accidents.”
…es to how we do our jobs. Now, with the MoMA exhibition, the Connection Machine is getting its due. “We felt like we’d come up with a design that was revolutionary, that could change the way people looked at computers or technological products,” Thiel says. “Thirty years later it’s a confirmation when the MoMA Design Department acquires it, saying, ‘Yes, we do think this is very, very important.’”
The hardest part is learning how to see. You have all these pixels coming at you from cameras, and from various other sensors on your body. But how do you put them together? How do you make out what they’re saying? How do you actually see what the various objects in front of you are, instead of being left with co…