Summary 4: Feel the force; Technology and the future

In the article Feel the force; Technology and the future, The author, of the Economist explains Evgeny Morozov view point on Silicon Valley. Now he takes a big view point saying that the internet “is the perfect tool for repressive states to control their citizens.” The author also brings in the view point of Jaron Lanier, who blames the architecture of the web for the way people willingly give out their information. The author then goes on to talk about the future of the internet, like driverless cars. He also goes to explain how the internet is used as a tool of protest,...Read More

Summary 2: 3D Printing Disrupts Manufacturing

The article 3D Printing Disrupts Manufacturing, by Irene Petrick, explains how three dimensional printing will disrupt manufacturing. She says “Today we are entering an era many believe will be as disruptive to the manufacturing sector as the Industrial Revolution was–the age of 3D printing.” And in some ways I agree with her. 3D printing is a way to produce something, layer by layer. An object is designed on the computer then is sent to the machine. A lazer then solidifies material to create that designed object until it is fully complete. Petrick, explains how when it is used for production rather than...Read More

Summary 1: Cloud Computing Efficiency

In the article Cloud Computing Efficiency, by Linda Bowers, explains how cloud computing is moving towards the one of the biggest new things in technology. Now what is cloud computing? It is a massive interconnected network that links devices. For example, I can send a document into the cloud from my computer, then I can access it from my iPhone or my iPad where ever I am connected to a wireless service or Wi-Fi. Bowers explains it a little better but she says, “It is an environment in which software does not reside on desktops, but rather resides on a...Read More