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Looking into the Future with Virtual Reality

What ONE major technological innovation (s) do you see in the horizon that has significant consequences (positive and/or negative) for global society? I think once virtual reality headsets become cheaper and more commercially available they will have an enormous positive impact on global society. The potential opportunity for virtual reality ...

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Self-Driving Cars: A Time Saver

By: Joseph Bensen Self-driving cars have the potential to spectacularly revolutionize how people drive or more appropriately, operate a vehicle in the future. In the United States, 83 percent of Americans say they ‘drive frequently’ (GallUp) with an average of 17,600 minutes (12.2 days) driven per year (NewsRoom).  Moreover, globally, there are ...

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Disruptive Technologies (Griffin Peterman)

Every day, approximately 1 billion people drive a car. The majority of these drivers are driving to work in a highly populated area. The result of this is a road crowded with people who all have different styles of driving and different ideal speeds. These different styles and speeds result ...

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Lost in Translation

One major technological innovation on the horizon is real-time language translation. The development of real-time language translation has a huge impact on society in many different aspects. Language is a barrier to so many people across the globe that can prevent one from conversing with someone else across the globe. ...

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Eating Meat: The Future of Vegans (Brittney Murugesan)

With grocery stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s building so much momentum over the past few years, more and more Americans are seeking vegan diets. It’s not that these Americans hate the meat itself; it is that they are making an effort to be environmentally cautious, animal-friendly, and overall ...

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Could 3D Printing Change the World?

By: Faben Henok Three dimensional (3D) printing has allowed the world to achieve many benefits from technological innovation. It begins with a digital file. With that file a 3D printer manufactures the 3D model. The future with this technology will provide global society with benefits in the areas of nutrition, ...

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Bioprinting and its Impact on Global Society

One upcoming technology that has the potential to have a significant impact on global society is bioprinting, a type of 3D printing that can create living tissue, bones, and even organs. As of right now, the ability to print organs for transplant is not available, but when this technology is ...

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Artificial Intelligence Changing the World

Catherine Lau “Artificial intelligence is going to change the world more than anything in the history of mankind. More than electricity. (Lee)” With an innovation as powerful as this, global society is set to change forever. AI technology is the creation of human-like intelligence and decision-making in machines (Rouse). These ...

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