A.I. in the Future

The technology or innovation that I feel will have the most significant consequences for global society is artificial intelligence. Over the last several years, the field of artificial intelligence has seen many advances. This is partly due to the increase in the efficiency of systems and tools available. According to ...

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The Rise of Blockchain

In the past score of years, we have seen a rise in the use of blockchain technology. A blockchain is essentially a large database of data that is stored in a decentralized network that is publicly accessible – a shared and immutable ledger. This makes everything transparent and everyone is ...

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Blockchai

In the past score of years, we have seen a rise in the use of blockchain technology. A blockchain is essentially a large database of data that is stored in a decentralized network that is publicly accessible – a shared and immutable ledger. This makes everything transparent and everyone is ...

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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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Printing Beyond Ink on Paper

“3D printing” among current young adults tends to bring up memories of high school/college technology classes in which they were assigned to model various objects in specialized software for 3D printing and ended up with flimsy plastic eyesores. However, 3D printing goes far beyond that as an industry projected by ...

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David vs Goliath

By Abel Takele – One major technological innovation that I see on the horizon that has significant consequences for global society is Blockchain. Blockchain is a technology that allows individuals and companies to make instantaneous transactions on a network without any middlemen. Whether this consequence is positive or negative depends ...

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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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Machine Learning & A.I: Unlocking Limitless Possibilities

By: Brandon Liu The benefits of machine learning and & A.I can yield untapped amounts of efficiency and productivity from a global perspective. While there certainly can be potential detriments, it is firmly believed by numerous data scientists that the implementation of machine learning can benefit industries on a global ...

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DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

by Corie Brown What I personally think is one of the biggest breakthroughs in our generation is online shopping or E-commerce, to be more specific. Being able to shop online is a technical innovation nobody would have thought would happen about 30 years ago. The fact that you can order ...

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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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