It’s Technology Week in the UK, and the Daily Mail newspaper has the results of a recent poll that show’s the public’s expectations of how things are going to look in 2036, 20 years out.
According to a new survey commissioned by PBS, the country is pretty much split half-and-half about whether technology is making people smarter or dumber, as well as just about the same split about whether the benefits of technology are worth the risks that accompany it.
We think you know where 7CTOs comes down on this. We want to help make better people for a better world, create leaders who are as gifted in their humanity as they are in their technical prowess. The economy, and too many people, are in a bubble. It’s time to fix it.
7CTOs is based in San Diego, but we aspire for national reach and inspiration, so we don’t want to focus too much on our specific SoCal region of the country. That said, there was an interesting and thoughtful article in Sunday’s San Diego Union-Tribune that is relevant not just for America’s (self-proclaimed) Finest City, but all American cities.
The How Stuff Works section of the Science Magazine website has an interesting ten-point article on advances that make newer buildings far more earthquake resistant — “Tremblor-thwarting technologies,” as they memorably call them.
A key area where technology is losing on the diversity scale is in the age of its employees. As both chillingly and hilariously depicted in Dan Lyons’ recent book “Disrupted: My Misadventures in the Startup Bubble,” people over the age of 50 are in shorter supply than women at an all-night hackathon.