What forces are driving the rapid technological developments that continue to shape our world? According to author Peter Nowak it is a very un-holy trinity; the war, porn and fast food industries.
In this talk at Gleebooks, Nowak brands the internet as "military made, porn perfected" and explains his thesis and looking at how these industries drive technological change.
A well-known face and voice nationally, Peter Blasina, otherwise known as "The Gadget Guy", frequently appears in mainstream newspaper dailies, key technology magazines, on broadcasting vehicles such as public broadcaster ABC Radio, and TV station Channel Seven and in his own publications.
Peter Nowak is a senior science and technology writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's online news division.
Any automatically operated machine that replaces human effort, though it may not look much like a human being or function in a humanlike manner. The term comes from the play R.U.R. by Karel Capek (1920). Major developments in microelectronics and computer technology since the 1960s have led to significant advances in robotics. Advanced, high-performance robots are used today in automobile manufacturing and aircraft assembly, and electronics firms use robotic devices together with other computerized instruments to sort or test finished products.
iam canadian too and VERY proud to be! i used to look up to the USA but never again! we need to distance ourselves as much as possible or Join a coalition of us american and british citizens who ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THE FACSIST AMerican Capitalistic Gang Of Thugs we have for goverment Here and there!
You could make the case that anything you do supports the military, including sports and education. Even a call for peace really just translates into rest, during which time people focus on building technology and infrastructure. The better our education is today, the better our soldiers will be tomorrow with the aid of technology.
Mobile phones came from technology originally developed for ship to ship communication. The Internet came from DARPA. GPS of course. Much of our advanced video technology comes from missiles. The first computers were developed to simulate nuclear explosions.
Is it any surprise that the most popular games are First Person Shooters and World of Warcraft? It's in our blood.