In many respects, apps have created their very own ecosystems, and these ecosystems are evolving at an intense rate. When apps first came out, they where designed to do things like keep a more organized/customizable calendar, and to provide simple shortcuts to websites. Now, apps like “Layar” bring augmented reality to Google Glass, providing interactive facts and information about the world. Or how about another app called “Cadenza”, (made by Sonation), which allows any musician to be accompanied by a full orchestra. All you do is play your instrument, and the app creates an orchestra to play with you: it learns your progressions, it remembers your style, and it plays with you in real time.
Larry Page (CEO of Google) sat down with Charlie Rose to talk about the future of technology, and the future of Google. On stage, at TED talks March 2014, Larry Page spoke of several futuristic concepts he believes in. The idea that had the crowd clapping and cheering with the most enthusiasm was his belief in a system of anonymous medical records open to research doctors. In this idea, Page explains that with this system in place, a person with a condition would be able to see which doctors accessed their information, and why they accessed it. In turn, the patient could now learn about the condition they have. “I think if we just did that, we’d save a 100,000 lives this year”, Page said.
Let us now point out a reality that we are all immersed in: the need for change. The world is not in a great place, and anyone who believes this notion may not be reading the news. There are countries storming other countries, religious and non-religious war seemingly breaking out daily, and economies worldwide falling into travesty. Now is not a time for ignorance or a blind eye. Now is not the time to shrug off the misfortunes of the 3rd worlds, or even your neighbor. Now more that ever is a time to wake up and educate oneself. Educate your friends and family, and stand proud with the right to intellectually evolve.
Concepts such as Pages’ are helping sculpt the world to a better place. Google has made it possible for almost anyone from almost any demographic to acquire knowledge on nearly any topic. We at the Daily Steak share the idea of informing the world, and assisting in self-learning. Our mobile news application will provide a service that will assist you in creating your ideas that will change the world. With a new world of learning created by massive corporations such as Google, it is time that other aspects of our lives evolve with these drastically changing times too. We believe it is your right to have an ever-evolving news channel, so that’s what we are doing.
The mobilization of the Internet is something that has changed the world, more than we might even understand. Imagine that we all carry a backpack big enough to fit 90 percent of all books in the world. Now realize that this is not an imaginative idea, but rather a simple understanding. The Internet has become a source for intelligence that is seemingly boundless and is evolving every minute.
In June 2013, David Puttnam gave a speech for TED Talks entitled: Does the media have a “Duty of Care”? In his speech, Puttnam examined whether or not the media has a moral imperative to create an informed society promoting a democracy. Now, it is not whether or not Mr. Puttnam is correct in his findings, or even in his solution to such; but the question he asks is one that should definitely be examined further for its revolving factors that affect us all.
We live in an era of hyperconnectivity, and now, a huge part of our lives is online. In one way or another, we are all connected on a massive scale like no other era in the history of humanity. This is simply fact. We are sharing information at an intimidating rate, and it is growing each day. Cisco estimates that by 2015, the amount of data crossing the Internet every five minutes will be equivalent to the total size of all movies ever made, and that annual Internet traffic will reach a zettabyte – roughly 200 times the total size of all words ever spoken by humans.
Advancements in technology have provided us many opportunities to do things we never thought possible; we can track our own iPhones when we lose them, we can print in 3D, we can even fly to the moon. Technological inventions have not only helped us improve our efficiency but have also made our daily tasks easier, with the ability to use our phones to check the email on the go and the capability of detecting rain before we manually turn on our windshield wipers.
While there are inventions that embody entirely new ideas, there are also inventions that combine existing features in an innovative way. Though these products may not be considered “ground-breaking” or “cutting edge,” they still contribute to solving a problem and providing more efficient results.
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A mere one day before the Texas abortion law was to be in effect, federal judge Lee Yeakel blocked off part of its requirements.
We all commute one way or another, whether it be by car, train, bus, plane, or hot air balloon. It doesn’t matter whether it’s to the grocery store 10 blocks away, to your office building 30 minutes away, or even to your child’s college dormitory across the country. Everybody has a way of transporting themselves to their point of destination.
The question is what should you do with this time spent traveling? Continue reading