Technological convergence is the process by which existing technologies merge into new forms that bring together different types of media and applications. Converging technologies combine voice, data, and video often on a single platform. Eliminating the need for separate networks, separate vendors, separate hardware, and separate system management. Combining voice, data, and video networks can often save money on upgrades and changes, reduce network management costs, reduce local access and long distance charges, and reduce overall costs required to keep current technology. An example of converging technologies is the iPhone it combines voice, data and video . The iPhone was science fiction made real—the beginning of a new era of gadget lust and device convergence. Jobs may have put it best, during the smart phone's unveiling in 2007: “We are all born with the ultimate pointing device—our fingers—and iPhone uses them to create the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse.” It is, simply, the story of the age--how technology is changing the way we spend our time and our money. The Internet, business and entertainment are rapidly converging , and NEWSWEEK has the finest team in the country to cover it. The integration of nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. Biotechnology is the application of biological organisms, systems, or processes by various industries to learning about the science of life and the improvement of the value of materials and organisms such as pharmaceuticals, crops, and livestock. It is a relatively new and fast-developing field that integrates knowledge from several traditional sciences: biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, and chemical engineering. Information Technology Information technology (also referred to as IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones. Several industries are associated with information technology, such as computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, telecom equipment, e-commerce and computer services. Cognitive Science is the study of thought, learning, and mental organization. Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence, embracing philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. Its intellectual origins are in the mid-1950s when researchers in several fields began to develop theories of mind based on complex representations and computational procedures. Its organizational origins are in the mid-1970s when the Cognitive Science Society was formed and the journal Cognitive Science began. Since then, more than seventy universities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia have established cognitive science programs, and many others have instituted courses in cognitive science. ETC Group refers to converging technologies as BANG, an acronym derived from bits, atoms, neurons and genes, the basic units of transformative technologies. The operative unit in information science is the Bit; nanotechnology manipulates Atoms; cognitive science deals with Neurons and biotech exploits the Gene. Together they make B.A.N.G. In early 2003, ETC Group warned that BANG will profoundly affect national economies, trade and livelihoods - including food and agricultural production - in countries of both the South and North. BANG will allow human security and health - even cultural and genetic diversity - to be firmly in the…
Steven R. Perkins
INF 103 Computer Literacy
August 5, 2013
There have been so many advancements in technology in my life that I can’t keep up with them. The telephones that once were plugged into the walls are now being carried around in your pockets or bags. Our modern day kitchens have traveled through time and we now have the use of microwave ovens. Automobiles have seen their share of changes, and the way they are fueled have gone from…
One example of the IPad having superior quality becomes obvious when looking at the functionality of the touch screen technology. Apple brand uses devices called “captive” screen to ensure high-quality and fine touch control. The generic brand uses outdated technology call “resistive” screens that require a stylus to preform effectively (Zilberman). The problem is newer technology comes at a price; quality cost more. I had a generic tablet before I corrected my mistake and bought my IPad mini. It…
The World Has Culturally Changed Over the Past 50 Years
Technology plays a major role in today’s society. With technology, social networking is more popular than ever, causing people to have little privacy. Crime increasing has put a dent in our altering society, for the worse. Last but not least, people are mistreating the government in ways that were never thought possible. The key points of our society changing are a boom in technology, social networking, crime intensifying, people having little…
is clear that technology is becoming a huge part of our everyday lives. Cell phones, iPods, televisions and computers are just a few of the tools that society has seemed to become extremely reliant on. There is no doubt that these technologies are helpful to say the least – for example, I have certainly been saved by the maps and use of Google on my phone in desperate times of need – at the same time I consider them to be harmful to our society. In this way I believe that technology is beneficial…
and retrieve data I’m looking for, make a purchase, place a transaction with my financial institution and much more all within mere seconds! This wonderful ability is made possible by use of computers and data networks.
Today, we take technology available to us on a daily basis for granted. Just a few decades ago a simple calculator was an advanced computing machine. Development of computers and data networks by far is one of the most important technological advances made. It brought most…
staple in our lives. The effect that technology has on our children has brought on some concerns and some praises. Children these days have no choice but to somehow be influenced by the ever growing technology in our societies. Our common concern has been that although digital technology has boosted children s talent for multitasking, their ability to process information deeply may be deteriorating.
Many people have a wide range of opinions on if technology is having a positive influence on our…
Technology is more than devices with a power button
As written in the dictionary, technology is the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of the technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science. Scientifically, technology is defined as using scientific knowledge to solve practical problems. However over the years, technology has been defined by modern…
Statement of Intent: Advance of technology has both its positive and negative aspects
but steps and precautions have to be put in place for our younger generation to develop
effectively as a society. Teens of today need to realize there is a bigger world out there
that consists of the things they are exposed to online. This idea has lead me and
countless others to understand that connectivity and social views we share are now
leading to a downfall in the progression of today’s modern culture…
29 May 2015
Objective: Calculate the focal length of a converging lens and understand its image-forming characteristics.
Hypothesis: Will putting the lens closer to the focal length on the meter stick make the image clear?
Object screen Cobalt-glass filter
Meter stick with supports Candle
Cardboard screen with metric scale
Double convex lens
1. Focal Length
A. The experimenter…
Overdosing on Technology?
Everyone has seen the moody, withdrawn kid with music blasting out of his or her white earphones, or the girl rapidly texting on her phone. The teens of today are constantly mesmerized in technological advancements that contribute to nonstop communication and instant amusement, whether it’s through cell phones, gaming systems, laptops, or IPods. But are these technological advancements a good thing? The growth of technology has negatively influenced the social…