Final Blog Post, Per

In the recent semester, from September 2015 to December 2015, myself (Deniz Yalcin), Jordan Panella, Abraam Dawoud, and Elizabeth Giovine have been separated into different sectors of technology and disruption. Our team was given the privilege to focus on the sector of Personal Computing, in which almost all other sectors were disrupted because of PC’s.

As our final consolidated blog post here are all the links to the blog posts we have created, please take a look and enjoy! Our plan is to continue to find and post more into the blog even when we are no longer take the DTL course so please for future reference keep an eye out for more compelling information from our team!

Wearables:

The History of the Smartwatch – Deniz Yalcin

Tablets:

Becoming Mainstream… with the help of Apple -Tablet Computing – Jordan Panella

Tablets: The new way we learn? -Jordan Panella

Future of tablets? What tablets? Quantum Computers! -Jordan Panella

Jordan also has a Final Recap audio that can be found under this statement:

Smartphones:

Evolution of the iPhone – Elizabeth Giovine

Evolution of the iOS – Elizabeth Giovine

 

Thanks for watching!

-PC Team

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One Response to Final Blog Post, Per

  1. Ryan Skolnick December 11, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

    Personal computing has disrupted a large section of the technology sector. Not too long ago, the wearable watch was the newest fad— you could wear an entire clock on your wrist! It was unheard of. You did not ever have to be late again. Then, computing power came around, and we no longer were stuck in the Dark Ages. While there was very limited computing power in the beginning, it soon took off and became exponential. A fun fact is that the same computing power it takes to use one of those calculator watches for children is the same computing power all of the Allied forces had during World War II. This is a crazy example of Moore’s Law— that the computing power will double every year. Eventually, it will not be able to double anymore. Recently, Google announced that they have cracked the code to be able to build a quantum computer. This has a lot of technological implications. For one, it means that the fastest processing is essentially obsolete since this can process a seemingly unlimited number of calculations in the span of seconds. This also means that our laptops and smartphones, connected by the Cloud, could tap into this gigantic power. This even means that the wearable contact lenses that have internet connectivity may become a reality. Previously a thing of the past, these wearable lenses (or anything that connects our brains to the Internet) can be used to download and view content at incredible speeds. We could have the answers to questions as they are being asked. This can be revolutionary. Michio Kaku, in his book Physics of the Impossible, mentions a few different possible future technologies that this could affect. For instance, it can advance the creation of a wearable glove that can levitate objects via magnets and our minds. In this example, we could be akin to Luke Skywalker, utilizing the Force to lift objects. This would drastically lower the casualties of construction workers on jobs where they need to lift heave objects. Instead of being close by these heavy objects, they could simply point and lift. Also, if an object were to be falling, they could catch it midair by activating their gloves. These super computers could also help guide missiles that are fired to prevent an asteroid collision with Earth. The guidance on these missiles could be computed by the quantum computer, analyzing different options and determining the best path for the missile to take. Unfortunately, there is also the war aspect of this technology. But if all sides have the same quantum computers, wouldn’t they all be analyzing different sides of the battle, and meet in the middle? It is a bit unclear what the ramifications for a quantum computer in a war zone would be. The computer would bring a large shift in our thinking and in technological progress, as machines begin to become smarter and smarter. Eventually, machines will even be able to take over all the menial labor jobs, allowing businesses to save money. But this will also bring with it a large shift in the economy. The future is very scary, but it is coming upon us sooner then most think (or want to believe for that matter).

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