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Touch Screen Book Pad – The Future Face Of Books

Books have existed since as early as the twilight of the Roman Empire. Books are sheets of parchments compiled by stringing it together, with each pages containing words that would give enormous amount of information to anyone who is able to decipher the characters. As it was known in the past; someone who is capable of reading and writing is worth more than ten obedient soldiers and almost equal to a king. Educated men in the past wield enormous power because of the valuable knowledge that they have. In Ancient Egypt and China, the world’s two giant civilizations; educated men are so powerful that they could be twice more dangerous than the rulers themselves. Educated scholars have the authority to advice rulers and educate their children, who would then continue their line in a royal dynasty. All these educated men have with them are books, which contain ideas that can either build a paradise or tear the whole world apart.
Imagine a world without books. I bet you could not, for as we borrow the words of an 18th Century ex-slave turned politician-scholar named Frederick Douglass, “to burn books is to burn reason.” If there are no more books, would there be an end to the power of reason in the universe of mankind? Well, that was what the scholars would literally quote when they used scrolls. Therefore, even without books, ideas will flourish and even at a much unprecedented pace than before. I will tell you why.
Our contemporary technology has made almost anything possible. There seems to be a better replacement for good tools or creations of man’s previous brainchild. What could possibly replace books? Based on my imagination, which is then a result of the residue of all the data I have unconsciously accumulated after watching tons of science fiction films or TV shows, I have found an object that might deem books obsolete.
Picture a calculator or any rectangular flat gadget with the similar thickness and composition. There is a button to press in order for the screens to illuminate, just like a laptop monitor or a smart phone. Then an introductory text presentation will be featured on the monitor, presenting the gadget brand much like standard operating systems occurring in playing console games.
What is being shown after that is a bullet form selection of titles. Yes, you guessed it. They are book titles, sorted alphabetically or according to the KB size of each data. For example:
1. Interview of a Vampire then
2. Shogun and
3. 1001 Arabian Nights – enumerated downwards according to the titles you have downloaded from E-book.
This particular gadget functions exactly like books in the past. However, you may not flip on the pages but rather press on the touch sensitive cursor on the bottom side of the text page. There is even a saving data where it will “bookmark” your progress. Perhaps in this distant future, owning this type of academic tool will no longer find libraries necessary or personal bookshelves practical when all you need to do is to go to a station and purchase a data to be installed in your model.…

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The Future of Laptops

Decades back when desktops were launched in the market, they were seen with awe-struck eyes and were not affordable for a common man. But soon, the need for capturing new heights in the field of technology to make lives easier, made companies to come up with the innovative idea of laptops. These could be carried and used anywhere you like, unlike the desktops.
The demand for desktops came down where as it went high for laptops. But in the present day world, laptops are also on the verge of being sidelined due to the introduction of iPads and other modern gadgets. These are lighter, stylish and faster when compared to old devices. But laptop manufacturing companies are not backing out from the race and are still trying to design and introduce the next level of designs in laptops. They are to be introduced in more stylish, faster and thinner versions!
The launch of the latest technology processors and Microsoft’s decision to use Windows OS on those processors are posing a new challenge to the laptop manufacturers. To keep up with the new trend in the market and to maintain the popularity of laptops, vendors are trying to make modern and thinner laptops (with fast processors) instead of heavy laptops, which people use these days. Mores importance will be thrust on the battery life as well. By 2013, laptops might also get a battery life of 12 to 24 hours!
New laptop designs will definitely be influenced by the low-voltage chips that are used while manufacturing. High speed processors with these highly efficient chips will make a big difference to laptop designs. PC designs don’t have to be made thicker in order to solve thermal problems and memory problems can also be resolved in thinner laptops. These new designs in laptops can be a challenge to the Apple’s McBook. Laptops might be priced less because of the competition.
The next changing phase in laptops designs is to do with OS. Some time back experts felt, only one OS can be used in PCs but with HP using two OS -web OS for mobiles gadgets and another to connect to a Windows PC – have opened up a new arena. When this becomes popular, more devices can be cross-connected like this. This is helpful in running Web OS in smartphones, laptops and all kinds of tablets.
One of the major breakthroughs for laptop designs is the aforementioned low-voltage chips that will enable the PC manufacturers to come up with more powerful and faster laptops. The light weight laptops with longer battery life and much better processing speed can boost the sales. The competition still might be there from the sleek tablets but laptops will still be used by many people.…

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Pulse Oximeter Devices And What To Expect In The Future

Although pulse oximeter devices have gone through many transformations through the years there still remains many exciting new changes that will be coming to the device. One of the major changes that will be coming is the way that the device can wirelessly communicate with the physician’s computer system in his office to monitor your health. This is in development but will most likely utilize such technology as Bluetooth in order to be able to transmit that data to the physician’s computer. Why would this be beneficial you may be asking? Well, imagine that you are on a trip away from home and far from your physician who monitors you on a daily basis. Also, imagine that you are suffering from COPD and that it is imperative that you measure your blood oxygen saturation or SpO2 on a daily basis. Well, when you are on vacation all you need to do is simply place your finger inside the pulse oximeter and that data is automatically routed to your doctor for analysis.
If you doctor sees that the pulse oximeter readings are not normal or something that is cause for concern then they can make their professional recommendation as what you should do. It will be in essence as if your doctor is with you the entire time wherever you go and keeping an eye on your health. The other advancements that are coming is actually the ability to use hologram images for the readings of the devices. These hologram images will allow for much easier use and reading of the product and thus improve the overall experience of the device. So it really would not matter what lighting situation or environment you are in you can easily read the screen and interpret the results in order to monitor your health.…

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Technology and the Future of Work

Technological proficiency is essential for most business positions in the modern work climate. Internet-based faxing, laser printers, networked computers and advanced phone systems are common devices in businesses of all sizes and have become the standard norm in all modern day business operations. Moreover, the industrial sector has become the foundation of technological progression as the majority of tasks can now be automated. With the industrial workplace being revolutionized by technology, as humans we simply can’t compete with machines, they beat us on nearly all fronts. Rifkin, a well known activist on such matters, addresses the issues that may be faced within future of our jobs. He maintains that machines and computers have taken over nowadays, ergo, the end of work is near. Due to the speed and efficiency of technology, Rifkin maintains that productivity is rising over time, yet the value of labour is depreciating. Thus, this devaluation of work is problematic. That being said, this brings light to the discussion topic of technological unemployment, often referred to as the Luddite Fallacy.
The adoption of labor displacing technologies as mentioned above can generally be classified under mechanization, automation, and process improvement. Mechanization and automation involve transferring tasks from humans to machines. Process improvement involves the elimination of tasks altogether. In essence, with the combination of all three elements a task is removed from a workforce in turn decreasing employment. This brings rise to many arguments with opposing views which states that there is a negative correlation with technological change and unemployment. Many like Jeremy Rifkin believe that the road to a near-workerless economy is within sight. However when assessing Rifkin’s arguments, I find a few points troubling and many factors are not being taken into account. Although convincing to people who have suffered job loss due to automation and computers, I contend that there is more hope than Rifkin sees. What I see is that our era is becoming extremely competitive and is causing more people to return to school or to pursue higher education in order to keep up with the competition. Although this short-term occurrence of pursuing one`s education is not supplying much to our economy, once these people graduate, many countries will have a higher rate of people that are tapped into the innovations of the Information Age. The education that people are pursuing and the new grounds that they are entering in their fields of IT, software and sciences, to name a few, will inevitably lead to new ideas and new ways of working. When entering anything new, it is scary and it looks bleak, but there have been many jobs that have been created due to technological advancement and due to the competitive edge in technology, where a person’s IPAD is out of date on the day of purchase. Rifkin does not consider that this new age technology has allowed people to open up their own businesses and to be more financially independent. For instance, the invention of the internet has produced self-made millionaires and has made people come up with innovative ideas using new technologies. Moreover, the internet has also allowed people who are bound at home or stay at home parents, to consider an income from home. The internet and technologies that facilitate communications, like Blackberries and IPhones, have allowed for the economic independence and for people to work from home accordingly.
Additionally, no one tends to spend too much time talking about how the decrease in the workweek for some. The professionals that we have nowadays are currently experiencing shorter workweeks because they are getting their business matters done more quickly due to technology. Laptops, digital cameras and notebooks work quickly and produce high quality work. As a result, people are not spending too much time on menial tasks, because the quality of pictures, the innovations included for writers and research, to name a few industries, are all facilitated by technology and having innovations come through the door on a daily basis. Furthermore, shorter workweeks have already resulted for internet entrepreneurs who make money more easily and not on an hourly basis. The Information Age has brought about some positive changes and has empowered many people to either be independent of companies, or by making money on their own, and by maximizing their time, through earning money without working on an hourly rate. This new era has shown that people are not needed in assembly lines and in factories. When automation takes over, people are almost forced to find new ways of making money and earning a living. The internet and technology has facilitated this process and it has encouraged people to be more creative and innovative. The new era looks positive because it is removing people from mindless and unskilled labour, to a more inventive and entrepreneurial position in their …