Category Archives: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Technology from around the world and how we use it. The how, what, when and why of our global technological world.

ROBOTIC HOSPITALITY, THE METAMODERN WAY

Robotic Hospitality

Walter Disney’s, Disneyland animatronics fascination is now becoming a reality, and will eventually become quite commonplace within homes, resorts and businesses.  Robotic hospitality has the ability to encourage tourists and displace workers, but will it…

The advancement of science within the field of robotic animatronics, coupled with artificial intelligence has opened the minds of innovators in all industries.  Combining the skills of man, the emotions of man, the workforce of machines in order to create, and facilitate man’s and his businesses  needs will only press the robotics further into innovative actions and responsibilities; eventually making them and integral aspect of society and businesses. Continue reading ROBOTIC HOSPITALITY, THE METAMODERN WAY

METAMODERN SMART CITIES. URBAN IMPROVEMENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY.

Metamodern Smart Cities.  Urban Improvement Through Technology.

By: @MsMobileConverg

Imagine a #smartcity, where technology meets the needs of civilization.  Imagine metamodern smart cities urban improvement through technology.  That is our “now”, with advancements for our immediate tomorrows.

We have always had cities, population, and socio-economic hierarchy,  yet  we have only just had the ability to technologically associate and aid the workings and flow of a city to its civilization.

Now, in our metamodern times, we have the availability for additional input of data, not just any data, but “big data”. Continue reading METAMODERN SMART CITIES. URBAN IMPROVEMENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY.

NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS … NFC

Near Field Communications, NFC Ready or Not for Primetime

By:  MsMobileConverg, inspired by Jonathan MacDonald
info cit – wiki (thank you Jimmy =)

In our modern world in our Era of Communications, we have experienced a growth of application widgets specifically set out to enhance and simplify our basic, everyday, lifestyle needs.  One of which widget via NFC, includes, “NFC”, Near Field Communication.

NFC, cit. wiki, (thank you Jimmy), “…is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches…” Continue reading NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS … NFC

QUANTIFIED SELF

Quantified Self

By:  Jonathan MacDonald

The Nike Fuelband is just one of many examples within a movement known as ‘Quantified Self’. In simple terms this is basically a process of being aware of what we do and how it effects us. For instance, knowing that by running 2 miles you burn a certain amount of calories, or that in a day you’ve walked a certain number of steps.

Moving forward we’ll see more tools appearing that enable us to access the data we’re producing and at the time of writing in the middle of 2013, the vast majority of comment is about the positive opportunities data recording brings. For Nike, last year’s profits rose by 18% in their equipment division due to the launch of the Fuelband, and for the public, it would appear we like recording and observing a lot of what we’re doing and, at times, sharing it with others. Continue reading QUANTIFIED SELF