Straps yourselves in for a little bit of a wild ride, so if extreme sports of the academic or indeed philosophical kind are not your thing, then please unbuckle now and leave the park. The four terms used in the title would appear at first glance to be connected, but for the purposes of this article, are not. There is a distinct, and key difference in that they refer to a journey of sorts. The journey of the mind and neural functionality that eventually leads to a change which has been caused by an ‘event’. Each term describes a condition. A condition of the brain at a point in the journey.
Where did my Taxi Driver and my money go?”
Whenever there is a radical and rapid development in Technology, the voices of those who fear the human effects of such developments sing loud. Of course, debate is ultimately a healthy proposition when conducted in the correct manner i.e a respectful exchange of ideas, evidence and facts to determine the truth or at least the likelihood of why ‘something’ happens. The problem is that as we venture further up the emotional curve and hit the raw nerve of public consciousness, a healthy debate, absent of extreme views, is less and less likely. This is quite possibly the stage we are at now when it comes to the vast changes of technological development at exponential rates of growth. If one then throws into the mix a subject such as Artificial Intelligence, which has been the subject of many a doomsday prophecy, especially in the fictional world, then the prediction of likely effects becomes distorted. There are a vast number of capillaceous issues branching out from each topic within AI and on a scale which precludes us from analysis in this article due to time. However, there are rarely more topics as emotive as a person's job and their ability to generate income in order to survive...so will driverless cars render the taxi driver extinct and will money even be necessary in any form? Read More. 13.08.19
Innovation, technology and the military are inextricably linked, and throughout history whenever there is a technological breakthrough, one of the first beneficiaries is invariably the military. Whether it is recent developments such as GPS, or much later, Galileo selling telescopes to Italian monasteries to see enemy ships approaching, the human desire to conquer or defend is paramount. With the 'genie' firmly out of the bottle, Artifical Intelligence will become a 'game changer' in the Military world as for many, the upsides are simply too strong to worry about potentially disastrous consequences. Here we take a look at the detail and the precise areas of growth just around the corner.Read More