Baudrillard is a postmodern, post-structural philosopher known for his unique contributions to the world. His contextualizing concepts rule many concepts like technology, fuzzy logic, functionality, hyper-functionality, end of the symbolic, hypermarket, simulacra and simulation.
Most notable is Baudrillard’s reading into technology. Technology in the postmodern world is structured on the grand narratives of opposition and contrast. There is a debate going on in the world whether should resort to eco-farming or farming with genetically engineered seeds. The environmentalists and the technologists are on warpath with each other. Does technology invade the privacy of the self? Yes, in a way it does. Cyber firms like Google and Yahoo collect personal information and pass it on to generate advertisements. In a technological society we are not free from surveillance. There are also positive impacts of technology like the spread of social media and its use by individuals. Twitter, Facebook and blogs like … Read More
The world has undergone enormous changes over the past decade. We now live in a world where communication is paramount. It seems that everyone and everything is connected in some way.
For school students this has made things much more efficient. Research papers that used to involve hours of laborious effort, can now be researched and documented without ever touching a card catalog or a periodical index. Worlds of information are now available at the click of a mouse.
Questions that people pondered without any answer previously can now simply be typed into any convenient search engine and answered almost immediately. There are countless sites filled with informative short articles all over the Internet. Videos and music can now be seen on demand and news from across the world can be delivered in an instant.
There are some people who worry that the technological revolution and evolution we are experiencing … Read More
Environment technology can be described as the application of environmental sciences for the sake of sustainable development. There are diverse areas in which environment technology is operational in one way or another.
Anaerobic digestion is a perfect environmental technology for waste management. It works by producing green energy from waste materials and reduces CO2 emissions and other land-filled gases. Advancements in environmental technologies have paved new ways for anaerobic digestion. Today, it is not only used for reducing waste volumes but many useful by-products are also generated from it.
Computers are one of the biggest environmental threats due to production and disposal of its hardware and the power consumed by it. In April 2008, a public computing company named Userful Corporation announced that their software saved 29,000 tons of CO2 emissions by allowing up to ten people to work from same computer. This environment friendly step is equivalent of taking … Read More
We recently heard of Canada’s big and better immigration plans for 2018. From a strong desire to allow a million newcomers by 2020 to a promise of huge funding in immigration, Canada elaborated on its exciting initiatives. It also did tell about the growing opportunities it has in store for various professions. But, with so many professions from various nations in the rate race of Canada immigration, don’t you think there has to be a profession which has “the best chance” for Canada? A particular sector to whom immigration can be easy as abc! Certainly, there is. It’s the IT Profession.
Canada is home to a vibrant and diverse tech sector and often a nation ranked in top numbers of countries with best IT and technical scope. Unfortunately, with all good tech scope and ever-green job market, the nation falls behind in justifying the vacancies with right IT … Read More
Photojournalism is a type of journalism that depends on images to tell a story. It is not classical photography as the pictures taken are mostly or entirely related to a news story or event. They are not usually for entertainment or appreciation but more for conveyance of a news event.
These images have to be relevant to society, informative and should be able to convey what is happening in the world. The images should also possess an objective quality. It is very important that the photograph is relevant to the context of the story being reported.
The relevance of photojournalism in the news media
Photojournalism is an important aspect to the news media. For most people who read newspapers or watch the news, it is the photographs that summarize what has been written. This makes newspaper reading and news reporting much more effective as now one can relate the news … Read More
Memory loss, lack of brain clarity, or fear of memory loss is something experienced by just about every aging adult or senior citizen today!
Facing these obstacle personally can cause a lot of panic, anxiety and frustration.
Most aging adults think they are losing their ability to focus and remember because their brain is just simply getting old but this is not totally the case! In fact, contrary to popular belief, most of the beginning stages of brain fuzz symptoms and memory loss issues have more to do with a lack of use than a lack of youth!
As adults and seniors age, the demand to rely on their brain occurs less frequently. When their brain is not challenged it does not expand and grow; therefore their memory and ability to focus is not sharp! Their memories and focus becomes dull.
The good news is that technology today strongly indicates … Read More
Identifying/Changing Your MagicJack Proxy to fix call quality problems
MagicJack is selling like hotcakes all around the country. This is great for the parent company, but can present challenges for the consumers that purchase the device, particularly if you live in one of their crowded markets (i.e. for me in Atlanta). I’ve been working on several tips and tricks to optimize MagicJack and fix some common problems, and this one solves the issue mentioned above. After experiencing some pops and cracks in my calls, I started wondering if maybe the MagicJack server was slightly overloaded, and if so, was there a way to change the server. After scouring through every program option, I realized that there wasn’t a way to specify a different server from within the MagicJack application, but having a good understanding of networking, I was sure I could find some tricks.
After experimentation, I found that if … Read More
Ever dream of watching TV online? Well thanks to great innovations in the world of online technology, it is now possible to watch satellite TV on PC. This innovation lets you have access to all of your favorite channels as well as keeping you updated on what’s happening in the world today, at a moments notice. Keep in tune with all the latest developments in the world, whether they are to do with news, health or sport.
If world news used to reach you when it was already considered history, satellite TV on a PC will allow you to watch TV online and instantaneously watch the news whenever you need it. See all the news unfold as its happening and it doesn’t matter what country you live in, you can now compare world events as they are broadcast by different countries.
If you are on the go and just out … Read More
Innovations in technology are taking place at a much faster pace these days then they used to earlier. New models of gadgets with interesting features are being launched on a daily basis in the market. But identifying a model with the latest features within your budget is next to impossible if you do not follow tech news on a regular basis. Once you start following technical blog sites, it will be much easier for you to select the best model available in the market. The factors which make technical blogs the best source of information on all technological developments taking place around the world are mentioned below:-
Technical blogs can be accessed for free
Tech blogs can be subscribed without having to pay any money as subscription fees. You can follow as well as take part in these blog sites by commenting on any topic related to technology. People from … Read More
Residential solar power actually represents but a very small fraction of the total energy consumption of households world wide.
Paul Kopper, a housing developer in the State of Michigan in the U.S. is nearing completion on plans to begin his latest dream of building a 42 lot subdivision with each house having it’s own complete solar roof.
It is reported that the homes, each ranging in size of between 1800 and 3000 sq.ft. will provide both cooling and heating with the shingles actually generating the electricity.
The solar power fever is spreading rapidly as both more builders and homeowners are not only attempting to stop the financial bleeding due to the rising cost of conventional power but are also seeking the benefits of subsidies, tax credits and the ever advancing technology that will allow all of us to turn our roofs into our own personal solar power plants.
The cost … Read More