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We shouldn’t approach technology from a place of fear

The World Economic Forum has forecast that five million jobs will be lost to technology before 2020, but that just over two million new ones will be created Millions of people will lose their jobs. Entire professions will be destroyed. Workers with obsolete skills will struggle to find employment. These fears have been felt with each new technological development throughout ... Read More »

Facebook team working on brain-powered technology

Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains. It is developing “silent speech” software to allow people to type at a rate of 100 words per minute, it says. The project, in its early stages, will require new technology to detect brainwaves without needing invasive surgery. “We are not talking about ... Read More »

Track how technology is transforming work

Androids, such as this one directing shoppers in Tokyo, will replace humans in many service occupations in the next 10–20 years. Advances in technology pose huge challenges for jobs. Productivity levels have never been higher in the United States, for example, but income for the bottom 50% of earners has stagnated since 1999 (see ‘Job shifts’). Most of the monetary ... Read More »

The Small Technology Giving Big Peace of Mind

Hope, fear and inspiration In 2012, Kurt Workman was a full-time chemical engineering major at Brigham Young University. Kurt’s aunt had just had twins, prematurely, so he and his wife were lending a helping hand whenever they could. They saw firsthand the constant worry Kurt’s aunt shouldered. They wanted to start a family of their own soon, but Kurt knew ... Read More »

Bored? No way. Ditching technology makes life complicated and beautiful

‘Gathering and chopping wood is more of a practical meditation than a chore.’ Illustration: Kirsty Alston Saturday 25 March 2017 05.00 EDTLast modified on Saturday 25 March 2017 05.02 EDT We are walking eyes half-open, half-asleep into a techno-dystopia even George Orwell couldn’t imagine. 1984 is starting to look primitive compared to what’s in store for us. Sex robots could soon make ... Read More »

Can We Really Predict The Future Technology?

The coming decades will bring exciting innovation, but can we predict future technology? The development of technology is an essential part of human life and has been used to change the world we live in. But the uncertainty of what technology will look like in the future can be daunting. In just over 100 years, we have come from inventing ... Read More »

Eye blink technology allows vicar sex abuse victim to give evidence

A former vicar has been jailed for sexually abusing a choirboy who gave evidence using eye-tracking technology which turned his blinks into words. Cyril Rowe was sentenced to four years for three counts of indecent assault at a London church in the late 70s. His victim Michael Kelsick, 47, died of motor neurone disease in a hospice before hearing the ... Read More »

IT Company’s Cloud-ready Transition Tied to Client Needs, Technology Trends

James Farhat, CEO of Applications Consulting Training Solutions, an ISV and technology solution provider based in Jacksonville, Fla., spoke with Small Business Trends regarding his experience in becoming a cloud-ready IT company and in transitioning his clientele to the cloud. Farhat said that his company’s transition has evolved alongside the needs of his customers and changing technology trends. “Our transition ... Read More »

10 Ways to Improve Your Business with Mobile Technology

A recent study shows how reliant small businesses have become on mobile technology. The 2013 AT&T Small Business Technology Poll says 85 percent of small businesses now use some kind of smartphone. And 80 percent of small firms founded less than two years ago use tablets, the survey also showed. Customers are becoming more mobile too. The International Data Corporation, ... Read More »

Technology trends that will transform content marketing in 2017

Content marketing is rapidly evolving. Producing generic content and throwing it out there hoping for a miracle is no longer a marketing strategy for any business that hopes to stay competitive. Spun content on web pages, auto-generated videos, and other poor content marketing strategies will often have a negative impact on your brand, making your business that much less to ... Read More »