Tag: Technology


It’s the Internet’s Fault

Some people are still holding out that technology will save humanity from itself. But we keep forgetting that the world doesn’t run on information—it runs on emotion. Democracy relies on trust. Rule of law requires trust. If we lose our trust in our institutions, then those institutions will either crumble or turn cancerous. But the internet lines up incentives in such a way that it makes it profitable to breed distrust…The internet, in the end, was not designed to give people the information they need. It gives people the information they want.

Source: Everything is Fucked and I’m Pretty Sure It’s the Internet’s Fault | Mark Manson

‘Toilet Paper’ for Smartphones

Photograph: NTT Docomo

Japan has taken its reputation for hygiene up another notch with the introduction of “toilet paper” for smartphones inside toilets at Narita international airport. In a new take on the meaning of public convenience, users are invited to pull off a piece of paper from a dispenser next to the regular toilet roll and give their phone screens a germ-busting polish.

Source: Swipe Right? ‘Toilet Paper’ for Smartphones Trialled in Japanese Airport Bathrooms | The Guardian

4 Ways To Use Artificial Intelligence

Source: Stefan Leijon / Flickr Creative Commons.

Source: Stefan Leijon / Flickr Creative Commons.

The field of artificial intelligence got its start at a conference at Dartmouth in 1956. Optimism ran high and it was believed that machines would be able to do the work of humans within 20 years. Alas, it was not to be. By the 1970’s, funding dried up and the technology entered the period known as the AI winter. Much has changed since then. What can we expect in the years to come?

Source: 4 Ways Every Business Needs To Use Artificial Intelligence | Digital Tonto