The IOT market is booming!
Kerry G. Johnson
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CMAT 451 : WB1: Communication Technologies (Spring 2022)
Professor Julie Simon Grabill
How has the covid-19 “work from home” environment changed the workplace and how has the daily communications connected with “The Internet of Things!” (IOT).
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What are new ways people can use communication technology to change the world?
As mentioned in my earlier blog post (Assignment #7), the Covid-19 pandemic has expanded on the use of technology that has changed the world. In that post, I focused on the workplace and remote working. However, the work-from-home environment goes beyond the online capabilities of the workforce.
Digital and online technologies are becoming more connected with each development. Even more now, with some many individuals working or being educated for the usual office, classroom, conference room, or any other location. Each of these locations can be interconnected with WiFi routers, mobile devices, printers, automobiles, medical devices, thermostats, alarm systems, and more. The list can go on and on.
The global pandemic has rapidly increased the use of digital technology in our already busy and chaotic lives beyond the workday. Each time a vehicle is started, every time a debit or credit card is swiped, computer technology is used to communicate with the various servers located strategically across the world.
It’s debatable that technological advancement has not been so so great for the environment. The various amount of natural resources needed to make the smaller, better, sharper next big idea can result in ecological dilemmas within the planet.
Arguments Against Technology
From the Harvard Business Review
Writer Kevin Kelly thinks there are four basic arguments against technology, with many sub-reasons. In summary: technology should be reduced as much as possible because it is contrary to nature, and/or to humanity, and/or the technology itself and finally because it is a type of evil and thus is contrary to God.
Contrary to Nature
Contrary to Humans
Contrary to Technology Itself
Contrary to God
Perhaps, Mr. Kelly’s overview may be a bit over the top and exaggerated. However, after reading the article, in some situations, his points are valid. With everyone person using the next popular mobile device in their palm, how many resources were utilized to get that iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone to the consumer?
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