Tag: Digital-Presence

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Web Access Is A Basic Human Right

“It’s time to recognize the Internet as a basic human right” its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said. “That means guaranteeing affordable access for all, ensuring Internet packets are delivered without commercial or political discrimination, and protecting the privacy and freedom of web users regardless of where they live”.

At the release of the 2014-15 Web Index — the world’s first measure of the Web’s contribution to social, economic and political progress — the father of the World Wide Web noted that in our increasingly unequal world, the web has the potential to be a great equalizer, but only “if we hardwire the rights to privacy, freedom of expression, affordable access and net neutrality into the rules of the game”.

As the Internet has become our main conduit of information and the filter through which we survey the world around us, is it time to add it beside freedom, justice and peace, in a next natural Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

Source: Huffpost Tech


Listening to Wi-Fi

Modern technologies can give deaf people the ability to hear again. With hearing aid people who lost their hearing can instantly hear the lost sounds again they were missing. Frank Swain was one of these people who retrieved their hearing again, thanks to this. Not only can he hear all the regular sounds around us, but also the invisible Wi-Fi signals.

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High-Tech Cemetery

Japanese people use to turn to technology for solutions to many of the issues of life, and now death too.

In Japan, a crowded country with a fast-ageing society, there is a shortage of final resting places, especially in the big cities. With a population expected to shrink by nearly 30 million people over the next 50 years, the funerals and graves market is very alive. The Ruriden cemetery, in Tokyo, is a hi-tech solution – multi-storey graveyards.

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The Evolution Of The Desk 1980 – 2014

Over the past decades, objects that normally used to surround us became more and more virtual, radically changing the aspect of our workplace.

A team from Harvard Innovation Lab envisioned the impact of technology on our everyday life, creating a metamorphosis of the desktop through the last 35 years. Cluttered worktables full of tangible tools turned into a clean minimal space.

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Boomeranged Metaphors

Emoticons Among US

Emoticons are part of our digital daily life, but what if they burst into our physical environment? What if they were not just a replacement for the written word, but creatures looking for a place in society?

These special characters seem to play such an important role in modern communication, we need them to convey the true meaning of our messages.
This nature documentary parody, by Dissolve, examines the impact of this digital species. Collateral effects of today’s visual culture explained in a video that will make you smiley.


Sidewalk Lane For Smartphone Users

To prevent smartphone-related accidents the Chinese city of Chongqing divided the sidewalk in two lanes: one for cell phone users and one for non-cell phone users.

Heavy consumers of mobile devices, who cannot stop writing messages, reading the latest news on Twitter or checking their cell phones, can now text and browse in peace while walking in their reserved sidewalk lane. Separating mobile users from other pedestrians, is this a form of Society of Simulations segregation?

Maybe the jewel that stops people from checking the phone could be another solution!

Source: The Washington Post