The Internet makes censorship impossible and will bring down corrupt regimes around the world. It will lead to an era of absolute transparency, which will inevitably lead to more equality and more justice. Disagree? Try this, then – the Internet means none of us need to know anything, because we can look anything up in a matter of moments. We’re all becoming stupid because the machines do all of our thinking for us. Which of these arguments are correct?
We’ve come a long way since those first baby steps were taken in computing, and sometimes it really helps to just put things in perspective and look at the amazing technology that surrounds us today. Yet the technological reality we face doesn’t always match what we thought it was going to be all those years ago.
Technology progresses at such an astounding rate that sometimes, I really can’t believe what we’re capable of. I love technology, and I’m not afraid to admit it. It’s a curse really, because I’m constantly looking forward to something even cooler on the horizon. Ladies, gentlemen, and everything in between, I present to you my pick of 5 incredible technologies to look forward to in 2013.
Microsoft has a lot of work to do to come out of 2013 with a spring in its step. 2012 was not Redmond’s year, and demand for Windows 8 can be described as lukewarm, with the uptake rate recently slipping behind Vista – a release many Windows users remember for all the wrong reasons. Here’s why 2013 means so much to Redmond, Ballmer, and the PC collective.