Monday, May 9, 2016
Future Tech: Innovation or Gimmick? (Part 1)
We live in an exciting time, where it seems that almost every year, revolutionary new technological advances are being made. With such a saturation of new tech, though, some advances quickly and easily fall out of favor and drift into obscurity, failing to really engage the public as something worth adopting. Sometimes pricing is the deterrent, sometimes marketing, and in the case of "Google Glass," negative public response can even shape the course of new tech. There are new emerging technologies that we may see available very soon, and some are already available. This week, let's take a look at some of this new tech (gesture tech, VR, and 3D printing) and speculate--is it a passing fad, a gimmick, or will it quite possibly change our future?