For the first time in Canadian history, the number of senior citizens has exceeded that of children in what is referred to as a “Silver Tsunami” — a metaphor used to describe population aging. With that in mind, there will likely be a need for more healthcare options geared towards elderly citizens, particular those that incorporate digital technology. These could be anything from offering online appointment booking or sending an alert when medications run low. In fact, three in four healthcare providers report they are already using digital technologies to communicate with their patients. However, according a new ‘Digital Life’ study conducted by Telus Health, it seems the older generation that would benefit the most from such innovations are, in fact, the ones least likely to take advantage of them. The survey found that Canadians in the baby boomer (age 52 and over) and greatest generation (71 and over) categories reported they were the most likely to … [Read more...] about Telus survey says older Canadians least likely to use digital health technology, despite being most likely to benefit
Yasmin AliThursday 29 Mar 2018 1:00 pm Share this article with Facebook Share this article with Twitter Share this article with Google Plus Share this article through email Share this article with Whatsapp Share this article through Given the amount of abuse I get from drivers when I cycle around London, I look forward to the introduction of driverless cars. I am sure some drivers reading this will be thinking ‘bloody cyclists,’ which is admittedly how I sometimes feel when I am driving. This is a good example of how psychology influences our feelings towards the development of technology, based on our personal experiences. What is psychology? To learn more, I visited the GATEway project, a research and development programme discovering people’s hopes, fears and aspirations for autonomous vehicles. For the first time, the public were invited to test ride pods that operate a shuttle service around the Greenwich Peninsula in London and take part in … [Read more...] about How psychology affects the rush of technology: From driverless pods to delivery robots
Some cars are maybe a bit too ambitious for their own good. Take the Aston Martin Lagonda. It had a digital dashboard back in the 1970s! It was decades ahead of its time.... and it showed. The car’s systems were hopelessly unreliable with lots of proprietary work and “juvenile at best” construction, as one owner put it. What other cars had technology hopelessly ahead of their time? Photo Credits: Aston Martin Click here to view this kinja-labs.com embed. Contact the author at [email protected] … [Read more...] about What Car’s Technology Was Too Far Ahead Of Its Time?
Like most people who saw Black Panther, I thought the views of Wakanda, a wildly-advanced and fictional East-African country, were some of the most compelling and exciting parts of the movie. Of course, seeing Wakanda brought up a lot of questions: What’s the deal with those sand-like 3D display systems they have? How do they make such good holographic images come out of stylish bracelets? How fast do those mag-lev trains go? And, perhaps most importantly, what are Wakandan cars like? Oh, I guess I should mention there will likely be some kind of spoilers here, so, you know, I’m warning you now. Here be spoilers. Run. Now, while we saw a number of very impressive Wakandan transportation machines: aircraft (possibly spacecraft as well?), mag-lev trains, what looked like a nice light-rail system, we never actually saw any Wakandan rolling, car-like automobiles. Perhaps their cities are designed to not require them, or perhaps they prefer mass-transit and air travel … [Read more...] about How The Technology In Black Panther Could Create An Amazing Car
Time to Recast World of Decision-Making Machines Attention to Diversity: One Remedy for Lack of Trust NRA Drops Race Card in Mass-Shooting Debate Writer Felt Like ‘That Red-Lipped Lawn Jockey’ Polk Awards Flag Corruption, Immigrant Abuse Kent State to Honor Bhatia, Shelton for Diversity Roy Hobbs, Anchor Who Battled Demons, Dies at 64 NABJ to Take Facebook Scholarship Money After All Journalists to Help Send 900 to ‘Black Panther’ Ancestor’s Choice: Leave Family or Return to Slavery Kerner Commission Observances Ramp Up Short Takes Futurist Amy Webb tells the Knight Media Forum, “We’re talking about machines making decisions for us. . . . I think we all ought to stop and think this through.” (video) Time to Recast World of Decision-Making Machines First, the futurist Amy Webb told the audience of journalists, librarians and foundation managers that they could easily be duped by the ever-growing purveyors of … [Read more...] about Technology Is Building a Future Without People of Color in Mind