Technology has changed the workspaces in which we reside. It has made the impossible, possible via connectivity, seamlessness and efficiency. We transit from helplessness to control over life with the companionship of technology. It hand-holds us into its embrace of humanity, reminding us of our potential.
The workspace today comes with the ease of working from anytime, anywhere without the drudgery of being paid just to show up to the workplace and look busy. What matters today is how we get things done, how fast and how much.
Technology helps us to find each other from the swarm of events, places, people and schedules, it has also helped us to create an identity of freedom than arresting us to one place of to and fro, helping us to create a sense of meaning, direction and purpose better than before.
Chaos to Order
Arijit recently got a haircut at home via Urban Company and got his lunch after that via Uber Packages. Following this, he contacted Zamosh and U Wash (online laundry services) for his laundry which arrived in no time. By 3 pm he was done with lunch, had a haircut and got nice clothes to wear to ace an online interview. All done in no time, thanks to technology.
Sonali’s driver was clueless about which direction to take towards the airport. She used Google Maps, and the map’s voice facility and placed it on the phone stand for the driver. Within half an hour they were on the right track. From a space of anxiety, the sense of direction was restored with technology again to the rescue.
Quite literally, robotics companies Boston dynamics and Rocos have partnered to deploy a fleet of dog-like robots called “Spot” to herd sheep and conduct agricultural tasks in New Zealand.
FoondaMate, a WhatsApp chatbot allowed students in South Africa to access education materials without a fixed or stable internet connection. Students could download everything from paper to notes without paying for data since most mobile networks there do not charge for WhatsApp usage.
A Vision Giver
UK’s Royal National Institute of Blind People has prototyped the world’s first accessible pregnancy test for those with impaired vision.
AntarYami – The Knower of Hearts
HeartFlow service, a cloud-based service approved by FDA enables clinicians to identify coronary artery disease based on CT images of the patient’s heart. It uses these images to create a fluid dynamic model of the blood running through the coronary blood vessels to identify abnormalities. Otherwise, the traditional invasive angiogram is required for doctors to decide when and how to intervene.
An enabler across industries and a gateway of access to education and knowledge anytime and anywhere, technology is also a superhero and an icon of our time, a time where the geography of cultures is not based on places and distances.
STORIES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE
Check, the food delivery app launched by Canirac is now available
Many churches have been forced to suspend their physical services during the coronavirus pandemic.
A new virtual reality fitness experience aims to change the face of home workouts, with a new regime every day
Before coronavrius locked workers at home, Zoom was a leading videoconferencing tool. But it wants to be more. It wants to be your whole office.
A new generation of autonomous robots is helping plant breeders shape the crops of tomorrow.
The New York Times