Sunday, June 10, 2018

Now You Know


If you have a love-hate relationship with machines, then you’re probably annoyed and amazed by the power of technology. Last week, I visited a facility with a security system that required an electronic pass to move throughout the building. When the visit ended, I headed down a hallway and swiped my pass to open the door for one of the last two areas. Nothing happened. Peeking through the door’s window, I spotted an equally puzzled person holding a pass and wondering why the doors hadn’t opened. We were trapped.

After a few more seconds of swiping, the passes worked, the doors opened, and our mini-crisis ended. Our experience barely registers on the panic-scale compared to this: 
                                         https://youtu.be/tvmZw06-RxM   

If Sophia’s facial expressions correspond to the nature of her discussions, then why is she smiling at the end? Technology can work for us or against us, and when it’s against us, it’s an awful situation. What’s one of the best ways you’ve seen technology benefit humans?  

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