All tagged Technology

Experimenting With Technology

A human centred design philosophy places a premium on understanding human needs first, and then shaping technology to suit. However, the creative experimentation with developing technology is still a crucial part of the innovation process. It helps discover new opportunities, weaknesses and capabilities of the technology that underpins human needs. Christopher Roosen explores. 

Relationships are a Limited Numbers Game

Does technology let us soar to new heights of social connectivity? Unlikely. A theory known as “Dunbar’s numbers” suggests there is a physically imposed upper limit to the number of meaningful relationships that we can form. This seems to challenge the orthodoxy of trying to use relationship platforms to gain massive sets of social connections. 

Technology Zombies

We are building technology that zombifies us. Unsettlingly similar to how a fungus can zombify an ant. Yet fungus is part of a set of checks and balances that keeps ecosystems balanced. Our mass zombification by our devices doesn’t balance anything. It captures attention in mass, for the benefit of a few.