Advancements in technology, valiant journeys, and important people of the Age of Exploration created an impressive step toward the modern era. In the bygone years where internet hadn’t developed into the integral part of our everyday lives and the chosen medium of relying news, breakthrough in technology was conveyed to the masses through news papers which were a slow, not very durable and cumbersome to archive medium.
Devices which help to improve our health are improving all the time, for example MED-EL audio processors (the externally worn part of a hearing implant) have come a long way from the first model 40 years ago and now boast wireless charging, wireless phone and TV connection and a sleek design which makes them virtually undetectable under the hair.
Researchers from the University of Manchester used data from 20,000 footsteps belonging to 127 individuals to train a deep residual neural network to recognise 24 distinct factors, like the person’s stride cadence and the ratio of time on toe to time on heel (the people did not need to take off their shoes, as the system analyses movement rather than shape of the foot).
It is based on the transformation of space (metropolitan life), work and economic activity (rise of the networked enterprise and networked work processes), culture and communication (shift from mass communication based on mass media to mass self-communication based on the Internet); on the crisis of the patriarchal family, with increasing autonomy of its individual members; the substitution of media politics for mass party politics; and globalization as the selective networking of places and processes throughout the planet.
Now, these early modern views of science and practical life â€” and alternative views, such as those expressed in classical thought â€” seem to be the true grounds for understanding the dominance of technology, and also for our ability to limit this dominance.