Technology has become an unparalleled part of every aspect of our lives, dominating our work, our social lives, our hobbies and even our healthcare. But at what point does our changing relationship with technology become a problem? And how do we fix it?
While the immediate future is unlikely to yield AI pseudo-human carers, the notion of robots aiding the elderly is closer than ever. All over the world – especially in Japan, where more than a quarter of the population is over 65 – technology and healthcare are starting to overlap.
With half a billion wearable devices shipping in the next few years and going straight onto wrists, shoes, glasses and lapels, soon interacting with smart cities will seem as 'normal' as checking Facebook.
A new wave of technological advancements is making it easier than ever to plug into a techno-utopian automated lifestyle, as people increasingly expect to exchange minimum input for maximum output.
Computers are an increasingly important part of life, but interaction with them remains much the same. Leap Motion challenges established barriers, signaling a movement towards invisible technology and a future where human and computer work as one.
From paying at self-checkouts to ordering with apps, modern shoppers are handling more and more elements of the shopping journey themselves. But is streamlining the shopping experience removing the personal element of retail?
Technology is increasingly integrating into the world around us. But with people placing more and more emphasis on 'true' artisanal creations, can automated coffee-maker Briggo Coffee Haus win over its target market of connoisseurs?
People prefer wearable devices that are unobtrusive, fit into daily life and existing habits, and look stylish. But even if all these boxes are ticked, do they really want to wear technology on their wrists, faces and around their necks?
Modern technology is helping people track their lives in rich detail, illuminating rarely explored areas of existence. Wearable camera Memoto automatically records every waking moment, but what's behind the fascination with lifelogging?