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A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place | VI Tech Review (VITR) | Scoop.it
THERE WAS SOMETHING odd about the black car at the junction of Sutter and Hyde Streets. It was an ordinary saloon. Its windows were clear, and it looked in good...

 

Technologies today have allowed us to be digitally connected from anywhere.  This impacts geographic patterns from outsourcing to local businesses that rely on interpersonal communications to connect potential demand with resources.  Some may see this as geography becoming less of a barrier, and consequently, less relevant.  This article in the Economist argues that as these technologies have rendered location more important than ever since they rely on geospatial technologies.  "The reports of the death of distance have been much exaggerated." 

 

Tags: technology, globalization, location, place.


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Envisioning the future of health technology

Envisioning the future of health technology | VI Tech Review (VITR) | Scoop.it

Technology is the ultimate democratizing force in society. Over time, technology raises lowest common denominators by reducing costs and connecting people across the world. Medical technology is no exception to this trend: previously siloed repositories of information and expensive diagnostic methods are rapidly finding a global reach and enabling both patients and practitioners to make better use of information.

This visualization is an exercise in speculating about which individual technologies are likely to affect the scenario of health in the coming decades. Arranged in six broad areas, the forecast covers a multitude of research and developments that are likely to disrupt the future of healthcare.


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Top 10 Tech This Week

Top 10 Tech This Week | VI Tech Review (VITR) | Scoop.it
There was spectacle, there was controversy -- it was a profound week in the technology world. We narrowed it down to only the best, right here on Top 10 Tech.

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Michael Allenberg's comment, October 6, 2012 11:05 AM
I know this isn't UX related... BUT i was a professional photographer in "a previous life!"