Magazine article Technology and Children

The Future: Thinking Small

Magazine article Technology and Children

The Future: Thinking Small

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The term "small" associated with technology is relative! A small technological artifact to my mother would be a transistor pocket radio--a piece of technology with a receiving antenna. It weighed about half a pound and revolutionized the way people in the 1950s were entertained and received the news of the day. Today, either a mobile phone or Blackberry can perform the same functions, with many more options housed in a much smaller casing.

Looking into the future is never clear; yet looking forward is a requirement! Futurists look to the past and examine it to make connections with the present. They also collect data from citizens to gain insight into the future. All of the information gathered is thoroughly analyzed to create a virtual map of the future. This information helps companies and businesses meet the demands of their clients and customers. They must evolve and grow in order to remain viable entities in the future.

The evolution of the smart "mobile" phone is probably the most dramatic piece of technology in existence today. Today's smart phones are smaller, lighter, more powerful, and more versatile than anything previously invented. …

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