Technological Advances : Our Good or Peril?
By Tosin Odubela
July 14, 2010 at 5:26pm
Computer system architectural design today has given way to new and exciting ways of life. With the future in view, with a promise of newer challenges and ideals, it is expected that these series of achievement in the field of computer architectural design will also reflect in sharpening our cultures and values, while bridging the gap between humans and machines. This paper compare system architectural design today with how it may appear tomorrow, while exposing the possible role of digital media in promoting this transition.
According to June Jamrich Parsons & Dan Oja (2007), “The digital revolution is an ongoing process of social, political, and economic change brought about by digital technology, such as computers and the Internet”. They emphasised that “every day new digital innovations challenge the status quo and require societies to make adjustments to traditions, lifestyles, and legislation”.
Digital media always incorporates the adoption of media elements like text, graphics, audio, video and animations on computerised platforms to deliver information in an interactive (stimulus response system) or an non-interactive manner (one way show).
Over the years, we have experienced an exciting evolution of techniques, ideas and procedure that help us manipulate visible data more intelligently for different purposes. From the era of pure texts (witnessed during the proliferation of Disk Operating systems and co) to an era of graphics, text and audio, to an era of sophisticated interactivity, videos and animations, and now to an era of artificial intelligence, virtual reality and Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI), the age of digital media has really matured. According to June, et-al (2007), data representation refers to the form in which data is stored, processed, and transmitted. Today, digital devices represent data in five basic formats that are perceivable...