Technology systems simplify processes, increase efficiency and protect people and property. John Rayne Rivello, a Texas resident, recently tweeted a seizure-inducing GIF file to Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald with the title ‘you deserve a seizure for your post’ below it after being upset by his comments regarding the Trump administration and due to the fact that Eichenwald is Jewish.
Although, to some, this may seem like a simple prank, if a foreign intelligence could receive this information and use it against the nation of its choice, this could lead to countless individuals being visually attacked and, possibly, the death of some of these individuals.
And now all of the world’s information is instantly available to us, whenever we need it. Naturally, a bit of common sense and good judgement is required to sort the good information from the bad, and sifting through it all can require strong research skills – but all of this is just part and parcel of what being a good translator means in this day and age.
In his presentation , Kraus argues that the incessant demands of cellphones and social media, not to mention email and other forms of distraction, are making it difficult for us to connect with other people — including our families — and also endangering our ability to think about anything other than the next jolt of stimulation from the devices we have all around us, which he compares to the constant stimulus of a slot machine at a casino.
These include primates such as chimpanzees , 67 some dolphin communities, 68 and crows 69 70 Considering a more generic perspective of technology as ethology of active environmental conditioning and control, we can also refer to animal examples such as beavers and their dams, or bees and their honeycombs.