The Future of Technology in 2023 A.D.


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The Future of Technology in 2023 A.D.

  1. 1. The Future of Communication Technology in 2023 A.D. By: Emily LaBarbera
  2. 2. Is this the future?
  3. 3. In 2023 A.D., what will technology be like? -Will we literally have eyes in the back of our heads? -Will we be able to watch television with glasses? -Will we be able to control our homes with voice commands? -Will be able to use the Internet without an electric device? -Will we be able to use our voices to command our everyday activities? ….but first, let’s take a walk down memory lane.
  4. 4. Let’s reminisce the past communication technologies…. It’s amazing to see how far communication technology really has come. In the next 10 years, our technology will be very different from what it was 10 years ago and have major changes to what it is today.
  5. 5. - - - With new technology, the entire world will benefit from its newest forms. Businesses will be able to run smoother and more efficiently. Students will have faster access to information and gain better knowledge during their research.
  6. 6. Roger’s Diffusion of Innovations explains how an innovation is communicated over time through 4 theories: 1. Innovation- Some technology is perceived as new: relative advantage, compatibility, complexity, trialability, and observability. 2. Decision-Making Process- 5-step process that a potential user goes through before adopting an innovation: knowledge, persuasion, accept or reject, implementation, confirmation. 3. Reinvention- Process by which a person who adopts a technology begins to use it for purposes other than those intended by the original inventor. 4. Adopters- Categorized into groups: innovators, early adopters, the early majority, and the late majority.
  7. 7. Roger’s Diffusion of Innovations is relatable to the past telephone technology and for the future as well. Telephone “innovation” has come a very long way; we still use them for the same concept, except we now are able to use our phones to do so much more. When choosing a new telephone technology, we all go through the “decision-making process”; we must do our research and decide if the new technology fits with our lifestyles and being happy our decisions. Due to the ability to use our new telephone technology for many things, most of us have “reinvented” our telephones for email, searching the Internet, making appointments, using social media applications, listening to music, playing games, alarm clocks, and so much more. Lastly, we all make the decision to “adopt” these new telephone technologies by either taking a risk, showing respect to the new technology, and making a decision based off of our opinions regardless if we are skeptics or not. The future of telephones will enable us to control our entire lives by using one integrated technology. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the future of telephones, by giving us the ability to communicate faster, control everyday functions and whole life automation.
  8. 8. Even Zach Morris used Roger’s Diffusion of Innovations and became an early adopter!
  9. 9. Uses and gratifications gives insight into what people do with technology and focuses on: 1. Social and psychological origins 2. Needs 3. Expectations 4. Mass media or other sources 5. Differential patterns of media exposure 6. Gratifications 7. Unintended consequences
  10. 10. The Uses and Gratification Theory and television go hand in hand with one another. Television technology has come a long way and very fast. Most of us use our televisions just for the purpose of watching a show, movie, or animated production. However, when uses and gratifications comes into play, we want more, and we want our needs to be fulfilled. Our “social and psychological” needs come about when we aren’t being satisfied with the television technology we have. We expect our television technology to fulfill those “needs” by living up to social “expectations “ that are placed in our everyday lives. The uses and gratifications theory allows us to use our television technology to satisfy our daily lives by relaxing, passing time, using emotions, and being sociable. The future of television technology will continue to follow the uses and gratifications theory by giving more. The future of the television will become more of an experience by being able to immerse our self into the experience. Television technology will take on a 4-D life and become a more intimate setting for those using this new technology.
  11. 11. Social Information Processing is another way to see how and why people choose to use a technology. This theory is based off of a few models: 1. Social Presence Theory-Based on a continuum of how the media “facilitates awareness of the other person and interpersonal relationships during the interaction.” 2. Information Richness Theory- Media are arranged on a continuum of richness: speed of feedback, types of channels employed, personalness of source, and richness of language carried. -Social influence is also strongest in ambiguous situations.
  12. 12. Social Information Processing helps influence the way we choose a technology and why. This theory allows us to make better decisions when making purchases or adopting a new technology, especially with cars. The “Social Presence Theory” allows us to facilitate with others so our decisionmaking process is much easier and we are happy with the end result. The “Information Richness Theory” is more face-to-face communication where we can talk with peers, coworkers, and friends and receive honest opinions to ensure we make the right decision that fits our desires and needs. Cars are evolving at a rapid pace and adopting newer and faster technology. The future technology of cars will give us hands free driving, hydrogen engines and greener technologies, the possibility of flight, and safer equipment to ensure a more valuable driving experience.
  13. 13. Only time will tell us how technology will evolve into the future. But we do know that it is moving and changing at a rapid pace to keep up with our society’s demands. Future technology will give us faster and clearer communication, more efficient way to run our everyday lives, give us the possibilities to making life more fun and enjoyable, making work more productive, and making our overall living experiences much richer.
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