Recent advances in the fields of medicine and biomedical engineering have renewed ethical debates and resurfaced an important question: at what point does medical intervention for the purpose of sustaining life become playing God?
As technology continues to advance society by connecting individuals around the world, we as humans will have an enormous wealth of information at our fingertips. At the same time, however, our privacy will also become increasingly susceptible to invasion. As it has already proven through such measures as the USA PATRIOT Act and policies instituted by companies like Google and Facebook, future technology will act as a portal into the private lives of individuals which can never be closed.
As technology continues to advance our society by connecting individuals around the world, an individual’s online presence has never been more valuable and, at the same time, their privacy has never been more susceptible to invasion. Through such measures as the USA PATRIOT Act and policies instituted by companies like Google and Facebook, technology has become a portal into the private lives of individuals which can never be closed.
In Edward Snowden’s TED Talk entitled “Here’s How We Take Back the Internet,” Snowden appears via telepresence robot to explain the motivation for his actions in leaking government documents to the press and the steps he believes need to be taken for the public to take back the Internet.
In his discussion, Snowden recognizes that government intelligence is often used for public benefit, but there are also times when the government uses intelligence without the consent of the public or even its representatives in Congress. As he sees it, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees free press to combat adversarial threats and allows the public to work with the government in ensuring its rights are protected. Snowden also explained PRISM, a program that allowed the government to compel corporate America to conduct the spying and surveillance for them.
In the way of taking back the Internet and with it the right to privacy, Snowden implored those same companies involved in PRISM to work very hard as representatives of the user and to advocate for the rights of the user. He also suggested that all companies move to an encrypted browsing habit by default, which would increase the privacy and rights that people enjoy worldwide.
I plan to create a series of renders in Keyshot as the final result.
Taking rock, paper, and scissors to new places
Inspired by Italian luxury sportscar manufacturers Lamborghini and Ferrari, this vehicle is designed for the wealthy among us who feel the need… the need for speed. Unlike the established brands from which it was born, however, this supercar makes a statement both on land and under the sea. Appealing to the inner Jacques Cousteau in us all, this feat of automotive engineering enables those wealthy enough to afford it the unique experience of deep sea diving sans a wetsuit thanks to technology adapted from Mr. Cousteau’s Aqua-Lung. You can relax in the spacious pilot’s cabin as the oxygen required to fuel your expedition is pumped from 2 tanks safely housed in the rear of the vehicle. Reinforced with a corrosion-resistant copper shell, owners can fearlessly descend into the depths of the unknown without worrying about the mysterious creatures that lurk in the darkness. When you’ve had your fill of exploration for the day, you can then ride back home in style with a quick transformation of the engine turbines into standard wheels. Complete with gull-wing doors and an exterior modeled after the regal lobster, you will surely be the envy of the yacht club when you add the Jacques-uar to your fleet.