The Hyper-Connected World
Final lecture of the all-school series was based on the Hyper-Connected world which is about the future and that we are living in an increasingly connected world where technology is becoming more advanced such as 5G networks being introduced and advanced technology such as 3D printing. In this lecture we talked about how advanced technology was getting to the sense where digital images were accurate but fake and all made up from small elements on the computer. It was also talked about the type of things the future of our world might see such as having implants in our arms to open doors. Phone companies such as Samsung is far more ahead of other brands in the sense of phone styles and what the future of phones are going to become like.
An example of what the 21st century is like was shot by a photographer called Eric Pickersgill who shot an image in 2015 called ‘Removed’ which was a black and white photograph showing young children staring down at their hands as if they were scrolling through their tablets or phones but the photography is missing the phones. He captures the use of phones in a negative light and showing how disconnected you can be when you’re engrossed into technology. This is a perfect example of the Hyper-Connected World which was shown in our lecture.
In my opinion technology is becoming scary to the point where eventually our world will be covered in robots! It also shows the change that technology has made to our lives especially with the use of social media and devices which have been made for specific things. It also encourages people to be on there phone 24/7 and not being able to witness the world around us because we are too engrossed in technology and eventually what its going to become.