How can technology to protect and improve the future of sport
The answer is that there are so many things happening in sport that look completely possible, but in fact they are not. They may be completely possible, but what sport can we call them all “technology?” That’s too broad a term to use.
Cell phones have a lot to do with this. There was a time when you had to be sitting by your grandfather’s garden to get access to the latest information on the World Wide Web, but it takes too much memory and bandwidth for most cell phones. So you got another phone, a smaller, more mobile, more handy one. It’s called the laptop. You can play tennis on your laptop, watch a movie on your laptop, do real work on your laptop – all done on a 10-inch screen with a resolution of about 300 pixels by 400 pixels.
We don’t want to consider the problems inherent in laptops before we consider the problems inherent in the cars that transport us to and from events. With the recent downswing in fuel prices, fewer people are buying new cars. With the recent upswing in interest rates, fewer people are buying new homes either.
How can technology to protect and improve the future of sport? One way is to make sure that cell phones have as many features as cars do. A car’s GPS system can allow you to find out whether a particular race track is being used by a competitor, if there is a problem with the track (perhaps there are snakes! ), or even if the race track is closed. A cell phone can also tell you the weather and even let you know which lane a car is in.
This is only one of the features available on a cell phone these days. Many cell phones have video cameras, which will either let you see somebody else’s run or film your own race. Of course, the added feature of being able to use the cell phone while you are racing helps you to get more out of a day at the track, but having a cell phone with a video camera does not necessarily mean you are going to win the race.
How can technology to protect and improve the future of sports in other areas? How can it protect and improve the future of health care? How can it protect and improve the future of cities? How can technology to protect and improve the future of space?
There are many interesting applications for smart phones in the protection of health. A number of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, are directly related to memory loss. A cell phone can help to both diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease by allowing doctors to monitor a patient’s brain activity. The same is true of Parkinson’s disease. With the development of new drugs and other technologies, we may soon be able to diagnose these diseases much earlier than they occur.
Of course, this is not the only application of cell phone technology in the protect and improve the human condition. How can technology to protect and improve the future of cities? Let’s look at the other examples.
As you drive down the highway, you see traffic jams and long lines of people waiting to enter their venues. You also see people with walkie-talkies or cell phones, checking e-mail or surfing the Internet. In many major cities across the United States, especially the larger cities, you will find that there are sometimes huge lines of people waiting to use public restrooms, showers or even pay their public transportation cards.
What causes all this? Many companies have realized that a large portion of their profit comes from using people for data entry purposes. Even if they are not making cash off the people who are waiting in the line at the mall, they are making money off the people who decide which store to go to for a new pair of shoes or which restaurant to eat lunch. They make more money off these customers than they do off customers who buy products and services from a store or a restaurant and pay for a membership to get access to that company’s database.
So as you can see, the information that is stored in cell phones is already pretty high up on the “harmful things we do to our bodies” list. How can technology to protect and improve the situation, by finding ways to hide your information better and offer you choices that fit your lifestyle? It’s not as farfetched as it seems.