Modern Advances Come With Responsibility

In today’s age, technology is a part of everything. Almost everyone is constantly checking texts or social media. New technology like 3D printers could become a normal appliance in the near future. However, some gadgets are becoming all too much. Sure, phones help keep you connected with friends and world news. But what if it starts to replace real interaction? We need to consider how our actions could affect the future of our world. I don’t want to sound corny talking about this, but change is a serious topic. If we have changed so much in the past decade, what will the near future look like? At some point, we need to start being a little more simplistic. Otherwise, there will be no escaping the constant cell phone ring or texting. We are human beings, not cyborgs. We also need to think about what powers these gadgets, and how to be more efficient.

One of the best parts of modern technology is medical advances. We are so much more advanced today than we were ten years ago. This is one of the pros to modern day living. Transportation is improving as well. More environmentally friendly vehicles are being designed. Until we improve, we need to become even MORE efficient. We are so dependent on electrical power today, it is ridiculous. Think about it like this.. what happens when the power goes out during a storm? The lights, oven, refrigerator, outlets, and other appliances cease to work. We need to become more dependent on other resources. The same goes for gasoline. We constantly pump gas into our vehicles just to make them work. Emissions are released into the air until the fuel tank is empty. Gasoline is a LIMITED resource. We can’t depend on these two resources because someday gasoline and oils supplies will be depleted. Also, we cannot solely rely on electric power to charge and work home appliances. Sure, this supply is not limited. But if it fails to work, we are lost.

We need to become more responsible and aware of our technology use. If not, it will become a factor in everything. It is hard to imagine what the future will look like, but I do know one thing. Unless we slow down on technological advances and resource use, we will have a big problem. After all, when you have pros it’s important to also take a look at the cons.

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Crazy inventions: Fridge Filled with Slime?

Face it, technology is only getting better. 3D televisions, laptops, and fluorescent light bulbs now replace old technology. Who knows what inventions the future will bring? Crazy, futuristic devices may become normal before you know it. Who would have thought that a smart phone was even remotely possible 10 years ago? Step aside old devices, and make way for the future.

Picture this. A refrigerator with no doors or cabinets, that is filled with green gel. You read that correctly. Gel. This bio fridge’s concept was invented by a Russian student named Yuriy Dmitriev, and is currently being developed.

This is how it works. The refrigerator is filled with a non- sticky, environmentally -friendly, green gel. It could keep produce fresh way past the normal time today. All you have to do is reach into the gel and place the produce inside. That’s it. The gel suspends the item inside, and surrounds it. Because the gel is non- sticky, you won’t be grossed out whenever you reach for something inside. Can you imagine this crazy idea as a reality? It would be way more energy efficient than today’s refrigerators. Plus, there are no moving parts inside, therefore not producing that annoying hum sound.

Will this idea become a reality? It is predicted to happen sometime in the future, but we will have to wait and see. For pictures and more information on this wacky invention, be sure to check out the link below. Post your ideas and predictions in the comment section below. Credit to geek.com for the information.  Continue reading