How Technology is Changing Our World – First Class Faves

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This month, we’re inspired by technology. It’s changing the way we work, the way we live and the way we interact – it’s even changing the future of our industry! So we thought we’d compile some of the most interesting articles out this month technology, and how it’s influencing the world we live in.

 

The Future of Bookkeeping

One of the most interesting insights to come out of our Annual Survey was about the future of the bookkeeping industry. The results are in, the future is bright, so read on to find out how bookkeeping is changing and what it means for you
https://www.firstclassaccounts.com/blog/the-future-of-bookkeeping/#CBpu5iYocXOlJJzM.99


In the rush for the latest gimmick, we are losing the joy of ‘things’

Another Apple launch, another innovation… But is built in obsolescence and minimalism depriving us of the sheer joy of ‘things’, asks Aleks Krotoski
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/sep/18/are-we-losing-the-love-of-things


Virtual and Augmented Reality Could Take Online Meetings to the Next Level

Nothing beats videoconferencing for emulating the experience of a face-to-face meeting. But even the best technologies have room for growth. What if you could take your meetings one step further and actually feel like you were in the same room as other virtual participants?
http://blog.clickmeeting.com/virtual-and-augmented-reality-could-take-online-meetings-to-the-next-level


Why Facebook and Microsoft say chatbots are the talk of the town.

Software programmed to interact with humans is hot property in Silicon Valley, with potential benefits for businesses, consumers – even the bereaved
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/sep/18/chatbots-talk-town-interact-humans-technology-silicon-valley


Harnessing the Power of Education Technology for the Adult Learner

Adult educators are getting more and more excited as they see growing evidence of technology’s potential for improving learning for adults.
http://digitalpromise.org/2016/09/07/harnessing-the-power-of-education-technology-for-the-adult-learner/


Self-driving cars coming in months, not years

What we believe about self-driving cars is about to change. Tesla founder Elon Musk is revealing an update to its assisted driving software this week. And it is just the start.
http://www.toki-woki.com/self-driving-cars-coming-months-not-years/


How is modern technology improving our health?

Medicine and technology go hand in hand whether we realise it or not. How much of a difference is there for the average hospital stay, operation, doctor’s appointment or even managing a chronic illness compared to those of the past? What key developments have pushed the boundaries of the medical world and allowed professionals to care and treat patients much more effectively? Well if you want to find out, you’re in the right place!
http://www.thefactsite.com/2016/04/how-modern-technology-improves-health.html


Why The Technology Business Is Less And Less About Technology

Here’s my suggestion for the next big thing: a technology fund that specialises in ventures run by people over 50 with minimal knowledge of technology. Before you dismiss this as mad, consider the evidence.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alastairdryburgh/2016/02/27/why-the-technology-business-is-less-and-less-about-technology/#3fbf65962b50


7 Days: A week of Windows 10 updates, Apple upgrades, and Samsung’s hot mess

7 Days is a weekly roundup of the Editors’ picks of what’s been happening in the world of technology – written with a dash of humour, a hint of exasperation, and an endless supply of (Irish) coffee.
https://www.neowin.net/news/7-days-a-week-of-windows-10-updates-apple-upgrades-and-samsung039s-hot-mess


Cats are scared of cucumbers

It’s true. It’s funny, and what is technology for, if not for sharing things that make us laugh…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNycdfFEgBc


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