In the wake of a self-named AI called Benjamin surprising the world by writing song lyrics and a screenplay akin to what Sarah Kane may have penned, I find myself questioning whether art and engineering are happy bedfellows.
Are older people the tech whizz kids of the future? There is a rather common misconception that older people aren’t particularly savvy when it comes to new technology. The stereotype of parents who get flustered sending an email, use selfie sticks backwards, or accidentally Snapchat their shoes to the butcher can sometimes be amusing, but is it actually true?
If you’ve glanced at the internet this week or dared to set foot outside your front door, you’ve probably come across people sounding like they’re talking a strange language of Poké things accompanied by a higher than usual number of people bumbling about staring at their phones looking for PokéGyms or PokéStops. Unless you’re in on the game, this new phenomenon could seem a bit concerning.
Expiry dates! Eurgh! They’re so dated (fnar!) And impractical. And clearly lacking in common sense. They just don’t work. We get it, producers need to cover their backsides and let people know that some things do actually expire and may now be bad for you. Sometime really bad, but realistically it’s not like at midnight on the eve of the date stamped on your pork loins, that final fleck of bacteria hops on and shouts “come on, guys! Our time is now!”
Does development end when a device dies or do you make plans for it’s afterlife? At what point do you stop designing your product? Apple have recently unveiled their secret weapon, Liam. Liam has 29 arms and is responsible for breaking down the remains of spent iPhones into more readily recyclable pieces.