Your Smart Device is Making You Weird: Human Augmentation

Your Smart Device is Making You Weird – A series where ScienceBlog.com blogger joebowman takes a look at new technologies and the ways they affect people and society. In a world where continually evolving technology is changing the way people interact with the digital and physical worlds, the first genuine hands-free technology may be just … Read moreYour Smart Device is Making You Weird: Human Augmentation

The Wrathful Planet: Fracking the Future

The Wrathful Planet – In recent decades, a technique for natural gas exploration and extraction known as ‘fracking’ has emerged which has had a ‘game changing’ impact for energy producers worldwide.  In existence since the 1940’s the current technique involves a modernized combination of several preexisting techniques: horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in combination with … Read moreThe Wrathful Planet: Fracking the Future

Your Smart Device is Making You Weird: GPS Induced Stupidity

When a technology becomes reliable to a certain level people tend to free themselves from thought and responsibility to varying degrees.  Take for example the Global Position System (GPS), once an important tool limited to military applications, GPS is now standard and rightfully expected by consumers purchasing mobile devices, vehicles and more. Whether you are … Read moreYour Smart Device is Making You Weird: GPS Induced Stupidity

Your Smart Device is Making You Weird: Family Norms

joebowman.scienceblog.com – Like clockwork, new devices and technology come along to enhance and enrich our lives.  Smart phones and tablets are the laptops and PDA’s of our Age.  Small, usually pocket sized gadgets are more powerful now than ever before. I was leaving a restaurant recently and I noticed a young family at a table … Read moreYour Smart Device is Making You Weird: Family Norms