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How To Build Disruptive Technology
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How To Build Disruptive Technology

What is disruptive technology?

Disruptive technology is any new technology that essentially changes the way that the current societal model functions. And it is only disruptive in the initial stage, as when it becomes the normal standard it no longer disrupts but has changed the way that it is perceived. For example, Uber has changed the way that we get from point A to point B and has done so at the expense of the more inefficient taxi systems that were in place for decades. So while disruptive in its initial phase, it is now very well incorporated into our day to day lives.

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How We Can Code A Better Sociey
How We Can Code A Better Sociey

It's hard to see it, but our society is quickly becoming what authors decades ago wrote about when they pictured the future. A future where everyone is looking down consuming mindless content 24/7, going to work, eating, repeating endlessly until robot dogs run wild. And there's nothing wrong with that, if it's what one chooses in life. But if people just never have the time to think because of the artificially imposed stresses upon them, which are indeed caused by our ever increasing technology, then yes, yes it is an issue and it should be resolved as soon as possible.

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Is Current Technology Hurting Our Society?
Is Current Technology Hurting Our Society?

With our technological world exponentially growing by the day it is easy to get lost and confused with all the lights and sounds and pop ups and windows and random warning messages on our phones. They become more and more a part of our daily lives and we begin to quickly forget a time before any of this existed. We used to spend 20 seconds on our phones at any one time, then that grew to 2 minutes, then 20 minutes. Now we spend hours upon hours in front of a digital screen. This isn't free time that we're inventing folks. We are just displacing other events in our lives. But we don't see it that way, because we've gradually begun forgetting what it is that we enjoy doing. Or we're so distracted that we don't have the time to find out what it is that we enjoy doing. Or even worse, we tell ourselves that what we really love doing in life, is spending time on our phones. And so we continue downloading and clicking and watching at a phenomenal rate.

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Why To Do Lists Don't Work
Why To Do Lists Don't Work

To do lists are hard, as one can tell from the hundreds upon hundreds that exist out in the interwebs today. And for the most part, they all tend to do the same thing. And that is they keep a list of text items in a list-based format, and then allow you to set different statuses upon them, such as completed, important, and pending.

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Looking Beyond Computers In Computer Science
Looking Beyond Computers In Computer Science

The definition of Computer Scientist has changed many times during the past century. Even more so now with the popularization and novelty of it with various movements springing up to "teach code" and "anyone can be a programmer!" as their slogan. And we're essentially narrowing the definition down year by year as to what it means to be a scientist of technology. It's starting to mean, to code, to program, to drag and drop buttons on a screen, or "canvas", as it were. It's starting to mean, to store data in a database, and to configure a connection string. And more importantly, it means to delve into it strictly in a work environment, and taking it out of our real world.

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Is The Future Written In Code?
Is The Future Written In Code?

This week was a historic week for computer programming, as our President became the first in history to "write" a computer program. He sat down and learned what a program was and typed some keywords presumably, and it compiled or interpreted or what have you and in doing so made a pretty big statement about a potential future where technology is leading our society. It's no secret that technology is huge as it is embedded in every part of our daily lives nowadays. With hundreds of start ups starting daily and dying daily, the state of technology is at an all time high I'd like to think.

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Walter G.
Walter Guevara
Walter G. is a software engineer with over 10 years of professional experience. When he isn't blogging or being a CTO he enjoys coding randomly complex things that he hopes many people will get a chance to use one day.
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