The Technology Report by Gilbert Borman

By Gilbert Borman

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We live in an age in which what we don’t see is almost more important than what we do actually see.
There are numerous technical revolutions taking place around us every day:

-Tens of billions of dollars is spent developing self driving vehicles to the point that robot cars have less accidents per million miles driven than people.

-Crypto currency is now a $2 trillion industry, it did not exist until 2010.
-that cell phone you carry in your pocket has more computing power than the entire Apollo program that put people on the moon in 1969.

-It is now possible to do hip, knee, heart, lung and brain surgery leaving a tiny scar of less than an inch.

-Anyone can conduct a video meeting with people all of the world with just a cell phone.

-Billboards can read who you are and display advertisements just for you as you drive along the freeway.

-It is possible to drive across the United States in an electric car for $60, the cost of electricity to power the vehicle.

-Interactive voice control chat robots have become so sophisticated that many people cannot even tell that they are not even talking to another human being (“HAL open the pod bay door! I am afraid I cannot do that.)

Despite all these amazing advances certain things are more true than ever:

-No machine has been invented yet that can teach us not to hate but love and respect others.

-Your Mom still cannot program the microwave

-Robo calls cannot be stopped

-We are so reliant on certain technology products that entire automobile plants can be closed due to supply-chain shortages

-Accuracy in media is an all-time low (this publication excepted!)

-There are a million services to find a date, good luck finding someone who loves you as much as you love them
you can buy an amazing computer for $500 and, no matter what, three years it won’t work anymore and it’s time to buy another.

-You can save a fortune getting rid of cable TV only to spend twice as much on subscriptions to: Netflix, Apple TV HBO, Disney and keep going.

The only thing that will not change for our entire lives is that the speed of change is not slowing down, it is actually accelerating. Keeping your technical skills up with market and functional demands is our challenge for our lifetimes.