Thursday 21 September 2017

Mandy Johnston: Technology helps us master the world, so why do we find ourselves slaves to it?

business man digital tablet laughing silhouette
business man digital tablet laughing silhouette
Mandy Johnston

Mandy Johnston

'Technology . . . the knack of arranging the world so that we don't have to experience it" -- Max Frisch.

The warning about the discovery of cyber-security flaws at 10 hotels in Ireland by Cork-based IT security company Smarttech can hardly come as a shock following the plethora of revelations about personal security issues and computers. Whilst they may not be a shock, they should at least give us pause for thought.

Statistics outlined by Peter Fitzgerald from Google UK at its mothership in Dublin recently stopped me in my fiber-optic tracks. It seems that in terms of engaging the public for business or social initiatives in the world today, if you are not cyber-surfing on a second-by-second basis, you are simply not at the races.

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