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Technology in the Workplace Fast Advancement Every day, new forms of technology are introduced to improve efficiency and communication in business and in the classroom. From punch cards, to giant computers to the desktop and laptop, and now the tablet, a digital advancement has made communication easier, and the manufacturing and production of goods more efficient. With these advancements, the quality of life can be better for more people, due to a lower cost of goods. Timeline of Technology Advancement 1440
German inventor Johannes Gutenberg invented a printing press process. The inventor's method of printing from movable type, including the use of metal molds and alloys, a special press, and oil-based inks, allowed for easier communication and the mass production of books. 1908
Henry Ford introduces the production line. Before this, many companies made products to order. Very few companies made products to sell at a later date. 1961
The first industrial robot was online in a General Motors automobile factory in New Jersey. It was called UNIMATE. 1982

IBM PC: Computers as a low-cost assemblage of electronic Lego parts made every small office and home work room a data center. 1983

GPS/GIS: The Global Positioning System was opened for use by civilian aircraft in 1983, which made for more commercial based travel, making it easier to get around the world. This technology is now being integrated into cars. 1987

POWERPOINT: The one you love to hate. All the knowledge in the world boiled down to easy, bullet-pointed meaninglessness 1989

WORLD WIDE WEB: Invented by Tim Berners-Lee. Makes research easier and reshapes the way businesses operate. 1993

E-MAIL: Electronic mail goes back to the 1960s, but it really started taking off with Web use. By 1997, the volume of business e-mail surpassed that of regular mail. 1995

WINDOWS 95: Multitasking made possible for everything that has come along for the desktop. 1998

GOOGLE: The easy use portal to the web. 1999

WI-FI: The network computer Libre!
BLACKBERRY: Life support for your government 2003

Service Oriented Architecture: SOA and Web services pave the way for a new generation of online government services.executive, with its push technology making the difference 2007 - Present

Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google open - Social networking goes public

Prezi - PowerPoint's internet rival goes on the web. Finally a presentation maker that is fun to use! Contractual Apparatus:
Box generates electrical frequency which is transferred to the muscle and therefore causes it to twitch. The force from the twitch is transferred to a force transducer which transfers the information to a computer where it calculates the rate of force production and rate of relaxation. Spectrophotometer:
Uses properties of light and absorption to measure content of hymoginite. By shining light on the compound, it uses the amount of light reflected and the light that shines through to measure glucose levels and enzyme activities over time. High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC):
Separates compounds by running liquid through rods with silicone columns.
Used in amino acid profile in the blood or skin pigments in fish scales. Transfer Unit:
Uses an electrical current to push through a gel to help proteins migrate onto a membrane. Gel Imaging System:
Works exactly the same as spectrophotometer, except it uses light to measure proteins from a western blot. The thicker the band of protein, the more protein there is present. Indirect Calorimeter:
Measures oxygen consumption, exercise, and metabolic rate at rest. Also measures heat given off at rest. Then we put some on treadmills to exercise and hold some and compare the ones with exercise and the ones without exercise. Freezer:
All samples must be frozen at a temperature of - 80 degrees Celsius. All samples are frozen initially with liquid nitrogen. Technology in the lab Where We Are Now Technology in the Present Computers are everywhere now.
We use them in almost every job (at least in first world countries like Canada and the US, and so the ones we care about here).
There is really no escaping them. Technology isn't just computers. It covers all kinds of things including: printers, scanners, phones, smartphones... the list goes on and on. In the modern workplace we need to not only know how to use these kinds of technology, but we need to be adept at it. A Look at Some of the Stuff We Have Now We are living in a great time, with all kinds of technology that a few years back people only dreamed of. For example, way back when, we had models like this to explain space: Now we have stuff that looks like this: http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/ More Cool Stuff Military Drone Aircraft Should your workplace be in the military, you get to see things like this unmanned drone. This is a new one, and it's fairly large. The U.S. Military has completed some testing; taxiing about on a runway.
The idea is to be able to drive it right from the hangar to the runway to launch in a busy aircraft carrier. Touchless Screens You may be familiar with Microsoft's Kinect, but now they are working on something newer and flashier. Hopefully released within the next year, Microsoft plans on being able to track motion with sound rather than cameras. Flexible Screens Also planned for release next year, Samsung has been working of flexible screens for mobile devices. With stuff like this we can do awesome things like putting a screen on our sleeve. Not to mention not having to worry about cracking it. My Co-op Workplace Mechanical Engineering Overview The project I am working on involves building a 3D model of this device to assist in any future alterations, such as attaching a different ballscrew. Step 2: Make a Solidworks Drawing A Bit About Solidworks: SolidWorks is a 3D CAD program. Essentially you can draw stuff in it in 3D. It is very precise, and can be used to make all manner of things from simple little parts to giant assemblies. Step 1: Measure Everything Solution? Take a set of calipers and grab a pen.
Then pick a part of the machine and start measuring the dimensions. Some components have drawings available online, while others it is up to me to come up with myself. Turn the 2D drawings of a real part into a 3D drawing of that part.
For Example: Step 3: Acquire new parts Once we know what we have, and what we need to change, we can buy or make the new parts. Using things like the mill in the E5 machine shop we will machine some of the parts that we need. Other parts can be bought online, such as a new motor. Step 4: Put it All Together Once we have the drawings and we have the parts we need, the only step remaining is to put the new parts into the machine. Prediction of Future Technology 2014 ~Agricultural robots
~Self-driving cars for those who can afford them (estimated price $100,000 or more)
-all you have to do is plug your destination into the GPS and the car will drive itself in accordance to the traffic laws
~Smart TV (big screen fully integrated with our favorite gadgets and a computer system that enables them) 2015 2016 ~1/3 of the American military’s combat vehicles will be driverless (driven by people in an office) ~Robots that will care for the elderly
(this means that there will be less nurses needed to care for the elderly, taking the job need for that down) 2017 ~Medical-robots will be able to perform low-invasive surgery (such as kidney removal, removal of cancer tumors)
--a medical doctor uses the robot and has access to four arms in addition to a 3D image on the console, allows for the surgeon to have a better view of what is happening 2018 2020 2019 ~Medical robots will routinely carry out surgeries ~Brain-internet link predicted technological advancements
-basically everything you see, hear, smell or eat will link you to the internet
~People are developing a type of glasses that are linked to what you see and hear in addition to being linked to the internet
-this will allow for advertisements to come up whenever a specific topic comes up, or if someone makes a reference to a music video the video can pop up onto the lens so you can see it
--additionally it will allow you to get to know everything about a stranger when you meet them as it is predicted that the technology will be able to pull up a strangers facebook profile
~Total lifelike CGI computer generated people, so real that it will be hard to separate one person from the other ~Computers that are very expensive will be able to match the processing power of the human brain 2022 2024 ~Robots will be used in 30% of households and organizations
-will be able to sense their environment and make decisions ~Self-driving cars will be the norm and widespread amoung the population
-they will also be weighing less that the average car now thanks to nano-technology
~Cloning of dinosaurs by 2028 2030 - 2034 2025 - 2029 2012 - Now ~Smartphones will be able to fit in your wallet
-comfort of having a flexible screen in addition to having the screen big enough to comfortably connect
~Data will be accessible from anyplace
-like now data is always around us, emails being accessible on other computers, but this would be to like the nth degree with everything being accessible by anyone at anytime
-this would cause problems with national security and personal security but as it usually does, comfort trumps security for now ~Medical nanobots are mainstream
-nanomachines will be used inside the body for diagnosis and therapy of human illnesses ~Virtual reality allows for any type of interaction with any person regardless of where they are
-basically a super version of omegle 2035 - 2039 2040 - 2044 2076 - 2100 2101+ ~Completely autonomous robot soldiers used in military operation by the US government
~Humans on mars (expeditions) ~Clean energy should be used in every continent in the world ~Transatlantic tunnel from Europe to America
-travel takes less than one hour so goods and people will be faster going from one place to another
-no more use for boats or planes except for recreational use ~Floating cities in the oceans
~Humans living on mars New Project at Wilfrid Laurier... THE GLOBAL INNOVATION EXCHANGE BUILDING -nine lecture halls
-new computer and math labs
-state of the art educational facility
-classrooms and meeting spaces equipped with technology to increase collaborating with Laurier partner’s around the globe
-LEED silver certification (what this means is that Laurier is aiming to create a healthier, cleaner environment, enjoy immediate results by saving water and other resources reducing the carbon footprint) Coop Placement at Laurier Working on Finance Research My current research is looking at catastrophe risk articles.

Basically unlike Ben and Eric I dont work with cool gadgets and stuff like that.

Instead I work with google.scholar and sit in a library or my house on the computer whenever I can. Technology in the Workplace Presentaion by Eric, Ben and Barbara
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