Author Archives: Loknath Das

Loneliness In Tech: The Isolating Irony Of Social Media

The poet Rupi Kaur once wrote: “The irony about loneliness is we all feel it at the same time.” I imagine that Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and other leaders of social media would like to think of their platforms as a refuge for this human condition. After all, windows into each other’s lives have never been easier to look through. Facebook has 2.4 billion users who ... Read More »

Advanced traffic management tech market hits $1bn

  A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the ongoing transformation occurring in the traffic management industry, providing global market forecasts, segmented by region and technology, through 2028. Advanced traffic management systems (ATMSs) such as adaptive traffic control (ATC) are enabling greater efficiencies in the traffic management ecosystem and can help integrate the expected growth in vehicle populations without overwhelming existing infrastructure. ... Read More »

Getting the technology we need

Why we need supermarket chains To an economist, technology is just a way of doing something. We all think of it slightly differently — the steam engine is a technology, the coal-fired power plant is a technology.  Both the latter are methods of producing energy or perhaps liberating it to the physicists, but what matters is how they are used ... Read More »

9 subtle ways technology is making humanity worse

  Technology has become so ingrained in society – and our daily lives – that it’s hard to remember what the world was like before it. Can you imagine doing your job without the help of technology of any kind? What about communicating? Or traveling? Or entertaining yourself?   While we owe a debt of gratitude to the brilliant minds who ... Read More »

How the big banks are betting on technology to boost profits

There are few business buzzwords that get more airtime than “disruption,” and few industries as exposed to this trend as financial services. KPMG last month predicted there would be more changes in banking over the next 10 years than we have seen in the past century, amid huge technological shifts that are transforming how we deal with money. The big ... Read More »

Modern Technology, Modern Mistakes

As employees grow more comfortable using new technologies, they could inadvertently be putting their enterprises at risk. Indeed, myriad innovations have made it easier for people to do their jobs more efficiently, says Todd Peterson, security evangelist at One Identity. At the same time, they’ve also made it easier for them to “play.” “Employees can now access any websites, such as ... Read More »

Facial Recognition Technology: Here Are The Important Pros And Cons

When you post a photo on Facebook, and the platform automatically tags the people in the image, you might not give much thought to the technology behind the convenience. However, when you discover that facial recognition technology could track you without your permission while you walk down a street in London, it might make you question the invasion of your ... Read More »

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 with 007 gadgets sold for $6.4 million

  New York: A James Bond car, with revolving number plates, machine guns behind tail lights and devices to emit smoke, spread nails and slash tyres of pursuers, has been sold for $6.4 million (around Rs 4,55,30,88,000) at a car auction in California. The Aston Martin DB5 1965 model was modified for James Bond film ‘Thunderball’ (1965) but did’nt appear ... Read More »

Jaipur tension: Over 25 people injured, internet suspended after communal clash

Twenty-four people, including nine policemen, were injured when members of two communities pelted stones at each other believing a rumour in Jaipur, prompting authorities to use teargas to disperse the mob, police said on Tuesday. Following the communal tension, mobile internet services in 10 police station areas have been suspended till Wednesday night and five people have been arrested, they ... Read More »

PALESTINIAN EDUCATION NEEDS TRANSFORMATION NOW

PALESTINIAN ENTREPRENEURS attend a training session in the UCAS Technology Incubator office in Gaza.. (photo credit: IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA / REUTERS)   This past summer we traveled all across the country as interns of the Ambassadors’ Club of Israel, and met a diverse group of people. In many of our conversations, we noticed one recurring issue when discussing any hope ... Read More »