Over the past few decades, technology has grown at an exponential rate providing modern society with many of it’s creature comforts. More recently, modern works of science fiction such as those by Philip K. Dick and William Gibson and films such as Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell project highly ambivalent or cautionary attitudes toward technology’s impact on human society and identity.
The real solution will lie in technological countermeasures and policies that may be in direct competition with the technologies that have pushed our metabolism too far, in technologies that lower food caloric density and that facilitate enjoyable caloric expenditure, technologies that will encourage companies to gear their business model towards prevention.
Applying the power of technology for creative solutions, FAO, together with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), has designed and adapted to the dairy context a mobile app, Collect Mobile, which helps milk processors geo-locate current and potential raw milk suppliers, most of whom are smallholder or family farmers.
Then for those seeking for jobs, i advice you to acquire different technological skills, make sure that you can create or invent something new using these new technological skills, being employed is just a step most of us have taken, but it does not guarantee financial security, you can use technology to create a small business.
Consumers can easily replace cell phones, but when access to electricity is taken away, consumers would find themselves without access to all of the technology they had grown reliant on. As such, smart grid threats will impact consumers in a variety of different ways ranging from privacy to emergency life support situations.