Warm greetings from Rocheston! In our October issue, we diversify into various aspects of emerging technologies. We often feel that being too connected to the world could be more of a menace than bring us solace. however, with stress levels on the rise, we review useful mobile applications that can help ease your anxiety and make our lives a little more happier.
In the last decade, there have been several technological innovations that have been invented to assist humans to making their lives a little easier, although every step-in this direction poses a risk to individual privacy. We look at how artificial intelligence and machine learning, both of which rely completely on data that is gathered and analyzed from different sources could infact pose as threats to an individual’s online presence.
According to experts, by 2029, computers are expected to have human intelligence and reasoning capabilities, this can change our very existence in unfathomable ways. We look at how Internet-of-things, artificial intelligence, and cryptocurrencies could reshape the landscape of life as we know it.
This year as we commemorate 100 years after the World War I ended, it is only befitting that with the advancements in technology, we see how the internet came into light as a military network, to facilitate communication and protection of digital data. However, when the internet became public, just as in traditional warfare, nations found that their digital data was vulnerable to cyber attacks and focussed on securing their digital footprints. Owing to this, corporate giants like Microsoft, Google and the likes call for a Cyber Peace Convention for global protection of digital data.
This issue also examines Google’s ambitious social media platform - Google+; how it was envisioned as the next big thing in social media even overriding Facebook. Unfortunately due to several technical glitches, the company had to shut down.
All this a lot more to look forward to as Distinguished moves forward digging deeper into the cybersecurity domain. We hope the package of ideas, articles and images will engage your reading appetite, and leave you craving for more..
Sushma Rao Deputy Editor, Features