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Cross-examining: The good and the bad of technology's increasing by Claude Solnik
It was an open-and-shut case. A black man in his 20s was convicted of robbing a liquor store after the victim identified him live and on video. The man was in jail ever since, serving a 25- year sentence - until technology showed a different truth.
Improving the view of the world; law enforcement and augmented reality technology by Thomas Cowper
Today's rapidly changing society is driven by higher and higher levels of technological advancement. For good or bad, technology brings change. The events of September 11, 2001, have served to fuel the debate concerning the role that technology should play in people's lives, particularly future battles against terrorism in a free society.
Technology; Carving Out Real-Life Uses for Virtual Reality By JOHN HOLUSHA
Virtual reality, the use of electronic sensors and computer-generated images to give people the illusion of participating in fabricated events, is moving beyond the game room and into practical applications in medical schools and other real-life settings.
Now Playing: Reality Without the Downside By MICHEL MARRIOTT
RUNNING at remarkably steep angles up a grassy hill, Melinda Gann glanced over her shoulder and caught a glimpse of the beach falling far away from her as she recently made her way to the summit. She was alone and exhilarated. The view, she recalled, was almost as stunning as her achievement: leaving behind her body -- disabled with lupus and arthritis that has confined her to a wheelchair -- to enter a newly created, computer-generated world called There.
It is a meticulously designed, three-dimensional virtual reality, or metaverse. In it people are represented by avatars, cartoonlike figures that move about like marionettes speaking through great bubbles of text appearing over their heads. Consumers using high-speed broadband connections can chat -- not just in text, but by voice as well -- and even share streaming music with one another as they talk and play.
Originally posted by constantwonder
there is only one direction to go and that is forward.