In my readings, I found a lot of similarities and connected points among the articles. In general, all technological ideas grow from the same scientific basis. Technologies are based on the same principle, a generating concept. However, inventions come from the same source, a human ideation develops to a scientific competence and then it tranfers to a technological performance. All technologies are basically connected some how. I believe that as long as human beings continue to develop to reach the ultimate civilization, technologies will never stop growing and developing as well.
After so many minor inventions (major in the past), our perspective toward the world is totally changed and it is still changing. Now, we are living in a different world or let say a changing world with a different perspective as well, the age of information technology. With the emergence of the internet, I believe it replaces a lot of technological devices that they were used previously such as the fax, and sometimes people rather watch TV online than on the conventional TV. Also, wire line phones are not likely very preferred nowadays with the emergence of the internet. People in the wire line phone industry are already talking about the day when telephony will be a free service offered as part of a bundle of services as an incentive to buy other things such as broadband access or pay-TV services due to the fact the VOIP (voice over internet protocol) is already emerged.
Looking back at all inventions and how they started, we believe that it was all about social necessities in the first place. Technologies will continue to develop and improve as long as human beings live on earth and the sky is the limit.
1- The question here is whether VOIP will wipe out traditional telephony, how quickly it will do so and how it will be?
2- Some people declare that technology is a double-edged sword, why is that and in what areas this phrase may apply?
3- Does the continuous development of technology going to affect technology users? In what way? Is it a negative or a positive effect?