While there is still the lingering image of flying cars and cities in the sky as symbols for the ideal future, recent advances in personal technology are clear evidence that the future is now. Our familiarity with and utilization of these inventions on a daily basis may dull one’s sense of awe, but the devices we use are the science fiction of yesteryear. When one finds time to stop and think, it is easy to be amazed by the tools we have at our command, or excited about the potential of both them and their successors in our daily lives.
Specifically, the advent of the tablet is a most prominent step in efficiency. At Cyber Wurx, we have begun to utilize Google’s Nexus 7 around the facility to keep in contact with each other and stay updated on incoming service requests; even when we are away from our workstations, we can stay aware of what pressing issues are incoming so that we can react swiftly. We have direct access to our desktops over wireless through helpful applications like Slashtop. Our internal applications, available to us via tablet or smartphone, help us maintain inventory, process shipping requests and communicate with our customers as efficiently as possible.
However, there have been plenty of recent developments and discussion on new electronics that bring these useful and convenient devices into the realm of what we imagine as cyborg technology. What we mean to say is, we are steps closer to the fictionalized ideal of what cyborg technology resembles, aesthetically and in functional use, so much though that it seems like a real possibility in our lifetimes.
These technologies, which augment our daily lives and our perceptions of reality, allow us to be more aware of our environment on a technological level. They are relevant to us because we believe they will help us do our jobs better as datacenter technicians, or that they may mature into new and exciting options that will also potentially meet and exceed those expectations. Wearable computers, HMDs (head mounted displays), HIDs (human interface devices), and other types of personal tech are leading us toward the ideal of ubiquitous computing. Because of that, we have a strong interest in trying out new tools and figuring out how they may help us help our customers.