Technology: Shaping Our New World


Technology empowers new ways of life. The discarded materials of our modern lives find new purpose thanks to brilliant inventions. Diesel fumes become ink, cosmetics become watercolors, chewing-gum takes all sort of new forms…

Technology can also save lives. A simple Morse-code-like apparatus embedded in a shoe can help you text for help if you are stuck on a construction site; deciphering earth geomagnetic variations could very well reveal the way to accurately predict earthquakes; and building origami skyscrapers could be a solution to quickly erect housing and hospitals on war zones.

Who might have foreseen the importance of the internet? Our cellphones? The selfie sticks? These widgets might sound inconsequential, but amidst all those avant-garde contraptions might hide the seeds of a bright and technological future.