Welcome everybody,

For the first post, I think it would be good to define what technology is. According to Wikipedia, technology is  "the making, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or perform a specific function."  As you can see, "technology" is a very broad term that can pertain to a variety of things and processes. Therefore, this blog would not be limited to featuring only electronic or mechanical devices.

I think there are a few keywords that are important to know when talking about technology: current utility, feasibilityfuture potential and x-factor. These points will be the main criteria for assessing the technology. In regards to the "x-factor" criteria, I believe that there is this indescribable factor attributed to technology. A technology with x-factor would be something that seems effortless (not forced) and natural, and has a certain charm to it.

By default, the technology that will be featured in this blog will have already stood out in their own way. The criteria will merely be a tool to determine what makes it special. It can also be used to point out the weaknesses of that particular technology. It is very possible that a technology that has tremendous potential be met with really uninspiring utility at the present.

As an example, I would like to reference a video I saw a while back. It features a device with practically no purpose at all. This may not be a great example because the device isn't exactly cutting-edge or anything. However, let's pretend for a moment that it is a compelling technology. The device may have promising potential for future applications (again, just pretending here) and is pretty easy to implement in real world situations. A glaring weakness, however, would have to be the lack of utility at its present state. You can see the video of it below:

This is basically the introduction to the blog. There will be more to come. Stay tuned.

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