“Half a Century Advancement”

by: Jeane Valerie Valera and Eula Rose Villaruel

Communication evolved greatly through time, from the traditional oral communication to simple writing and to  digital communication. As the years passed by, the scope of the human mind gets wider because of the many advanced inventions and this resulted in the provision of a bigger room for improved communication.

Source:  GENETIC LITERACY PROJECT 

Scientists had been studying DNA as data storage and recently, Microsoft and Washington University researchers introduced the first fully automated system for keeping and retrieving information in manufactured DNA (Langston, 2019). Compared to other storage media, DNA is more stable and abundant but it is currently costly and the read back of data is slow (Caroll, 2019). In the future, common people will have access to DNA data storage and will use it to keep data such as videos and documents. Data sharing and accessibility would also be enhanced by this technology. This small strand might be the answer to the approaching limits of our computers to store massive data in silicon devices (Caroll, 2019).

“Menial, repetitive drudgery could be absorbed by robots, which would leave us humans more free time – but to do what?” ( Getty )

Another discovery is the artificial intelligence which is the intelligence required in the machine processes performed by humans (Wisskirchen et. al, 2017). One famous example is the invention of robots. In 1960, robots were first discovered and were later then improved as to what we have now. In a few years time, scientists predicted that home service robots will be invented and be normalized in every household. These robots will said to include functionalities like localization, navigation, human-robot interactions, and even perform human tasks initiatively (Liu et.al, 2009). Everyday routines and household chores will be much easier and convenient for everyone. 

Communication is a dynamic process, thus media and technology used in communication had to adapt to the changes and demands of modern society. Soon, it will come to a point that people will be technology-dependent.

References:

(2017). Menial, repetitive drudgery could be absorbed by robots, which would leave us humans more free time – but to do what?. Retrieved from: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/robots-are-coming-but-will-they-take-our-jobs-uk-artificial-intelligence-doctor-who-a8080501.html

Caroll, A. (2019). DNA: THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL STORAGE? Retrieved from: https://lifelinedatacenters.com/data-center/dnas-digital-storage/

Hyde, E. (2019). Why 2019 will bring Dna data storage closer to reality. GENETIC LITERACY PROJECT. Retrieved from: https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/01/09/why-2019-will-bring-dna-data-storage-closer-to-reality/

Langston, J. (2019). With a “hello,” Microsoft and UW demonstrate first fully automated DNA data storage. Retrieved from: https://news.microsoft.com/innovation-stories/hello-data-dna-storage/

Liu, L., Yang, S.-H., Wang, Y., & Meng, Q. (2009). Home Service Robotics. Measurement and Control, 42(1), 12–17. doi: 10.1177/002029400904200104

Wisskirchen, G., Biacabe, B. T., Bormann, U., Muntz, A., Niehaus, G., Soler, G. J., & Brauchitsch, B. von. (2017). Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Their Impact on the Workplace, 1–117.

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