How to Plan for the Future of Technology


The decisions that we make in the world of technology are based on incomplete information. As a result, technological decisions are often influenced by political as well as technical factors. However, scientists can take a long-term view of the possible effects and side effects of their technologies, and can design monitoring techniques and detection devices to gather relevant data. Technology can have many benefits. However, it is also subject to risks. Therefore, we must carefully consider the risks of technological developments when planning the future.

Developing a system

There are two primary ways to manage the development process for a major application system. The first method uses a system architecture, and requires a team of functional and technical managers to develop the system. The project’s scope and requirements should be clearly defined, and the development team should establish an appropriate authority for the system development project. Once the requirements are defined, the design characteristics must be documented, and the system architect should ensure that they are implementable. During the system architecture process, the development team should also determine how to implement the system within the IT infrastructure planned.

To create the best system for a specific business, the team should first identify a specific set of performance metrics. The measures for change should include costs and benefits, as well as total output. Change is most desirable when it is measured in a series of small changes, but the system must be secure against human error, manipulation, and sabotage. By taking these steps, the team can better understand their needs and prioritize their efforts.

Developing a device

Developing a device using technology for a child with a disability can help him or her overcome the limitations of physical and mental functioning. The device can be an off-the-shelf product or customized to fit the child’s specific needs. The goal of developing a device is to enhance the functional abilities of the child with a disability. Developing a device using technology for a child with a disability does not include medical devices that are implanted or replaced. Developing a device for a child requires conducting clinical trials in humans to determine the safety and efficacy of the product.

Using a device

Using a device with technology can be disruptive to a classroom environment, especially if students are glued to their mobile devices. To limit disruption, educators should establish a clear policy for acceptable use. Students should be reminded to turn off notifications, close their devices, and shut down extraneous applications. Teachers should share the research regarding the consequences of off-topic usage. They should also consider the time of day that students have access to the devices.

Students have disproportionately been affected by instructor policies on using a mobile device during class. First-generation students, women, and students from low-income and minority groups may be negatively affected by policies that prohibit the use of mobile devices. As such, instructors should consider the social equity implications of these policies before imposing strict rules on using mobile devices. Ultimately, a policy that encourages the use of mobile devices in class undermines the education efforts of students who may have the most trouble keeping up with the class.

Manufacturing a device

Medical devices are manufactured according to specific specifications and often require biocompatibility testing. The process of manufacturing a device involves a number of phases, including determining the feasibility of the design and prototyping methods. During the development phase, the device must be subjected to various clinical tests to validate the efficacy and safety of the product. The manufacturing phase includes the development of the device according to specifications, including confirming that the design outputs meet the design inputs.

The demand for medical devices from contract manufacturers has increased due to the growing number of diseases that affect the cardiovascular system. According to the WHO, over one billion adults aged 30 to 79 years are suffering from hypertension, with the majority of patients living in developing nations. These lifestyle disorders are debilitating and are a contributing factor to other diseases. This is why it is imperative to develop medical devices that can reduce the risk of such conditions.