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Stop Worrying and Love Tech: Advancements Paving the Future

If you think about the transformative role that technology plays in our lives, it’s easy to question how much farther technological advances can proceed in effecting societal change. Yet incredibly, technology continues to evolve at a pace we could not have envisioned 20 years ago, as we begin to shift from the “age of discovery” to the “age of mastery,” according to renowned futurist Dr. Michio Kaku. Although it’s easy to be intimidated by trends like robotics and analytics, these advancements can greatly improve our lives if we harness them properly.

I recently contributed an article to InformationWeek that delves into a few prominent areas that are seeing profound technological innovation – namely the digital revolution, the Internet of Things, health and medicine, and manufacturing. In my piece, I touch on a number of technological applications that are being developed or already implemented, as diverse as driverless automobiles, 4D printing for self-assembling machinery, and bionic eyes. If you care to learn more about the future of technology, go ahead and check out the article for yourself!

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About the Author

Charles (Chuck) Brooks serves as Vice President/Client Executive for DHS at Xerox. Xerox is a global product and services company that serves clients in 160 countries. Chuck served in government at the Department of Homeland Security as the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate. He also spent six years on Capitol Hill as a Senior Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter and was Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University where he taught homeland security and Congress. Chuck has an MA in International relations from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Political Science from DePauw University. Chuck is published on the subjects of innovation, public/private partnerships, emerging technologies, and issues of cybersecurity.

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