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John Moura 015003899 04:189:103 Prof. Claire McInerney Briefing Paper on New Technology Innovative Displays Provide Flexible Alternatives
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Introduction The dawn of the 21st century brings society to a level where we are bombarded with information delivered through a variety of technological channels. This information is brought to us almost instantly, providing us with on- demand resources at anytime and anywhere. An amazing characteristic about our society is the necessity to ever upgrade our technology into something more productive, more constructive, and just plain exciting. We strive bring technologies from science fiction to science fact; futuristic ideals to everyday tools. Occasionally, differentiating between actual goals and impossible dreams can be difficult and often disappointing. However, by establishing lofty objectives, we can enjoy all the possibilities technology can offer during the persistent challenge to achieve our goal. Information technology is the study of gathering, organizing, and preparing data to be received, transmitted, and stored using technology to deliver information with speed and accuracy. Presently, we are at the epicenter of an information revolution that may one day surpass the industrial revolution in terms of social importance. Those of us seeking the necessity of mass information must do all we can to continually develop systems to improve the way information is brought to us. By advancing our technology, we will be able to seamlessly integrate ourselves with increased ease, all the while increasing productivity and decreasing frustration. Background Since the introduction of the home computer, people have been smothering themselves with information at a scale that has never been seen. This information has been brought to us many ways, but the preferred method is through visual representation. Without a monitor, processing information from the computer would be a strenuous hassle. As a result, two popular inventions of the 20th century were spliced together to create a user-friendly interface that would result in a information revolution. The classic cathode-ray tube television was used as the standard computer monitor. The introduction of LCD flat screens in the 1990s was an immediate success. With the burden of a bulky CRT monitor gone, laptop computers were developed allowing a portable solution for computing on the go. Recently, the craze for these somewhat flat displays has approached every industry from private televisions to the local supermarket cash register. These technologies are completely different in respect to the way they operate, but both accomplish the same basic task. They both display data from an information source and relay that data to our optical receptors via light waves in which our brain can interpret. However, can more creative display technologies allow for more productivity? Flat screen displays do save us space and energy. As a whole, the space and energy we save can really add up, therefore the investment can be justified. This trend has been
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