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Geek-Speak: A Guide to New & Outdated Technology Terms

Geek-Speak: A Guide to New & Outdated Technology Terms

There was a time when “Delicious” was the pie that your Nana made. Apple and Blackberry were just fruits and Jellybean was a candy you got as Halloween treat. Over the years, internet and technology have changed all of that. So much so that you don’t look for stuff anymore – you just Google it. It’s entrenched in our daily lives and has seeped into our vocabulary too. Some of these changes are so rapid that it is not always easy to keep up.

A few tech terms that were used until recently have already been relegated to history. For instance: Surfing the web – no one does that anymore. With new touch-screen devices being launched every other day, “clicking” is a thing of past too. Once a prominent prefix “www” is being dropped from popular websites and social sites altogether.

We bring you a useful infographic by Lebara that takes a look at how tech-talk has changed over the years and how it may change in future. Are you ready to be Glassed-out?

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    Which tech terms of today will stick around and which according to you will be obsolete? Do let us know what you think. If you found this post informative, please share it.

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    Last Updated on December 18, 2020

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    This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.

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    Creating technological solutions transparently

    This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.

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    Technology so far has been a major connecting tool amongst us humans. It is used and appreciated by all regardless of race, language and sex. In order to keep it less subjective to these arguments about human biases. I believe we should gather opinions on products and solutions before making them available to the public. This could be done by gathering input from intended target users and receiving feedback across the stages of production.

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    “Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.

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