What happens to theological morality in the face of technological immortality? Are we all moving from science fiction to science fact?
Not every science fiction story is meant to forecast the future, but some of them have
predicted future events with unbelievable accuracy. In today’s age, both science and technology are more than a fundamental belief. With the rapid change in technology, increase in computing technology, combined crores of human minds connected to the internet that future predictions become next to impossible. For instance- synthetic biology was that where technology allowed us to write genetic code like the way we treat computer code. But now, it means medicines, new foods and fuels. On the other hand, the demand for bio-technology which also includes synthetic biology is growing at a rapid rate. Apart from simply ruining the fundamental beliefs, we have also started de-stabilizing those facts on which beliefs are built upon. But, these will never fundamentally rearrange our culture or alter change our belief systems.
Moving to the IT as a service is the most common and biggest challenge one can take in life. The IT department will slowly start moving away from managing underlying infrastructure and applications and learn to become business managers, developing and managing relationships with their lnfrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS ) and Software as a Service (SaaS) providers, thus enabling IT to become an enabler for the business, instead of operating as a cost centre as well as greatly increasing business agility. It also means members of the IT team who tied up in undertaking the day to day repetitive IT tasks can spend more time working with heads of business functions to deliver on business transformation projects. However, this transition of IT- an absolutely key to business success introduces the challenge of both acquiring and developing a new skill set for all the IT staff. New facilities and new technology is providing people with better career options for their IT services and that too in higher grade facilities, especially to manage to meet the high demands of the IT customers and also manage to complete the project in budget timely.
The new solutions will be based on cloud computing or cloud technology, i.e., a type of internet-based computing that focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of the shared services instead of having local servers or personal devices to deal with applications meaning accessing as well as storing data and programs over the Internet rather than your computer’s hard drive. When and how ‘to cloud’ depends on individual business requirements and also for specific use cases. The aim of cloud technology is to deal with traditional high-peformance computing power in consumer-oriented applications like- financial portfolios so as to deliver personalized information and to provide data storage. The business needs will also drive who you are employed with.
Some of the technologies involved in most IT firms almost 10 years ago were- Peoplesoft, Lotus notes, Windows 2003, Lotus notes and JD Edwards and even though the Opera browser and Blackberry services have changed the quality of staff employed significantly, still the quality of staff employed and the focus on the customer has remained persistent throughout. It may be feasible that probably by the year 2025 almost everything will be connected with the Internet of Things (IoT) much faster than today’s internet.
Hence, we all are moving from science fiction to science fact.
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