Book: Tech Trends 24/7 And the Impact of Covid-19
Author: James P. Quinn
Genre: Contemporary, Technology, NonFiction
Review Copy: Reedsy Discovery
Available at: Amazon.in
Recommended: Must Read
Tech Trends 24/7 and the Impact of Covid-19 by James Quinn is a relevant book for our technology-infused life. Rendered in a coffee-book format, the book is an impressive work exploring emerging and active technology trends. Quinn has embellished this well-researched work with photographs, surveys, and graphs. The interviews and inputs from leaders in trending technology-based organizations and creators provide inspiring thought-leadership.
James Quinn’s writing is to-the-point and reflects the passion for discovering how technology is transforming our lives. As incessant consumers of social media, with information at our fingertips, we think we understand the world of technology and our future. It may emulate the glossy infrastructure depicted in futuristic movies, but this book helps us understand how this future needs to be designed and executed.
For example, I found it interesting that modern workspaces are dense, but this formula failed with the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing protocols. A global pandemic demands a restructuring of collaborative spaces – from air-conditioning vents to lunch areas. A modern office needs to install touchless entry, voice-activated elevator buttons, and health screening machines when they thought their biometric identification devices were the coolest.
From the Internet of things (IoT) and its role in sustainability to digital twins and their role in user experience, there are more emergent trends and terms that one can keep up with. This book gives a bird’s-eye view of how technology is transforming cities, homes, offices, transportation, and even music and fashion. Technology, art, and creativity have become more interlinked than ever before. It is fascinating how digital twins are being used in the Notre Dame renovation.
The writer throws light on the role of artificial intelligence, robotics, and assistive technology in our daily lives. The underlying theme of the book is the use of technology for sustainability, wellness, and inclusivity. There is much to read and consume in this book as reference material. It is complete and interesting in its current form, but I see the potential of expanding the information into more segments, like educational and recreational infrastructure, healthcare and hospitality, agriculture and manufacturing, and everyone’s favorite – entertainment! A book that makes you want to know more about technology in its various avatars has done its job quite well. I am excited to know how the world will change in the Metaverse. I hope Quinn has plans to write more on this topic.
Watch the video.