2014 – Is the Future Now? [infographic]

September 28, 2014 |  by  |  Tech  |  1 Comment
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As new innovations come out each year, it is fun to take a look back on how previous generations imagine the future might look. A lot of predictions about technological advancements were done in books, cartoons, and TV shows. Some of those predictions have come true, others are still in development, and some are still on the drawing board. The infographic below elaborates on some of the innovations that were imagined by previous generations.

First in the YES! category, wearable technology is all over the news nowadays. These wearable devices are meant to assist everyone and some already exist. The only complaint is the size of the display of the devices, as carrying a magnifying glass can be cumbersome. The question arises: what other wearable devices would you use?

Next in the SORT OF? category, the flying car is interesting. We have gasoline, hybrids, electrical cars, and now we want to fly. Yet with all the accidents on the road, imagine in the air with no lanes.

Lastly in the NOT YET… category, high speed traveling is most intriguing. We’ve traveled by foot, horse, train, car, and airplane, but speed has not increased sufficiently. When high speed travel is achieved, I’ll be first in line with my cane.

Our modern world has many technological advances but are we living in the future? Maybe. We are far along, but innovations should continue until the end of time.

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How Good is Your Attention Span? [infographic]

September 27, 2014 |  by  |  Funny  |  No Comments
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Now, to test the attention span of an average Americans is…. Mr. Pizza-Eating Penguin Steve!!! Today’s infographic is aimed at people’s attention span/attention range when visiting a webpage. We all aimlessly thumb through news feeds on Facebook, sports blog threads, or even news on our smartphones and tablets, and as a result, it has made our attention spans even worse. If you actually read the text of what today’s infographic relates, you will (hopefully) be led to the satisfying result of being congratulated on not being a “complete idiot!” But, if the ever-so-tempting, pizza-eating penguin, Steve, catches your attention first, you may be lured into the realms of complete idiocy. Let’s see how sharp you really are…

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The Future According To Hollywood [infographic]

September 25, 2014 |  by  |  Entertainment, Movies  |  No Comments
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So, hey, what do you know, it turns out people like movies! Okay, so I’m looking at this thing a little harder now, and it seems that they like movies about the future, and even more specifically a future where things are not going so well. It turns out that there’s actually three times as many movies about an impending dystopia than ones where everyone’s driving hover cars and doing just dandy.

The question is: Why is everyone so hopeless, and how is this capitalism’s fault? You’ve got to admit that you’d probably rather pay money to see some topography-rearranging, apocalyptic, nuclear explosions on the big screen, than watch some slice of life film about how hard of a time Matthew McConaughey is having eating Cheerios in his space yacht, because artificial gravity hasn’t been invented yet. When it comes down to it, Hollywood doesn’t really dictate what kind of movies we want to see; they just make them. Maybe capitalism actually will have something to do with the fall of human civilization, but it’s not to blame for the evident implication that everyone seems so sure it’s going to happen. I mean take the Bible, for instance. That story doesn’t end on the best note, and I don’t imagine the guys who wrote it are collecting any royalty checks.

Are we all doomed? Who knows? But it’s probably just easier to assume that we are because it gives you the kind of nihilistic, reckless abandon that lets you justify spending your precious time seeing the new Hunger Games movie.

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Happy Feet Make For Happy Medical Professionals [infographic]

September 24, 2014 |  by  |  Health  |  No Comments
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Professions in the medical field often demand long hours while standing. This infographic goes into which shoes are used most often in the field, and why they are the best. According to Uniform Advantage, people pick shoes by three categories – style, functionality, and comfort. Many medical professions can be physically demanding, which is why medical professionals prioritize with functionality in mind.

The human foot is one of the most structurally-complex parts of the human body. With 26 bones in each foot, the feet are home to 25 percent of the body’s bones. Nurses and other medical professionals spend 11 of their 12-hour shift on their feet, so remembering to take care of our feet friends, by getting some cozy compression socks and seeking items with the approval of the APMA, is of utmost priority.

The feet and the pressure they carry effect other parts of your body. If you haven’t already, you should probably get to know your feet and what they need. What you ought to do is consult your neighborhood podiatrist, and find the ideal shoe for you. But before you go, familiarize yourself with a bit of foot type lingo to help you get a better idea of what you need. The arch and the instep are probably two of the most important parts of your feet.  Your instep is how your foot turns inward.

Uniform Advantage wants to help you get closer to finding your perfect work shoe for your long standing shifts. Visit the sources listed to learn more. [via]

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Thoughts On Abortion? [infographic]

September 23, 2014 |  by  |  Health  |  2 Comments
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I’m not even gonna touch this one. I do not want to sell myself to any ideals in front of the world over this topic. That doesn’t mean these aren’t interesting facts.

Did you know 40-50 MILLION abortions happen year ’round? That is way more than I would have initially expected. I’m not surprised, though, to find that most women who opt for an abortion are between the ages of 20 and 24. What is startling, is the fact that 68,000 women die every year from back-alley abortions. Half of all abortions are done illegally anyway. What. The Heck.

I mean, if you think you’re better off getting an abortion, at least do it the right way. To think that women are killed from aborting the wrong way just makes me sick to my stomach. (There’s a very distasteful play on words in that sentence.) I guess having an illegal abortion makes sense when you consider that 87 percent of the United States does not provide abortion services.

Like I said, I’m not gonna take a stand on this, but it seems to me that these are the kind of facts that need to be considered when trying to form your own opinion about abortion. So spread the awareness! Let’s be an educated Internet and not an unknowledgeable, biased one! [via]

 

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