Dear readers,

Welcome to our first ever Tech Issue of Interrobang.

In the world of education, technology has become a key component when it comes to both learning and teaching. In recent years, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) have brought forth new challenges and opportunities for students and educators alike. Technology is so intertwined with our everyday lives that we hardly notice its presence, and that comes with both benefits and consequences.

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Our Tech Issue explores both sides of that coin. Reporter Mauricio Prado looks at the ways in which VR is being incorporated at Fanshawe College and beyond, while Konstantinos Drossos explores why cloud storage is essential for student success in today’s world. Reporter Justin Koehler takes us through a history of mobile phone design, and why profits and necessity have slowly eaten away at the stylistic creativity behind these devices.

There is no doubt that technology has made our lives easier. But as we look towards the future, it’s imperative that we examine the rapidly changing landscape of technology and how it has the power to impact our lives in potentially negative ways. The SAG-AFTRA/WGA strike taking place right now in Hollywood, for example, highlights the very real fears of creatives that their essential work could be handed off to AI in the name of profit by major media corporations.

We are approaching a pivotal moment in history where we will soon have to decide if the ease that technology offers us is worth the cost of creativity and human life. Be critical of these systems. Pay attention to who they really benefit. And most importantly, stay human.


Hannah Theodore

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