Technologies are the material manifestations of legacies. We shape our tools, and as a result, they continue to shape us. Borrowing McLuhan’s seminal aphorism, medium is the message, we must understand technologies as more than just vessels that transmit information. Instead, we must see technology as information itself. The very technologies we produce are a reflection of the kind of world we exist in.
The technologies of the past have brought us to where we are today. The technologies of the present will affect what will come tomorrow. Where do we see technology evolving in the future? We’ve collected a series of TEDxToronto technology talks from a wide range of sectors, from transportation to virtual reality and surveillance.