Over the past few decades, technology has grown at an exponential rate providing modern society with many of it’s creature comforts. We describe a case of laptop computer-induced erythema ab igne and provide a review of the literature pertaining to the etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and management of reported cases of dermatoses resulting from the use of modern technology.
Surprisingly enough, modern technologies and trends lend themselves perfectly to conveying traditional religious teachings, and have brought about some new and innovative ways to enlighten lives all over the world as well as in the local communities.
Technology does not have to be a negative factor that keep us away from the patient, but on the contrary, technology can be used for a better relationship with them, especially in health care in the home and patronage, where with the help of the aforementioned technologies such as tablets can quickly make contact with the patient and find out necessary information first-hand.
Project Socrates concluded that technology exploitation is the foundation of all competitive advantage and that declining US competitiveness was from decision-making in the private and public sectors switching from technology exploitation (technology-based planning) to money exploitation (economic-based planning) at the end of World War II.
Unless we wake up to the damage that the gadget-filled, pharmaceutically-enhanced 21st century is doing to our brains, we could be sleepwalking towards a future in which neuro-chip technology blurs the line between living and non-living machines, and between our bodies and the outside world.