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It might seem a straightforward question, but technology is about more than gadgets and gizmos. Andy Lane explains what it means to different people.Read more

Myline joy MalonesPhilippines
16 supporters
Created Jan 18, 2023
Petition to Minister Chris Hipkins
, creating a New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, including Southern Institute of Technology of the most successful and innovative Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITP) in the countryRead more

Councillor Alex CrackettInvercargill, New Zealand
23,153 supporters
Created Feb 19, 2019
Petition to Administration and Management of BIT Mesra
, the students of Birla institute of technology, Mesra, are not confident of the measures taken by theRead more

Anonymous StudentIndia
135,005 supporters
Created Mar 13, 2020
Petition to Samsung
By now we all know that the S20 series does NOT support 120hz refresh rate at max resolution. This is ridiculous, especially for those of us spending $1400+ on the S20 Ultra. Samsung, push a software update that allows this! We know it could negatively affect battery, we do not care. Let us push the phone to the limits. Warn us as we turn it on. Samsung, you have nothing to lose, and many people to please! Do the right thing.  Read more

Technology FansOhio, United States
4,052 supporters
Created Feb 13, 2020
Petition to HDTV Manufacturers/ Broadcasters, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Sharp, LG, Phillips, Hitachi, Loewe, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Vizio, Insignia, Consumer Electronics Trade Group
Motion Interpolation was an effect that was created to reduce motion blur on HDTVs but a very unfortunate side effect of using this function is that is takes something shot at 24 fps or shot on film and makes it look like it was shot on video at 60i.  In short, it takes the cinematic look out of any image and makes it look like soap opera shot on a cheap video camera.  It is unbelievable that this is a default setting on all HDTVs because essentially what it is doing, is taking the artistic intention away from filmmakers.  As artists, these new HDTVs are preventing our vision from being seen the way we shot it and it's also affecting the viewer's experience with the story because they are often put off by the odd "home video" look.  It's actually very distracting watching a classic like "Five Easy Pieces" and having it look like a sitcom shot on video. Any filmmaker or film buff should be aware of this and help stop it from being a default setting.  At this stage, the majority of the world are not seeing the films and tv shows as they were intended by the creators. It's fair to have smooth motion as one of the options in the picture settings on HDTVs,  because it actually is a great way to watch sports.  But for literally everything else on tv, it cheapens the look and makes it look as if it's a soap opera.  If you care about the artistic integrity of the visuals that you watch and appreciate cinematography and a cinematic experience, then you should sign this petition. And if you don't care about visuals and you only care about story, you should still sign this petition because the visuals are there to set the mood for you to get into the story. As a consumer, you should know that this function is ruining the theatrical experience that you are supposedly paying for when you purchase these expensive HDTVs.  Don't you want to see the films and tv shows as the filmmakers intended you to see them- how beautiful and rich they look in the movie theater?  If you are going to spend most of your time at home watching movies on your television, don't you want it to be as much of a theatrical experience as possible? A further irony is also that some of the manufacturers of these HDTVs (Sony and Panasonic) also manufacture the high end digital cameras that shoot in 24fps to give a more cinematic "film" look and they are the very same people negating that artistic choice.  For a more in depth explanation on motion interpolation, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_interpolation. For all the technological advances we have made in our industry, it's as if we're taking a million huge steps backwards in terms of the look of the image by allowing motion interpolation to be a default setting.  The Ideal: Manufacturers working together with broadcasters to create a way for the signal to automatically switch on "smooth motion" when sports are on tv.  And the signal would switch OFF smooth motion for everything else, allowing everything to look it's best on tv.   Smooth motion is also known as auto motion, motion boost, HD natural motion, digital clearmotion, TruMotion, smooth 120 Hz, Intelligent frame creation, etc.   HERE IS A LINK TO ASSIST IN TURNING OFF THE MOTION INTERPOLATION ON YOUR TV: http://lifehacker.com/disable-motion-smoothing-to-get-rid-of-soap-opera-effe-1526424116    Read more

Reed MoranoBrooklyn, NY, United States
13,467 supporters
Created Oct 26, 2014
Petition to Google, International Business Machines - IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, SONY
hand computer? Technology is their area of expertise and they have the resources and money to make aRead more

Harry Beresford-PeirseUnited Kingdom
35,472 supporters
Created Jan 11, 2021
Petition to Supreme Court of Pakistan, State Bank of Pakistan, Miinistry of finance pakistan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, President of Pakistan, Chief of Army Staff Pakistan Army, DG ISI Pakistan, Financial In...
blockchain technology will be the future for financial institutions. Blockchain cannot work without responsible industry around this revolutionary technology.Stop bad actors, not the technology: WithRead more

Advocate Zeeshan AliKarachi, Pakistan
13,739 supporters
Created Apr 13, 2018
Petition to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, United States Supreme Court, United Healthcare, Cigna, Blue Cross of California, Molina Healthcare Inc., Centene Corp, WellCare , Health Care Servic...
lack of tools and technology available to mental healthcare professionals (who currently rely 100 Misdiagnosis: Leverage health detection technology to guide mental illness diagnostics Track Patient health detection technology to guide mental illness diagnostics Track Patient Progress: Utilize tools in health services as mandated under MHPAEA so long as these mental health services leverage technology toRead more

Lima JevremovicUnited States
25,499 supporters
Created Aug 29, 2020
Petition to Charleston County School Board
We must keep Garrett Academy of Technology open. The school recently went from offering 13 tradesRead more

Jesse WilliamsNorth Charleston, SC, United States
1,997 supporters
Created Sep 6, 2017
Petition to Reddit
Ellen K. Pao is a lawyer and the Chief Executive Officer of the Internet company Reddit Inc. She was appointed interim CEO of Reddit Inc in November 2014 and Reddit entered into a new age of censorship. Pao lost her gender discrimination case against venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins, on March 27, 2015. A vast majority of the Reddit community believes that Pao, "a manipulative individual who will sue her way to the top", has overstepped her boundaries and fears that she will run Reddit into the ground. Alternative sites to Reddit.com have sprung up and have received vast amounts of traffic within the recent months. The communication between the Reddit administration team to its subreddit moderators is very lacking and rather unsettling after years of empty promises to the moderators to improve and provide tools to help run subreddits, and ultimately Reddit as a whole, smoothly. Advance Publications needs to fix this ordeal or risk irreversible harm to their international brand, Reddit Inc. Action must be taken to prevent Reddit from being further run into the ground.Read more

Billy JohnsonMurrysville, PA, United States
211,561 supporters
Created Jun 11, 2015
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