The internet has been a revolutionary thing 10 years down the line. It has changed the way of people doing business, communicating, and also the way of conducting their lives. Currently, we are now exposed beyond our own world by the web due to the shrunk borders as a result of increased society interconnectivity. This internet age is just similar to that which followed the invention of the radio and the telephone. To get the idea of where we are heading, we need to hold true the principle of ‘ The Measure of Man is the Machines he Builds,’ because technology is changing constantly.
Smartphones and Tablets
Having been around for a few years now, the concept of Smartphone technology has survived the test of time. It has constantly evolved to accommodate our society’s changing needs. The technology of Tablets has recently surged and has combined the usability of a laptop or other kind of computer with a handheld device that is practically small. Depending on their purpose, these kind of platforms were varied, but they have now been consolidated into reputable brands that are smaller in number. We would actually be left with one or two of these machines if this trend were to continue, serving as a ground platform onto which a catering system via plugins and apps has been built.
Social Media and Hand-Free Technology
The much anticipated ‘Project glass was recently unveiled by Google. It consists of a set of lenses with an inbuilt track-pad and camera, which translucently displays images and information overlaid in the vision of the wearer, enhancing mobile computing. This technology appears cumbersome as its development is still underway, but there will be definitely quite a number of applications if the idea takes off. First of all, while leaving their hands free, those in the Law enforcement, military, or journalism could use them for capturing live images or even streaming live footage to their superiors. Secondly, given the social media market on the go, the technology could be used by other regular citizens for capturing and sharing videos and images to their friends or even virtually interact with them.
The Internet and Wireless Technology
For the past few years now, London city has been the Wi-Fi capital of the world, but the city will now realize a wireless blanket-coverage as planned by the Capital’s Mayor. Similar plans have been executed in most cities across the world, and in ten years from now, most Western Cities will have free web access while on-the-go. It means you can communicate with anyone in the world, regardless of where you are, and at your fingertips. This will offer opportunities for creative endeavors, as well as a huge potential for business and banking. For the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) companies, this is an attractive premise. This is because most people will definitely be using search engines on the go to get solutions to problems such as information and direction, maps, and so much more.
So we now know where we are heading: An increase in interconnectivity and people being able to access each other as well as information at any time! This shows that imagination is a powerful machine in use by man.