A decade ago, you could make a lot of predictions about the Internet, but not now. With new technologies and new ways to communicate, it’s possible to do much more than just communicate the latest news. Today, it’s possible to do business on the Internet, share information and collaborate with others. The possibilities are endless. Let’s look at 10 predictions about the Internet of Things.
Smartphones will be the standard. They already are, in terms of applications. They will become the primary data source for a wide variety of smart home devices, including lights and appliances. They’ll even enable devices to communicate with one another wirelessly.
Connected objects will become a new standard. Right now they’re all wireless. Some are capable of connecting to one another. As the market develops and we learn more about the human body, we’ll find that medical and business applications will need to connect to each other in order to work. We’ve already seen this with heart monitors. Now it looks like we’ll be able to connect heart records to an EMR or Electronic Medical Record to speed up procedures.
Cameras won’t be the primary display. They have become secondary displays for certain applications. If you have your smartphone, for instance, on your arm, it’s useful to have a small screen for texting, but you can get more out of it if you had a smaller, large display. This is similar to how we use computers today when we have multiple displays. It’s just that people are moving their data from the computer to their phone.
Memories will become more powerful. They already are with digital cameras. They’ll continue to become more powerful as memory chips get faster. Soon, they’ll be able to retain more data. For example, imagine having a photo album and having a search function that looks at every photo ever taken.
AI will get better at recognizing faces in crowds. Right now, computers are great at recognizing face features in photos, but not good at recognizing faces. This will be helpful when searching the internet. People will be able to see who is in a crowd without having to read someone’s name. This can help people identify individuals in crowds.
Real time data and machine learning will help consumers make better buying decisions. When you’re ready to buy a car, you probably have plenty of driving and shopping data to analyze. But what about the future?
It’s interesting to see all these predictions. In fact, we can look back at some of the history of technology to determine when things would change the most. For instance, when the Internet was first introduced people freaked out. Today, there are tons of reasons people use the Internet including social networking.
Smart phones will allow people to access maps, directions, and local restaurants. They’ll do more than just sending an e-mail. You’ll be able to talk to your friends and family all over the world just by sending a text. The Internet of Things is coming!
Some predictions about the Internet of things are downright scary. For instance, one company imagines that your smart phone will have a GPS chip so that it will know where you are even if you are not around. When you buy flowers from the local store, your payment will automatically go to the local business instead of to your credit card.
Other predictions include things like a “smart car.” This is something that is closer to reality today than we think. Smart cars will be connected to the internet and everything that goes on will be recorded. These cars will then communicate with other cars. In this way, you won’t have to wait in line at the gas station any longer.
All in all, it appears that the future of the Internet is already here. Whether or not the predictions are true depends on whether we are willing to accept them. However, we cannot deny that things are changing quickly. Soon, things will only be easier to use thanks to smart phone technology.