I thinkthat anything we imagine for the upcoming 10 years is going to sound like straightout of a science fiction novel or movie. We now live in an era where you can order groceries, manage your bank account and sendpeople gifts online, it’s nearly possible to exist only interacting throughtechnology.
Newtechnologies encourage exponential shrinkage in personal interactions. Yes, thosetechnologies make life easier, (as it is much more convenient to interact withan application then to deal with incompetent individuals), but let’s face it thismake us less sociable. TheTechnological advancement have conquered and resolved the barriers of time andgeographical limitations, shirking the planet we live in giving access tobillions of information, cultures and civilizations. Technology plays anessential and important role in industrial and developing countries. Furthermore,changing drastically the cultural norms and behavior of individuals alteringtheir lifestyles and needs, changing dramatically our social daily interaction,through gadgets and social media platforms- this change isn’t always for thebetter yet in this case its inevitable. Todays’Social media will be the foundation of the future communications but it willlook much different. Smart mobilephones were the first steps toward the on-the-go future of social media and newera of social communication, and in the near future we will see additional relianceon new gadgets that will serve and cater to the new and future needs created inthe generations to come.
Something that was interesting to see as a concept wasthe google glass – I can even think that due to our technological advancement inbiotech, it’s not farfetched to see it evolving into an imbedded device in ourbodies, these gadgets will connect us to everything around us. I know thatsounds crazy, but what we’re seeing now in the industry is at the tip of theiceberg in terms of sharing our personal experiences, as currently we have startedto scratch the surface of uploading information to the brain using electrodesas per studies published by Researchers from HRL Laboratories, who are basedin California. With that mentioned once the technology is acquired I think wewill be able to share everything from a taste, to a sensation even a smell. Ithink a shared consciousness and a version of telepathic communication is allvery likely I wouldImagine the shopping experience at an e-commerce store with a friend, virtuallytrying things and conversing in real time with that friend, all while on the goin different places. Then have Amazon delivery drone drop your purchased itemsto your doorsteps. We havealready seen high personalization of messages and feeds, the-pre AI (Artificialintelligence) are built on morehumanlike algorithms, all part of a more sophisticated and specified, distinctsocial platforms.
those developments will definitely continue in the future. Wemight start having AI friends (example people that have a full conversationwith Iphone Siri ,or Google Alexa) limiting our social interaction with realhumans, as those AI will be more customized to suite our personality and socialneeds. These daysand I know many can relate to what I am going to say – All we do all week is look at our phones,reading articles, liking posts, sending emails/tweets/messages/posting picturesand not to forget online gaming. It startsfrom early hours in the morning from when we check the phone in bed and itcontinues during the day, at lunch breaks, in outings with friends, at lunchand dinner times with family and friends.
I is just never-ending we crave theneed to stay connected to stay plugged-in. In thefuture, this will only continue yet it will enable us to see share in differentways for instant we will “disconnect” by putting on Oculus virtualreality glasses (Oculus is a company that specializes in virtual realityhardware and software products, it was recently acquired by Facebook at 2.3Billion dollars) when I get home—and suddenly we will be sitting at the VIPseating area at the SantiagoBernabeu Stadium watching a live RealMadrid C.F match with our Facebook friends. Wecan’t make it to the beach in Florence on a Friday night after a hard day ofwork, but we can achieve a very similar emotional effect of being there viaOculus glasses while on our terrace with a glass of wine. VR will help usdisconnect from reality and by putting us in a new, fully immersive world, andit will transform every industry—concerts, sporting events, education, tourism,travel, business meetings, doctor appointments and more. In effect, wewill have less time and attention for the people around us.
Most of people will start living their life in virtual worldrather than real world.