TECHNOLOGY is moving a whole lot faster than the driver-less cars it is currently championing as our near “future”. In fact, many of science’s latest discoveries and endeavours have very little time to make it into the realm of science fiction before they become science fact. 2013 saw much talk about the Internet of Things but 2014 looks set to see this idea realised in all its technological glory – bringing man and machine ever closer.
Anyone wondering exactly what this concept entails should take a look at this site explaining exactly how machine to machine communication works. The business world is already buying wholesale into this burgeoning industry and hopes that 2014 will finally see their investments bear fruit and, with dreams of increased productivity, sustainability and subsequently profit, it is easy to see why. With every electronic device interconnected, we are set to see a whole new dynamic within the world of business.
The Machines are Taking Over
One of the big tips for this machine to machine connectivity in 2014 is the rise of the driver-less cars. Certain states in the USA have declared them fully legal and Google have proclaimed them to be much safer than your average human driver. This is based on hard data rather than eye-witnesses and so, it seems that the driver-less car is all set for a spectacular début in 2014.
The digital identity is also about to become as big as Bill Gates’ ego in 2014 with contact less payments, personalised shopping experiences, health monitoring devices and other forms of mundane day-to-day tasks tailored around your lifestyle. Tech-giants such as Microsoft and Apple will all be putting the huge amounts of data they collected to good use to ensure that paid advertisements are directed to you (and only you) by allowing communication between your smart phone and a whole host of other devices that were previously mute.
Whatever your view on the Internet of Things, it looks set to become as much a part of our lives as the now “traditional” internet is. 2014 will be a very exciting year in the tech-world. Businesses big and small alike may find themselves at the vanguard of this new frontier simply by implementing a few well thought out ideas that will help streamline their interests.