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In the future, the question is not which devices are connected but which are not; that will impact the way we do almost everything
Last year, when I was on vacation in Canada, I decided to go water skiing. Everything seemed under control. It was a quiet day, I knew waterskiing and was in good shape, but a few minutes later I was looking on the Internet the symptoms of a torn tendon.
It turns out that if you’re a man over 30 years and the water is freezing, the odds rise much harm you. It is information that is on the Internet, but when needed, before the injury. Today, the Internet is a library. It has a wealth of information if we know where to look. Get the right answer requires asking the right questions.
But in the future Internet will be everywhere and in all things. We use huge amounts of data to increase our own intelligence. And it will help you make better decisions in every way.
It took more than 45 years that the phone won a place in every home in the US, while The internet has achieved three times faster. However, 4,400 million people worldwide are still not connected, although the figure will drop dramatically.
Google is developing balloons to bring the Internet to the whole planet, and last year, NASA and MIT developed lasers capable of carrying high-speed Internet to the moon. The result is that the Web will become more democratic. Furthermore, for many it is becoming a basic necessity. The Internet of the future will be everywhere, and the more people have, the more important.
In the not too distant future, the question is not which devices will be connected, but which are not. Computers were the first and then came the smartphones. Now we begin to see the outline of a fully connected world.
However, we are at an early stage. Gartner estimates that 4,900 billion connected devices will be achieved this year. By 2020, there will be 25,000 million. With smaller processors and larger networks, it will not be long before everything around us is a computer. Of course, there are risks. Any device connected opens security and privacy issues. But if we find a balance between caution and convenience, increasing the connected devices impact the way we do almost everything.
The third big key is that the Internet will improve the ability to convert data into information. In 2013, human generated about four zettabytes data. That equates to 300 million people taking a digital photo every second of every day for more than four months. And the number is doubling each couple years.
However, only a fraction of these data is analyzed, packaged and used usefully. There are insufficient data to determine how much water we use and why, but that information does not arrive to help us spend less. In the future, the information allows us to improve our behavior.
Reactive ‘vs’ proactive
Finally, the Internet in the future will do things when we ask them the things before the asking. Now, most of the technology is reactive. We asked something and get an answer. It is useful but limited. And if we do the right question?
In the future, more interactions occur proactively. For my skiing accident, my phone could have combined -data GPS information, my medical history, room temperature flexibility and data counter physical my state to calculate the odds of me doing ski injured Water and advise him not to. The decision would be mine, but have data to understand and minimize the risks.
In many ways, the Internet of the future will be different from today. Instead of looking, we will surround. And instead of extracting data from it, we will send a steady stream of personalized information to help you troubleshoot. The question will be if you really use that information to make better decisions.