Revolution isn’t a word to throw around lightly. It means forced change from below, and often at cost. The thing is, we’re on the cusp of a huge revolution and no, you won’t be hearing the people sing – it’s less Les Miserables and more WALL-E.
The self-driving revolution is underway and there’s no stopping it. There’s serious money – be it Elon Musk, Google or investment banking and venture capitalists behind each new development. The best minds in the world are working hard at making things a little easier for everyone. Electric cars will become the norm in France, Norway and The United Kingdom by 2040, and they are natural bedfellows for self-driving cars due to their architecture. The electronics inside are more compatible with self-driving operating systems and the computers that direct cars.
Google, as usual, are leading the way with Waymo – their project to make driving safer for everyone. The theory is, that if human error can be removed from driving, then less accidents will occur on the road. Now, the road won’t be accident free, but they could be less fatal – especially if you’ve got a car that could hit the brakes before a human driver even realizes that they need to!
It’s not just cars though. We’ll be in the air by 2025. Soon enough, you’ll find that aircraft propellers are being controlled by autopilot completely. Auto-pilot is nothing new, but had more in common with ‘cruise control’ than anything else. New developments mean that a fully maneuverable aircraft is just around the corner and within a decade, passenger flights could be without a human pilot. Now, people are worried about this – just like they are worried about self-driving cars. There’s not much to worry about – but to the layman, it will seem a leap of faith that is just not worth taking. However, flying has been the safest mode of travel for a long time – and removing human error from flying can only be a good thing, right?
There have been a number of issues with self-driving vehicles, namely accidents. It has been proven that self-driving vehicles can be hacked, so infrastructure needs to be improved. This means someone can remotely control a car or slam on the brakes. This is a huge worry. There is also an issue with trust. A recent incident with UBER proved that human drivers are not willing to yield control to robotics and an accident occurred in Arizona when a human driver refused to yield to the car, trying to override on a turn. It seems that our downright refusal to accept robotics is more likely to cause accidents than a robot itself.
The thing is, we don’t need to trust robotics, we need to trust in our own abilities to develop the tech needed to make the roads safer. It’s not robots driving cars, it’s the work of our greatest minds! It’s less a leap of faith, and more trust in our abilities to create the future, in the time of today.
Technology Trends to Look Out for in Q2, 3 and 4
Q1 of 2018 is now behind us and so far we’ve yet to see any real tech trends developing, however there are some inklings that certain tech trends may well establish themselves more over the coming quarters of 2018.
These trends could be essential for business owners or those working in the digital world, as being aware of these or looking to implement them in your operations could put you ahead of the curve.
Here’s a selection of these trends you may want to look out for:
The Rise of Augmented Reality
Virtual reality headsets were big in the world of gaming last year, but they may well be something we soon see in more shops and stores. VR could be a great way to show consumers the real size and scale of everything from handheld products, to potentially even mock ups of houses in the real estate markets. The knock-on effect of this could also mean we start to see a reduction in the size of shops, as there’s no longer a necessity to house additional stock or goods for demonstrations.
While the days of sentient A.I. are still very much science-fiction, the current artificial intelligence systems we have are still quite impressive. Today we have programs and bots which can provide services or suggestions based on the work you are doing, or online during a shopping experience for instance. This could be a feature we start to see more of within ecommerce.
Effective Online Resources
It’s no secret that a fast and fully-functioning website is essential, otherwise customers can be left frustrated and may well look elsewhere. It’s likely though that the preference amongst consumers will be for websites (on tablets and mobile as well) to become even faster and more useful for them. With this, a business owner may want to get their site assessed by a company like Sogeti who can help suggest ways to improve website performance.
A number of smartphones already have facial recognition as another means of security. So, what’s to stop this becoming a regular feature on other security systems like laptops or even as a way to unlock our homes or vehicles?
To return to a key point, tech trends like the above could be what separates a business from the rest. As such, it could be a smart move to look into these or at least keep up-to-date on recent developments with these suggested trends throughout the week.
If You’re Not Harnessing the Potential of Mobile Apps, Here’s How
For your business to succeed, it needs to be living in the 21st century, and part of that is about harnessing the full power and potential of mobile apps. This is something that can be done in a whole host of different ways. So if your business is currently not using apps in any way whatsoever, you need to change that as soon as possible. It’s not as difficult as you might imagine either; read on to find out more.
Create Your App With Expert Help
First of all, you need to think about how you’re going to create your company’s app. Obviously, this is a highly technical process, even if it is slightly easier than creating your very own website. It’s something that you should approach carefully and with the right expert help because you’ll want to get it right the first time. It should be a collaboration between you and the expert so you can get what you’re looking for.
Use Apps to Get Your Everyday Work Done
There are plenty of fantastic ways in which you can make use of apps created by other people to complete the kinds of tasks that you need to get done each day. This can cover anything from productivity to time tracking and accounting. These days, there’s an app out there for pretty much every workplace task you could think of. Explore the options and see what you can find.
Let People Browse and Buy Easily on Your App
Using apps to sell your products could offer you an entirely new line of revenue. You just need to make sure that the app is designed in a way that makes it possible for customers to easily browse the range of products you’re selling. You can learn more about the process of selling your products via a specially designed app by visiting shopify.com/sell-products-in-your-mobile-app-using-shopify-s-mobile-buy-sdk-and-apple-pay.
Advertise Via Apps
Among the many things that mobile apps can do for your business is advertising. You can use companies like https://www.mopub.com/marketers/overview/ to help you with getting started with advertising via mobile apps. It’s probably not something you should approach alone if you’ve never done it before. However, when it’s done right, it can really help you target young consumers successfully.
Integrate Your App Into Your Overall Marketing Approach
Going forward, you’re going to need to make sure that the app you create for your business is part of a wider ecosystem. It’s all about integrating your app into a wider marketing approach. That way, it will feel more organic and it will become a significant part of everything your company does in terms of marketing.
Apps offer you so many great opportunities as a business owner, so don’t let them pass you by for a second longer. If you’re not making use of them, you are most definitely missing out big time. Take the lessons you’ve learned here and put them into practice as soon as you can.
What headphone should you buy?
Technology products, especially headphones, are subject to the rule of the smaller the better. Most of them are affordable for every pocket, but you can pay whatever you want. There are some that cost 50,000 or 100,000 dollars for a pair. People can usually get better sound quality by paying more money, and there are lots of good choices of different prices. Beyond that, you may have to pay a lot more to get some improvements in order to have better headphones.
A quickly and secure headphone test would be trying different headphones with the same source material, getting your own impressions and under the same conditions. That means same volume level, because louder often sounds better. However, you can compare new headphones with ones you already have, using a good quality source. Good choices would be MP3 player or a smartphone with high-quality sound files. Live acoustic recordings make great headphone tests. Better quality headphones reveal more detail. You should expect to hear things you’ve not heard or noticed before. Sometimes you can hear too much detail, including bad edits on recordings.
Since last decade, wireless and Bluetooth headphones have become more popular and one of the most demanding characteristics in a technology product thanks partly to some dramatic increases in sound quality. Nowadays, is difficult to find a headphone without Bluetooth or wireless. They are indispensable in our daily life. Adding wireless costs money, more technology means more expensive headphones. If you want more quality, you have to pay. Even there are some that are very simples but they accomplish their function and sometimes better than modern ones, without spending much money.
Last years, headphones market has developed a lot. There are many different types and each one is done for a unique situation, like doing sports, working or going shopping. Websites like Finderali.com offer many kinds of headphones including a description of any of them. What makes Finderali special is that they reflect comments and impressions of customers that have tried them. Something that is useful at the time of choosing your headphones.
Nowadays, there is a headphones world. People could find a great variety of species, and it’s usual to have different headphones for different purposes. Traditional headphones come in on-ear and over-ear versions, but in last years appeared new types. Open-backed versions let more sound in and out, which suits home use. Closed-back versions are better for commuting.
Travellers are the high percentage of headphones customers. Its headphones can be foldable and usually include noise-cancelling. The peak of gamer’s headphones forced the industry to carry out headphones that include a microphone and they also have enveloping sound. There are small and light headphones for the sports market, and earbuds that provide better portability to go wherever you want. Every person is different and he or she has their own idea and their own tastes. In short, people should prove lots of different headphones to find out which type they prefer.
Business10 months ago
5 Points to Consider Before Starting a Website
Culture and Lifestyle11 months ago
Escaping Your Addiction For Something Safer
China5 months ago
A Lovers’ Quarrel: What Now for India and China?
Opinion5 months ago
Changing The Rules of the Game: What to Expect When Social Media Dictates the News
India7 months ago
Struggling over Water Resources: The case of India and Pakistan
Business4 months ago
GESAB, innovation and design with 25 years of experience
Economy5 months ago
Creating Perceptions: What is Really Happening with the Indian Economy?
India Russia Cooperation5 months ago
Diamond Diplomacy: India and Russia Natural Allies in Reshaping Diamond Industry