Right now the biggest craze in tech is from big data and its role in helping the Internet of Things (IoT). However, many have said with more smart devices is consumerism on steroids. We can see this in a variety of products that rely on the IoT from umbrellas, which predict chances of rain to vacuums that clean your entire home. Currently, there are a variety of security issues as hackers can easily break through software that is installed on many of these devices making the user vulnerable to attack.
Big data is also being utilized for just about every sector right now, and this is to be expected. Integration of technology at times can be a slow process, but older systems are replaced with new ones. NBN plans are a prime example of the internet infrastructure upgrades happening till 2020 when fibre optic connections become the norm.
However, people as a collective need to stop thinking about how much junk they can collect, and utilize big data with nanotechnology to create an Internet of People (IoP). The concept sounds far-fetched, but this idea is not that distant, and today we will explore this a bit further.
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IoT and Wearable Technology
With IoT, we've seen imaginative attempts to create portals that we could access to expand our environments. Ideas like Google Glass integrating with SAP have been a good idea, but technology is advancing so fast that these wearable technologies aren't enough anymore.
The world is full of information right at our fingertips; however, mostly in a 2D setting. A 3D setting is what is needed right now in this digital age, but how can we harness this?
Big Data Networking, Nanotech, and AI
Like we briefly saw earlier, big data is invading every sector as the world is becoming more and more digitized. It's hard enough to tear people away from their internet connections with all the gadgets people seem to have attached to the hip, so why not take it to the next level.
Nanotechnology has developed in leaps and bounds and even has AI integrated into medicine. Nanotech is projected to kill cancerous cells to help restore brain functions of those who have had strokes, so why can't it be programmed to facilitate networks throughout our minds. After all, the human body generates its own electricity, so why not harness that electricity to interconnect people digitally.
No longer would be we need the surplus of junk, however; consumerism might evolve into selling us programs that we could access through microchip banking. Imagine being inside a software program that you could access with your mind. We could have instant access with an influx of information anytime we wanted it with a new collective conscious thanks to the IoP.
Daring to Dream Bigger
The internet of things is really in an infancy stage, but imagine human ingenuity if it ever did create a version of an IoP. There would be a collective network of an IoP all placed together to evolve the new era of technology.
Imagine a world where your children would always be safe, where information would be available day and night, where there would be virtually no crime. A world where mankind could collectively work together in harmony with one another in a global community. All of our dreams and ideas could be harnessed to go to beyond the mind's eye of what's truly possible.