A couple living apart can stay in touch with each other using 3D smartphone screens and holograms. A teacher can grade her students’ work and send corrections using voice commands while sitting at home. A home cook can get recipes and methods of cooking shown to her using holographic technology for easy execution. A woman can send her blood analysis details using the wearable technology on her arm and her smartphone. The fusion of internet and mobile technology is leading to a world that is connected and has solutions for every application imaginable. As technology progresses, this combination of mobile and internet will dictate the way we live our lives.
From handheld devices that could only allow phone calls and messages, to devices that let you find a place to eat, stay, call your friend overseas for free, and track your social media accounts, mobile technology has already taken over the very fabric of our lives. Coupled with this is the fusion of internet technology and smartphones, which is opening up a realm of exciting futuristic possibilities for the connected world. For instance, a smartphone application that allows you to speak into your phone and regulate the thermostat at home and work is a shining example of how communications technology has connected different sections of life.
Apart from just aiding with managing the thermostat, smartphones are invading every aspect of human existence. With advanced communication technology like NFC (Near Field Communication) and iBeacon, card and cash based transactions are expected to become obsolete. Beacon technology uses low energy Bluetooth radio waves over short distances to transmit data, while NFC uses short-range radio transmission. For instance, to pay for a movie you only have to use NFC while entering the theater to have money deducted from your smart wallet. Such revolutionary technology has made the smartphone an essential as PCs.
Research and inventions are also heavily focused on healthcare, devising new applications to sense sleep patterns, heart rate, stress using skin based sensors, blood pressure and more. For instance, a mobile app can track various stats and keep doctors and family members updated constantly, changing the whole diagnostic checkup routine.
The combined effort of syncing the mobile with the Internet has even led to advanced authentication technology like biometric systems. For instance, some mobiles have capabilities of recognizing the contours of the owner’s face and unlock only upon correct authentication.
Even marketing has seen a radical change, with retailers using iBeacon to track customers in its stores and providing details of sales and offers. The future seems to be enmeshed between sophisticated mobile technology and fast wireless internet, a combination expected to radicalize human life and bring it to a connected existence.
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