Entries from November 2019

  • November, 2019
  • 24 Ways Internet Is Influencing The Way People Read

    The new web of things has changed the world in various ways. It has changed the way we do business and the way we communicate. It has also greatly impacted the way we read and engage with information.

    In the following sections, we look at 24 ways the new web of things is changing the way we read and relate to information.

     

    1. Screen Reading

    The evolution of the internet and mobile devices have given birth to a new form of reading called "screen reading". We no longer stare at papers, we now stare at screens. This new method of reading has great impacts on how we process information. In fact, while book reading strengthened our analytical skills, screen reading encourages rapid pattern-making, associating one idea with another, equipping us to deal with the thousands of new thoughts expressed every day.

     

    2. Ebooks

    According to Pew Research Center, 27% of Americans read e-books in 2015, and this number is steadily rising. Some of the reasons for the popularity of e-books over paper books include space savings, cost-cutting and reading ease; the possibility of increasing font size and backlighting in e-readers can help hypermetropic readers read more easily. And surprisingly, people who read e-books seem to read more books than those who read paper books.

     

    3. Power-Browsing

    With millions of articles released every day, we no longer feel the need to read everything on the page to understand the core of the subject. Instead of focusing on the overall meaning of an article, people instead now tend to "power-browse," searching for keywords by skimming the text.

     

    4. Auditory Reading

    With the rise of companies like Audible, iTunes, and YouTube, the internet has given rise to a whole new generation of auditory readers, people who prefer to learn by listening. In fact, over the course of the past three years, the highest growing segment of publishing are audiobooks. The global audiobook industry is currently evaluated at $3.5 billion dollars and the United States is currently the largest singular market with $1.8 billion dollars in audio sales in 2016 and this was a 31% increase from 2015.

     

    5. Superficial-Reading

    After spending more than a decade with volumes of information at our fingertips and with the ability to, in seconds, move from one bit of information to another to yet another, it’s much harder now to engage deeply with any single text. The web is changing most people into superficial-readers. We tend to only look for the things we can understand, and refuse to get bogged down in the difficult passages.

     

    6. Link Flitting

    When we read something on the internet we have developed the habit to skim the text rather than read it, constantly distracted by the hyperlinks, which often take us away from the page we’re reading, thereby breaking the flow. We are now accustomed to flitting from one link to another, and most probably never return back to the original article. Most of the people (if not all), tend to read in this fashion on the net.

     

    7. Interactive Reading

    The Internet has increased interactive reading. When we don't understand what we read, we immediately "google" and look for the meaning of the terms, words, and expressions. The availability of large amounts of content gives us much wider perspective. It enables us to narrow down the information and reach required information much faster. Interacting with what we read in that way has made most internet users efficient readers.

     

    8. Keyword Reading

    The zeal to read a new novel has been taken up by reading articles online. The attention to details has been replaced by searching some keywords in the article and getting a feel of having learned something new.

     

    9. Skimming

    Skimming is reading a text quickly to get a general idea of meaning. It can be contrasted with scanning, which is reading in order to find specific information, e.g. numbers or names. Internet material is often very easy to skim so that we can pick out the useful facts and ideas. Many people who write for the Internet realize that their readers are not likely to read every word.

     

    10. Bookmarking

    All modern web browsers include bookmark features which allow us to store online resources for later retrieval in any of various storage formats. We can now access hundreds of books and articles worth of valuable information, at any given time, in our pockets, instead of having to carry heavy books around. This causes people to bookmark thousands of articles and blogs that they often forget and never return to finish reading them.

     

    11. Blog Reading

    The new web of things has given birth to blogs which are often informal diary-style text entries called "posts". It allows people, mostly referred to as "bloggers", to share personal opinions, journeys, and information. Blog readers often enjoy reading posts because of the personal touch. They can interact and engage in discussion with the author which makes for a very customized reading experience.

     

    12. Visual Reading

    Visual reading is the ability to construct mental images with words, by using prior knowledge and background experiences. The internet has made us better visual readers. In fact, since we tend to only read subjects of interests, it has enabled us to connect the author's writing with personal pictures.

     

    13. Meme

    The internet has given rise to memes. A meme or formally known as a pun (paronomasia), is a form of wordplay that involves exploiting the ambiguous meanings of words. It is a form of "inside" joke that utilizes the combination of a picture and a text designed to make people laugh. It is the text and the picture together that makes everything funny. Meme readers often quickly understand the entire meaning of the meme which allows them to laugh.

     

    14. Comments Reading

    On the Internet, we can end up in a direct discussion with the creator(s) of the content that we are consuming. No other medium has such vast powers for connection and discussion. This phenomenon gave rise to commenters and comments readers, people who enjoy reading comments more than the actual article. Comments readers often remain anonymous by not commenting themselves. They prefer scraping through the comments for simple entertainment.

     

    15. Tweets

    Twitter is a very popular online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, known as "tweets." Tweets must contain a maximum of 140 characters to be published. Twitter's popularity has changed the way we read, write and interact with each other by limiting the length of our messages. It has also made hashtags a common social media thing to use.

     

    16. Speed-Reading

    News on the Internet is astonishingly fast and interconnected. We can learn more from the Internet in the same amount of time than we can from either Radio or Television. This phenomenon has made us become speed-readers. We read on the Internet at many levels of depth. We often feel satisfied with only reading headlines that give us a snapshot of some of the major events that are going on in the world.

     

    17. Text-Messages

    Text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending electronic messages, typically consisting of alphabetic and numeric characters, between two or more users of mobile phones, tablets, desktops/laptops, or other devices. They have shaped the way we write and read forcing our brain to read and understand texts abbreviations such as "omg" and "lol".

     

    18. Quotes

    The new web of things has increased the popularity of quotes. In fact, when things get tough, many people turn to an online motivational quote for a bit of inspiration. The reason why some people find quotes so inspirational is because there’s a little bit of implicit coaching that’s happening when they’re reading it.

     

    19. Paperbacks

    In the current digital era where people find online articles, ebooks, and audiobooks more convenient than the conventional paperback, a recent study shows that readers are still using paperbacks, but for different reasons. People now read paperbacks for the touch and smell of a fresh new book, feelings that ebooks cannot provide.

     

    20. Newspapers

    The 2012 Pew Research Center report also shows that U.S. newspaper ad revenue from all sources has been in sharp decline since 2004. While revenue from online sources has increased for some newspapers, it still lags behind that earned by Internet-only news and information providers.

     

    21. Magazines

    With the rise of the internet, most print magazines have created websites in order to stay the course. Nearly every major print publication has a site available either for free or through subscription. Readers can browse old articles without having to remember in which issue the content first appeared.

     

    22. PDF

    The Portable Document Format, better known online as PDF, is a file format developed in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. It is one of the most used formats to share documents online.

     

    23. Emails

    Email first entered limited use in the 1960s and by the mid-1970s had taken the form now recognized as email. This form of popular online communication not only allows people to exchange messages using electronic devices but it also allows them to follow-up and keep track of conversations flows which makes it easy to read and understand the full significance of the messages. Emails with replies force our brain to read and analyze texts from bottom to top.

     

    24. Digital Images

    The new web of things harbors a huge collection of breathtaking digital images from all over the world. From personal photos to professional illustrations, our eyes process hundreds of online images in just a day. We are so used to seeing pictures that we don't realize that in order to read visual texts, we need to understand the way visual language works to convey meaning.

  • 24 Ways Web Technologies Have Changed The Way We Work

    According to a recent Pew study, 46 percent of working people feel their productivity has increased due to the internet.

    At the rate technology is evolving right now, the statistics are likely to increase over the courses of the upcoming years.

    In fact, major advancements in technology in the last few decades has completely changed the way we work.

    In the following sections, we look at 24 ways the new web of things has changed the way we work.

     

    1. Mobility

    Mobile devices allow us to access our work from any location and various productivity applications ensure our projects are always in our pocket. Cloud computing has made vast amounts of data easily accessible from multiple locations. This has saved time, cut costs and increased the productivity of people across industries.

     

    2. Sparking Inspiration

    The new web of things enables anyone to research and understand the latest trends in any industry and set a benchmark for performance. It also offers opportunities to innovate and find inspiration for work.

     

    3. Networking On Social Media

    With all the various forms of online communication that are available today, it is easier than ever to network and build contacts lists. Social media websites like LinkedIn and Facebook allow anyone with network access to create professional relationships.

     

    4. Online Knowledge Base

    The new web of things is an ever-growing online knowledge database. Answers are now available at our fingertips. In the long run, the Internet allows us to cut down on the amount of time it takes to find an answer to a problem or question and increases the amount of execution time.

     

    5. Organizational Tools

    The new web of things is a productivity tool. In fact, it has become an incredible resource to get work done more efficiently. It is full of useful websites and applications to organize both our personal and professional life.

     

    6. Quick Entertainment

    A recent study shows that people perform better if they are having fun as opposed to being constantly under pressure. With a seemingly endless collection of engaging multimedia content, the web has made the concept of being bored obsolete. Accessing such content while working has reduced stress levels and uplifted our mood. Contrary to belief, occasionally doing non-work stuff online has made us more productive.

     

    7. Remote Workforce

    The internet has given rise to a new type of workforce. In fact, more people choose to adopt the "laptop" lifestyle, allowing them to work whenever and wherever they want. According to a recent report from Inc. Magazine. We are 20% more productive when we tackle creative projects remotely. Remote work allows people to have a better work-life balance and allows companies to save money on the overhead required to maintain large workspaces.

     

    8. Collaboration Tools

    With the abundance of free applications and cloud-based products, it is easier than ever to collaborate and share documents easily with staff members working from remote locations. Custom cloud solutions offer robust solutions that make the process of accessing data really safe and simple.

     

    9. Saving Time

    Countless hours can be wasted searching through spreadsheets for information stored in large data sets. Online tracking solutions and databases keep the mundane yet critical information accurate and in one place, saving us time and money.

     

    10. Reduced Costs

    Advances in communication reduce travel costs, allowing team members to confer over the Internet instead of meeting at a physical location. Data storage reduces warehousing costs since entire rooms full of documents can now fit on a single hard drive.

     

    11. Efficient Communication

    The Internet offers a wealth of communication opportunities, allowing companies and individuals to host meetings online, even allowing video content and virtual whiteboards to share information.

     

    12. Inter-connectivity

    The inter-connectivity of mobile devices, cars, and computers we use help reduce travel time, thus enabling us to get a whole lot more done and run errands in record time.

     

    13. Faster Email Replies

    Syncing our smartphones to our email has significantly decreased lag time and made correspondence more seamless. We no longer have to wait to respond to emails. The portability of being able to reply right away has vastly decreased email pileups and increased productivity.

     

    14. Digital Assistant

    AI assistants like Alexa and Siri are getting smarter by constantly learning from our use and habits. They make scheduling tasks and staying focused easier.

     

    15. Constant Availability

    The new web of things allows us to remain constantly available. Email, text messaging and social networking are other advances in communication that keep people connected to their work base and improve internal communication.

     

    16. Cloud Computing

    The great thing about the shift towards cloud mobility is we’re no longer tied to our desks. Even when we’re on the go, we still have access to important documents through our phones and devices in case of emergency or last-minute edits.

     

    17. Online Marketing

    The new web of things has freed us from the restrictions of prints ads. In fact, anyone with network access can market on the internet. Online marketing ranges from a simple informational website to advertising on search engines, to online product sales. Email marketing is also an effective and low-cost method to reach large groups of people. Mobile marketing reaches people through text messaging, advertising on mobile applications and offering branded applications in a fun and entertaining way.

     

    18. Teleconferencing

    Advancements in recent years have brought web conferencing to the fore. Web conferencing can bring together webcams, audio, and collaborative online meeting spaces to create an extremely interactive environment. Participants can see each other, work together on documents and recreate the in-person meeting experience no matter where they are in the world.

     

    19. Process Improvement

    Systems like digital file transfer services, email and Internet calling has greatly accelerated data transfer and communication while reducing costs.

     

    20. Online Support

    The new web of things simplifies how we interact with customer support services. In fact, online help and support chat services put an enormous amount of searchable information at the consumer's fingertips, reducing the probability that a customer will need to speak via telephone to a representative to solve a problem.

     

    21. Automation Tools

    Online and mobile automation tools that allow us to automate everything from scheduling and bill pay to email responses and contact update lists have significantly increased productivity.

     

    22. Smart Schedule

    The new web of things allows us to create, plan and sync different schedules across devices. Automatic reminders features have made remembering tasks, meetings, and activities a breeze.

     

    23. Goal Setting

    With the arrival of the internet and mobile applications, we set better goals. In fact, many smartphone features are a simple way to stay focused and productive, allowing us to record goals and set reminders to keep them top of mind. Daily, weekly and monthly reminders force us to revisit the bigger picture frequently.

     

    24. Faster Decision-making

    Real-time access to more accurate, relevant information online have a major impact on our ability to adjust and readjust as needed. People are adapting and reacting to change faster than ever.

  • 24 New Technologies That Will Impact The Way We Sleep

    We spend one-third of our lives sleeping.

    However, with the rise of technology, our sleep patterns are slowly changing. In fact, research shows that the light from our mobile devices delays the release of the sleep-inducing hormone, melatonin.

    Since sleep plays such an important role in our overall physical and mental health, many companies are now looking at ways to counteract the negative effects of the internet on our sleep patterns.

    In the following sections, we look at 24 possible sleep technologies that could happen in the future of the new web of things.

    1. Dream Management

    In tests performed in Germany, researchers found that delivering a low-level electrical impulse to the frontal lobe of the brain during REM sleep cycles enabled sleepers to experience “lucid dreaming” – the sensation of being an active participant in your dreams. Decades from now, it may even be able to “incept” a set of dreams and trick your brain into thinking that a specific lucid dream scenario from someone else is actually happening to you.

     

    2. Sleep Management Database

    In 2011, Travelodge hired the futurologist Ian Pearson to study the future of sleep for hotels and travel. By 2030, says Pearson, the future of the perfect sleep experience might be possible. Theoretically, you’d arrive at your hotel, plug in all the variables into a hotel’s sleep management database, and you’d be able to drift off into a peaceful night’s sleep wherever you are in the world.

     

    3. Super-Naps Pods

    At Georgetown University, neuroscientists have already determined that unique brain activity gets activated during a typical nap cycle. In the future, you might do more than re-charge – you might be able to take a super-nap and unlock the future of your creativity and big picture thinking skills.

     

    4. Sleep Hacking

    Researchers think that they’ve found an important gene – DEC2 – that might be the secret to light sleep. Mutations to DEC2, it appears, significantly reduce the amount of sleep time that’s required for the human body.

     

    5. Sleep-avoidance pill

    Researchers are getting better and better at creating synthetic drugs that target specific neurotransmitters in the human brain. Some pharmaceutical companies are even working with DARPA on new “wakefulness” drugs.They have found that steady dosages of a pill such as modafinil can help to cure narcolepsy. Modafinil appears to target the neurotransmitter GABA, which is the brain’s most important sleep regulator. It also appears to affect other chemicals in the brain, such as glutamate, that responsible for creating high levels of neural activity.

     

    6. Smart Pajamas

    Imagine settling down for a brief night of sleep and donning a pair of smart pajamas that is instantly able to monitor your sleep patterns. These smart pajamas would be able to measure factors such as skin conductivity, blood pressure, heart rate and pulse – and then put all of these factors together to offer a custom medical diagnosis, all without a trip to the doctor’s office.

     

    7. Human Hibernation

    NASA is experimenting with a method used for therapeutic hypothermia to cool down human body processes in order to make hyper-sleep on manned space missions possible.

     

    8. Floating Beds

    Floating beds could well be found in many bedrooms in the future. Beds could float up to the ceiling in order to be stored away, making more space in the room below. They could even lift up to reveal a gym bench underneath, meaning that bed space can double as a workout venue.

     

    9. Self-Cleaning Mattresses

    Mattresses of the future may well clean themselves. On average, a mattress weighs about 30% more after 10 years than it did when you first bought it. Slightly disturbingly, that weight is mostly dead skin, dust mites other debris. Mattresses of the future may well be able to clean themselves by using technology similar to that seen in a modern vacuum cleaner, meaning you are no longer sleeping on top of dust and dirt every night.

     

    10. Sleep Monitoring

    Beds of the future may be able to monitor the temperature in the room and control the air conditioning, to try and create the perfect temperature for you. It could also be possible to change the temperature of the duvet or pillow allowing you to always have the cold side if you want. Furthermore, beds could even keep a track on your heart rate and other vital signs, so that if anything goes wrong during the night, you or your sleeping partner will know about it straight away.

     

    11. Augmented Reality Screens

    Beds of the future could come with built-in screens and speakers above the sleeper, which can project anything from films and social media right through to an accurate representation of the night sky outside.

     

    12. Light-up Pillows

    Pillows of the future could be made to gradually illuminate at a set time, and this steady increase in light will help to wake you up gradually by interacting with your body’s sleep-wake cycle. Then, even when it’s dark and cold outside in the winter, your body could still be convinced that the sun has risen and it’s time to start the day.

     

    13. Intelligent Hotel Rooms

    In 2030, hotel rooms will provide a comfortable resting experience using invisible technology which will monitor and anticipate any physical, mental or emotional needs to keep you happier. This would include using augmented reality to project movies and shows onto any surface for your entertainment, atmospheric temperature control so you can feel the ambiance of the woods or ocean, and outdoor sounds to complement this engaging experience. Travelodge, the company who sponsored the study led by Ian Pearson, even created a mockup of what the future of sleeping and our hotel rooms would look like.

     

    14. Smart Pod Beds

    Future capsule or pod beds will create a surrounding atmosphere for its occupant that includes temperature control, surround sound, and special lighting for a more peaceful sleep. Some predict that the newest capsule beds will feature implanted computer systems and will have the ability to sense the comfort level of their sleeper, to adjust the lighting, temperature, and sounds for the most relaxing sleep possible.

     

    15. Therapeutic Massage Beds

    What if your next bed had a wave system of massage that gently each muscle group and even rocked you gently to sleep? These beds feature an alarm system that naturally wakes the occupant by creating a gentle rocking motion and lighting change that helps the body to naturally awaken.

     

    16. Social Media Beds

    Future beds, whether a twin or cal-king, will have the ability to be synced with your computer or mobile so that you can surround yourself with your favorite tunes or use the built-in computer monitor to chat with friends or browse the Internet. With a built-in entertainment center, these beds are sure to make it on the scene very soon.

     

    17. Canopy Beds

    Canopy beds of the future feature a media screen on the top or front of the canopy that allows occupants to watch TV or movies and browse the Internet. The screen is built into the canopy and can be shut off to reveal a plain canopy top when sleeping.

     

    18. Magnetic Floating Beds

    Suspension beds that seem to be floating in midair are evolving and are now being held in place by magnetic force. Truly seeming to be floating, the beds are created from a clear acrylic material, producing an ultra-modern design.

     

    19. Atmosphere Pod Bed

    The atmosphere pod bed will allow users to experience many different natural surroundings as they sleep. They can turn the settings to have them sleep in space, in a field of flowers, or beneath the ocean. Settings will be preloaded in the bed and new scenes could also be purchased.

     

    20. Photochromic Window Glass

    Window shades will be a thing of the past. Instead, there will be photochromic glass. They will have the ability to darken to black-out densities, according to author and futurist Michael Rogers. These windows will double as solar energy generators to help power your home.

     

    21. Smart Lighting

    Direct light is disruptive to sleep. So rather than feature a single source of light, the bedroom of the future will have ceilings and walls that glow. It will be solid-state and completely customized. It will adjust to mimic day/night.

     

    22. Digital Assistant

    Virtual assistants will know whether we need a gentle wake or an urgent start. They will know how we prefer to relax and unwind, and our usual sleep routines

     

    23. Smart Bedrooms

    Sensors in the room will detect when we’re awake and who’s in the room.

     

    24. Holographic Walls

    Voice or gesture controlled projections, smart surfaces and walls will free us up from screen-based devices allowing us to gently fall asleep without having to move a muscle.

  • 24 Ways The Internet Is Influencing Our Relationship With Food

    The new web of things is slowly changing every aspect of society, including the way we cook, eat and share food with others.

    Smartphones and wifi are making possible a new wave of smart kitchen devices, from sensors that know when the stove has been left on to forks that remind us to slow down and eat mindfully.

    In the following sections, we look at 24 different ways the new web of things is impacting our relationship with food.

    1. Mukbangs

    The internet gave birth They are eating shows in which hosts eat very large quantities of food while interacting with their audience. The trend first became very popular in South Korea in 2010, before being heavily spread on YouTube. Viewers who watch those kinds of shows often enjoy the loud eating sounds that hosts are sometimes requested to make with their mouth.

     

    2. 3D Printed Food

    Barcelona-based startup Natural Machines created the Foodini. A 3D printer for food that works exactly like regular 3D printers. However, instead of printing with plastics, it deploys edible ingredients squeezed out of stainless steel capsules.

     

    3. Smart Precision Cooking

    Precision cooking, also known as sous-vide, is a cooking technique that utilizes precise temperature control to deliver restaurant-quality results. The first machine was launched in 2009 by Eades Appliance Technology. Today the leader in the industry is Anova precision cooker. It is a smart sous-vide machine that can be paired with a mobile device to cook delicious recipes.

     

    4. Smart Ovens

    LG is a giant when it comes to home electronics and appliances. With LG SmartThinQ, users can pair their mobile devices with any of the appliances that are embedded that technology and remotely control them.

     

    5. Food Photography

    Photographing our food and sharing the photos online has grown in popularity with the rise of social media. It is an internet-born trend that taps into the desire of people to document their lives and share with friends and strangers.

     

    6. Online Grocery Ordering

    The new web of things now allows people to purchase their grocery online and receive their order the same day. It is a trend that is most likely to evolve in popularity due to the ever-increasing number of smart appliances that keep track of food list.

     

    7. Food Awareness

    Several companies use the internet to raise awareness. A very well known organization that strives through their ever-growing online community is PETA or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. With over a million followers on Twitter, they are a leading voice for the food awareness movement.

     

    8. Internet Refrigerators

    Smart refrigerators, also known as internet refrigerators, are programmed to sense what kind of products are being stored inside them and keep a track record of the stock through product barcode and scanning. Paired with a mobile device, they can alarm you when the fridge is running low on food and make autonomous online grocery orders.

     

    9. Meat-Free Meat

    Inspired by food awareness movements, California-based company, Impossible Foods Inc, created the impossible burger. A meat-free burger said to replicate the taste, texture, and smell of a meat burger. The impossible burger blew up on the internet in July 2016.

     

    10. Smart Water Pitcher

    Brita, a German company, founded in 1966, is the leading expert in water filters. Just about a few years ago, they've launched the Brita Infinity smart pitcher. Equipped with Wi-Fi, the product keeps track of how much water passes through the filter. Once the filter is about spent, it'll go ahead and automatically order a replacement from Amazon that'll arrive at your doorstep just when you need it.

     

    11. Two-class Food System

    Different food and diet choices have always been around. However, with the growth of the web of things allowing people to express themselves, food choices turned into divided online communities on social media, creating a two-class food system. On one side of the spectrum are the carnivores, and on the other extreme opposite, the herbivores. Other communities fall somewhere in between the two. Unless there are big changes within the next 20 years, that gap and division are most likely to become larger.

     

    12. Smart Forks

    Hong Kong-based company, Hapi Labs Ltd, created the HAPIfork, the first smart fork. Paired with your mobile device, the electronic fork helps you monitor and track your eating habits. It also alerts you with the help of indicator lights and gentle vibrations when you are eating too fast.

     

    13. Online Recipes

    Online recipes websites have changed the way we cook. In fact, with the new web of things, everyone with network access can be a Chef. A study, entitled Clicks & Cravings: The Impact of Social Technology on Food Culture, states that over 50% of internet users rely on online recipes to cook and eat.

     

    14. Smart Prep Pad

    California-based company, Orange Chef, launched the smart prep pad few year ago. It is a wifi connected kitchen scale that gives you real-time insight into your food and helps you personalize goals, visualize your nutrition, and easily adjust ingredients to reach your meal objectives when paired together with a mobile device.

     

    15. Vertical Agriculture

    Vertical agriculture is a farming technique that stack layers of food and medicine vertically instead of horizontally. Also known as controlled-environment agriculture, all the farming is done indoors. This method is said to be much healthier for the food that is being grown. Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, predicts that the 2020's will be the vertical agriculture revolution.

     

    16. Smart Ph Testing

    Italy-based manufacturer, Hanna Instruments, launched the wireless ph meter a couple years ago. This smart instrument takes laboratory grade pH and temperature measurements using your smartphone or tablet.

     

    17. Smart Frying Pans

    The world first smart frying pan, Pantelligent, created by Humberto Evans in August 2015, when paired together with your mobile device, talks you through each step of a recipe and will advise you when to turn the heat up or down. If you do not wish to bother at all, the Autopilot feature to most of the work for you.

     

    18. Conscious Eating Movements

    Intuitive eating or also known as conscious eating is an old movement first spoke by Aristotle. The movement became highly popular among online spiritual communities as it was highly propagated on the new web of things. It is intended to create a healthy relationship with food, mind-body, making it a popular treatment for disordered eating and eating disorders.

     

    19. Digital Kitchen Tables

    In collaboration with IKEA, Concept Kitchen 2025 will bring the world first smart kitchen hub. The table will be embedded with a camera-equipped projector that both shows recipes on its surface and recognizes ingredients, giving you an idea of what to make with what you have. There will be an induction cooktop hidden in the table, so you wouldn't have to run between counters to heat the stoves.

     

    20. Smart Kitchen Trash

    Inventor and Co-Founder Rob Griffin, will create the world first intelligent device for your garbage. It scans garbage to automatically create your grocery list, matches coupons to products, and optionally delivers items to your doorstep.

     

    21. New Diets

    There are 9 known popular diets propagated on the internet. The Atkins diet, the zone diet, the ketogenic diet, the vegetarian diet, the vegan diet, the weight watchers diet, the south beach diet, the raw food diet and the Mediterranean diet are all backed up by strong online communities sharing health tips and recipes. Over the few next years, we can expect more diets to emerge.

     

    22. Hunger Awareness

    The internet now provides an easy way for non-profit organizations to collect donations and keep their communities updated on their activities. According to Charitable Giving Statistics, overall revenue from online fundraising grew by 14% in 2016 and 55% of people who engage with nonprofits on social media end up taking some sort of action.

     

    23. Digital Kitchen Assistants

    Digital kitchen assistants help you find recipes simply by taking a picture of the grocery receipt. Paired with Amazon Echo, Chefling can extract every ingredient out of a grocery receipt, put them in the right category, and bring up recipes you can make based on these ingredients.

     

    24. Citizen Cooking Shows

    The new web of things has given birth to many different types of citizen broadcasts on YouTube. From regular daily vlogs to highly entertaining gaming channels, citizen cooking shows are quite popular. In fact, the tutorial types of channels are among the most watched videos online. The estimated monthly revenue is around $1.1K - $17.4K and they attract millions of views per month.

  • 24 Speculations On How Human Sexuality Will Evolve In The Future

    In a world where computer power doubles approximately every 18 months, everything is moving at a very fast pace.

    Many aspects of our lives are affected by technology, including the way we express our sexuality.

    The current state of the new web of things allows everyone with network access to find lovers and sexual partners online. With how things are evolving right now, it is very unlikely that this trend will ever fade away.

    Matter of fact, in the following article, we are listing 24 speculations on how human sexuality will evolve in the future of the new web of things.

    This article was inspired by the futureofsex.net

    1. Therapeutic Sexbots

    The world's first sexbot, Roxxxy, was engineered by CEO of company True Companion, Douglas Hine, in 2010. Roxxxy is worth 7,735 euros. Since then, many other firms were created. In the near future, 1 in 10 young adults will have had sex with a humanoid robot by 2045.

     

    2. Biohacking

    Biohackers or also known as Grinders are people who apply the hacker ethic to improve their own bodies with cybernetic devices. In partnership with Ascendance Biomedical, Biohacker Rich Lee is currently developing Lovetron9000, a vibrating implant inserted beneath a man's pubic bone that will deliver strong on-demand vibrations for their partner’s enjoyment. In the next few years, biohacking will be a common thing among people.

     

    3. Female Viagra

    Around 1 in 10 women lose their sexual appetite during premenopause. To counteract that effect, in August 2015, the FDA has approved the distribution of the first female version of viagra. The drug was created by Sprout Pharmaceuticals and can be purchased for around $800. In the near future, the cost will be much more affordable for the general population.

     

    4. Sexual Diversity

    There are currently 17 recognized sexual orientations. Within the next few decades, with the coming of the sexbots, the list is most likely to gradually increase, as more people will develop new preferences, and therefore choose to sexually identify themselves differently.

     

    5. Gender Expressions

    In today's world, ranging from female to male, there are 63 known genders. In the upcoming few years, as technology progresses allowing people to bio-hack their bodies, many more genders will add on to the list.

     

    6. Contraceptive Innovations

    In the future, men will be able to use Bimek SLV, a spermatic duct valve that regulates the flow of sperm cells in the spermatic ducts. The contraceptive implant will allow males to temporarily switch off sperm production during sexual intercourse.

     

    7. Sexual Prostheses

    Womb, penile and testicle prosthetic devices are already available as we speak. Men can get testis prosthesis at the Turek Clinics in California. In the closed future, advanced tissue-engineering will allow human beings to customize their internal bodies for personal sexual aesthetic.

     

    8. Holographic Lovers

    In the next coming decades, intimate video chats with partners will combine remote sex devices and touchable holograms of their lovers. Adding to the physical and visual, advances in neuroscience and biotech will also let you share personal feelings through emotion transmission.

     

    9. Decline Of Natural Conception

    The future of sex is quite promising as new innovative contraceptions and ways to get pleasure appear in society. This will obviously create the decline of natural conception. More babies will be conceived in what we see today as unconventional ways.

     

    10. Xenosexuality

    As the list of gender identities and sexual orientations keep growing, and as space colonizations keep establishing on Mars, we will see the growing birth of zenosexuality. People will slowly open themselves up to sexual intercourses between different planetary species. They will meet via interplanetary internet access.

     

    11. Sexual Neural Headsets

    In the upcoming decade, EEGs or encephalograms will be so technologically advanced that we will be able to have sex telepathically wearing neural headsets. In fact, brain-to-brain devices will allow partners to stimulate each other to reach orgasms directly by 2027.

     

    12. Erotic Mind Implants

    Brain implants or sensors will tap into pleasure centers in the brain, bringing people new orgasmic heights and allowing them to experience the orgasms of one or several people at the same time. By the year 2027, people will have the possibility to be superhuman sex dolls.

     

    13. Exoskeleton Suits

    Panasonic is getting ready to sell the first mass-produced robotic exoskeleton for about $5,000. When they become much more affordable in the next coming years, they will allow disabled and unfit persons to perform sexual intercourse.

     

    14. Fewer Sexual Diseases

    By the time new innovative ways of having sex will have emerged, sexually transmissible diseases won't be as prominent. In fact, in few decades, people will slowly start to feel repelled by the exchange of bodily fluid during sexual intercourses, leading them to have cleaner techno sex.

     

    15. Remote Sex

    By 2028 over a quarter of young people will have had a long-distance sexual experience.

     

    16. Smart Sex Toys

    There are already various “smart” vibrators and male sex sleeves, such as Pearl and Onyx devices, that interact with each other through desktop and mobile platforms, mimicking the feeling of physical sex and sending the sensations over long distances, in today's market. In the next few years, smart toys will be common things among people.

     

    17. Pan-Sensual Social Networks

    Social networks designed for remote sex will become popular, and existing dating apps will embrace touch interfaces. Instead of simply exchanging flirty messages, singles will become intimate and share full-body telepresence from different locales.

     

    18. 3D Printed Body Parts

    3D-printed body parts of your lover, enabled with touch feedback, will add intense realism to long-distance sex by 2025.

     

    19. Lab-Grown Genitals

    The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has created lab-grown vaginas and penises. In the near future, those organs will be tested on humans.

     

    20. Adult Chatbots

    The current state of chatbots is quite limited. In a few more years, however, they will be highly intelligent and have various personalities and aim to become more responsive as they converse.

     

    21. Teledildonic Pleasure Worlds

    Online computer generated sex worlds like Red Light Center attracts millions of users looking to have virtual sex, every year. In just about a few more years, those teledildonic pleasure worlds will support remote sex devices for a more immersive experience.

     

    22. Sexnet Of Things

    As more objects are becoming connected to the Internet, so will our bodies as people begin using chips and sensors with their brains and genitals to track and improve their sexual health and fitness. Artificial intelligence will then give tailored sex performance coaching.

     

    23. Artificial Intelligence Lovers

    Advances in cognitive technology will give rise to highly performant artificial intelligence software programs designed for sex. In the next few decades, it will be commonplace for people to have sex with avatars that are entirely computer generated.

     

    24. Immersive Virtual Sex

    In a few years, the VR industry will be worth billions of dollars in adult entertainment. By the year 2020, people will regularly pair virtual reality and haptic sex toys to fully immersive themselves into adult entertainment. First dates in motion-capture virtual worlds will become popular by 2022. About two years later, people will be able to be anybody, with anybody, enacting impossible fantasies in photo-realistic virtual worlds.

  • 24 ways Technology will advance your business

     

    1.  Time Scheduling 

    Hurry, Stress, Time Management, Timetable, Schedule

    Scheduling one's time is not always easy. People forget things or they get distracted. Technology in the form of Apps and software. Providing us with notifications for meetings and due dates of projects. 61% of firms use software and other programs to schedule meetings and see what employees are doing to keep the company running smoothly. 

    2.  Progress Reports 

    Entrepreneur, Idea, Competence, Vision, Target

    Progress reports are important for investors and for upper management to make future decisions about the company. Within the company's framework, there could be a streaming and filing system to allow external and internal representatives to have a clear indication of where more resources should be allocated.  This also allows for an environment where sharing information and teamwork is more important than one single person's work.

    3.  Budgeting Our Company

    Triangle, Quality, Time, Cost, Efficiently, Business

    Using online invoicing and processing payments will allow for the company to see what makes up the profit and loss. When looking at the digital version of your financials then you know where the company's money is going and how to cut cost if one notices that there are expenses that the company has that are not needed. Additionally, books can be duplicated and manipulated as a strategy to increase your profits and lower costs. 

     4. Marketing Plans 

    Digital Marketing, Technology, Notebook, Stats

    Marketing plans are great to keep online and an important part of a company. Companies use marketing plan software to assign and motivate the marketing team to accomplish a goal. The goal of marketing is to increase revenues and clientele. When one uses Marketing planning software you are keeping a direct line between the lower levels of marketing to the highest level. 

    5.  Social Media is Powerful

    Social, Social Media, Communication, Smartphone, App

    Social Media is a powerful weapon that many companies underestimate. Social media can connect with people that one single advertisement cannot. Though traditional advertising is important because it is not online not everyone will be able to see it. People spend closer to 75% of their day on social media whether that be Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, or Wechat, and that is where they see most of their advertising because of the algorithms that link what they search or talk about with advertising. 

    6.  Blogging Your Business 

    Wordpress, Blogging, Blogger, Editor, Blog Post, Cms

    Using online forms such as blogs and Reddit are ways to increase your content and your brand to other places. Keeping to your sites and social media is fine but when your followers and connections are low then you need to push your brand to other places. Blogging what your business represents and the products that it provides lets clients know that you as a company know what you are doing and who you want to be clients. 

    7.  Webinars; let's connect 

    Laptop, Computer, Technology, Asus, Work, Research

    Webinars connect new clients with your company. It is a free way to boost morale and have an open conversation with future clients. You can motivate them and get their opinions and ideas about what they want and what you offer as a company. It is important to find where the company needs to go for the clients and have their best interest at the heart of its foundation. When a company does a webinar then they are expressing how the company can help clients achieve their goals. 

     

    8. Message Boards 

    Questions, Font, Who, What, How, Why, Where, Polaroid

    Everyone sends emails even when it is only a single question or a small update. However, there are better ways of communicating internally for everyday use. Message boards allow for open communication within the company and building relationships where otherwise they would not be. Keeping a close relationship within the company is good when it is small because you want all the gears to work together and not create friction. 

    9.  Chat Rooms 

    Call Center, Headset, Woman, Human, Personal, Service

    Chatrooms for instant help or instant knowledge is a customer service tactic that keeps clients interested and takes away the frustration that comes with getting used to a new product or finding the information that you need to be able to achieve that you need. When clients want to know more information sometimes the information is not easy to get at and chatrooms allow for the company representatives to interact and obtain information about the client and their needs.  Additionally, when a chatroom is created then clients can make appointments easier with the company and the representatives already have an idea of what the client is looking for to be able to prep for the meeting.

    10. Online Survey and Questionnaires 

    Checklist, Check, List, Marker, Checked, Pen, Mark

    Asking questions and Surveying people will help find out what the company is missing and what people want out of your company. It is raw data that can be filtered to gain intel about the community that you are working with to grow your company. The goal of the survey is to gain information and give information. You want to make it fun for the person who is filling it out because then they will share the survey and more people will fill it out. 

    11.  The Mobile Office 

    Office, Business, Accountant, Accounting, Notebook

    Having  9 to 5 office hours used to be good enough for any business, but in a 24-hour sociality then your business needs to be 24-hour as well. But you cant live at your office, or can you? Having a mobile office saves people time and give a 24-hour feel for the business. You can provide your services at any time without notice when needed. 

    12. Information Exploration 

    Hand, Magnifying Glass, Earth, Globe, Investigation

    People do not know everything and when we are looking for information the first place we go is to a search engine ( Google, Bing, Safari, etc).  It is important to have information about your company available online. Having companies such as Scamadviser review your company gives others a sense of comfort and trust before using your company. When you increase your search engine optimization your business is going to have a better chance of coming up in organic searches. 

    13. Mobile Applications 

    Android, Apps, Launcher, Applications, Cellphone

    Accessibility at any point in time has become necessary in today's world.  As fast as the thought pops into one's head, your company needs ready and easy to access. Creating a mobile application to go with your company will increase new customers that can connect with you quickly. With a mobile application, you are bringing an open and direct line of contact for both you as a company and the client. 

     

    14. Cloud Computing 

    Network, Iot, Internet Of Things, Connection, Cloud

    While having a mobile application will increase your availability using cloud computing will allow for multiple people to have access to the system without the server crashing. This will increase productivity and accessibility for the company when paired with the mobile application ( stated above). Besides, the risk of losing information or losing clients due to a faulty connection decreases. 

    15.  Protect Your Assets 

    Leather, Wallet, Business, Cards, Visa, Gold

    Though the internet is very convenient for building new products and creating new business, it can also be an unsafe place with hackers and identity theft on the rise. On the other hand, the same place that is problem occurs is where you are going to find the solution. Protecting your online assets with programs on the internet will help with keeping your company secrets a secret. With firewalls and anti-theft software. you could have a computer that is more secure than the President of the United States. 

    16.  It's Payday

    Profit, Wealth, Businessmen, Money Rain, Money Blessing

    Payday is important for everyone. Money is how we can live and do just about anything. Very little in the world is free and for business making checks and mailing them out or having employees pick them up has a price tag to it. Banks are becoming more environmentally friendly and are expecting their clients to follow their example. To help with cost and keeping many employees happy companies are doing online payments to pay others and put money in the bank., making everything wireless keeps an online paper trail needed for tax season and allows for your business to make many payments at once cutting time spent on payday processing payments. 

    17. Business to business relations

    Business, Office, Contract, Agreement, Deal

    Businesses are everywhere and when you are trying to move a product sometimes it is not in the same city or even the same country. When you run your business using technology such as skype or Uberconference then you can connect to several different vendors. This will increase your sales because you will be able to get products that similar companies are unable to obtain. 

    18. Rat Race With 3.5 Billion People

    Earth, Internet, Globalisation, Technology, Network

    3.5 billion people use the internet every day around the world and they are all looking at how to make money. From the riches to the poorest countries people are always trying to get ahead. Using technology is one of the fastest and easiest ways to increase revenue whether you have a small shop or you own an empire. 

    19. Have a Company But Can't Afford the Space?

    Key, House, House Keys, Home, Estate, Real, Mortgage

    In a traditional business, people often have a store and keeping a shop open can be very expensive with bills and a lease. When a business is moved online, there is little overhead cost. You pay for the domain every month which is lower than a monthly hydro bill let alone a lease or other bills that you need to pay to have an operational office. When a company is online, you can still have the inventory that is needed and customers will still see it online plus it can be sent to them or be available for pick up.

    20. What's Your Talent?

    Training, Businessman, Suit, Manager, Skills, Teaching

    Bringing your business into a new technology age by adding new software, adding hardware, or opening a new website can bring new talents out in you and give new opportunities to your business. You may have a skill that you didn't know which could be a service that your growing and changing business can provide.

    21. Expand Your Company

    Unity, Community, Union, Hands, Reaching Out, Assist

    Company's like to expand, the point is for it to be an ever-growing organism. But it needs to keep adapting to survive and in an ever-changing environment, companies need to adjust to what consumers want. Adding Square and the ability to Tap is an asset that many companies have learnt needs to be apart of their everyday sales. This is because society is on the go at all times which means your company cannot stand alone; it also needs to be on the go and be ready at any time.

    22. Limitless reach 

    Knot, Fixing, Connection, Torus, Moebius, 3D, Wire Mesh

    Technology is changing rapidly and your company can have the limitless reach, it doesn't have to be only local or nation but international. You can service anyone around the world and if the technology does not exist for exactly what your business offers; don't worry! It will soon!!! 

    23. Business Is In Technology!

    Mobile Phone, Smartphone, 3D, Manipulation, Screen, App

    Your company is part of the solution! Businesses promote technology growth as much as technology promotes business growth. They work hand in hand. Businesses provide services that need technology to work such as using Shopify, Kijiji, Craigslist, or cloud networking. Businesses then push for better services and updates for their needs which advance software or program that is being used. 

    24. Algorithms And Sales  

    Neo-Urban, Laptop, Hardware, Computer, Keyboard

    Algorithms are used online to sort data and obtain optimal results. Google is the most recognizable company that uses an algorithm to give search results. When you understand a companies algorithm you can use it to boost your company to be more well-known instead of being the best-kept secret. The more recognizable your company is the more sales and clients you will acquire. 

     

  • 24 Predictions For What Will Occur In The Future Of Internet

    The future of technology makes some of us excited, while it fills others with fear.

    Whether you highly anticipate it with joy or strongly rebut it cringing, the future is nearly inevitable. But, at the end of the day, the choice remains yours.

    You can either embrace the changes and use them to your advantage or reject and fight them. However, it's important to keep in mind that the way you choose to react will affect your professional and personal life.

    In the following sections, we give you a glimpse of 24 predictions for what will occur in the near future of the new web of things over the next 5-20 years.

    This article is inspired by the Internet Society

    1. Augmented Reality

    In the near future, augmented reality will be part of everyday life and business. We will be able to see data in the physical world, making it seem livelier. Experts predict the augmented reality market could be worth billions of dollars by 2024.

     

    2. Worldwide Internet Access

    Google is planning to spend billions of dollars on satellites that will offer internet access worldwide from space. By 2021, half of the global population will be able to use the new web of things. This represents nearly more than 3 billion users.

     

    3. Colonization Of Mars

    Elon Musk plans on launching the first manned mission to Mars in 2022. The mission, named Red Dragon, holds for main objective to terraform and colonize the red planet.

     

    4. Interplanetary Internet

    The International Space Station has been connected to the regular terrestrial Internet since January 22, 2010. In the next upcoming decade, we can expect to see the first interplanetary internet network which is going to be the speed of light.

     

    5. Smart Homes

    Homes of the future will be autonomous and capable to learn based on habits and behaviors of their residents. They will adapt and adjust to recommendations based on the lifestyle of the people who live in the house. All that information will be stored in the cloud.

     

    6. Smart Cities

    In 2018, more than half the planet’s population resides in cities. By 2050, over 60% of the world’s population will be living in smart cities. Smart cities possess fully integrated infrastructures, with autonomous vehicles, internet and communication systems, water services, and electrical power grids all connected and unified.

     

    7. Internet Economy

    Over the course of the past decade, we've seen the creation of several cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. In the near future, the internet currencies will highly increase in value decreasing the value of money as we know it today.

     

    8. Mass Customization

    Mass customization is a company's ability to mass produce products that meet specific individual consumer wants and needs. In the upcoming years, the new web of things will allow companies to know exactly what the user wants and needs utilizing user data from the cloud.

     

    9. Digitalization Of Medicine

    The future of medicine is quite promising. Augmented reality will allow people to have access to accurate medical information on their smart devices. Other groundbreaking technology will provide professionals with precise diagnoses.

     

    10. Citizen Journalism

    In the next 5 years, citizen journalism will have taken over controlled Media. Anyone who has access to a network and who can afford it will be able to report what is going on and share it online with their phone.

     

    11. Seamless Connectivity

    In the closed future, wires will be things of the past. We will experience seamless connectivity across devices allowing us faster and better internet access.

     

    12. Digitalization Of Environments

    In the next two decades, we will see entire environments being digitalized and computerized with lights and information.

     

    13. Artificial Intelligence

    Far from being a thing from science fiction anymore, artificial intelligence is now part of everyday life. When we surf online, the systems know what we like and make recommendations. In the future, the intelligence of the online systems will have highly increased.

     

    14. Increasing Cyber Threats

    The more important the internet economy will become, the more numerous will be the attempts at stealing information. In the upcoming years, cybercriminals will target cyberwallets and other valuable cyber data.

     

    15. Digitalization Of Insurance

    In the next 10-20 years, insurance will be totally computerized stealing jobs from insurance brokers and underwriters. People will be able to receive and ask information in real time on their devices.

     

    16. Invisible Computer Chips

    Computer power doubles approximately every 18 months. The more powerful it gets, the smaller the computer chip gets. In about 20 years, the computer chip will be so fast, cheap and small that it will be everywhere. We won't even be able to see them with the naked eye.

     

    17. Affordable Internet Glasses

    The future of smart glasses will be affordable and user-friendly. In fact, Google and Apple are planning on releasing consumer products no later than in a couple of years.

     

    18. New Media Networks

    As computer power doubles every year and a half, internet expands accordingly. In the near future, we can expect to see new social networks make their appearance to the mainstream.

     

    19. Digitalization Of Money

    The value of paper money is slowly decreasing. Within the next 20 years, no more money will be printed. All money will soon be computerized on cards and chips.

     

    20. Digitalization Of Emotions

    In the next coming decades, EEGs or electroencephalograms will be so advanced, they will be capable of capturing and digitalizing human emotions to a precision never known before.

     

    21. Digitalization Of Law

    The future of law will be digitalized. Paralegals will be replaced by very knowledgeable expert systems capable to provide real-time legal advice and information on smart devices.

     

    22. Smart Contact Lenses

    If smart glasses are not your thing, well, you are in luck because in 10-20 years or so, smart contact lenses will no longer science fiction. We will be able to see and read encoded data about people and places.

     

    23. Cloud Market Consolidation

    The cloud is yet just another word for the internet, the new web of things or big data. Well, in the next few years, we will experience the consolidation of the cloud market where every platform and device will be connected and unified.

     

    24. Digitalization Of Education

    With technology advancing at a fast pace, the need for quality education is ever more critical. The future of education will be a more personalized and individualized school system.

  • 24 Ways The Internet Is Currently Modeling Society

    Is the new web of things helping us progress or is it making us dumber?

    With all the negativity and drama we are sometimes being fed online, it could be tempting to say that we are moving backward. The more powerful that computer power gets, the less intelligent the world gets.

    Although, it may seem that way, at first sight, is it actually true?

    Well, it's something we are attempting to answer the following 24 points.

    1. Sexuality

    Easy access to online pornography is exposing us to a wider range of sexualities, interests, and kinks. We are more open-minded and respectful of other people sexual preferences.

     

    2. Fame

    The internet has given rise to a new kind of fame. With social media, anyone around the world can become famous. It is no longer something reserved to superstars.

     

    3. Friendships

    With the new web of things, it is easier for people to keep in touch with their friends. It is also much easier to make new connections and reconnect with old friendships long gone.

     

    4. Business

    We start more businesses than ever. In fact, the internet has given rise to an entire generation of online entrepreneurs with big dreams and ideas.

     

    5. Dating

    Traditional dating is slowly disappearing in the name of online dating. On a positive note, it allows us to express ourselves more openly to one another and build stronger relationships.

     

    6. Marketing

    The new web of things has made marketing much more user-friendly. It is easier now than ever to target specific markets through social media and online research.

     

    7. Employment

    The way that we work is slowly changing. With the internet, companies can hire workforce overseas and provide work-at-home opportunities. People are also seeking more work-life balance.

     

     

    8. Diet

    The general population is becoming more conscious of the food they eat. Many individuals are now choosing to strictly adopt a plant-based diet.

     

    9. Shopping

    Retail is slowly dying because of online shopping. With the internet, we can now buy and shop whatever we wish, everywhere, whenever we want. Research shows that receiving orders in the mailbox causes our brain to produce oxytocin, the happiness hormone.

     

    10. Entertainment

    Entertainment is now possible with the click of a button. Watching movies, downloading music and playing games online is a trend that will probably never fade. We can watch new movies or revisit old classics online for free or for a minimal monthly fee on whatever device we like, be it a computer, a tablet or a phone.

     

    11. World Awareness

    Easy access to information is helping us develop world awareness. We are more aware now than ever about how others live around the globe and their different cultures. We are becoming more empathetic and respectful towards one another.

     

    12. Personal Awareness

    World awareness has given rise to personal awareness. Observing how others live, help us become conscious of how we live our own personal life. It pushes us to redefine our existence and find our purpose in the Universe.

     

    13. Mental Health

    Despite what you may think, we are getting mentally and emotionally better. In fact, the internet allows people to practice self-help online and remain totally anonymous. This causes individuals to solve their problem without feeling judged.

     

    14. Physical Health

    The more aware we become, the more our physical health improves. Matter of makes finding personal trainers a breeze. People can now train for free in their living room or bedroom with remote professional assistance. Looking at other people photos on social media also make us seek more adventures outside.

     

    15. Information

    Newspapers are losing battles over online research. We now have access to the latest News, gossips, and trends, 24h/7, 365 days a year. All of that at the click of a button, in our pockets.

     

    16. Motivation

    For the most part, getting glimpses of other people lives on social media motivates and pushes us to find meaning in our own personal life. The new web of things has also given birth to a new generation of online inspirational speakers and influencers.

     

    17. Connectivity

    Although it may seem like we are more disconnected, study shows it is actually quite the opposite. We are more connected than ever. People from all walks of life are now able to connect, share and communicate with one another on the new web of things.

     

    18. Education

    The new web of things is slowly changing the educational system. People learn differently and more rapidly. We are now self-educating ourselves online.

     

    19. Environment

    The digital era changes the way we interact with the environment. We are printing fewer papers and we are looking at alternative ways to use energy sources. Many people are now driving electric cars and using solar panels.

     

    20. Communication

    We communicate more than ever. The new web of things people to express themselves without apology by giving them the opportunity to create communities that share their views on social media or personal blogs.

     

    21. Time

    Manmade time is slowly becoming obsolete. In fact, time does not exist on the internet nor do borders. Despite what you may be tempted to think, it has positive impacts on how we live. We are more considerate and appreciative when people make time for us when they finally free themselves from all the noise.

     

    22. Spirituality

    The more advanced technology becomes, the more it pushes us to seek some kind of existential truth, be it personal, spiritual or universal.

     

    23. Justice

    With the new web of things, people can now share information and react to it rapidly. It has given a medium through which injustice can be openly denounced.

     

    24. Science

    Scientific research is now available online to the public. It raises people awareness about the complexity of the world we live in.

  • 24 Jobs That Might Disappear In The Future

    Is your job immune from automation?

    I know what you may be thinking right now "my job is safe, an artificial intelligence can never replace me, what I do is too complex".

    Well, let's find out. Here is a list of 24 jobs endangered by the new web of things.

    All statistics in this article are a courtesy of Oxford University.



    1. Driver


    driver

    Bus, taxi and truck drivers have an 89% probability of being replaced by automation. While it may take couple few more years for those mechanical giants to be fully safe automated self-driving machines, the new web of things already allows people to order drivers online with their computer or smartphone, without human intermediaries. It's just a matter of time before Elon Musk takes over.



    2. Baker


    baker

    Baking is one of those things human beings pride themselves about. We are proud to be the only species on Earth capable of creating delectable magic for the mouth. However, did you know that bakers also have a strong 89% chance of being totally substituted by line operating machines? It is already possible to order all kind of homemade bakeries online using intelligent systems.




    3. Real Estate



    With the appearance of online software that already people to virtually visit houses and neighborhoods within the comfort of their home, real estate brokers will soon be out of luck. In fact, the more advanced augmented reality will become, the less we will need their help. Technology will allow us to virtually immerse ourselves in the houses we are interested in buying. Real estate brokers have a 97% chance of being replaced by automation.




    4. Accountant



    When French mathematician Blaise Pascal invented the first adding machine in 1642, I doubt he knew he was giving rise to entire generations of people who now totally rely on those little devices to perform even the simplest math equation. Well, thanks to that. Everyone can now use the new web of things to file taxes faster than any accountant can ever do. And if it was not enough, those online governmental systems allow people to receive their tax returns much quicker. Accountants score high with a 94% probability of being fully automated. The number is even much higher for bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks leaving them with a 98% chance.




    5. Paralegal



    Paralegals and legal assistants are far from being safe from automation. At the moment you are reading this, many law firms are developing online software that able the common man to receive legal advice with the click of a button. There is 94% chance that we might see the disappearance of legal job positions in the near future.



    6. Cook



    Apparently, cooks should be worried as well. There is 96% probability for restaurant cooks and 94% probability for short order cooks to be substituted by machines and artificial intelligence on the new web of things. We can already order our food online from most our favorite restaurants. I guess the next cost friendly step for restaurant owners is to fully automate the line of work.



    7. Cashier



    If you live in a country that heavily relies on technology, you are probably noticing more and more automated cashing machines in local stores such as grocery and retail that allow you to scan your items and pay for them without the need for any human cashier. We won't even mention the ever-growing presence of vending machines. Well, if you are a cashier, you have a very high 97% chance of being replaced in the next coming years. It's already happening.




    8. Credit Analyst



    Anything that can be mathematically calculated by a human being, a software can do better. Credit is no exception. In fact, machines rarely make mistakes, they are non-emotional and can process millions of data in short amounts of time. This leaves credit analysts in the hot water with 98% probability of being replaced by online systems. Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks also score high with 97% chance.




    9. Loan Officer



    Loan officers are far from being exempted from the list. Just like credit analysts, they are slowly being replaced by online systems that allow people to be evaluated and receive loads of borrowed money in their bank account in less than 24 hours simply by visiting the new web of things. Loan officers are at the mercy of automation with 98% probability and loan interviewers, clerks with 92%.




    10. Salesperson



    If you are in sales and you happen to be one who absolutely loves what they do, well, you are out of luck too. Sales workers such as parts salespersons, door-to-door sales workers, and retail sales workers are highly endangered. 98% of all sales positions will be computerized in the near future. We are already experiencing glimpses of this phenomenon with online shopping and online sales recommendations.




    11. Bank Teller



    Any job involved with calculation is slowly being automated by software. Tellers score high with a 98% chance of being fully automated.




    12. Budget Analyst



    As we've already stipulated in the last sections, any job position that is related to numbers can easily be done by a machine. Budget analysts have 94% probability of being computerized.




    13. Construction Worker



    Some people may think that machines will never be able to perform manual labor as precise as a human being can. Wrong. Architecture can already be designed by modeling software. While it may take a few more decades before that happens, construction workers will likely be replaced by automation with 88% chance.




    14. Farmer



    This may come as a surprise to you, but it is no different from construction workers. Repetitive tasks can be easily automated. After all, it's just a matter of calculating the right ground perimeters. Because of that, farm labor contractors have 97% chance to be computerized and automated.




    15. Sewer Maintenance Worker



    While you may be wondering who could possibly complain about not having to work the sewers anymore, it is still an income matter for thousands of workers out there. No job should be discriminated. That is exactly what the machines think, leaving sewers maintenance workers with 99% chance to be jobs of the past.




    16. Data Entry



    Data entry scores very freaking high with 99% probability to be history for human beings. Those are great news if you happen to find that kind of work particularly numbing and exhausting. Bad news if you love your job. Give it just a few couple more years and all data will be fully digital and computerized.




    17. Operating Engineer



    Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators are already teaming up with huge machines. It is just a matter of time before the need for human operators becomes totally obsolete. In fact, statistics say that 95% of operating engineers will be replaced by automation.




    18. Photographer



    Luckily for them, photographers are safe with a very low 2.1% probability to be automated. However, Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators are not. They score high with 99% chance.




    19. Mathematician



    I think we have established by now that machines are much better at mathematics than any human being known to live in this day and age. We already rely on them to process billions of numbers every day. Therefore, it should be no surprise to you to know that mathematical technicians will be replaced by software in the near future with 99% chance.




    20. Insurance Broker



    Insurance underwriters are already using computer software programs to determine whether an applicant should be approved. This leaves them with a high probability of 99% chance to be replaced and automated. We can expect computers to decide whether to provide insurance, evaluate insurance applications and determine coverage amounts and premiums in the next couple years. Everything will be done online on the new web of things.




    21. Librarian



    Paperbacks are slowly disappearing in the name of ebooks, which is not necessarily a bad thing for trees and the environment. With 99% chance for all the books to be fully computerized, library technicians can kiss their job positions goodbye, for sure.




    22. Fashion Model



    Did you know out there on the new web of things that can create fictional but yet very realistic human faces? You heard that right. They can "design" human beings that do not exist anywhere. Well, with the emergence of such software paired with robots such as Sophia, models will see their jobs disappearing with 98% chance.




    23. Radio Operator



    A Radio Operator operates radio equipment to communicate with ships, aircraft, mining crews, offshore oil rigs, logging camps and other remote operations. They exchange transmission instructions. They already use machines as intermediaries to do their work. It's just a matter of time before large companies replace them with software capable to read maps and coordinate operations better than people. Radio operators can be worried a 98% chance to be automated.




    24. Human Resources



    Who needs an emotional human being to find the most qualified candidates for a job, when a software can analyze human data much faster and accurately? Well, many firms have already computerized their hiring process on the new web of things. This leaves human resources workers with a 90% probability to be completely replaced in the near future. This is not yet too alarming, but, stills, the number is pretty high.



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