I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek of this "Next is Now" video. Watching the video it showcases and illustrates how important the internet and technology have become in our lives even more for those that are born recently. Can you imagine that a child born recently might not even see paper money at all? Purchases and currency will be exchanged via digital wallets and mobile devices. Remember when we use to watch tv just on a tv? Now we can watch from our laptops, smartphone and tablets. Watching the video I can imagine watching tv from the fridge but imagine ordering food from the fridge? Anything is possible now. See the future is here and evolving. The internet is surrounding us when my own parents who know nothing about texting, web surfing are now using it too. It's become more than mainstream. Remember when you had internet at home and we would all surround that one computer with the dial-up modem. Currently today the internet surrounds us everywhere at home. Almost every device is internet enabled. You can turn lights on and off from your home on a smartphone. We use to surround the internet now it's around us! This video illustrates that with social media and internet we are coming together. The internet is a society now. We make decisions based on our online communities. We spend more time on the internet than we do watching a 2hr tv show.
Here are some more facts and figures from the video that I found interesting:
Nearly 4 out of 10 Canadians value the internet more than coffee, chocolate or wine.
38% of us want smart appliances
54% of watch movies on computers
30% of students can work remotely..wow!
Mobile payments may replace cash and cards by 2020
So what does the future of the internet hold? It could mean so many things. It means we can understand individuals better. Imagine walking by a local store or business and the owner sends you a discount or offers on the spot just because you walk by the store with your mobile device. This is already possible. Imagine that recognition technology like xbox kinect will continue to evolve. Imagine stepping into your car and it already knows what you like or dislike. Cars now can park itself. Imagine having location base info sent to you more than just GPS. It's like Geolocation customized to your needs. The future is here more than ever!
*Disclosure: "I work for Rogers companies and participated voluntarily for this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own."