Your smartphone wakes you up. You go to the kitchen to the smell of coffee already prepared by your smart coffee pot. You are on your way to work when your car’s GPS system tells you there has been a terrible accident and gives you an alternate route. Once you get to work you have your first virtual meeting with people who are across the country. Then during your break, you go for your daily mile walk, all the while paying attention to your smart health bracelet which checks your vital signs among other things. Your entire day has been filled with the internet. We now take the internet and its applications for granted especially the millennials, who haven’t known any other way. This is just a normal thing to them.
The internet and its applications are exploding at a very high rate. It’s getting to the point where your entire life revolves around “smart” devices. Soon, your car will be able to drive itself, your refrigerator will be able to order food when you are out, and your dog’s collar will be able to let you know where he is at all times. Everything is relying on the internet from appliances to luggage. In order to fill out an application for most businesses nowadays, you have to go to their website.
Is this something we should be worried about. Basically, we have the eye in the sky watching our every move. Entrepreneur, Jason Hope, explains the “Internet of Things”, in an article on the website https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jason-hope#/entity. He explains that good or bad, the internet really has no limits. He explains the 7 ways the internet has influenced everyday life. Those 7 applications are “Morning Alarm Clock, Breakfast and Coffee, Morning Commute, Health Monitoring, Traffic Jam Alerts, Wearable Devices, and Smart Baby Monitors”. But there are so many more things than these 7 applications. We now have smart luggage, smart dog collars, smart refrigerators, and the list goes on and on.
Jason Hope, a young entrepreneur residing in Arizona, earned a finance degree from the University of Arizona. He is trying to make a difference in the world of technology. His businesses include Engine Optimization, Digital Media Solutions, Computer and Business Information Systems, and Interactive Software. Jason Hope says that people can begin a business with technology with hard work. He also says that social media is a great way to get your business out to the world, but it has to be used correctly.
We can all look forward to more and more smart devices and maybe even a robot in the not-so-distant-future. Everything will be tied to the internet.