We have mentioned many times before about how society has become more connected, with others and with the world as a whole. Device connectivity may make how we live much easier by preventing breaks in our work. For example, if you are working on a document at work and want to continue on the commute home, simply send it to your smartphone and use a voice transcription app to continue your work in the car. Connectivity presents us with an interesting future. Here is Microsoft’s take on the subject. This future might not be far off and it makes me contemplate, what types of devices, apps, or combination of the two are paving the way for a future like this? Here are a few.
iControl is a home security and energy management product that Comcast recently unveiled. With this product, people can control the thermostat in their homes, turn lights on and off, and monitor their homes with live streaming video. Various components interact to give individuals full control over their homes when away.
This app is available on the iPad/iPhone and allows your device to act as an external hard drive. This means you can easily move files to your device, share and access them easily adding mobility to your work habits.
Wirelessly stream music, videos, and photos to Apple TV using Apple’s AirPlay. This allows you to flow easily from your walk, where you were listening to a podcast or audio book, to your home without interrupting your entertainment.
As more gadgets, apps, and software work harmoniously together, I see our day-to-day lives becoming easier and more fluid. Connectivity means that all elements of our lives are more connected. Hopefully this will mean that our tech can stay one step ahead of us and if result in less waiting, I am ready for it… how about you?