In the past few decades, we have witnessed science fiction becoming a reality in an enormous spectre, from automobiles to medicine, from computers to mobile phones. A futuristic look at science is what has driven us inventing new and amazing devices every single day, questioning everything and pushing to the natural laws limits. Is there a next level of communication? The communication technology in the future may be just around the corner. Due to the great number of rivalry in communication technology, manufacturers are pressed to invent new and better devices all the time. Rivalry and competition is a fundamental force bringing us the best of technology. What may the communication technology in the future be like? By 2017 most of us have 4G Internet connection, making communication easier than ever, sharing text, voice and video messages with just one touch of the tip of our fingers. Getting the connection to higher speeds and improving the visual communication is the next level. Soon we all will be using holograms instead of video calls, with the amazing possibility of even touching and feeling via a hologram message. Almost all shopping will be online, even for copper utensils. The future is here.
People are individuals, you communicate differently with different people, depending on their tendencies, mood, personality and so on. People with down syndrome communication difficulties are individuals. This is critical to remember. Listen attentively, be patient. Help feel understood. Make them feel that you care about what they are saying. Good communication helps people maintain their dignity. Communicate with them about what’s happening in their lives. Take the time to get to know them. Just like you, they have very complex inner lives. Language and culture needs are to be taken into account when dealing with people with down syndrome communication difficulties. Give them the time and support to express their individual needs and preferences. Gestures and patience when communicating with people with down syndrome are extremely important. It is important that they trust you and feel safe around you. If you have a child with down syndrome, the sooner you start learning and implementing communication techniques the sooner your child will learn how to communicate better.
Communication technology for kids is not harmful as professed in many articles. The communication technology for kids makes them learn quickly and also exposes them to the real world. The advent of smartphones has made it difficult to control the amount of exposure that kids can get. Hence, there are certain precautions that need to be taken to avoid the misuse of communication technology and help them reap benefits from it. The first step is to teach your kids the right way to behave online. Gone are the days when you could monitor their online activities, and therefore the only way is to teach them online etiquette. Kids like to play online games and should be encouraged to do so. Research has shown that Teens who play video games are better at maths. They also learn many things while browsing through the internet which is the world’s largest library. Teach them to use this library in order to enhance their knowledge. The biggest threat online is pornography which kids may end up stumbling upon due to curiosity.
Ever since Apple introduced the iPhone touch technology has been spreading like wildfire. It has replaced almost all technologies and is indeed the technology of the future. The gesture technology that has been shown in Iron Man and Avengers Movie is also improving day by day and might be available for the common people very soon. It has become the favourite with the young people and the marketers have been trying to find out the reason for pits popularity.
It is quite simple to understand the popularity as we as humans love strokes as shown in the study by Sigmund Freud. We like to touch and be touched and that is the main reason that this technology has caught up so quickly. It is making managing things very easy with less use of power. The advancement in the technology has also helped to increase security as now it is easy to integrate biometrics. Anybody using a touch screen technology knows that it responds to touch only from fingers. How does the screen distinguish between a touch of the animate and inanimate? well, it is just advanced engineering. There are five kinds of touch technologies (1) Resistive (2) Capacitive (3) Infrared (4) Surface acoustic wave and (5) near field imaging. All these technologies are having the feature of easy to use. Is it not easy to touch a button then press it.We will understand more about the technology in the next post.
Last week I was visiting the local bank and came upon a very common technology which we have forgotten about. So I decided to introduce to the world the technology “earphones”. I love Chris Pratt in Guardians of the galaxy with his earphones listening to his favourite music. In many of sci-fi films, we see communication through an ear piece. It is the future of the lovely technology earphone which allows us to do many things which were not possible before its invention. We can listen our brand of music without irritating others, play video games without speakers and much more. When I read about it on various sites and books, the history and development were really amazing.
It is an innovation on earlier ear listening devices, the earliest being the stethoscope used by doctors. The early development saw two types of earphones (1) Used to cover the ears (2) Inserted in the ear for better sound. Using them as devices to listen to music has been done in late 1800. However, the major design innovations did not come until 1980 era. It was the era of Sony’s Walkman and with it came various designs of earphones. People wanted lighter and more comfortable earphones for the portable Walkman. Can you imagine the earphone industry grew 800% from 1985 to 1995? The finance behind the technology is very interesting and maybe worth looking at in another post,
However, these constant technological changes cost us money and technology today is changing rapidly. To keep up with the changes sometimes we might have to take out a loan, If you want to know about cash loans read more here.
Another design boom came when Apple introduced the iPod. Yes, folks earphones are closely linked to innovation in music. The white iPod earphones became a sort of status symbol. It was the best design in earphones done by Jonathan Ive. Later in 2012 Apple revised the design and named it ear pods. So this is a small technology which has changed our lives – has it affected yours, tell me if it has and how?
Technology is emerging at a super fast rate. When it comes to future communication technology trends, last year Android’s head of design said that mobile is dead and that designing mobile-only websites is an outdated approach. In the year 2016 and beyond, web designers will take into consideration every web-enabled device that customers may use to access websites. This includes the likes of desktop PCs, smartphones and tablets as well as Smart Television. Future communication technology trends show that Apple phones are the most popular devices for communication. In fact, mobile devices, particularly smartphones are a huge part of communication, especially for millennials who are never without their smartphone. Running TouchChat on iPhones is opening up new opportunities. In fact, iPhone 8 and beyond is opening up a new world of communication because it’s geared towards those who have difficulty using their natural voice such as those with stroke conditions, autism and down syndrome. The future technology is going to enable everybody.
Remember the times when phones were so big that you had to have an extra bag for them. Well, when smartphones hit the market, a bag was still necessary but it finally seems that things will change for the better. You can simply forget about the fuss of finding a place for your phone in your bag or a pocket. Don’t you worry, there will still be phones and many other technology gadgets with sizeable displays, but they will, believe it or not, be wearable. Wrist worn equipment along with other wearables is already on the market. Times really do change. Nowadays, you can buy wrist worn equipment such as smartwatches, Google Glasses, fitness trackers and other gadgets that can easily be connected to your phone via Bluetooth. Moreover, smartphone companies finally found a new, revolutionary and ergonomic design for smartphones. The new smartphones will hit the market with plastic substrate and flexible battery for easy rolling. Flexible smartphones will be quite practical too and the best thing is that you will be able to use wearables in schools. They will have all the functions the current smartphones have, but they will be more practical and bendable. They won’t lose their quality either.
Technology has completely changed the way people communicate. Just revisiting my school days, phones were fixed and very few people had access to them. Smartphone technology has completely transformed the way people communicate. Now you can browse the Internet while travelling thanks to mobile Internet and also talk to people across the globe. This was not possible at all just 15 years ago. The Internet and smartphones have taken communication to a completely new level in a very short period of time. Internet calling can be done from phones, with WhatsApp calls and other options like Google Talk, both of which allow international calls to be easy and cheap. The iPhone 6 has a camera that challenges most stand-alone cameras, which means cameras will become a redundant technology in the near future. So, what are we losing, despite gaining so much through being connected and being able to do so many things? Well, it is the good old days with friends, hanging out without worrying about phone calls or Facebook updates. There is no peace with 24-7 availability unless you are in a remote area with no connection. But that area is hard to find nowadays. We have to live with the invasion of privacy, but every facility comes with a cost.
What would the business or personal lives be without Skype as a communication tool? Well it is unimaginable to not have Skype on our computers and now also on Smart devices. A decade ago the amazing application was released by two Estonian developers introducing free internet based phone service. The new thing was video calling which was a boon for many families who lived thousands of kilometers apart and traditional phone calls was expensive mode to communicate.
More so the popularity of Skype is such that more than 3 million minutes of VoIP calling and messaging is done through this application. This is just the free service. It was so popular that it was bought over by Microsoft and has almost replaced other Messenger services. What has made Skype so popular is the face to face communication the video calling provides. It is one application which adds the human element to the technical internet.
It has also become a tool for communication and has made the whole world devoid of boundaries. There is no fear of monitoring by the government, which has made the world more democratic. The recent win of democratic forces in Myanmar owes it to Skype campaigns. Skype is indeed the communication application which is much ahead of its times and will continue to grow for at least another decade until some better disruptive technology replaces it. Change is what it has brought to the world. The best way to communicate freely at present is indeed Skype.
Apple Pay the newest technological endeavor of Apple Inc. is really fascinating. But the question is Is it going to replace the Credit Cards? The following steps taken by Apple are really promising to do so.
The Resources are with customers and investors
Apple has tied up with the major banks and financial players. But they do not hold the resources wholly. The customers are not ready to embrace this technology. They have security concerns as well about the information theft. This has been magnified with the recent incidents of fraudulent transactions. A recent news article on The Wall Street Journal has illustrated the shortcomings. The data thefts are happening mostly at retailers’ end.
Apple is acting as if the technology will succeed. That is a big assumption and may not be so. The biggest hurdle is the extra payment that needs to be done for the technology. The end-user will be concerned with the above two worrying factors.
Large companies’ growth needs are larger and not satisfied with small markets
The profit of Apple Pay will be insignificant with the current dynamics of Apple Inc. But the good thing is Apple has realized well that this technology has the future. Now it may be an insignificant market but has huge potential for growth.
The response of Apple is the same harnessing response and setting up of a separate division. Apple too acknowledges it to be a disruptive technology at the moment.
Non existing Markets cannot be analyzed
At present the market for Apple Pay is very limited. The company has done research but it is limited as it completely new technology.
However Apple is proactive in this case and has a separate group of people looking after the matter. They also have a department which is looking after the failure aspect of the technology. So, the way it is being handled, it is sure to succeed.