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Technology Wander – 3 technologies that are going to be big (IMHO)


Ok, I haven’t done this in a while so here goes.

Technologies that will change the world, or at least how we do something today!

1. Translation hardware- the quality continues to improve. The processing of the devices allows you to talk nearly real time even if you understand none of the languages. I played with Travis yesterday, listening to a youtube presentation in Arabic. The translation fell behind a little but overall was nearly real-time from Arabic to English.

2. Voice control – the hardware can understand more and more.

3. Three hundred sixty cameras – again, the tech is improving, the cameras are smaller, and the abilities are really impressive.

I spend a lot of time in my job trying to see what tech lies just ahead, what tech is further ahead and what tech is well, way too far away to be useful now. The most important thing, by the way, is something I was reminded of yesterday and wanted to convey. Technology is always cool for me, but if it doesn’t help you, then, by all means, it isn’t important to you!

Things that do not help you personally are things you put aside to see if there will be changes.

I do think more people will be involved with Voice Control sooner than the other two. I suspect based on the integration that the Travis team is doing; many businesses are going to invest in the new form of meetings. Travis has partnered with an online meeting company to provide meetings, with live translation for all speakers on the call. I think that is a wonderful “flattening” of the world around us!

Three hundred sixty cameras are interesting as well, but the use for them in the general or business-specific population is the furthest out of the three today. I do think that 360-degree cameras are going to catch on eventually, but they may still be 10-12 months out!

My new Technology Mantra if it isn’t something you need. It isn’t critical (thanks to Vidocka and CarolDM for reminding me of that!!!)

  • Are there technologies I’ve missed that you think are going to be big?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you have one of the three tech items listed?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you think technology is moving too fast….?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

14 points

Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.


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  1. Q: Are there technologies I’ve missed that you think are going to be big?
    Yes (3 votes) – 43%
    No (4 votes) – 57%
    Q: Do you have one of the three tech items listed?
    Yes (2 votes) – 29%
    No (5 votes) – 71%
    Q: Do you think technology is moving too fast….?
    Yes (7 votes) – 88%
    No (1 votes) – 13%

  2. I agree with Vidocka and Carol only buy what you need.
    I did see the other day on the news about a taxi service that is like a taxi flying through the air to land on top of buildings.
    Its like a flying car and it doesn’t use petrol…

  3. For me personally, technological development is quicker … sometimes you bought one thing, but it did not change for at least some time … today if you want to follow the technology you can change every year whether it’s a car, a computer or a mobile phone

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