THE DEVICE MESH
The device mesh 2017 moves beyond the old-school desktop computer and mobile devices (tablets and smartphones) to embrace the full spectrum of endpoints with which humans might interact. As the device mesh evolves, one should expect connection models to expand and greater interaction between devices to emerge. We will see tremendous development in augmented reality and wearables. This is especially true in the world of virtual reality.
mobile in 2017 encompasses much more than just smart phones
MOBILE payment REVENUES boom as the device mesh grows
As the device mesh broadens, revenues continue to grow with it. Consumers and businesses are increasingly using mobile payment options despite wide spread fraud and data security concerns. Clearly, this confirms that the mobile market place is alive and well.
follow the money... and generational trends :)
This simple stat is a good indicator of how the future of mobile will evolve. Millennials are big spenders and are increasingly using mobile payment options for their financial transactions.
4. Remote Presence Robotics
Healthcare, IT, Industrial, Manufacturing, Law Enforcement, Military
Space Exploration or a self-driving to the super-market (Ford expands it's investment in autonomous vehicles)
Using the most advanced technology available today, the da Vinci Surgical System enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with increased vision, precision, dexterity and control.
Wi-Fi standards such as 802.11ac (Waves 1 and 2), 11ad, 11aq and 11ah increase Wi-Fi performance, “make Wi-Fi more relevant to applications such as telemetry, and enable Wi-Fi to provide new services. Over the next three years, demands on Wi-Fi infrastructure will increase as more Wi-Fi-enabled devices appear in organizations, as cellular offloading becomes more popular, and as applications such as location sensing demand denser access-point placement. The opportunities enabled by new standards and the performance required by new applications will require many organizations to revise or replace their Wi-Fi infrastructure
Autonomous Agents and Things
Advanced machine learning gives rise to a spectrum of smart machine implementations — including robots, autonomous vehicles, virtual personal assistants (VPAs) and smart advisors — that act in an autonomous (or at least semi-autonomous) manner. This feeds into the ambient user experience in which an autonomous agent becomes the main user interface. Instead of interacting with menus, forms and buttons on a smartphone, the user speaks to an app, which is really an intelligent agent.
Amazon's Alexa Device connects with all amazon services by voice, plus can talk with your lights, alarms, smart enabled devices and sensors. Small biz can benefit from it by using it to re-order supplies, control ambient environments, HVAC etc.
VIRTUAL REALITY AND VISUALIZATION
Microsoft HoloLens is made up of specialized components that together enable holographic computing. The optical system that works in lock-step with advanced sensors. The HPU that makes light work of processing a large amount of data per second. All those components and more enable you to move freely and interact with holograms.
Oculus radically redefines digital entertainment. Immerse yourself in games or go inside your favorite movies. Time travel, space travel, or hang out with friends in VR.
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