Let’s take a step back into the last ten years.
- A new phone taught us to use our thumbs to silently communicate before, after or during a meeting. This flip phone is considered an antique according to today’s standards.
- iPods revolutionized lifestyles allowing us to personalize music lists to fit in our pockets.
- The box style computer was still widely used in most homes and schools (where technology existed).
- Facebook had just peaked over the one million mark. Today they sit at over 1.35 BILLION active users monthly!
All of these devices can now be streamed to a wearable device.
So what does ten years into our future look like?
I see ubiquitous computing for all everywhere, anytime. Wearable devices with which we can control our homes and cars; read our blood pressure and monitor our heart-rate will be extensions at our finger tips and the norm, not just the luxury. I want the James Bond watch which projects onto my arm for a larger screen to sync with the Google glasses for which I can nod to turn on and off or wink to take a picture.
In the meantime, stay tuned here for blog posts to hear about the results of the wearable technologies our students will be piloting this term to increase their energy, efficiency level and academic performance.
Ubiquitous computing will capture the analytics to measure and drive the future.
Are you joining us for the ride?