Will Device Connectivity Make Our Lives Easier?
We have talked many times before about how the modern world is becoming more connected, with others along with the world as a whole. Device connectivity could make how we live much simpler by reducing breaks in our work. For instance, 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 may not be far off and it makes me wonder, what kinds of devices, apps, or combination of the two are paving the way for a future like this? Here are some.
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 for the iPad allows you to use your iPad or iPhone as an external hard drive for your computer.
Having the ability to effortlessly access and transfer your documents allows for more mobility in your workday.
The AirPlay function from Apple lets you stream music, videos, and photos wirelessly to an Apple TV. Picture yourself enjoying a podcast while in the car then coming home and effortlessly transferring the audio to your home without a pause to carry on enjoying it.
As more gadgets, apps, and software work harmoniously together, I see our day-to-day lives becoming easier and more fluid. Connectivity implies that all elements of our lives are more connected. Hopefully this means that our tech can stay one step ahead of us and if result in less waiting, I am ready for it… how about you?