Talk by Richard van Hooijdonk, Trendwatcher
We’re living in an increasingly connected world. Things are connected. Pets are connected. And now Richard is connected – he has RFID chips implanted in his body.
There are parts of the world without connection – but that’s what Google’s project loon is working on. Soon all cars will be connected. With connected bodies, doctors will be able to warn us, rather than waiting for us to go to them with symptoms. Our computers will order our groceries, and our cars will drive to collect them. We don’t need to think about it – it just happens.
We’re just at the beginning of this. But we need infrastructure. The rate of data is going to grow rapidly. We’re moving to an API economy.