Just a few short years ago it would be hard to believe the rate of chance we have experienced. In just a short period of time technologies that had little effect previously, have suddenly taken over and changed the way we work, live, and interact with each other. At the current pace of development, It’s hard to comprehend where we will be in 10, 20, or 30 years. Here are just a few of the disruptive technologies that have emerged.
RFID technology has been around for a longtime, but now researchers are developing a “internet of things” where all devices are tied into the matrix. Essentially, every single item on the planet would be fitted with an RFID chip which will broadcast a signal to a RFID reader. The reader can then tell the devices exact location within the three dimensional world allowing artificial intelligence computers to track everything in real time. Then, using different 3-D models and predictive algorithms operators will be able to predict and track mass movements around the world. To many, this technology is frightening and represents the end of personal privacy, to others, this technology represents the next step in the transformation from man to machine.
When Steve Jobs created the iPhone I’m not certain that he even understood the impact it would have on our lives. For the first time in history, a device smaller than a deck of cards has the capability to perfect the functions of building size supercomputers just a few years prior. The most ingenious part of this new device is the fact that people from all around the world can create their own applications that can be used in tandem. Essentially, Steve created a device that crowdsourced the entire world to help them improve upon the technology and chance the planet forever.
In recent years we have seen crowdfunding start to gain prominence with people looking to raise money for a specific cause, business, invention, or project. The way it works is users on different crowdfunding platforms like Go Fund Me and SmashFund can create an account and solicit small donations from large amounts of people. These “micro-donations” when added together can reach huge sums of money, essentially allowing people to fund their dream without having to rely on big banks for loans. This amazing concept works good for some projects and not is good for others. For example, if your looking to start a new for profit business then it could be difficult to get people to give you donations. On the other hand, projects that involve important humanitarian causes or inventions can do very well and grow quickly. The reality is that the majority of crowdfunding campaigns fail, but the ones that do succeed allow a person to realize an invention or a case that otherwise would have never happened with traditional funding sources. Smashfund Social Crowdfunding is changing the world as we see it.
The future of our planet is in the greatest period of transformation that we have ever seen. Never before in history has so much development been taking place at such a quick and rapid pace. Future generations our going to be given the choice of adapting to the quickening pace of change, or be left behind in the dust piles of history. We are no longer at a point in history where technology can be ignored. Studies show that the majority of jobs will involve technology and those that don’t will soon be eliminated or replaced by robots. If you want to survive and thrive in the future it’s critical that you harnessing emerging technologies to create wealth in your life. Unfortunately, a large portion of the Baby Boomer generation have decided to ignore these emerging changes, which they do at their own peril. As a millennial, I have always know the importance of adapting to change, because at the end of the day, the only thing constant in this universe is change.