These reports are all centered around the “Internet of Things” concept. According to Samantha Murphy Kelly from Mashable.com, the Internet of Things, or IoT for short, is the idea that “all devices, objects, and systems could be web connected and share information in the future.” Overall, IoT and general technology will noticeably affect our daily lives by 2025.
Wearables such as smart watches and smart glasses will lead this growth of technological devices in other areas like health care, home, and environmental devices close behind. Humans will have the power to track fitness progress and monitor other individuals with wearables activated. In addition, we will be able to remotely control things like home alarms and garden sprinklers, and receive real-time readings on things like pollution and the ocean, among many other things. The possibilities are, quite literally, endless.
Connected computing has many benefits like increased safety and reduced costs in things like environmental upkeep and health care. However, just as with anything, there are many hesitations individuals and researchers have about a world that essentially will anticipate any move one might make. These include “not knowing how to fix things when they break, and the possibility of people recasting their human relationships with technology-based ones,” writes Kelly.
With more time and development, this type of technology will takeover the functions of hand-held smartphones. As for the the ticketing industry, it could even impact how scanners are used. For example, products such as Google Glass have the power to scan barcodes, photos, and other items. It can also take photos, which is ideal for events where one would not be permitted to disturb performances.