There are just a few questions that you need to be thinking and with the ever-evolving technology, it can be difficult knowing where to start.
Smart phones, smart cars and now smart homes… what does it all mean?
With all this Smart new technology, it can sometimes leave us feeling, well… a little less than smart when trying to keep up with it all. What does it really mean, and do we really need it? How do we keep up to date and how can we be smart about it all? We have written this article to help decipher all of this information.
What is a smart phone?
So, I asked “Siri” and he said: “a mobile phone that performs many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, Internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded apps.” So basically, a smart phone is a telephone that can make calls but also operate multiple features at the same time. Similar to a computer with a digital assistant but small enough to fit in your pocket. I for one love the endless opportunitiesof being able to run my business from wherever I may be with things like hosted desktop etc. My phone plays a massive role in allowing me this flexibility.
Initially, the latest technology was always eagerly anticipated, and the must have item, however in recent years they have become more and more controversial as they take over modern society. What do you think? iPhone X or Nokia 3310?
Then there were smart cars…
Much to my own surprise, this innovative idea dates back to the late 1980s and was later rejected repeatedly up until the early 1990s by VW, Fiat and BMW to name but a few. It was later taken up by Daimler-Benz which now holds 51% shares. The name was changed from “Swatchmobile” to “Smart” which is an acronym of Swatch Mercedes Art. But what makes it Smart apart from its name? Well the eco-friendly technology, interesting shape and funky accessories mainly but the features of this cars are now commonly found in newer vehicles anyway. So, do we really need a Smart car? I personally find it a little frustrating when my car screams at me too brake or tries to take control whilst I’m driving. In fact, the constant warnings and gadgets can almost make driving more hazardous.
And now the smart home…
When I was younger The Flintstones and The Jetsons were two of my favourite cartoons (so was Top Cat but he lived in a trash can, so we will skip that for now.) The idea of the technology we saw in those programmes were purely fantasy in our minds, little did we know that it would become our norm. With the evolution of technology, it is difficult to avoid noticing how fast we are developing as a generation and with that comes the fear of the unknown; A certain level of uncertainty and even the excitement from developments. You no longer have to be a millionaire to experience luxuries. With technologies such as VR headsets we can be transported to another land in seconds whilst sat in front of Coronation street. But what’s more, we can run our homes from our fingertips and secure our families, possessions and businesses from the touch of a button.
After becoming a parent, I realised a long soak in the bath is also actually a luxury. Firstly, getting to it whilst it’s the right temperature, without a bath toy or a knock on the door was a beautiful memory. Being able to run a bath from my phone and have it maintain its temperature is no longer just a fantasy. This is our new reality; and I for one am loving it. Secondly, feeling safehas never been so easy. With secure smart home features, it is now easier than ever to be protected.
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