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July

Do we have unrealistic views of the future of technology?

When you think back to the 1980’s when back to the future was first released we all had wild expectations of flying cars and hover boards. Unfortunately, we’re still waiting for those because the ones released had wheels and didn’t last long.

Since the release of the film, we haven’t lowered our expectations; and why should we, we didn’t see drones coming! When you consider the advances in mobile phones and laptops in the last 10 years they have broken boundaries we never knew possible. From colour screens to touch screen and eye retina recognition; when you look at your Nokia 3310, could you have imagined how far the mobile would come?

When you consider the advances in mobile phones and laptops in the last 10 years, they broke boundaries we never knew possible. From colour screens to touch screen and eye retina recognition. When you look at your Nokia 3310, could you have imagined how far the mobile would come?

Do we rely on technology too much?

It’s hard to remember a world where we didn’t have the answer to a question at our fingertips and we weren’t working remotely using cloud data. But are these advances or are they holding us back from using our memory and relaxing without a screen?

It’s hard to remember when you had to send a fax, and an email took a more than a second to send! When you consider these changes have happened in a single generation, where do we expect to be in the next 10 years?

What NEW technology should we realistically expect?

Virtual reality is one to watch, it’s a technology that’s been around for a while but it’s getting better and better. As brands begin to work out how to best use virtual reality we will begin to see changes in the way we work, shop and watch media.

Driverless Cars – We’re only just on the verge of driverless cars; as companies race for driverless and electric vehicles, we will see the change from the traditional manual driving we’re all used to. In the UK this week they reported we will be using only electric cars by 2040.

Mobiles

Who knows how mobiles will change over the next 5 – 10 years, when you see how far the iPhone has come since its first launch, anything is possible. What we do know is iris recognition is on its way, waterproof phones and smarter technology are all developing quickly with incredible cameras and batteries to accompany them.

If it’s already time to upgrade your laptop, phone or tablet to the latest technology you can sell your old gadgets here.

 
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