We have talked many times before about how the modern world is becoming more connected, with others and with the world as a whole. Device connectivity may make our lives much simpler by reducing breaks in our work. For example, if you are working on a document at work and want to continue on the commute home, simply send it to your smartphone and use a voice transcription app to continue your work in the car. Connectivity presents us with an interesting future. Here is Microsoft’s take on the subject. This future is probably not far off and it makes me wonder, what types of devices, apps, or combination of the two are paving the way for a future such as this? Below are a few.
Comcast recently unveiled its home energy management and surveillance product called iControl. This impressive product permits people to adjust the temperature of their homes, turn lights off and on, and watch their houses through video. iControl software plus Comcast broadband along with additional hardware and apps allow customers to have full control over their home environments.
This app is available on the iPad/iPhone and allows your device to act as an external hard drive. Which means you can easily move files to your device, share and access them easily adding mobility to your work habits.
Wirelessly stream music, videos, and photos to Apple TV using Apple’s AirPlay. This allows you to flow easily from your walk, where you were listening to a podcast or audio book, to your home without disturbing your entertainment.
Will the future be filled with gadgets, apps, and software that synchronize all aspects of your life? In this era of connectivity, we are deeply connected to our devices. Hopefully they will one day be so interconnected that they will even be a few steps ahead of us. If this requires less effort on my part, I’m for it…what about you ??