We have spoken many times before about how society has become more connected, with others and with the world as a whole. Device connectivity could make how we live much easier by preventing breaks in our work. For instance, 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 kinds of devices, apps, or combination of the two are paving the way for a future like this? Below are a few.
Comcast recently unveiled its home energy management and surveillance product called iControl. This robust product permits people to regulate the temperature of their homes, turn lights off and on, and watch their homes 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 for the iPad enables you to use your iPad or iPhone as an external hard drive for your computer. Having the ability to easily access and transfer your documents allows for more mobility in your workday.
Wirelessly stream music, videos, and photos to Apple TV using Apple’s AirPlay. This enables you to flow easily from your walk, where you were listening to a podcast or audio book, to your home without interrupting your entertainment.
Will the future be filled with gadgets, apps, and software that synchronize all facets of your life? In this era of connectivity, we are deeply attached 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 ??