It always amazes me how much my clothes shrink after Christmas. Every year without fail, when I emerge from my festive bubble and attempt to put my work clothes on, something has made them shrink!
Well that’s what I like to tell myself. So it was almost like a second Christmas when I read an article about the future of technology and what it has in store for us.
By 2026 it would appear that we will have ‘Smart Clothing.’ Nanoporous fabrics, miniaturised electronics will combine to make ‘smart clothing’ that changes colour, temperature AND shape as the need arises.
I was absolutely delighted and it got me to thinking, what other things were in store for us.
Ever since we passed the ‘Back to The Future’ day in 2015 I have felt like I no longer have a definitive list of technological advances to expect. Video calling, self-lace-up shoes and the oh so exciting hover-board have all come to fruition.
I remember watching that film when it was released in 1985 and hearing people chuckle at these crazy ideas. But they all happened! And whilst I’m not convinced you’ll ever see a self-lace up Choo or Louboutin, or indeed me with a Zapata hover board, flying over the river Thames; video conferencing is undoubtedly part of our daily lives.
So what’s next? Well, I think anything is possible. I predict a world where we have an app to manage literally every aspect of our lives. Heart rates, foot-steps, REM cycles, you name it, there’s an app to manage it.
I love reading about new technologies and ideas. From Smart Clothing, to a ‘Tinder for Shoes,’ I am always amazed and supportive of hearing the opportunities that technology presents.
But, there are still a few of us that seem sceptical about the validity of new technology, even though we can now hover-board (if we wanted to) over the river Thames!
Being thirty-something I’m in that unique generation of people where half appear to be addicted to their iPhone and happy to Instagram pictures of their breakfast, while the other half sit rolling their eyes at them for being so pathetic… fortunately they don’t see because they are looking down at their iPhones!
Whilst I don’t particularly post pictures of my breakfast (unless it’s a darn good breakfast of course), I am part of the generation that likes technology. I particularly like it as a facilitator. Social media allows me to keep in regular contact with my friends and relatives with very little effort, and as a result has made me closer to many people I feel I may have only seen at Weddings and Funerals otherwise.
In fact, technology as a facilitator is what I most love about it. It can provide a sense of freedom to its users and make life easier. As part of team Dalmatian I believe we offer a unique opportunity to do ‘something interesting.’
As Tom Goodwin pointed out, “Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate.
Something interesting is happening.”
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