Ready to be smart?

The first time I was visually introduced to a world where people use technology at every step of their daily lives, was in 2011; my Commerce tutor had shown me a YouTube video titled ‘A Day Made of Glass… Made possible by Corning’ (link attached at the bottom of the post). I still remember the state of euphoria I was in after watching that video. Coming from a country that is still in its early stages of development, the video  left me mesmerised at the thought that one day I might be use of technology to such a great extent, in my daily life.

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Image credit: Perceive

Internet of Things (IoH) was what I explored in the digital marketing context this week. And the reason behind blabbering about the video is because my research made me think how close we are to living what seemed like a distant dream at that time. In an article published by iamwire, Ashish Trikha reported that by 2020, 26 billion devices will be connected to the internet and the global IoT market is projected to be worth $1.29 trillion as reported by The Economic Times.

The statistics are not unbelievable, given Wired’s report on Alphabet (Google’s parent company) providing internet services to Peru and Puerto Rico via balloons as part of their ‘Project Loon’ and with Singapore’s objective to become the world’s first smart-city state, as reported by The Drum. Therefore, with business’ efforts of broadening internet accessibility across the globe combined with the national initiatives, the day, when our days will be made of glass is a distant dream no more.

If you haven’t watched ‘A Day Made of Glass… Made possible by Corning’ and ‘A Day Made of Glass: 2: Same Day. Expanded Corning Vision’ please do, and leave your thoughts by commenting.

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