Volano Solutions spoke recently at a technology summit in Kearney Nebraska. The event centered around the importance of broadband in rural communities and featured some dynamic thought leaders and organizations. One of the keynote speakers, “Futurist” Jack Uldrich, gave the most entertaining and thought-provoking presentation on key innovations that were already making their way to market. If you have time, I highly recommend you check out his talk. Uldrich focused specifically on nano-technology. It is hard to contextualize the significance of some of these technological advances without slipping into a stupefied state of awe and hyperbole. The innovation, coupled with the shear speed in which it’s coming to us has in my opinion put global business and our daily lifestyle on the precipice of change that we have not yet begun to comprehend. I wanted to catalogue a few specific advances that I consider game changers.
Last week Amazon’s terminally excitable Jeff Bezos blew a few minds when he announced on a 60 minutes segment that Amazon had the capability to ship product to their Amazon Prime customers via unmanned drone within 30 minutes. If you haven’t heard about this, check out it here. Bezos claims to be 2 years away from this with his biggest challenge being regulatory. The FAA likes to be in the know on who and what is flying where and I don’t know that they have considered packages shipping through their air space but not in a traditional and regulated aircraft.
But check out some of the innovation that is already emerging. These are not George Jetson ideas about someday, they are here. If you geek out on this like we do, do some digging on any of the below innovations.
These are just a few rapidly emerging technologies that will fundamentally change how we live our lives and we are already there. We certainly have the opportunity to enhance the quality of our lives but it remains to be seen if these advances will make us happier. This reminds me of the now famous Louis CK bit on the correlation between technological advancement and our collective dissatisfaction with life.
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