Today we talk about how technology is changing. How the opportunity for processing power and connections for the average person is amazing. How we really are on the edge of a major change on how we communicate, interact, and find information.
Cloud computing, mobile technology, RFID, NFC, and facial recognition are some of the things that are just waiting to steam roll to the average person. The key is this technology isn’t a dream… all of it could be implemented today. I’m not arguing for that–in fact I think we need to be very careful about our privacy and what technologies we embrace. I still find it hard to see how we are going to stop it.
You might have seen this story on Google Facial recognition:
This morning I read the CNN story that said Google was finally going to incorporate facial recognition technology into its Goggles app or another mobile application. I then wrote an opinion piece that argued Google was courting a major privacy backlash, despite seeming to have privacy controls worked out in the article. More on Search Engine Land
We talk about that but also dive in with Near field communication, RFID devices, and how Facebook changes the experience of your after high school years. One place I do suggest that you follow is the NFC association. I see this technology in most mobile devices in the next 3 years and will be the defacto purchasing platform.