We seem to be living in the golden age of technological advancement, things that used to exist only in futuristic movies are now common devices that we take for granted. Just think for minute about the smartphone in your pocket and how many different products have become obsolete because the phone incorporates them all.
Here are some of the new technologies that will have a major impact on our lives in the next couple of years.
I remember the excitement as I learned to drive, and finally received my driverâ€™s license and the freedom that it brought. Itâ€™s looking more and more likely that over the next couple of years this will be a skill that is no longer needed. There are several companies like Waymo that are racing to be the first to bring a driverless car to the consumer market. Google has been experimenting with driverless technology and has driven over 3.2 million kilometers in the past decade, and hope to be able to start selling the cars in the near future.
Over the past year weâ€™ve seen several companies come out with VR headsets, such as the Samsung Gear and Oculus and weâ€™ve seen just the tip of the iceberg for what they can accomplish. Aside from games, there are many practical applications to VR. There is a company called STRIVR, which is based out of the USA that has developed multiple platforms for VR training, including corporate training, content marketing and sports training.
Gamification of Sports Betting
Online sports betting sites such as Betting Top 10 have seen the success of Augmented Reality (AR) games such as Pokemon Go and are working on developing games to entertain punters in between matches. Geo targeted games such as find the free bets is one of the first AR games that is being used by bookmakers. Several companies are in the process of gamifying the online sports betting market, both through the use of new tech and creating social games that will pit punters against each other.
The technology is moving at such an awesome speed that in just a few short years weâ€™ll look back at our lives in 2017 and wonder how we survived.