There is plenty of technology out there that has rocked our daily lives. We could talk about 3G/4G networks, the invention of smartphones, or go back just 25 years ago when the internet only just started to become available on people’s homes. However, these are the obvious pieces of tech that changed our daily lives and the way businesses operate. There are tons of articles out there that explain how each of these changes the world as we knew it.
Therefore, we are going to look at ways that our lives have been affected by other less obvious pieces of tech that were born because the internet exists.
1. Virtual Reality
Actually, the idea of virtual reality was out there way before the internet. The idea of being placed inside a computer-generated world dates back years. However, thanks to the internet, VR is about to take our lives by storm. VR is expected to have as much of an impact on our lives as the internet or smartphones has had. Plenty of businesses are already using VR for conferencing, showcasing hotels, and showing off new houses for sale.
This is achieved via 360-camera tech that takes pictures and then forms an image of the surrounding area. This tech even has the ability to get the distancing correct so it can then put a person, like you, inside the picture giving you a 360 view of the place as if you were there. Now if this isn’t already technological enough, imagine how far this technology will come in the next 10 years!
2. VPN Services
One of the nuances of going abroad for youngsters and fans of series is that the channels they usually use to watch those series are often not available form overseas. This is where VPNs have become an important piece of kit for our portable devices. For example, if you are living in Japan and you are an HBO fan, you will need to sign up to HBO NOW.
You would need a service such as hbo日本 or HBO Japan to sign up and stream your HBO account because HBO GO is only available if you live in the US and have a cable subscription, plus HBO NOW and HBO GO can only be streamed from the USA.
Cryptocurrencies have had their fair share of good and bad press since they started to become more popular. Governments around the world never really anticipated just how popular cryptos would become and were very slow when it comes to regulating them. In the meantime as cryptos such as BTC, BCH, LTC, and ETH surged in value so did the number of cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets.
Today, most governments are finding ways to regulate both cryptos and ICOs (Initial Coin Offering), which are the crypto version of IPOs (Initial Public Offering). And the general public, as well as businesses, are fast adopting cryptos fast and cheap financial transactions.