Technology is developing at an enormous speed and you never know what’s next to come, say, for example, in 2020. There is only a market for a device that is interconnectable if there are other devices in the market that it can connect to. These network effect can hamper the adoption of every device (if you are the only person with a telephone, it’s not much use but if you’re one of millions with the same, standardised system, the increased market for the standard makes it more affordable and more appealing to others).
Thanks to self-service checkouts and home delivery services, technology is creating less of a need for us to actually interact with those around us. Message bots, like Google Assistant, Siri, and Amazon’s Alexa, will soon be able to suggest restaurants, hotels, and other local landmarks.
So this is actual devices integrated with the human nervous system, and so it’s actually able to translate external stimuli into perception, and so let me, and so when we track research we look at Pubmed and look at the number of research articles now that are talking about neuroprosthetics, and there’s been an explosion of late.
If you just look at the number of breakthrough technologies You Won’t Believe It: DARPA Future Research Into Advanced Computers You Won’t Believe It: DARPA Future Research Into Advanced Computers DARPA is one of the most fascinating and secretive parts of the US government.
In the future it might be much more, or if that becomes unreliable or those personal tech devices are being hacked, perhaps through downloaded apps with malware, or from users surfing websites with malware, then people will not trust mobile payments.