Section 5


 
 
 

From Nate - needs a title

Gartner predicts the number of internet connected devices will reach 25 million by the year 2020. Everything from cars to toaster ovens are being outfitted with microcomputers equipped with sensors and wireless radios for data collection. These devices will produces a massive amount of data about where we eat (or did we order delivery from our smart fridge,) where we go, how we got there (Uber or a connected car,) and who we interacted with. All the while, biometric sensors in watches and fitness bands give a pretty good idea of how we are feeling (excited, bored, sleepy) at any given moment. In it's current state, most of this data is merely collected, to be analyzed later.  By 2020, we'll see all this data aggregated and analyzed in real time. Machine learning techniques will be utilized to radically personalize experiences in all aspects of our lives.  This real time information has potential to disrupt almost every industry, as people come to expect services to be pushed rather than pulled. You might get a push notification saying it is time to order an Uber to get to an appointment on time (or maybe it orders it automatically and alerts you when the car has arrived.) Your fridge might provide a high protien snack recommendation to help meet your custom nutrition macros after a particularly tough workout.  Seamless integration will be the norm, and products and services that don't adapt will fall out favor and be forgotten.