017 - Technology Is Changing Everything

You can’t stop it, no matter how much you fear it

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You can’t stop it, no matter how much you fear it

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I’m getting this one out very late today. I had a late finish last night and an early start today so I didn’t get to my desk. However, better late than not at all. It’s all about showing up, even if consistency drops a bit.

Today I had a meeting, kind of left field from the regular creativity and marketing themed work I do. It was work nonetheless and an opportunity with some potential, and interesting given my background, so I decided to attend.

I was somewhat of an observer in so far as the deal going down was technology related and I had no direct investment in the outcome. I was there to observe, take notes and see if I can pull a story together from it all.

Which I can, thankfully.

After that I need to find interested parties who might be prepared to part with cash for the exclusive nature of the story. If not, then so be it.

I’ll publish it anyway.

This particular deal is a one-in-a-million technology roll out here in Ireland. If the project goes ahead, which there is a very strong likelihood that it will, the commercial partners will stand to do very well and be ahead of the curve on this particular technology.

Technology Is Bringing Big Change

Technology changes everything doesn’t it.

There’s a period where nothing seems to happen even though everyone on the development team knows that it’s the next logical step. What I’m talking about here is the infiltration of IP based technology into every system you can think of.

I’m not going to bore the head off you with the details, but in basic terms, over the next 10 to 20 years, true network based control of all devices in a building will become a practical reality in every walk of life.

In this 10 to 20 year time frame The Internet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine technology (M2M) will also likely become an everyday reality. Yes, those technologies are in the fray right now but something is holding them back from mass proliferation.

That something will take time to iron out.

Michael Haupt in Postcards from 2035 talks about zero barriers to information on a completely open source network where nobody owns the data and everyone has access to it.

These open source networks which encompass all electrical and electronic systems are the start of that.

The Objections To Change

In the room today we had a significant demonstration of the technology at it’s current state of development. A proof of concept project was seriously discussed with end users and technology developers who are willing to spend money and take a chance.

With a positive outcome from this proof of concept, the viability and role out of this technology will be a clearer reality. In fact, if it proceeds it will be the first of it’s kind anywhere in the world if my sources are correct.

But there are objections. There are some very concerned parties whose concerns need to be dealt with.

But change is happening.

It’s happening every millisecond. It’s constant, even if we can’t always detect it. No matter how much we try to deny it’s happening, retreat into our shell and defend our position, it will win out.

Fears and concerns will eventually be satisfied I’ve no doubt, but in the meantime they need their voice. After all, these are the things that make the technology more robust.

Without healthy opposition from inside and outside there can be no way forward. Anything worth doing is worth doing right, so best to deal with the anxious ones and allow apparent negative views help develop the technology for the better.

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