Technologies that Will Shape Your Internet Use in the Future

Switching on/off lights using IoT

 

Technology, especially the Internet is changing how we do things. Soon, the capabilities displayed by Tony Stark could be child’s play as technological advancements progress in leaps and bounds. In the near future, you will likely open and close apps, capture memorable moments, and surf the internet by just thinking about those activities. Here are top technologies that will shape your internet use in the next 5 years.

Internet of Things
Internet of Things, commonly known as IoT, is one of the popular technology trends that are taking the world by storm. IoT refers to the technology of connecting devices that we use daily with each other and with the Internet in order to bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds.

Using this technology, you can lock or open your house via a smartphone, switch lights on or off, and monitor and keep your toddler entertained with a fluffy doll while you are miles away. In the future, IoT will make it possible to drive trucks remotely and we might be living in smart cities where humans will be in control of their environment.


For a more detailed explanation of the Internet of Things, and why there is cause to be careful and concerned when it comes to security, see our artice here. Examples of Internet of Things things which have been hacked or are otherwise not secure include smart lightbulbs, baby monitors, and dolls.

Electronic commerce (E-commerce)
E-commerce refers to the buying, selling, and sending of money over an electronic network, which is mainly the Internet. Transactions are conducted by businesses to consumers, businesses to businesses, or consumers to businesses.

A few years ago, the idea of purchasing products from the comfort of your home sounded like a fairy tale. Today, it’s a reality as platforms such as eBay and Amazon have become highly popular.

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Using 1-click integrated technology, sometimes known as one-click buying, e-commerce technology makes it possible for people to buy products via their phones, using their personal data which is stored over the Internet

Cloud and edge computing
Cloud computing refers to storing data on other computers compared to storing it on your personal computer. The information can be accessed remotely via the Internet. On the other hand, edge computing refers to the science of placing services, intelligence, and data close to devices and their users.

Basically, the concept of edge computing is founded on the principle of bringing resources closer to the user by placing them at the edge of a network instead of storing the data in a cloud that is probably miles away. The edge technology places an emphasis on keeping data close to the source and minimizing latency.

 

By leveraging cloud and edge computing, data stored on other computers can be processed and accessed via internet-enabled smart devices such as phones. This means that wherever you are, you can access data you need and use daily via your phone just like when you work in the office.

That said, and as we already remind people, the cloud is just another term for “somebody else’s computer”, so be sure that you trust that somebody else to keep your data safe.

The above technological advancements can make life and work easier, and more use of them will certainly be made in the future. That said, they also come with potential security concerns, so choose wisely.

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Technology, especially the Internet is changing how we do things. Soon, the capabilities displayed by Tony Stark could be child's play as technological advancements progress in leaps and bounds. In the near future, you will likely open and close apps, capture memorable moments, and surf the internet by just thinking about those activities. Here are top technologies that will shape your internet use in the next 5 years.
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