Doug Vining Now playing in a home near you

It seems my predictive capabilities are greater than I give myself credit for. Right on cue, Google is starting to compete with Amazon deliveries and get onto your TV screen. First comes the Player, next perhaps the whole bundle?
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Posted: 15 October 2014 at 18:28

Doug Vining The Internet's Third Wave

This excellent long article, actually a review of four books, about how the next wave of connected things on the internet is going to affect our private and professional lives is worth a thorough read.

Next week I'm doing a TV interview about emerging tech trends in the consumer space, and it strikes me that it's the nexus of the big megatrends like internet of things, big data, AI and robotics that really makes an impact. When your smart TV is also your AI-enhanced window into the cloud, connecting your car and wearables in a seamless way, then we have moved fully into the next wave. As the Chinese say, we will indeed be living in interesting times! And those times are going to start... now.

"So here comes the Internet’s Third Wave. In its wake jobs will disappear, work will morph, and a lot of money will be made by the companies, consultants, and investment banks that saw it coming. Privacy will disappear, too, and our intimate spaces will become advertising platforms; and we may be too busy trying to get our toaster to communicate with our bathroom scale to notice."
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Posted: 30 December 2014 at 10:32

Doug Vining The Internet's Third Wave

The market for Internet-connected appliances will grow to $7.1 trillion by 2020, from $1.9 trillion last year, estimates market researcher IDC.

Read more at: http://www.livemint.com/Companies/X6qVZN8yXP2uiEqhoes8TO/Xiaomi-looks-to-add-water-purifier-to-home-line-investor-sa.html#nav=also_read?utm_source=copy
Posted: 30 December 2014 at 14:43

Doug Vining Google moving in

Google clearly wants to control, or at least dominate, the internet of things in your home. The Nest thermostat was the thin edge of the wedge, now Google is launching a super cool Wi-Fi router - a hub by name and design, for future connections.

This is not quite the scenario portrayed by the MindBullet we published a couple of years ago, but definitely a step in that direction!
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Posted: 19 August 2015 at 11:56

Doug Vining Google's home invasion begins

Three years and one month ago, we published this MindBullet about Google 'invading' peoples homes with a smart TV. Well, now they are doing it, but with a speaker instead of a screen. Or you can use the phone to summon Google's Assistant. Yes, we 'predicted' that, way back in 2004, in a MindBullet too:
http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/MindBullets/MindBulletsDetails.aspx?MindBulletID=93.
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Posted: 6 October 2016 at 10:03

Doug Vining Google Lens is AI for cameras

Google's new app for cameras, Lens, is designed to let a connected camera, like the one in your smartphone, to understand the image and find related information about it. It's like Shazam for pictures. And although the demos were for identifying flowers and reading signs, you can be sure that it will also work for identifying people you meet. I can just imagine the scenarios that might materialise, once Lens is part of every smartphone camera and every smart TV. Oh, and surveillance and security cameras too! Did I hear the words "Big Brother?"
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Posted: 22 May 2017 at 12:01
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