Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Brand New Technologies

Coolest inventions coming in 2012


     This article talks about some of the new inventions coming out in 2012. The first item they talk about is the new "super wi-fi" network. This new creation is a primo band that sits lower than today's Wi-Fi, allowing signals to travel over significantly longer distances and through buildings and walls. It will take some time for this new technology to finally set in, because they need new things like headsets for smartphones and other devices. But FCC expects this new idea to lead to new kinds of wireless networks, including connected highways, schools, parks and towns. Wireless carriers looking for more spectrum could also begin to broadcast Wi-Fi to customer-dense areas to reduce stress on their 3G and 4G networks.

     The next invention is the new Microsoft Windows 8. Windows 8 has a completely new visual interface that's unlike anything you've seen on a PC before. It's optimized for touch screens on mobile devices like tablets, but it will also work for those with a traditional mouse and keyboard setup. The next invention is the new Lytros light-field camera, this new camera lets you adjust a picture after you've taken it. The fourth new invention is the new Google glasses, the basic idea is to beam contextually relevant information straight to your eyeballs. Like augmented reality apps, the glasses could deliver an added layer of information about, say, a landmark you're looking at, or offer up a discount to a restaurant that catches your gaze. The final new invention of 2012 is a new apple product of some kind. They're not sure what it will be, but everyone believes apple will come out with a new product that will be jaw dropping.

What is the trend?
The trend of this article is specifically about technology. 

How is this trend changing society/ how is it affecting Businesses?
This trend is changing society because now it is evident that we are relying on technology. A perfect example is the new Google glasses, they're pretty much telling you everything you need to know without doing any work.

Identify opportunities that this can create for Entrepreneurs.
This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs because all they need to do is come up with a new creative technological idea, and they could be rich and famous.

Provide examples of Canadian Companies and their products, services that are taking advantage of this trend.
Blackberry: new phones and tablets
Ford: New technologies in the cars

Include your predictions and opinions, ie will this trend continue? is it just a fad? do you expect it to Increase? Decline? Why
I think this trend will definitely continue for many years, because technology always grows, and is becoming more and more popular. 

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