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By Brett King

The web and telephone are only the most recent in a 250 yr lengthy cycle of disruption that has regularly replaced the best way we are living, the way in which we paintings and how we have interaction. the arrival Augmented Age, although, offers a degree of disruption, behavioral shifts and alterations which are exceptional. whereas shoppers at the present time are camping out outdoors of an Apple shop ready to be one of many first to attain a brand new Apple Watch or iPhone, the subsequent new release of wearables can be in a position to are expecting if we are more likely to have a middle assault and suggest a plan of action. We watch information of Google's self-driving vehicles, yet do not most likely detect this suggests revolutionary towns should ban human drives within the subsequent decade simply because us people are too risky.

Following on from the commercial or computer Age, the distance Age and the electronic Age, the Augmented Age should be in line with 4 key disruptive topics - man made Intelligence, adventure layout, shrewdpermanent Infrastructure, and HealthTech. traditionally the former 'ages' received major disruption and adjustments, yet on a web foundation jobs have been created, wealth used to be more suitable, and the well-being and safeguard of society more suitable. what is going to the Augmented Age convey? Will robots take our jobs, and AI's subsume us as inferior intelligences, or will this herald a brand new age of abundance?

Augmented is a e-book on destiny heritage, yet greater than that, it's a tale approximately the way you will dwell your existence in an international that may switch extra within the subsequent twenty years than it has within the final 250 years. Are you prepared to evolve? simply because if background proves something, you do not have a lot of a choice.

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The reason for its subsequent decline is a combination of two technologies on top of the IP layer. The first being online video, starting with YouTube and then evolving into services like NetFlix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, and second, mobile and tablet consumption of video moving away from traditional news networks to just chunks of content. 10: PewDiePie’s monthly viewers compared with the major cable networks in the United States (Source: YouTube) It gets really funky though when you start to try to quantify the effect of YouTube stars or TV shows that are socially enabled, but not through what we would characterise as traditional media forms.

Trust and Privacy in an Augmented World 11. Augmented Cities with Smart Citizens 12. The New Era of Engagement Conclusions: Life in the Smart Lane About the Author About the Contributors Acknowledgements My thanks to the team at Moven for giving me the flexibility to pursue this endeavour, especially Alex Sion and Mircea Mihaescu. My thanks to the coffee shops that allowed me to write while consuming their java, namely Las Vetas in Fairfield, Koffee in New Haven, the lobby lounge of The Algonquin Hotel in NYC, Coupa Café in Palo Alto, Les Deux Magots in Paris, Drip Café and Artista Perfetto in Taiwan, Truth Coffee in Cape Town, Scopa Caffe in Wellington and numerous Starbucks around the world.

1: Years till mass adoption of specific technologies2 (Source: Various) We often talk about adoption of new technology in terms of “early” versus “late” adopters, but it is getting harder to tell the difference between these two groups as adoption cycles compress. In recent years as new technologies like the smartphone, Facebook, Angry Birds, Snapchat and WeChat emerged, they became mass-market propositions 30 to 50 times faster than technologies such as the aeroplane or telephone. We live in extraordinary, accelerated times.

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