Meanwhile, back on the (tech) farm

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"Many tech gurus believe that in a scant 6 1/2 years, all these developing technologies will be fully developed and scalable and in 'go to market' format. We will truly be living in the Brave New World we have heard about for decades."

Right now, many ethical minded people are wondering if AI is going to be a good thing or Frankenstein's Monster. It is true there is quite a bit going on with AI right now. For those who own Alexa or something similar, that is only a small fraction of this developing technology. Seems that every month, Alexa has more capabilities. But hold on. AI is only one of the many new technologies which has gone from a trot to an all out gallop. For example, I will address what is happening in IoT (Internet of Things).
I have told this story before. The first company I worked for, Sperry Univac (1975-1980), had a futurist on staff. What a dream job, I would always think when I would hear him talk. Anyhow, he had predicted the home computer LONG before we all had one. He also predicted the home computer would be hooked up with many elements in the home. Yes, this man was talking about the Internet of Things (IoT), long before it became trendy or possible.
US Companies like Intel are off and running on this exciting new venture. Why is it exciting? For starters, the sky is the limit. First, setting up an environment for IoT would entail getting connectable things hooked up with connectable things. That population is still relatively small. But the opportunity comes from getting things which are not connectable, and then making them so. This would allow just about everything from transportation, to energy, to healthcare, to logistics, to whatever - all be tied together. Then all that data from this "collective" would be transmitted up into your personal cloud. We will all be awash with data which concerns every possible corner of our lives.
Sound "heady"? Yes, it does to me also. But this stuff is real, and becoming more real every year. Just hop on Intel, or some other tech giant's web page. They are going all out to get all in on this technology. And rest assured that tech giants in India, China, and Japan are doing the same.
The year 2025 will be very interesting if we don't blow ourselves up first. Many tech gurus believe that in a scant 6 1/2 years, all these developing technologies will be fully developed, scalable. and in a "go to market" condition. We will truly be living in the Brave New World we have heard about for decades.