I love keeping an eye on current tech and trying to predict where it will be a bit in the future. What are your thoughts on the matter?
While some of these are novelties, they are indicators of a larger trend of making technology blend better in our daily life. Could you imagine an extension of that tinder application? You go speed dating with a heart rate monitor. When another person sits at your table your monitor takes note, and if both your pulses raise during conversation you're flagged as matches. Maybe it's just on the street, you see someone and get flustered and they're sent a quick vibration on their wrist, telling them to keep an eye out. If they're busy they can just thumb the hem of their pants and dismiss the notification without anyone else seeing a thing.
The Wide Wired World
Google is testing self driving cars in Austin. It's an interesting location as it's also a Google Fiber town. Downtown is pretty well covered in wifi and a constantly connected smart car offers a lot of benefits, most notably the autonomous taxi. It also paves the way for my favorite science fiction theory - the bipedal android (which I'm sure I'll write about at depth at some point.
Those are my two big ones this week. What have you been seeing?