Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Do mobile connected things need users?

Cisco Systems has today released their  latest version of Visual Networking Index. Overall many interested predictions and view points to take and look at the near future of mobile connected industry.

Interested Tab.3: Users growth 2011-2016 (CAGR figures): tablets and portable gaming above 50% followed by M2M (machine-to-machine) devices with 42% growth. Does "smartphones growth at 24%" indicate nearing saturation?

Nevertheless smartphone and tablets are predicted to generate the biggest mobile data traffic growth.

Also between 2011 and 2012 it was non-smartphones (assuming featurephones), smartphones and M2M devices to see their data traffic growth more than doubled. 

We might be nearing a world where machines start talking to each other more and more while learning from users analyzing and controlling their behavior via their personal small screens (smartphones/tablets). Once these connected things get smarter and more context aware, they might need our control less and less. And we will in fact start enjoying how they keep automatically adapting to our needs.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

There is something about present positive ...

Shawn Achor says in his TEDx presentation The happy secret to better work: "If you can raise somebody's level of positivity in the present, than their brain experience what we call 'A Happiness Advantage', which is, their brain while positive performs significantly better than it does in negative, neutral or stress. Your intelligence raises, your creativity raises, your energy level raise. Dopamine that floods our system during happiness causes two functions: not only it makes us happier, it also turns on all the learning centers in our brain."

Let's train our brain to natural positivity.
Why don't you write down one positive experience that happened to you during the day. Every day.
Or send one positive and thankfull email to one of your co-workers. Every day.