Uncomfortable, Unnatural and Unbelievable

We, human beings, are being challenged from within the system that we created ourselves. At his deathbed, more then twenty years ago, my father apologised for not leaving me a better world. The last book he had red was The Future Shock from Alvin Toffler and unfortunately that was the last image my father was given from a those days already renowned futurist. Toffler sketched a future scenario in which the world would go under in doomsday scenarios however not long after my father passed away Toffler apologised. He had been misled by his own predictive models and had been summoned by numerous captains of industry that the disasters Toffler predicted were already being solved in the R&D labs of numerous multinationals. Toffler regrouped and came with a new book, The Third Wave.

Change cannot be stopped
In the Third Wave Toffler predicted the future was based on big changes initiated by mankind itself. The first wave represented the agricultural society, the second wave the industrial society and the third wave the information society. Going through change, from one wave into the other gave uproar like the American civil war in which the labour had to travel from the agricultural area into the factories. We by now have fully entered the third wave as Toffler predicted however we still have to cope with the last remnants of the transition. We are not there yet. Since the early sixties we have been gliding into the information age and over the passed decade this change has taken disruptive speeds and proportions. Old standards are being abandoned and we all need to adapt into this new era. As an aftershock the financial crisis in the thirties might have been the remodelling of the financial system from agricultural finance, based on land and seasons into a 24/7 industrial need for financing, we now are part of a complete remodelling of the financial system into the information age in which intellectual property and a true flat and transparant global market create entirely new currents of money and even new forms of  mediums of exchange.

Making the change
Making the change, means finding new ways to generate income as old jobs both in blue- and white-collar diminish or even stronger, totally disappear. Education from an industrial age suddenly does not match the demand in the information age and savings and pension plans no longer supply for the old days.
This requires radical change which is uncomfortable, unnatural and when run into new opportunities seem, from the old perspective numerous time unbelievable for those ho got stuck in the past.
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Disruption: Eye care market

Optometrist and eye docters will get their share of disruptive innovation. MIT professor Ramesh Raskar figured that the quality of the iPhone screen has reached such a great quality that, with a little clip-on eyepiece and a smart iPhone app it would be possible to create a low cost mobile auto refractor. So he did. But before a diagnostic device like this can hit the market extensive testing is needed and that is where Raskar also revolutionized by gathering all test data from the mobile units in a cloud-based platform called Test2Connect.

Currently EyeNetra is starting large scale testing in countries like Brazil, India and Mexico. A logical choice as EyeNetra states on their website:” 2.4 billion people worldwide don’t have glasses who need them due to a lack of felt need for eye care. While eyeglass manufacturers/retailers can produce $0.25 eyeglasses, they have minimal cost effective, quality, or remote eye diagnostics to build demand + efficiently service those in need“.

When the test results proof the reliability the EyeNetra set, which has been mentioned to have an estimated cost of $30 could replace the 40 pounds weighing, $10,000 costing, auto refractor. This will revolutionize eye care as many people in rural areas, who currently do not have access to auto refractors, will have access to this mobile device to pinpoint for their prescription.

EyeNetra is uniquely positioned to disrupt the $75 billion eyecare market and satisfy the 2.4 billion people who need vision correction through on-demand eye tests and access to care.”

Connected devices are coming to speed

Verizon moves up in the path of a connected society. As one of the biggest telco’s in the US, they have created a platform to take the smartphone into machines. In their whitepaper they say:” In the coming years, machine-to-machine services will be built into almost everything we touch—enhancing our quality of life and creating new ways to engage with partners and customers”. They put their money where their mouth is and created this development platform that challenges machine builders TO take wireless technology into their machines. In many areas connected devices are showing up; healthcare, vendingmachines, automotive, consumer electronics, security, toys and many more to come.

Communicating machines are not new but the low threshold to adapt the technology through inspiring development platforms will speed up our connected world. Take a moment today to enjoy the silence of just pondering at the coffee machine because soon this machine will start conversation.

Source: Verizon launched a set of services that bring us a step further into the connected society.