Be My Eyes shows why tech can be great
Do-good apps and technologies like this became viable thanks to smartphone technology. But a lack of worldwide 4G or 5G network coverage is still a barrier. But that is coming and, with wearable tech getting ever more advanced (Facebook is now building their version of Google Glass), apps like Be My Eyes will continue to change the world for the better for everyone.
The advancement of technology for the good of disabled people seems like an obvious goal, but it hasn’t been a priority for corporations and entrepreneurs. In short, it isn’t as sexy or always that profitable, or not as profitable as general consumer tech. However, technologies, such as autonomous vehicles and voice recognition A.I., are about to change everything, making do-good applications life-changing, scalable and profitable.
And it’s not just for the blind. Self-driving vehicles will liberate those with limited mobility, whilst assistive forms of technology are being tested and rolled out for all sorts of impairments, combining the best of robotics and AI. These developments should significantly improve the quality of life for many.
The future’s bright. And it’s brilliant.
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Originally published at edwardandedward.co.uk.