A New Year with a New Life Companion!

Today is January 3rd. Welcome to 2019! So, what are your plans for 2019? What do you want to achieve this year? Most of us want to reduce weight, eat better, less alcohol, less stress, live healthier, do more sports, make money and buy things we always dreamed of, travel the world. Whatever we do, one thing is for sure. We will see changes this year as we have never seen before in history. 2019 will show so many changes because things, in general, happen so much faster. IoT and social media connectivity are bigger than ever. We all have thousands of connections on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter etc. We use Messengers like WhatsApp, Skype, Slack, Viber, WeChat and communicate in real-time with everyone and it doesn´t matter if our contact lives in Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or Russia. We have learned to live faster, to consume much more and we are hungry for more. So, what happens when China lives faster, Germany and USA live faster, too. When Russia, Turkey, and Egypt live faster and any other country around the world develops and consumes faster and people push it even harder to get more? Well, the logical consequence is that things just happen much faster and while global competition is growing, companies will do anything to attract you as a consumer. That´s why innovation cycles are shorter and new technologies replace things we thought would stay forever. It was Interesting to read this morning, for example, Apple announced quarterly revenues were seven billion dollars lower than predicted two months ago in the middle of an estimated range. Economic experts see Apple’s profit warning as a warning sign that goes far beyond the Group. This reminds me of a song called I feel it coming by The Weeknd, one of my favorite songs the last years when he sings:

“I feel it coming, I feel it coming, babe

I feel it coming, I feel it coming, babe” 😊

Well, one thing I am telling since years, the end of smartphones is coming within the next decade and the biggest victim will be Apple. This decline is just the beginning and 2018 will be remembered as the year when Apple reached their peak revenues, profits, and market valuation. From now on be prepared to see declining values, so that Apple is likely to see more dark clouds in the coming years. Fewer smartphones and more other smart devices you can speak to will conquer the markets. Your AI assistant will become the next technology you will set up to manage your day and you will access it through all kind of connected devices like watches, earphones, glasses or smart home devices like mirrors, loudspeakers or microwaves.

We at gigaaa believe that AI assistants will replace smartphones. That´s why we have started implementing gigaaa AI assistant with a couple of devices like a smart mirror, a smart loudspeaker, and a smart bedroom clock. Within the first quarter of 2019 we will present first prototypes to the market and continue integrating with many more devices this year. World leading market research company Gartner estimates that 30% of our interactions with technology will be through conversations with smart machines by the end of this year. Now, one in six U.S. adults owns a voice-activated smart speaker or device and that number will continue to rise as well. Voice Assistant Technology Is the Future of Business. When you think about voice technology right now, you think about simple smart home tasks. You think about how easy it is to send a text or play your favorite song. This year you will see businesses to be driven by these voice assistants. Speaking to Alexa for business will be as natural as doing something yourself. Voice assistant technology will free employees up to work on more important things like anything that addresses customer’s needs. This new form of communication, in conjunction with other technology, will push businesses further than ever before. The best part about voice assistant technology is you don’t have to wait to use it. Large corporations are beginning to see the benefits of it and are making moves to make it a part of their business. Recently, Microsoft and Amazon formed a partnership to integrate Cortana and Alexa to better serve their customers and enhance their productivity. Amazon already has a current partnership with Logitech, which allows Alexa to be used in various vehicles on the market. Voice assistant technology has opened a huge list of opportunities and many organizations are already taking advantage and gaining a competitive edge in the market. Anyways, be prepared to see many many devices coming to market you will be able to speak to. Devices from Amazon, Google and from gigaaa, too. I just got the lyrics on my mind of a funky song from 1981 performed by The B. B. & Q. Band called On The beat when they sing:

“Are you ready or not, It’s only up the street

Everybody’s dancin’, And everybody’s on the beat” 😊

Another big trend you will watch, Social Media as we know it the last 15 years will change very quickly. People are more aware of how important real friendships are compared to hundreds of fake friendships on Facebook or other Social Media channels. We must admit Facebook & Co separated us from each other. Don´t you think that Facebook is a lazy friendship? It is so much easier and with more quality if you keep in touch with a handful of people you love keeping in touch with. On top of that, you lose your privacy, your data is shared with companies that pay for collecting personal information from users’ profiles. Do you really want companies to use your data and do business with it? Is that the Social Media tool you will go on using in the future? People live like in a competition to prove my life is better or cooler than anyone else’s. Why would you spend your time looking at the lives of other people instead of living your own life? Why wouldn´t you speak with someone personally to learn about their life?

What kind of friendships do you want in your life?

Be honest with yourself, wouldn´t you agree that meeting truly good friends makes happier than receiving a hundred likes from people you actually don´t care about? This reminds me of a song by Foreigner called I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS when they sing:

“I’ve gotta take a little time, a little time to think things over

I better read between the lines, In case I need it when I’m older”😊

Setting up a gigaaa AI assistant account and using our GIG Service will offer you a whole new experience to connect with your friends in a much smarter way, more creative, more active, time-saving processes to set up your next GIGs, events or dates. You will learn the new comfort way of how to organize your time with people that really matter to you. When will you set up your first AI assistant account?

The shift in social media and more connected devices you can speak to. This is only two of many more changes you will see in 2019.

In my next blog, I will talk about other changes you can expect this year and give you a picture of what to expect from gigaaa in the future to bring further value to your social life.

Have a successful 2019. Stay tuned and see you next week.

“Life is gigaaa!”