Views on the Future of Tech
I was at the laundromat last weekend, and a man started a conversation with me; asking what I do for a living. I responded in kind, saying that I create websites for business and individuals to those who need them — among other things. As the conversation got deeper, we started to delve into different technologies such as virtual reality and smartphones. We also spoke about other subjects such as science and masonry. After a while, he asked me a question that I was not able to answer on the spot:
“What do you see technology doing for people in the next five to ten years?”
Damn. He really stumped me on that one honestly. After a few minutes of thought (and switching my clothes from the washer to the dryer), I was able to give him this response:
“I foresee these things as being deeply integrated into our daily lives, more so than they are now. Imagine putting on a VR headset and stepping into a virtual world where you can meet up with your friends or colleagues and have a good time.”
I do not use social media as much as I used to, mainly because the concept is starting to bore me out. The platform itself has grown rather stale, even with the addition of chatbots. I would enjoy the online social experience more if I was able to put on a VR headset that doesn’t screw with my eyes — and just hang out in a virtual world together until it was time to eat dinner and go to sleep for the night. Will technology like this be around when my peers and I are alive? I sure as hell hope so.
As the conversation ended (right when I took the clothes out of the dryer to go fold them), I started to think more about the question, just to see if I could come up with a better answer for when the next person asked me. My mind did not come up with any other answers. Who knows where technology is going to end up in that amount of time?
Baby steps, I suppose.
I’m the Front End Web Developer of Gayle Web Design, based in Orlando, Florida. Our company takes old websites and revives them into a fresh, modern appeal.