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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the description of machine-to-machine devices (as opposed to those requiring use by humans) used in a wide range industries including automation, agriculture, food/beverage, healthcare, utility infrastructure, advertising and manufacturing. A variety of software platforms exist to enable communication and interaction between devices, as well as to help organizations launch, manage, and monetize the deployment of the Internet of Things worldwide.

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what trending technology should everybody know about:  A couple of years ago it was wearables. I'm still not wearing those. For 2017 it is supposed to be the internet of things, AR/VR, Machine Learning, and other according to this late 2016 forms article. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2016/11/16/7-technology-trends-that-will-dominate-2017/#5f021dc84a51  Alexa is kind of cool and plays good music.

Today a client asked why they have an antiquated credit card reader, you know, those old kinds that read the new EMV chip. "Why don't we have something new and cool like Square?"  2.75% vs 1.8% discount rate for starters.  

The point is, there is always going to be something shiny and new that everybody wants to jump on for just being new.  The important thing I am reminded of each week, what problem are you trying to solve?  Too many times that question gets pushed to the side and we try and solve a problem that does not exist just to use the new thing.  

The way to solve problems is through Active Listening and that is my trending technology I want to work at.

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by:Brian Matis
Huh... I really like how you thought "outside the box" on this, Scott. Nice article on Active Listening. I completely agree that it's a great skill to work on and one that not enough people seem to understand the value of. And overall, this is a great reminder of the need for tech to solve real problems and the dangers of "shiny new thing" syndrome.
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I'll counter you on wearables though... I love my Apple Watch! I love not having to pull out my wallet when paying for things or needing to grab my phone to check notifications. And setting a timer when cooking or doing laundry just by talking to my watch is super awesome. While all of these examples are certainly "shiny new" ways of doing things, I find the ease of use to be a noticeable improvement.

I'll agree that the battery life sucks though.

Also, something that really interests me about VR is the potential for it to help solve communication problems. I can easily foresee a time where active listening with remote participants is easier thanks to VR tech. Might be a pipe dream, but I'll still dream ;-)
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I would be all over it if they had a Sriracha Dash Button!
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Shaun asked me who are some budding writers here at EE that he should follow.  I obliged his request and showed him some members who write articles.  Check them out.

https://www.experts-exchange.com/posts/503/Kyle-Santos-My-feed-do-not-have-enough-technical-articl.html

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I sincerely hope (and believe) that we'll be able to get away from the current situation of people constantly looking at their phones. For AR to really live up to its full potential, we'll have to have it in some way that doesn't involve looking down at a phone screen (since, as Juana noted, you still have to interact with the world and a mobile phone makes that terrible!).

Google Glass may have failed, but I think that was more a matter of the tech not being quite ready yet. Socially, people weren't ready for it, and the design of it was far too goofy/geeky looking to take off for any sort of mainstream adoption. (Not to mention a high price point for something so new, without clear benefits.)

But take a look at how Snapchat is working on their glasses and have tried to apply some decent style to it. And when you consider that Apple has been dropping tons of hints about seriously getting into AR, I imagine we're getting very close to good wearable solutions.
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And perhaps one day, we'll get to have a direct brain interface. Elon Musk is already on it!
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Follow Lexie Lu if you enjoy articles about marketing, web design and graphic design.  She writes some great articles!

Click her profile and Follow.  Her articles are also listed there under 'Activity'.

https://www.experts-exchange.com/members/Lexie-Lu.html
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Great idea, Kyle! I've seen several of her articles pop up in my feed because they're in topics I follow and have enjoyed them, so it certainly makes sense to follow her directly so I don't miss future ones :-)
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Following :D
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This is odd, I don't recall putting my link at the beginning of my comment...
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@Lucas - Thanks for mentioning that! We've definitely got a display bug there... When you look at your comment on the post's standalone page, it should be correct, but the feed view is currently displaying it in the wrong spot. We'll get a fix out in the near future for that.
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the description of machine-to-machine devices (as opposed to those requiring use by humans) used in a wide range industries including automation, agriculture, food/beverage, healthcare, utility infrastructure, advertising and manufacturing. A variety of software platforms exist to enable communication and interaction between devices, as well as to help organizations launch, manage, and monetize the deployment of the Internet of Things worldwide.

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