A recent poll conducted by Wakefield Research in conjunction with the Wi-Fi Alliance shows that while still waiting for the amazing technology predicted by science-fiction novels and television shows, consumers have grown attached to the innovations that we currently do have – like Wi-fi connectivity.
It’s like Wi-Fi is the opening act for the super-huge technology renaissance that is just around the corner. With cellphones, printers, televisions, and computers all connected wirelessly, your devices can talk to each other about what you are doing and get things working around you the way you need them to.
The Sony 3D Blu-ray Disc Player pictured below is Wi-Fi enabled and also a top seller online:
We haven’t yet realized the artificially intelligent machines from movies like Transformers or I,Robot, but the basics for these dreams coming true have been laid down and it’s just a matter of time before we are flying around in our own time rides like Marty McFly.
GPS devices now come with turn-by-turn navigation and voice direction! How similar is that to the robotic car that Michael Knight drove in the action series Knight Rider? Getting even closer as cars have been tested using only cameras and computer artificial intelligence to drive vehicles on obstacle courses.
Here is a recent report from the Associated Press and Scobleizer.com about Google’s Robotic Car:
Wi-Fi plays a very big part in these technological advances. The backbone of these devices is machine to machine communication updating data as it changes and that is done way easier with wireless connections existing on everything.
One day we won’t even remember the days when we had to actually plug our heavy computers into an actual port on other devices to upload commands and download data.