Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the by Shawn DuBravac

By Shawn DuBravac

Our global is set to change.

In electronic future: How the recent Age of information Will switch the way in which we are living, paintings, and speak, Shawn DuBravac, leader economist and senior director of study on the client Electronics organization (CEA), argues that the groundswell of electronic possession unfolding in our lives indications the start of a brand new period for humanity. past simply acquisition, the following decade can be outlined through an all-digital way of life and the “Internet of Everything”—where every little thing, from the dishwasher to the wristwatch, isn't just on-line, yet buying, examining, and using the knowledge that surrounds us. yet what does this suggest in practice?

It signifies that a few of mankind’s so much urgent difficulties, reminiscent of starvation, illness, and protection, will eventually have an answer. It implies that the increase of driverless automobiles may well retailer hundreds of thousands of yank lives every year, and maybe millions extra round the planet. It potential a departure from millennia-old practices, similar to the necessity for city facilities. It implies that significant inefficiencies, equivalent to the availability chains in Africa permitting foodstuff to rot earlier than it may be fed to the hungry, could be conquer. It implies that participants can have extra freedom in motion, paintings, future health, and goals than ever earlier than.

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Could it be like the invention of the telephone or the television—game-changing products that forever altered the way human beings receive and provide information? We’re getting close, but those are only two products. Of course their impact was revolutionary, but also isolated: you could step away from the television or hang up the phone. My thinking was still too narrow. Remember, I told myself, everything will be digital, not just a few products. So, really, we’re talking about something on a larger scale .

I. Title. com Manufactured in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Books are available in quantity for promotional or premium use. com. Distributed to the trade by Perseus Distribution 250 West 57th Street New York, NY 10107 To my three digital natives—Nick (eleven), Ryan (nine), Gavin (seven). May you each secure the destiny you seek. CONTENTS Foreword by Gary Shapiro Introduction CHAPTER 1 The Beginning of Our Voyage and the Properties of Data CHAPTER 2 The Seeds of Our Digital Destiny CHAPTER 3 When Data Is Digitized CHAPTER 4 The Sensorization of Objects CHAPTER 5 Second-Order Effects of Digital Data CHAPTER 6 In the Year 2025 … CHAPTER 7 Driverless Cars and the New Digital Age of Travel CHAPTER 8 The Internet of Me!

The era of the phone booth ended only when, decades later, everyone had a cell phone. Let’s go back even further. Quick: Who invented the automobile? It’s perhaps one of the most important inventions in human history, yet most don’t know who is actually credited with inventing it. German engineer Karl Benz (as in Mercedes-Benz) is generally regarded as the inventor of the first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine. That was in 1886. Who owned a car in 1886? Or 1896? Or 1906? Almost no one.

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