Are you really moving forward?

We all seem to be going about doing our daily routine but aren’t all jobs the same when you drill them down?

Some may say that their job is different everyday but if you look behind the scenes, it is still the same each day with the same processes and reasons for working being the same.

Yet we are constantly hearing on the news of all this new technology and how the internet is going to make our lives better, but is it?

Are you seeing it?

Are you experiencing it?

Whilst it is not there for you to reach out and grab, it is surrounding you each and everyday thus playing an active part in your everyday life.

Whether you traveling in your car,  on the bus or the train, data is being collected and used by their on-board computers as to how the engine is performing and if maintenance is required. Whilst you walk down the street, through a shopping centre or crossing the road, sensors are detecting you and your surroundings to measure the air, environment, traffic and pedestrian movement – the list goes on – feeding all this data back to make our lives better.

So, don’t dismiss all this technology out of hand and say it isn’t affecting you because it is and there is so much more to come. Whether you like it or not, Wearable Technology such as bands or watches are just – as an example – a more usable mobile device of when you are in hospital and attached to a monitor and it measuring your heart or blood pressure. So if you can have devices like this, that still allow you to continue your every day life but is able to send all this information back to your Doctor, isn’t this a way to improve your life?

Taking technology to a further extreme – yet some would say this is brilliant, if you are passing your local Tesco, Sainsbury’s or Waitrose and your Smartphone or Band alerted you that you are low on milk and you needed to buy some – would this appeal?

Or is that just plain creepy….

We will never find everyone in society liking the way technology is entering or changing our lives, but it is mostly done to improve how we live, operate and behave…..

you just have to decide whether to accept it or not……..

12 days and all that……

Well as some people have noticed I haven’t been around the writing circuit much lately and this ends today….

The reason I haven’t been around much, is due to writing for some clients exclusively and unfortunately, I am not allowed to share this work, and secondly, I wanted my writing work to be just that, writing work! Why do I say this? Simply put, it would seem that so people obviously decided to start winding down early December for the Festive period, as I saw a huge rise in blogs been written across the platforms I use.

Whilst I think it is great that more people are sharing their thoughts, the question I have is, will they last?

Was Christmas just a “FAD” or “Learning Curve” for them with their writing? Will they continue or was it just to fill time in the run up to Christmas (some of these people haven’t written again since Christmas)?

Then on the other hand, we have had a glut of people writing what seems to be their review of 2014, predictions for 2015 or just sharing gripes and moans – could this be another reason, to fill time before real work started to kick start again?

We had the 12 days in the run up to Christmas and then we had taking the decorations down after 12 nights hence having 12th night, so, I thought I would wait 12 days after New Year’s Day before re-appearing, hopefully into calmer waters….

The reflection for myself over the past six weeks, was where did it go?

For me, I see that we going to have a rapid, fast changing and moving 2015 with the fact if you blink – you will mss it. With the Oil price falling we are going to mass change but will this create more damage than good? Some people are starting to see more money in their pocket which is allowing for spending or investment but in what areas and will they be able to sustain both the continued investment and the desire?

With 2015 being both volatile and changing, the main things you need to look at are 3D Printing, technology consolidation, Contactless Pay, Health and Beacons – all of which is what you will know I have discussing for 18 months.

Look out for what will happen following the launch of Apple Pay (it isn’t available here in the UK yet) and Watch in March 2015. These two occurrences may not seem a great deal, but they are opening the foundations that have been laid over the last 3 years by many companies but never used. Apple have taken these, played with them, refined them and BOOM – Apple launches them for a much bigger picture which you need to be seeing.

So, please sit back and take note of what is happening (or read my previous articles to be bring you up to speed) as you need to make sure that you and your company is really actively involved with what maybe seen as new Technology and Social Business tools/platforms but are ones that you should have been using for the past 6 to 18 months.

Another two areas I would ask you to keep your eye on is how people just are getting and seeing how important #PESCSP is and then make sure are suing the items from #BBSTR….

Have a great 2015…..

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