The rules for doing business have changed and will continue to change because technology is changing faster and faster every day, the cycle of technological innovation will not wait or stop for anyone, this cycle revolves around 3 factors
# 1 Moore’s Law: every 18 months we double the capacity of microprocessors this means either double the power or half the price and/or size ( we may use this electronic brains for more than computers – Cameras, cars, ovens, etc) – just take a look at the smart phone, Mp3 player or camera you have in your hands today will be obsolete in less than two years because we will have devices in the market that will be twice as small or powerful, we can see this computing power at a lower cost moving fast in Latin-American having computer giants like Dell and HP report sales for mobile computers rising higher than sales for desktop computers in the region. Many countries have started public-private partnerships to bring the first PC to local business and homes, with the twist of moving from PC to a Mini laptop or to a mobile appliance, in some cases tablets that would be included within your monthly internet payments
#2 Shugart’s law: every year we triple digital storage capacity this means either triple the amount of information you may storage or pay one third of the price and/or store it in a smaller form factor ( we may use this in electronics to bring computer data bases everywhere) – this is giving us capacity to virtualize everything in our real world, from pictures to videos, media, and even our own lives, yes we are now digitizing and streaming our lives… every second millions of people issue their personal newspapers, video news channels, podcasts about their lives storing it in different form factors and on the web, from what are you doing? to what are you thinking? this is really interesting! If we see the lists of the most visited internet sites in every country in Latin America we will see a clear pattern where digital media and assets are becoming the new places to hangout, post and receive information online, most countries have even left search engines behind Facebook and youtube, same thing that happened with all local traditional online news outlets and blogging platforms, this means that we are not just streaming our lives into a digital world but we are also getting our news from other sources (most of the time driven by citizen journalists)
#3 Metcalfe’s law: the value of a network is the square of the number of users. Bandwidth Triples Every year, more users, bigger roads to travel and chipper connections, I remember that in my country in the year 2000 the cost of a 2 MB connection to the internet was about $2000 plus a hefty set up fee, today we get our high-speed internet connection speed doubled for free every year and you can find good DSL connections for less than $25 a month with no set up fee, may be this is one of the reasons why we have 500,000 new internet surfers every day… and don’t forget that this is becoming a wolrd that will be wireless, giving us the ability to be connected 24/7 everywhere in any device. Competition in the Lating America Telecommunications industry is certainly furious, even qualified by some European Telecomm players as “Brutal” this is one of the reasons why it is normal that telecommunications providers offer the most amazing all inclusive plans for broad band and wireless internet and every year before you contract expires you get a call from them offering more bandwidth and perks to stay loyal. Some people ask about how to bridge the digital gap in this region, I would say that Telecomm companies taking advantage of this cycle of innovation will have us buying prepaid smart phones for $10 carring $5 of calling credit in the near future… and the idiosyncrasy of our people will include these services and devices in their monthly budgets as a basic need, even if they don’t know how to write a blog they will have Video and audio recording capabilities plus the channels and the knowhow to upload what they record for the whole world to see
If the car had improved like the computer has improved in the past 100 years then it would have a gas consumption of one thimble full per hundred miles, travel at 3,000,000 miles per hour, and be cheaper to replace than paying a parking ticket!
Some say the “End” is near, well I say the end is hereand this is why: The “End” of time, we are concentrated in getting Real Time updates or responses plus Social networks give us the hability to stop time in between conversations these interactive online technologies are changing the way we interact with the world allowing online users to share content, becoming indispensable as the primary method for online dialogue for organizations and people of all ages – here conversations will happen whenever you have the time and will remain there for others to interact whenever they find the conversation, The “End” of space, distant places and even distant relationships are now just a few clicks away from us and of course the “End” of Matter…Virtual is the new tangible….
Perspective accounts for 80% of the IQ test, it is the faculty of seeing all the relevant data in a meaningful relationship, you have just read a human perspective of the evolution of new technologies this is affecting and will continue to affect every aspect of our lives there is a need to transform everything we do using this data forming our own perspective to become better professionals, better human beings
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