Talk about disruption. Is your business or nonprofit ready for the Internet of Caring Things? In a trend briefing from Trendwatching.com, they provide an excellent overview of why we all need to get ready. As a digital executive, we have some great initiatives that can come out of this trend if we get ahead of it.
A network of connected objects brought to life by a clear mission: to actively care for consumers – their physical and mental wellbeing, homes, loved ones, and more. via INTERNET OF CARING THINGS | Trend Briefing from trendwatching.com.
In 2005, there were 2.5 billion connected devices, most PCs, smartphones, tablets. By 2020, there will be over 30 billion connected devices, most not PCs, smartphones, tablets. (Source: GARTNER, NOVEMBER 2013)
Of course, there is a huge opportunity here. Trendwatching identifies five to think about.
- Internet of healthy things
- Internet of mindful things
- Internet of safety things
- Internet of security things
- Internet of family things
By the way, trendwatching.com has some great resources to create your own Trend Canvas.
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