I woke up early this morning because I needed to get some things in order before leaving for Las Vegas in the afternoon. I started putting away laundry. I came upon my favorite t-shirt, my Venom t-shirt. Though it’s meant to look faded, it’s beginning to look a bit beat up.
I thought to myself, “I really like the shirt, I wish I could get another.”
So…I pulled out my iPhone, opened the Google app and took a picture of it using the Google goggles feature. It came back with a bunch of results.
Satisfied for the moment, I resumed putting away my laundry. I began thinking about the return of my favorite show on television, Community. I had a fleeting thought, “how old is Allison Brie?
So…I pulled out my phone opened up the Google app, clicked the voice button and asked that question. She’s 30 by the way…and recently single–for any of you single guys out there.
I then realized that I was going to be delivering a speaking engagement in only a few hours.
So I pulled out my phone and broadcast a message to more than 10,000 people through the combination of my various networks.
Within a few minutes I found a product by sight, obtained random information by voice and broadcast to thousands…all from a glass covered rectangle that sits in my pocket. Combine that with the video chat I had several weeks ago with my dad–who is in Mexico–while walking home from a movie and we can clearly say, the future is here folks.
Times have changed, technology has changed our world. In turn, our behaviors have and will continue to adapt. This is the underlying foundation to understanding the internet, social media and how new technology affects our businesses. It’s about behaviors, not technologies.
The youngens won’t remember it, because it’ll just be their childhood, but for those that remember Prodigy I ask, is this shit not the coolest?