Cool slideshow, Lauren, but I admit a couple of them could be dangerous to my wallet, especially the solution that lets you customize your own bag! I would probably spend a bit more money on something (or be willing to spend the money) if I knew I could design it myself. That's really clever! The 3D printed tchotchkes also are quite cool. I imagine quite a few parents have had to shell out some cash so their kids could print them out. At least they are quite inexpensive.
I think you're right, Pubudu. Some of the most interesting designs of these products likely will come from the minds of children. The future generation of engineers will certainly have a head start over previous ones with all the technology available to them already.
Indeed, shehan, perhaps some of these advancements are much better appreciated from a distance. I am sure I am not the only one who can be tempted by something new and interesting without thinking how it will impact my finances.
There is an upcomming technology ShopBeacon it uses transmittors and Apples iBeacon blue tooth low energy signalling standards to spot when the shopper enters the store . It will make shopping very easy and less time consumable it automatically detects if you are a paypall user and will automatically transfer the amount . This is really a very interesting way of payment with nothing involved no hands no credit scratching it looks like magic .
Paypall Beacon is not only used for automatic payments but BLE(bluetooth low energy ) is also use to provide different offers to customers as they move from one department to another on the basis of their previous purchases .
With Technology like Shopbeacon we can see how much advancements are going on in the world .Many recent smartphones are already compatible of BLE ,No specifi pairing or wifi is required ,It works withoud cloud connectivity and many more .
Yes, Shehan alot of companies are currently working on hologram imaging. I was reading the article few days back, few companies have managed to make holovisions of small sizes and are now trying to make large sized holovisions possible.
I do agree with you a.saji, every day technology will update and the same time the previous version is out dating. And the best thing is there will be a significant gap between the new one and the previous version.
There are already a few places where you can see holograms in action. Orly Airport in France uses a few to help direct traffic in the terminal. Duane Reade, a convenience store in New York, just installed one in their Wall St. location.
The music industry loves holograms. Hatsune Miku is the most popular vocaloid. Her first concert in Los Angeles in 2011 sold out. Coachella, out music festival in California, made news in 2012 when its featured star was Tupac Shakur, a rapper who died in 1996, on stage with two live rap stars. You can click on the names to see video of the concerts. It's very interesting.
I admit to being an out of touch dinosaur, but I really did prefer the old days of live, courteous customer service. i do not spend an inordinate amount of time shopping, but when I do, it is for something I really want. Fishing gesr for example. I want to see the item and hold it and examine it carefully. I do not want a robot to track it down from a picture.
Furthermore, those red rubbery things that they suggest kids design and make, look like cheap carnival give aways that are played with for 5 minutes and then discarded.
It does feel really good to go out and have some time to yourself and shop for the things you love, but in terms of convenience in the fast paced world saving time and energy is of high importance. Thats why people prefer smarter ways to shop.
This is an interesting development, and it is certainly an effective way of marketing to those with short attention spans, but I would not call it smart shopping because it is set up to only display what the marketers want displayed. There does not exist an uncontrolled access to all products, regardless of what the access is represented to be.
But it is indeed a slick method of presenting an array of products to individual shoppers and reducing the cost of the sales force. So it will undoubtedly grow quite a bit. AND, just like those computerized phone mazes, some places will "get it right", while others will be a frustrating journey to nowhere. But it will be interesting to watch as each seller attempts to be "one-up" on the others.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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