By "Katrina Gosek, Director | Commerce Product Strategy-Oracle"-Oracle on May 07, 2014
Internet of Things & Commerce Series: Part 1 (of 3)
Do you regularly watch TED talks? If not, you’re missing out on learning all sorts of amazing things about our shared reality. Here are a few things I’ve learned in the last few months watching TED talks that might wet your appetite.
· Low IQ gotcha down? Don’t worry, it’s not a 100% predictor of success; “grit” is actually a better indicator.
· Feel bad about those 2nd (or 3rd) pair of shoes you ordered online last night?
Don’t. Primates make the same mistakes with money.
· Food for thought while you’re snorkeling next time. Up to 90% of sea creatures light up.
· Bag of cords got you all tangled up? Imagine a time when electric sockets were the shape of light
bulbs … because they were the only things we plugged in.
And just over 2,000 days ago Kevin Kelly (one of the founders of Wired Magazine) gave a fantastic talk about “The Next 5,000 Days of the Web”. That was 2007. In the roughly 2,000 days since then unfathomable things have appeared in our ever-changing, every-accelerating world: smartphones, social media, wearable tech… Angry Birds, Candy Crush… And though we are only 7,000 or so days in to the reality of the internet, it has already grown to a size the defies imagination. Some stats to ponder on the dimensions of the world wide web as of 2013:
· 14.3 trillion web pages
· 672 exabytes of accessible data
· 43,000 petabytes of total traffic
· 1 yotta byte of total data stored (that’s as big as 180 billion, BILLION libraries of Congress)
· Yet, less than 1 % of things in the physical world are connected today…
And this is set to double. Every year. We have become embedded in a digital architecture – of things, of data, of content. And this is only just the beginning.[Read More]