The way we speak is being directly influenced by internet conversation. The term “LOL” used to be internet slang for “laughing out loud.” Now, it is a term all its own, reflecting a sense of appreciation, acceptance, and respect.
Better technology allowed for video communication online through programs like Skype and FaceTime. Now, this type of communication has become a regular part of life, and developers are taking it to the next level. A product called “iRobot” allows telecommuters to be present and move around the office through an internet connection and a monitor.
Artists are taking famous internet ideas and applying them to real life. For example, an artist in London set up filters so residents could see the city in real life like they could on Instagram. And others have incorporated Google Maps’ location pins into their designs.
Even human contact is being influenced by the internet. Bracelets powered by wireless technology allow to people in different places, even thousands of miles apart, to feel the touch of each other.
“These products are a sign of how integrated technology has become in our lives,” says Daniel Levine. “Even ten years ago, what we say and how we act was completely different than it is today. Ideas that may have seemed weird or foreign or strange are now accepted pieces of everyday life.”
About Daniel Levine
Daniel is a consumer trends specialist and keynote speaker. As a consultant and as a public speaker, Daniel shares his knowledge, experiences, and observations with clients and audiences alike. His goal is to help everyone realize and embrace growing trends. Learn more at http://DanielLevine.com
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