Tech companies are trying to take over the world. I’m not just being an alarmist, that’s the current business model of tech companies as they try to be the one-stop-shop for your life.
Don’t believe me? Let’s take a closer look at just what tech companies have been up to.
Technology companies and their tech developments
Amazon started as a bookstore turned online retail. Then they expanded their business with hardware – tablets, phones, Alexa. Pretty soon, their digital assistant was in millions of households. Now with their doorbell systems coupled with Amazon delivery, they’re slowly infiltrating every aspect of our daily lives. Tech companies are even willing to lose money on hardware for the chance to get their software into your lives.
The best example of this methodology is the Windows phone. For many, it was the hardware that held on for too long. After all, why would Microsoft keep creating a product that lost them money and was obviously losing to the competition? Because it got their software in your hands
The directive of essentially every major tech company is to win the battle to control most of our lives. Do that, and you win the profit. This isn’t inherently a bad thing, though. More tech means easier lives and overall better living. However, as we’ve seen with the recent Facebook data scandal, we need to be careful about how we let tech into our lives.
This leads us to where tech will move to next: wearables.
What does “wearable” really mean?
Industry leaders know that smartphones have become familiar. The launch of a new smartphone doesn’t have the same hype and excitement surrounding it as when the first iPhone or Android came out. Wearables, on the other hand, they’re new and exciting.
We’re not just talking about Apple Watches or the failed Google Glass here; we’re talking about how tech will be further integrated into our daily lives.