Transformative technologies are shaping the world around us, primarily for the better. Just consider conventional retail and commerce channels, for example. Customers now get to take advantage of a vast selection of convenience options that were never available in the past. You can buy products online and have them shipped — for free — to a local store. You can also leverage cross-platform experiences, where your online shopping habits and preferences are carried over to brick-and-mortar.
These kind of new and innovative experiences are only possible with modern technologies. That includes IoT or the Internet of Things, connected devices, big data and analytics, machine learning, and even mobile-friendly apps or services.
What are some real-world examples of the most innovative ways businesses are putting modern technology to use? Let’s explore further.
The New York Times has called it the “deadliest drug crisis in American history,” and for good reason. Every day, 115 Americans or more perish after overdosing on opioids. Of course, we’re talking about the modern opioid epidemic that has swept across the nation. Three-fourths of all drug overdose deaths can be attributed to opioids, prescription painkillers, heroin and synthetics like fentanyl notwithstanding.
It is considered a crisis not only because of the public health ramifications, but also its impact on social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that prescription opioid abuse costs the United States $78.5 billion a year. That estimate includes the cost of healthcare, productivity loss, addiction and health treatment, and criminal justice burdens.
The health industry is full of gadgets and tech platforms that enhance patient care and ease the typical burdens felt by professionals who treat people in hospitals and similar settings. Below, you can get a rundown of some of the healthcare technologies you should already be implementing in day-to-day operations at your facility. They’ll almost certainly become part of your workplace in the future.
Virtual reality (VR) is more popular than ever before. From video games to interactive broadcasting, mainstream consumers are enamored with the new technology — but it’s not the only form of supplemental reality that’s making headlines.
Instead of replacing their entire surroundings with a virtualized world, many are using augmented reality (AR) to add various fun, creative and useful digital elements to the real world.
Already, businesses use virtual reality in a very real way to save money, retain customers and train employees. In 2018, VR will no longer be the hyped up “entertainment enhancing” tool it has become in 2017. Instead, it will take on the role of empowering businesses in a very real way.
Ananas is a group or initiative, focused on establishing peace through technology. It sounds pretentious, sure, but a new campaign ramping up may show exactly how this kind of thing is possible.
Primarily, they will be focused on offering a form of cryptocurrency called Anacoin. It relates directly to modern understanding of the Quran, and also Muslim communities. Those two concepts seem like they have absolutely no connection, but Ananas has come up with a pretty ingenious strategy to merge them.