Whenever I am buying something, the paying mechanism flush my money from the cell phone or any other device I happen to use (may be my car, my roaming bot…) and at the same time records the transaction and the object of my desire. Did I buy a fancy roll down screen I’ll be using as television in my tent (the fabric of the tent is nano coated and more than enough to capture light and accumulate energy that will be then tapped by my screen)? Information on what I bought in terms of its unique identity is stored in my memory space. That identity comes handy once I (implicitly) will need the set of applets that will allow me to use it at its best through other devices (such as the cell phone used as a remote control), or the accompanying information material for those few books’ buff that still love reading instruction manual, and, more importantly, the electronic information allowing other appliances to connect seamlessly with it.
Point is, everything I am going to buy is going to become part of my information space and it will be alive in this virtual space thus allowing interconnection with all the rest. Some of these interconnections will be used in the virtual space, some others will result in actions from the virtual to the real space, thus enabling communication and cooperation among devices to serve my purposes.
This wealth of information is of course there for me to exploit. Just browsing through my memories might be fun but basically impractical and only usable in very limited occasion. However, this information can be harvested delivering value, by special applications. These can span on many sectors, basically all I am going to do can benefit from the processing of this information.
My doctor and, in perspective, my drug company that is tailoring pills to fit my health care status are surely most interested in having processed data, deriving my life style and the reasons that may be hidden in my present pathology. My data can become a very important diagnostic tool, something like the airplane’s black box, and it can be crucial in designing the pill that is right for me. Actually, in case of an accident, rehabilitation than be greatly improved by accessing the digital shadow since it will be possible to finely tune the rehabilitation process looking at how I was before the accident. Memory supports are also available, faces I see are associated to a name that is projected on my glasses and this is reinforcing my memory.
Continuous education will be crucial to remain competitive on the market space and special application sifting through my experience can tailor new knowledge and the way to deliver it according to my experiences and capacity of absorption. Kibbles will become the normal way of increasing my knowledge, a morsel at a time, right on time, where right refers both to the time I need it and the time I am most receptive to it.