Living in the technology industry since a young, no one if the instinct of a Bill Gates is super sharp. About 16 years ago, he wrote a book that contains a lot of predictions about the future of the world of technology. And almost all of his predictions turned out right.
In 1999, Bill Gates wrote a book called Business @ the Speed of Thought. The book discusses many predictions about how the Internet will change the business and a lot of things. Here are some predictions were proved right Gates.
1. Price Comparison Sites
Price comparison services will be developed, allowing people to know that there is a price comparison on some websites, so as to make efforts to find the cheapest products becomes easy.
It is now really happening. People could easily find a comparison of prices for the same item in Google or Amazon. While websites such as MySmartPrice launched specifically to compare the prices of products.
2. Mobile Devices
People will carry a small device that enables them to keep in touch or conduct electronic business is constantly on the move. They will be able to see the news, flight schedules, financial market information and other things on the device.
Currently, mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and smart the last hour has mushroomed. People can do a lot of things as well as access to almost all kinds of information from these devices.
3. Instant Payment and Health Care
People will pay their bills, manage finances, and communicate with their doctors via the Internet.
Now, conduct transactions or managing finances can be done in many websites. There are also several websites that facilitate communication with doctors although it is not much.
4. Personal Assistant and the Internet of Things
A sort of personal friends will be developed. It checks email or notification and displays the information you need.
When you go to the store, you can tell which recipes you want to set and the device automatically displays the necessary ingredients. The device you use to adjust what you’re doing.
Now there is Google Now which became a kind of personal assistant sophisticated Android smartphone that know the habits of users. Being smart devices like the Nest collect data daily user activity and can automatically regulate the temperature of the house.
5. Monitoring Camera
Video show a constant in your home will become a common thing, which inform you when there are people who visit when you are not at home.
Currently, monitoring cameras have been installed in many homes. From the cheapest to the most sophisticated, all there.
6. Social Media
Private website for friends and family will be a common thing, it allows you to talk and plan events.
Nowadays, social media such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram very popular. Gates prediction proved to be right back though social media today tend to be a showcase and not so private anymore.
7. Vacation Sale
There is software that know when you book travel tickets and use that information to advise on the activities at the destination. He will advise about activities, discounts, other offers and lower prices for all the things you might want to participate.
Currently, sites like Expedia and Kayak could offer a deal based on the data of your purchase in advance. While the ads from Google and Facebook can offer promotions based on where the user lives.
8. Website Discussion Sports
While watching sports on television, the service allows you to discuss what is going on and follow the guessing game where you can choose who will win.
Currently, the prediction was actually happening. Social media such as Twitter facilitates Discussion of the sort. Likewise, people can write comments in the online news websites like ESPN.
9. Smart Ads
The device will have a clever ad. He will know about your purchasing trends and will display appropriate ads for you.
Online advertising services already plural has such a feature now. Advertisers can target users by displaying ads that match their interests and buying patterns.
10. Recruitment of Employees Online
People who are looking for work will be able to find employment opportunities in the internet by mentioning interests, needs and their special skills.
Today many vacancies displayed on the internet. While social media such as LinkedIn allows access of displaying the history of life and their professional skills with the possibility of being recruited by the workplace who are interested.