SexTech sounds like yet another buzzword. But actually it isn’t. It is the term that stands for a never ending chase for attention, satisfaction and simulation that is embedded in our natural instincts. From our 1st steps on this planet until now we have been looking for new and exciting ways to satisfy our sexual needs. And technology helped us along the way. Today, SexTech is a rather less covered technology business . This article is an introduction into a forgotten but mesmerising world.
Last week we tried to find out if virtual reality could create a virtual world we could all escape to just by wearing a pair of glasses. With this weeks Imagine That Startup called Metaverse this is becoming (kind of) reality. But not with a pair of glasses but by using your phone. Metaverse is an app that allows people to create their own augmented reality experience straight from their phone.
2016 was the year of virtual reality. In one year major players like Facebook, Sony and HTC all released their VR headsets. The IDC predicts that the VR market could become a $160 billion market by 2020. Will this revenue only come from gaming? Or are there other implementations of virtual reality in our lives in the near future? What about a second virtual world we can escape to whenever we want?
Today, the communication we have with friends is fast, overwhelms us and then disappears again within seconds. With instant messaging the way we communicate has lost its value. This is no longer the case with Chestnote. Slow messaging is here, a new way of messaging where you decide when and where people can read your messages.
In 2004, a Harvard student named Mark founded a social media platform called Facebook. What followed is a widely known path towards world domination. Social media became a huge part of our lives. That big a part that it is at the verge of taking over our lives completely. In fact, a social media rating system has become reality in China. Is it plausible that how high we rank on social media will have an impact on what we can and cannot do? Let’s find out!
A new app called Ransomly developed by 39-year old Zach Prager aims to let people unplug from technology and focus more on what is happening offline. How? By blocking apps like Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp for a certain time in certain locations. Or “holding the app for ransom” as Ransomly likes to call it.
Artificial intelligence is taking our world by storm. Through deep learning and neural networks it is already capable of many things we, human beings can do. Securing companies from cyber attacks is one example. Writing simple sport recaps and reports is another example. Through natural language processing, companies like IBM, Google and others now try to master what we humans are so good at: learning languages.
Artificial intelligence arranges your meetings, unlocks your phones through face recognition and trades stocks on the international stock markets. But that’s nothing compared to how JASK, a cyber security startup uses the wonderful invention of AI. Find out more about our first Imagine That Startup!
I’m not some messenger that came down from heaven, but I might be from the future and therefore I will be around for a while talking about technology I think you should hear about. And nope, I’m not yet another tech blog covering the latest news. This blog is one big call to action to think about technology and its effect on our society, period.