Every time we surf the Internet or turn on the TV, we learn about some new form of technology that is transforming even the most mundane parts of our everyday lives. From screen sharing to self-driving vehicles, there are a slew of tech features out there that could launch billion-dollar industries. Let's take a look at a few of them.
Self-driving trucks may open up a billion-dollar industry, but they will also have a negative impact on the nation's current truck drivers. Think about all the jobs that will be lost if self-driving trucks become the norm. On a positive note, self-driving trucks do bring about certain advantages to businesses. Because their routes can be coordinated better, self-driving trucks can platoon closely together to achieve better fuel efficiency.
Virtual reality may not be a "new" form of technology, but advancements in the field are definitely revolutionizing many aspects of the business. For starters, businesses are using virtual reality during training sessions. For those in the construction industry, virtual reality training is of immense value. Imagine training your workers about the hazards of a work site without having to send them to the actual site. This not only increases their safety but also saves on training costs.
With 360-degree selfie comes the ability to view life from a completely different angle. Check out this 360-degree snowmobiling and snowboarding video. As you watch it, you can view it from any angle you want. Think about how this will change our experience of videos and movies.
Scientists are using 360-degree selfies for a variety of purposes. For example, Harvard researcher Koen Hufkens uses the technology to research climate change and leaf development in New England.
360-degree selfie will change many aspects of our lives. Talk about an advancement that expands and alters your perspective and how you experience life!
One of Google's latest tech advancements comes in the form of CallJoy, a service that helps businesses better manage their inbound calls. CallJoy gives business owners the ability to tap into a low-cost solution that provides automated customer service agents. The agents block unwanted calls, help direct callers to the right department, book appointments, and more.
Probably the most notable aspect of CallJoy is that the agents actually work via SMS. Even better, it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to use the service. Instead, Google has made it very affordable to the average small business owner.
Screen sharing is another technology that helps businesses. By sharing screens with other people, it becomes possible to experience optimal levels of productivity and collaboration. People can use screen sharing outside the business arena too, to connect with friends. For example, you can get advice from your friends on purchases that you're considering making by sharing your mobile device screen.
It used to be that when a tech advancement occurred, it would take the world by storm. Nowadays, though, advancements in technology are such a common occurrence that it's hard to keep up with them. These are just a few of the new tech features out there that could inspire billion-dollar industries.