Here are some more facts and figures from the video that I found interesting:
Nearly 4 out of 10 Canadians value the internet more than coffee, chocolate or wine.
38% of us want smart appliances
54% of watch movies on computers
30% of students can work remotely..wow!
Mobile payments may replace cash and cards by 2020
So what does the future of the internet hold? It could mean so many things. It means we can understand individuals better. Imagine walking by a local store or business and the owner sends you a discount or offers on the spot just because you walk by the store with your mobile device. This is already possible. Imagine that recognition technology like xbox kinect will continue to evolve. Imagine stepping into your car and it already knows what you like or dislike. Cars now can park itself. Imagine having location base info sent to you more than just GPS. It's like Geolocation customized to your needs. The future is here more than ever!
*Disclosure: "I work for Rogers companies and participated voluntarily for this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own."
For more details on this event, visit TheArtOfLeadership or REGISTER for the June 5th event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Here is a CODE to give you $50 off your ticket admission: TOSOCIAL
You really need to check the site to see the authors lineup in detail. Here is a quick list of author/visionaries that will be scheduled to present.
I look forward to this event and hope you can attend and learn something new! Let me know if you are going. :-)
So what type of emergencies can occur here in Toronto or GTA for you? Maybe a serious weather warning? Have you noticed that the weather seems to be unpredictable lately? As the weather get warmer we are outside more and more susceptible to conditions outside. We can be by the water and conditions can suddenly change without warning. Are you prepared? If not read this blog post/Twitter Stream and get prepared. We all don't think it will ever happen to us but you never know. What if? Since I'm learning about Emergency Week stuff with you, I want to know what you can do to better prepare yourself for an emergency.
The Red Cross has given me a fanny pack full of stuff that can help in the event of an emergency. It's a fun way and portable way to be prepared. Red Cross is bringing the fanny back! :-) On that note, I want to give some of my readers/followers an Emergency fanny pack. Send me a tweet via Twitter at @Clickflickca and tell me your own tip or ways of how you prepare for a possible Emergency. Or tell me an example of a possible emergency. Hopefully through our social streams we can all learn a tip or two! Tag your tweet with #SaveYourFanny and I'll select a few winners this coming Sunday May 13th! You'll get to win one of these packs below to keep you prepared for an Emergency!