Advances in information technology and innovation in electronics in the recent years have given rise to a slew of entertaining electronic devices. More Australian companies will pledge to give 1 per cent of their time, equity and product to not-for-profit organisations next week at the Nexus Youth Summit, which will be launched by Lucy Turnbull on Sunday and held over two days in Sydney’s Double Bay.
A wooden octopus-like figure is displayed after it was printed on top of a Polaroid 3D Printer ModelSmart 250S at CES 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 6, 2016. But with all the available technology around us, with every machine constantly perfected by skilled individuals, anything is possible. Another aspect people look for in the latest technology is the largest amount of memory or storage possible in the smallest, most portable container possible. Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatches are displayed at the Samsung booth at CES 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 6, 2016. This advanced technology provides state of the art features, making behind the ear hearing aid a must have gadget that the baby boomers don’t mind wearing.
Examples of high-end gadgets include tablet PCs with rugged design for field work in harsh environments, electronic medical equipment, complex car systems with GPS, Bluetooth calls, voice commands and visual/audible traffic rerouting, as well as mobile entertainment devices like those Chinese sun glasses with built-in video playback functionality, which allows you to watch recorded shows or video clips while flying in a plane.
Considered as essential things in the present day are handheld electronic gadgets and the trend is not one that will fade so easily. Though geared predominately towards the gaming audience, the opportunity for the application of this technology in the event space is quite compelling. Both as a Freeman Employee and general technology enthusiast (i.e. Geek), I enjoy having the opportunity to visit the show as an attendee and take in the overwhelming display of high-tech innovations companies bring each year. Helicopters, Jet Planes and Space Ships are the most popular models and the advancement in technology makes these toys look so real that they are almost the miniatures of the originals. As well as creating a community of givers, Pledge 1 per cent provides tools for how to implement the right structures within companies at different stages of the business. So far, about 50 Australian companies have signed up out of 600 or so global pledgers.
Blame it on the workings of people’s minds, our scientists, technologists, doctors and researchers… all of them are working in their own respective fields to create even more mind blowing gadgets and technologies. Just like with certain technologies that you know you could really live with, like for health reasons or lifestyle betterment, but you know you can never afford to buy.