You know that feeling? When you think your phone’s vibrating in your pocket, but it isn’t really? That’s a symptom of our increasing dependency on technology. And the demands technology makes upon our attention are only likely to increase as the Internet of Things expands. By 2025, with 100 billion devices connected, it’s predicted that most of us will have jumped from three connected devices to fifteen.
Snips is a new venture that claims it can apply technology, to reduce our dependency on technology. This it does this by using AI to analyse habits and streamline access to IoT-enabled services. The ultimate aim, according to the company, is for ‘… to become so deeply integrated into our lives that we won’t need to interact with it anymore. It will disappear from our consciousness, so we can spend our lives doing the things we care about’. Which sounds absolutely… Oh, just a sec. I think my phone’s going.