What will happen to internet privacy in the future?
Where’s the Safe?
If internet privacy has already eroded so much in the present day, what will things be like in the future?
The Internet of Things could put your whole life online
Everything Under Control
Your Life On-Line
The age of big data
90% Growth in 2 years
The amount of data in the world is growing at an incredible pace—90% of the world’s data was created in the past two years. Currently, 2.5 exabytes (2.5 billion GB) of data is generated every day.The majority of this data is about us, and what we do online. With data growing at this rate, imagine how much there’ll be in ten years!
Pigeonholed by behavior patterns
- One significant way companies already use big data is to find patterns in our behavior. These patterns are used to predict our future behavior, make assumptions about who we are, and sell to us more effectively.
Picking Good Payers
- The New York Times has reported that retailers and lenders are already using data on past purchases to predict which customers are likely to make repayments on time. One Canadian retailer found that customers who bought premium birdseed were very likely to make payments on time. Customers who bought skull-shaped car accessories were more likely to miss payments.
Scarily, all customers who fit the latter pattern were rejected for store credit—even if they were new applicants who had not missed payments in the past.
Predicting the future
- The trend is that we are sharing more data about ourselves, through more devices. The Internet of Things will increase that further and methods for organizing and analyzing big data are evolving too.
With so much data about our habits available to them, internet companies could soon know more about us than we know about ourselves—including what we’ll do next.
Designing in the SMART Stuff
- As with our Weekly Insight on Design Thinking, it may not be long before DfMA requires us to specify and incorporate ‘appropriate’ technology for clients. As part of Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DfMA) it could be part of a holistic Off-Site construction approach. Home buyer and renter awareness of what is becoming available is beginning to drive their expectations and demands. It may not be long before changing material science and technology combines to bring AI right into the way your business designs and delivers projects.
DfMA at the forefront
As Off-Site construction matures into Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) it is clearly at the forefront as an enabler for such delivery. New homes will very soon be ‘Smart’ in numerous ways, including full incorporation of energy saving and TIoT (the internet of things) to deliver major components. This is something that ‘Off-Site’. DfMA (Design for Manufacture & Assembly) will need to seriously consider as the industry moves forward.
Greater collaborative ‘partnering’ between architects, builders and manufacturers is needed to accomplish this The greater speed, accuracy and quality that can result from manufacturing components in a dry, controlled factory environment, together with the ability tom incorporate (yet to be invented) ‘Smart Ware’ gives home builders perhaps the only way of achieving this, together with improved on-site build quality AND controlling costs.
While resistance to the change to DfMA has been the norm, the wish of most UK Builders to deliver excellent customer service and top notch homes is now driving an increasing number to choose Off-Site for their developments. Also, as ‘OffSite Hub” note, architects and designers are moving toward DfMA, something w have been encouraging for over 20 years. The emergence of LA Developers will only speed up this process.
Easy Timber Frame
To assist them in doing so our “Easy Timber Frame “ now offers standard size modular timber frame elements for them to use as a design base, cutting down on technical design and engineering to produce win-win results.