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Augmented-Life in the Smart Lane by Brett King

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Conclusions: Life in the Smart Lane

Living in an Augmented World

Every aspect of our life will be augmented by technology. From devices that monitor our health, to the way we pay for goods and services, how we spend our spare time, how we move around, how we look for advice, how we interact and how we work—it’s all fair game in the Augmented Age. Living “off the grid” will severely restrict your options, if not be impossible, and digital literacy will be a more important life skill than algebra, writing or geography. The most advanced technologies will become less visible and less intrusive, becoming smart, embedded and predictive in nature.

What is life going to be like in 2030 or 2040? It will be different on many different levels. Increasingly, ...

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