Who will be the winner of the next computer revolution?
Computer operating system software layer between you and the device has changed significantly over the past few decades. Initially, the user had to interact with levers and switches, and then came the screens and DOS, Macintosh and Windows from Apple from Microsoft, and then the Internet. They all slowly crept into our lives and changed the way we do almost everything. But the "axis" of the future will be radically different. The next step will be artificial intelligence, and the race has already begun. Because there is a why. Just think about how profitable was control over the previous era for Microsoft.
In the 70s, many of us have to grind off the teeth at the command prompt in MS-DOS-type systems, CP / M and Unix. This legendary black screen with green letters go down in age. You can enter any more or less meaningful command like "cp" or copy the file. It was not very easy, but easier than with physical switches.
In the 80's computer technology has moved on graphical interfaces such as Mac OS and Windows, where it was necessary to simply point and click. Do you want to delete a file? Just drag it to the trash. What could be simpler? And computer technology are no longer for geeks. Almost anyone can do it.
In the 90s computer technology has become more connected. Internet and browser became kings. Google even made a separate operating system in this regard, Chrome OS. More recently, computer technology has become mobile and transformed into applications on our smart phones. Some of these applications and services began to branch out, creating their own little worlds, uniting developers and users. An example of this might be the Chinese app WeChat, in which thousands of use cases, from social networks to buying plane tickets.
You do not even think about it, but the next revolution in the field of operating systems already on the threshold. And technology giants like Microsoft, Apple and Google are fighting for victory in the revolution.
A new race
At the end of last year, Google announced a series of hardware products. There was Google Home column, Pixel and smartphone device Daydream View virtual reality. But Google will not make billions on hardware like this. Software - a much more attractive business. It easier to scale.
No, Google is developing a hardware simply as a means to deliver your Google Assistant with artificial intelligence algorithm, our homes and pockets. Virtual assistants are baked in all these products. Google wants to be the center of our lives.
Sociable assistants like Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa - this operating system of the future. No printing. No-pointing. The power of artificial intelligence will be used to meet our needs.
"Take me on the next flight to Canberra, Google"
"Who is the president of Switzerland, Siri?"
"Turn my favorite song, Alex."
In many cases, the keyboard will not close. Suffice it to enter a new one in the room and say, "Turn on the light", as if anyone expects. And someone will be waiting. We will sit in the car and say, "Turn on the ignition," or "Start Your Engines". Enter the elevator and to command: "On the first floor, please." In the bath - "sneaky boiling water."
The screens will begin to disappear. Instead, the communication will be. Communication and conversations will accompany us from room to room, in the car, in the office, in bed.
The consequences would be enormous. Loss of screens will mean rethinking of digital advertising. The growth of communication affect the search and online network. Who would not have won this race, its new operating system will show us the way.
The winners and losers
This is an exciting future. There are many opportunities for implementation. You can make the clock, which will be your personal assistant. Sunglasses, suggests that it is time to leave the sun. Libra, the Council than breakfast.
The winners will be, most likely, companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook or Amazon, because they are the first to come to this market, and the network effect means that their products will improve rapidly.