Smart Space is Coming… and coming fast!
Shopping aisles will suggest a cheese with that wine and even a possible date in aisle #3 who buys the same olive oil, pasta and ice cream we buy. Of course that person in aisle #3 may also now know who and where you are. The reactions to such data by both parties might be very entertaining to watch from the video monitors above.
This technology is here already. Have you seen the “Sonar” iPhone app? http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sonar-mobile-profile-for-local/id422549956?mt=8
Parking Spaces will know we have arrived - http://www.libelium.com/smart_parking Can there be any doubt where that is heading?
For starters our smart airport parking space might speak to us. When it does it might say:
“Hello Mr. Hennessy. Your departing flight is currently on-time. Current security line wait time in International Terminal 3 is 45 minutes.”
Of course we will be able to ask “Smart-Spaces” questions, such as…
Q: “When will the parking shuttle arrive?
A: “5 minutes Mr. Hennessy. “
And “smart spaces” will obviously promote and sell to me. They will even appear empathetic, predicting our needs!
Airport hallway “Smart-Walls” will speak to us. To me these interconnected and contiguous “sensing” panels might suggest…
“You have time for a beverage Mr. Hennessy. Would you care for your Guinness at the bar coming up up on your left in 100 yards? I can order it for you now if you’d like.”
Did I mention that the audio tech exists that can pin-point the projection of sound, i.e. to you and only you as you walk down a hallway ? Perfect huh.
Kiosks everywhere will know us… the level of intimacy we will most likely control, but they’ll still know something about us if we are carrying a Smartphone and our devices are switched on.
And we have all noticed the appearance of DON (Ex: Clear Channel Outdoor’s – Digital Outdoor Network) where we see outdoor space displays or ”faces” such as highway bulletin boards, walkway panels, airports, street ”furniture” such as transit enclosures – all migrating to real-time digital and I have NO DOUBT will become individually, or group, personal-data interactive: http://www.clearchanneloutdoor.com/products/digital/don/#creative
This is real-time interaction with a physical surface w/geo-location features all tied directly to your “person” via your smart phone…
(Think about it. I do. All the time. And it’s a love/hate thing for me.)
… and you can win an ice cream cone!
Incredible mass consumer social-psychological appeal, and great promotional platform and channel.
So, you might ask your “Self”, where’s the risk?
I speak to these issues and other related matters throughout the Ecology-of-Mind blog; and propose direct social product and application solutions here: http://letoonz.wordpress.com; and to solutions on a large-systems business scale here: http://getthevision.wordpress.com
J. Brian Hennessy
Written by JohnBrian
June 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm
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