Trends 2017: reality time
The internet has shifted from being a predominately text-based source of information to one that is comprised of 70 percent video traffic.Ericsson ConsumerLab research shows that online video consumption is rising every year. Going beyond real time, several of the trends for 2017 point towards everything around us increasingly being interpreted as moving images. Cars start understanding the world graphically when they become autonomous, as do many artificial intelligence (AI) powered robots and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.Virtual reality (VR) is currently the fastest growing form of video traffic, with Cisco predicting that it will grow 61-fold between 2015 and 2020.
This means that rather than just real time, we should start talking about reality time.
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