I will list major deals over the last year
Comcast & TimeWarner, http://time.com/79569/comcast-has-about ... is-is-why/
Comcast & Netflix, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/busin ... .html?_r=0
Netflix & Verizon, http://time.com/80192/netflix-verizon-p ... agreement/
Facebook & Whatsapp, http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/19/technol ... -whatsapp/
Facebook & Oculus Rift, http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml
Facebook & Drone technology, http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/27/tech/inno ... nectivity/
Google Glass explorer edition, http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2456541,00.asp
Google & Drone technology, http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/14/google ... -facebook/
Amazon & Drone delivery, http://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2014/04 ... l-the-fun/
Samsung Flexible screen technology, http://www.inquisitr.com/1228803/samsun ... ones-soon/
Biometric systems, http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-gl ... 2014-04-29
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/power-fa ... ty-spying/
Many many more developments, please comment below if I missed an important headline.
In order to reach as many people as possible, efforts to expand internet access or Wifi are underway, under guise of education and market efficiency
http://www.forbes.com/sites/groupthink/ ... -equality/
Comcast is looking to expand programs similar to this
Comcast's Internet Essentials program has provided low-cost broadband Internet access and digital training to more than 1,920 people in West Virginia since 2011.
A household can utilize the program if it has at least one child eligible for the National School Lunch Program, has not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within 90 days and does not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment. Initially planned as a three-year program, Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen recently announced the program will continue indefinitely.
Google, http://www.droid-life.com/2014/04/25/go ... gle-fiber/
Government also forming new checks and balances to control this emerging digital society.
Obama Calls for Secure Online-Identity System
President Barack Obama unveiled an ambitious proposal Friday urging the private sector to create a trusted-identity system to boost consumer security in cyberspace.
Digital rights groups cautiously welcomed the first-of-its-kind government proposal, calling it a blueprint for increased internet security and privacy, as the nation drifts to the virtual world to take care of basic needs from grocery shopping to paying taxes and dating.
This is all before applicable & mass produced nano technology, and sentient artificial intelligence. But we are well on our way, friends.
Our collective future is rapidly approaching, an age of constant and instant distraction, control, information overload, basically a digital society with cultural values being defined by technology. A world within a world.
Are you ready?
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