The world is getting smaller. The world is getting smarter. And technology is exponentially improving each year. iPhones only came out 10 years ago. What will America look like 10 years from now? I have an idea of what it will look like. Everything will be connected to the Internet. People don’t realize this, but we are already on our way there.

Think about the appliances in the home. The A/C unit, the dishwasher, the fridge, and the stove or oven. 20 years ago, it was not possible to control the A/C system from a cell phone. As a matter of fact, most people didn’t even have cell phones 20 years ago! Now, almost everyone of adult age has one.

I have one of these A/C systems. The A/C touch-pad on the wall is connected to WiFi. That means, if I’m upstairs, and want to turn the heating on in the winter, I simply need to open the application on my phone and turn the heating on. My A/C system recently broke down, a few months ago. I had to buy a new system. The system is so new that I haven’t even downloaded the A/C application on my iPhone yet. Maybe I’m old-fashioned. I don’t really see the need to control the heater from my phone. I can just walk up to it to program it. If I wanted, I could also program the unit outside of the home. I connect to it via my cell phones service, which eventually connects to my WiFi, which also connects to the unit. Did you follow all of that? Technology is amazing! And it’s only going to get better.

Swing by next week where I continue to write about the Internet of Things. You’ll be surprised what technology has in store for us soon.