These Five Technologies Will Define Our Lives In The Future

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There is no gainsaying that technology is now a major part of our life. Some of these techs are playing significant roles in our lives now- a good example of this is social media; others are for the future. These future techs will soon become widely available and if you are not prepared for it, you may find yourself out of the game because it will change a lot of things especially in the way you work.

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  1. Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of things (IoT) is the ability of different devices to be able to communicate because they are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data. They are usually regarded as connected devices or smart devices. This also includes Wearable technologies.

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2. Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer technology that adopts headsets to produce realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user’s physical presence in a virtual or imaginary environment. Virtual Reality has been around for awhile now but it only recently becomes widely available. The technology has changed the way people explore. A good example of this is Google Earth VR that allows users to fly over a city, stand on mountains and even go into space.

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3. Autonomous Vehicles

Google, Apple, Uber, Samsung, and other car production companies are investing billion of dollars in developing driverless or autonomous vehicles. Driverless cars are vehicles that do not require any human to drive it and does not need any fuel. A network of sensors has made this possible. There have been testing rides as well as several failures. But pretty soon, very few people will drive fueled SUVs.

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4. Augmented Reality

A technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world. It is widely used in the gaming world. Pokemon Go is a perfect example of Augmented Reality.

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5. Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is the ability of a computer system to perform tasks that usually require human intelligence. Today, you find robots that serve as a receptionist, customer service and perform surgeries. In addition to this, you have voice assistant AIs like Siri, Alexa, or Cortana.

Forbes/Channel O lists Top 10 Most Bankable African artists 2013

Seven of Nigeria’s artistes were among the top ten list of bankable artistes released by Channel O and Forbes Africa on Sunday September 1. The list is based on artiste sales, endorsement value, popularity, show rates, awards, YouTube views, investment, influence, appearance in newspapers, and social media presence. They include:

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1. Akon – CEO of Konvict Music, opened doors with other African artistes. Aliaune Damala Akon Thiam, known as Akon, is a Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album Trouble.

2. Don Jazzy – Producer. CEO Mavin Records, influential producer, MTN, Samsung and Loyal Milk endorsement. D’Banj, Kanye West, Beyonce and Jay Z on production credit. Michael Collins Ajereh, better known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian Multi award-winning record producer, singer-songwriter, musician, former CEO of Nigerian record label Mo’ Hits Records founded in 2004 .

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3. P-Square – Music Duo. Featured on Forbes Africa twice, sold out concert, presidential guest in at least 5 African countries. P-Square are a Nigerian R&B duo composed of identical twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye. They produce and release their albums through Square Records. In December 2011, they were also signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label.

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4. D’Banj – Music Artiste. International music brand, GO D Music deal, Sony Entertainment deal. Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo, is a Nigerian icon who is a singer-songwriter, an harmonica player and a businessman.

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5. Wizkid – Music Artiste. EME artiste, Starboy CEO, affiliation with Disturbing London, several international collaboration, highest paid Pepsi ambassador in Africa, ambassador of MTN. Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun better known as Wizkid, Star Boy, Wizzy, and the Pop Prince of Africa, is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter, and performer. Wizkid rose to prominence with his hit song, Don’t Dull.

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6. 2face Idibia – Music Artiste. 10 million disc and at least 7 million digital sale, multiple ambassador, one campaign… associated with Guinness, Haven Homes, Airtel Worldwide and philanthropist – 2face foundation.Innocent Ujah Idibia, better known by his stage name 2Face Idibia, is a Nigerian singer, song-writer and record producer. He is one of the most successful hip pop artists in Nigeria.

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7. Anselmo Ralph – Music Artiste. Samsung and Coca Cola ambassador, Angola prince, Perfume line, clothing label, multimillion dollar tour bus, Sony artiste.Anselmo Ralph Andrade Lamb, better known as Anselmo Ralph, is a singer of R & B, Soul and Kizomba. Ralph attended school in Angola, then emigrated to New York to finish school where he majored in accounting in college.

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8. Sarkodie – Rapper. Presidential youth ambassador Ghana, Sark clothing, Samsung ambassador, fan milk Ghana. Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian recording artist, entertainer, brand ambassador and a BET Awards 2012 Best International Act winner. He is also referred to as Obidi Pon Bidi. Many Ghanaian people recognize him as a leading Hip hop and Hip Life artist.

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9. Ice Prince – Music Artiste. Six million downloads, 2 studio owner, one foundation member, Plug N Play ambassador, Zamani foundation. Panshak Zamani, better known by his stage name Ice Prince, is a prominent Nigerian Hip hop Artist and the winner of Hennessy Artistry 2009. He is signed to Chocolate City music label Chocolate City Group.

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10. Banky W – Music Artiste. Co owner EME, Samsung Ambassador, Philanthropist, winner of multiple awards. Olubankole Wellington, known under the stage name Banky W, is a Nigerian R&B artist.bankyw Banky W