I really like the definition that Wikipedia — the online encyclopedia — gives to the information Age! Here is the definition: the Information Age (also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age) is a historic period in the 21st century characterized by the rapid shift of the industrial revolution.
Historical period! As good visionaries, those who established this definition acted exactly as if they were speaking to future generations. We are back to the future, as we said a few days ago on our twitter account about futuristic gadgets that were exhibited during # CES2019!
Indeed, those who do not follow on a daily basis the extraordinary advancements of the digital industry would come across s or sci-fi–like stories about some of the technological wonders of our era that the above-mentioned visionaries already classify as a historical period.
Like the industrial revolution that characterized the end of the 18th century and the whole 20th century started thanks to the invention of the steam engine in … by James Watt, the digital era began with the digital Revolution, also known as the Third Industrial Revolution.
The Third Industrial Revolution is the shift from mechanical and analog electronics technology to digital electronics, which began in the late 1950s to the late 1970s with the adoption and proliferation of digital devices, especially computers.
At present, we are experiencing the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). The latter is the fourth major industrial era since the 18th century Industrial Revolution. The 4IR is especially characterized by a fusion of technologies that is muddling the lines between physical, digital, and biological spheres. This new trend is communally described as cyber-physical systems.
On the other hand, the 4IR is marked by tremendous new technological innovations in many fields, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, the Internet of Things, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Blockchain, fifth generation wireless technologies (5G), additive manufacturing / 3D printing and fully autonomous vehicles.
Ultimately, the striking feature of the fourth digital revolution is the use of mobile devices, including the smartphone. The smartphone allowed the democratization of digital technology towards the masses. In fact, the smartphone is allowing mass computerization of our societies; including in developing countries.
Knowing that more than 80% of smartphones are operated by android; we found quite relevant — as our new year’s gift — to come out with a list of the best android apps to have in 2019.
There are literally hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from the Google Play. For that reason, we’ve collated a few core apps that you need to really kickstart your 2019. Some you might already have or heard. So, we had a look on the video that is embeded into the link below.