Internet of Things will not only affect businesses, marketing, health and home convenience, it will also bring a lot of new stuff on the table for human relationships. IoT devices are here to transform our entire lifestyles, which revolve around relationships and connection with other humans. Here’s how IoT will affect human relationships.
Context-Based Smart Communication
IoT devices like Google Glass, Snap Spectacles, Vuzix Blade will help people to connect on a deeper level. Imagine this scenario: a patient is sitting in front of his doctor, explaining the status of his health and symptoms, while the doctor, who is wearing a smart augmented reality-based glasses, is watching the patient’s medical history and previous meeting’s notes, without breaking the eye contact and listening to the patient’s talk. Internet of Things and Augmented Reality will help humans to keep the context refreshed, which will help them to refine and improve their communication. Looking at your smartphone’s screen while sitting in a coffee shop with your friends or family breaks the resonance and gives a negative vibe. Internet of Things will take care of that. Smart Glasses can play social media apps, YouTube videos and everything your smartphone does. You will be able to maintain an eye contact with others all the time and also stay connected during conversations.
Customer Relationship Management is another domain where Internet of Things will have a huge impact. With the help of Big Data, data from social media and connected devices, companies and individuals will be able to know more about customers and connect with them smartly. Philip’s smart Sonicare toothbrush is an example of this. This GPS enabled toothbrush keeps record of the user’s routine and locations and can also relay data to user’s dentist. So every time you go to your dentist, you will not hear the annoying question about whether your brushed or not.
More Time for Humans to Connect
Perhaps the biggest benefit of IoT devices for human relationships will be the time humans will be able to spend with each other without worrying about small chores like laundry, doing dishes, house cleaning, booking flights, scheduling meetings, setting reminders, maintaining temperatures and home security. Smart home systems like Amazon Echo and Google Home are already proving this point. Instead of taking everything in your hand, delegate daily tasks to IoT devices, and spend time with your loved ones. Families will be able to go to vacations without worrying about security of their homes and property.
Internet of things affects Sex Lives and Relationships
Internet of Things revolution will result in smart sex toys for men and women. This would take a toll on actual human relationships. Consider US-based sex toys company Sinthetic’s male sex doll, which is creepily realistic and have the looks and feels of a man. Add IoT and AR to such toys and you will have smart sex dolls which will talk, change their body temperatures and take things in control in bed.
Oculus Rift’s VR Sex is getting insanely popular around the world and scientists think that soon we will be able to buy sex products which will satisfy our every desire without any need for a human connection. Similarly, famous company RealDoll has announced that it will launch a smart, connected, IoT-based sex doll for males in 2017.