Technology continues to evolve and develop at a rapid pace. What was leading edge 2 years ago, can be old and nearly obsolete today. Take Fancy Hands for example.
From social media, to tablets, to apps for smartphones, the technologies continue to evolve, and innovation is non-stop. Let's look at three unique technologies that are either available now or are being beta-tested for use in coming years.
Fancy Hands is the personal, virtual assistant for busy people.
It exists basically because of technology. Both because the service exists through technology but also because the demand for the service it offers largely is produced by technology!
Fancy Hands enables users to "hand off" simple tasks and have them accomplished by a team of assistants. Need to order flowers for a friend in the hospital? No problem. Want to make reservations for dinner or reserve a hotel room for the conference you are attending next week? Yes, a Fancy Hands assistant can do that! Users of Fancy Hands pay a monthly fee starting as low as $25 for a ability to make a number of requests.
All the Fancy Hands assistants are trained and based in the U.S., and users can submit requests via email, iPhone or Android apps, and on any request.
There is also a business version enabling Fancy Hands to be "the team" to "your team." Assistants can plan meetings, manage schedules, order supplies, book conference rooms and more. For busy on the go people carrying a Internet connected device, Fancy Hands is a new breed of personal assistant!
All your cards....in one card.
Will Coin become the go-to standard in our wallets like YouTube is to online video or Facebook to social media? It's in pre-release so it's hard to say but the concept is intriguing and even in pre-release the orders are rolling in. Coin is an electronic payment card, about the size of a credit card, that stores all your other cards so your wallet stops overflowing and causing you back issues from the bulge you sit on! It's a little like having PayPal in your purse in the form of a card!
Coin will be able to store credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, and even membership cards such as those used at large chain retailers.
Coin will swipe like a card does, and it connects to your smartphone which can then alert you if your card ever gets too far apart from your phone! Coin is set to go live in the late spring or early summer of 2014 and you can order one now at www.onlycoin.com.
Yes, Amazon is testing a delivery service using Octocopter (8 propeller) drones!
Their Amazon Prime service could eventually deliver an Amazon purchase to you within 30 minutes of you placing the order online! The 8-propeller drones are about the size of a remote controlled airplane and can transport shoebox sized packages from fulfillment centers to customers homes. According to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the concept is not as farfetched as it might seem.
Aerial drones are already delivering packages in China and Australia. The FAA needs to further review and create rules governing unmanned aerial vehicles but it's on the horizon and could be a reality in the U.S. within four or so years.
These tech tools continue to open up new avenues of efficiency for the business digital worker!
For those who think it's too far-fetched, consider the changes in the past 100 years from television to video cassettes to the Internet and more!
Have you tried Fancy Hands or are you interested in Coin or Amazon Drones?? Let me know below!