Welcome to the Internet of Things Revolution

When I was a kid, time stood still in India.

My cousins and I would run out if a car passed by just so we could stare at it, because cars were such a rare sight. If you wanted to buy a car, you had to wait five years to get one because the government allowed only a certain number to be made each year.

It took six years or more for the government-run company to install a telephone in your house.

Cars and telephones were all the technology that was ever available to us in India.

Computers, new medical technology and consumer appliances like washing machines and air conditioners were all something we just heard about.

But that was then…

Today, thanks to the Internet and satellite TV, people around the world know about new technologies at the same time. And that’s one reason why the newest tech trend that’s bringing a revolution to every aspect of human society is going to be a global phenomenon.

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is sweeping the world right now.

According to researchers, the global market for IoT in 2020 is going to be worth $373 billion in terms of sales. Hardware will account for 52% of sales – devices ranging from personal wearable technology to smart homes to connected cars.

The remaining 48% will pour in from the software and analytics required to turn the copious amounts of data generated by hardware into usable information.

Leading market research firm IDC forecasts China to spend $128 billion on IoT by 2020. India’s spending will come in around $10 billion to $12 billion by 2020. And forecast sales for the Middle East and Africa are at $11 billion by 2019.

When the personal computer (PC) revolution started, it was mostly limited to developed countries. Only in the much later stages, when prices of computers dropped significantly, did this revolution go global.

But unlike previous tech revolutions, IoT is a global revolution from Day One. Kids growing up in India today are going to be part of the IoT at the same time as their peers in richer, more developed countries.

IoT Global Reach

In fact, IoT is going to be the first tech revolution that has the genuine likelihood of benefiting every country at the same time.

IoT is going to give us information so that we have safer cars, buses, trucks, trains and planes. It’ll reduce waste and increase safety in factories and manufacturing. It’ll give us choices on how to use energy so as to maximize its efficiency and reduce pollution.

That’s why I believe the IoT revolution is going to have a greater impact than the Industrial Revolution and the PC revolution. That’s why Cisco Systems, the world’s biggest networking company, estimates that the total impact of the IoT revolution will be $19 trillion. And Ericsson, a device manufacturer, believes there will be 50 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020.

And yet, despite these massive numbers, most people are skeptical. The companies that are going to directly benefit from the IoT revolution don’t currently reflect the enormous upside that they are going to capture as this tech trend unfolds.

This poor showing is largely due to fear. You see, most people are too scared of the stock market to buy the stocks that are poised to rally 100%, 200% or even 500%. And that’s understandable. After all, the 2008 crash and the wild volatility we’ve experienced left many investors with significantly smaller portfolios and less tolerance for risk.

However, just understand that soon more stocks connected to the IoT trend are going to start soaring higher. For example, recent IoT-related IPO Impinj (Nasdaq: PI) has rallied 171% in just two months. But don’t buy this or any other stock just because I use it as an example.

Now, IPOs are often small companies that are too risky. However, you can get into the global IoT trend by buying two exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that I’ve been telling readers about.

First, there’s Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE Arca: XLI), which will get you in on the industrial and manufacturing side of the IoT tech trend.

Second, there’s VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSE Arca: SMH), which will get you into the electronic-sensor side of this trade, which is a critical element of the IoT tech trend.

Telemetry Systems – The Wireless Data Collection System That Is Critical To Your Company’s Success!

Telemetry system are those which remotely monitor and distribute information. Telemetry has its roots in tele (meaning remote) and metron (meaning measure). Telemetry systems are used in larger systems which need external data collection.Telemetry systems often relate to data transferring through wireless means, but it also refers to information sent through other networks such as computers or telephones. The advancements in global communications and the decreasing costs are being utilized by telemetry information systems.

This system has a wide variety of applications and span across many fields. In law enforcement, it is used for tracking individuals and various properties. A person wearing an ankle bracelet reporting information to authorities as to their location is an example of telemetry information. Telemetry systems are also used in law enforcement in “bugs” and tracking tools, such as when police create bait cars for stolen vehicle sting operations. The vehicle has cameras and tracking devices which allows authorities to monitor the car and driver. It is used when tracking suspects or wiretaps and surveillance as part of major crime investigations.

These systems can be used in warehouses and allow shippers and receivers in the warehouse to remotely scan product bar-codes and manually input information via hand-held devices and the information is automatically sent to a central system. This optimizes labor and time.Telemetry systems are heavily used in military and defense during reconnaissance and monitoring situations. As an example, and unmanned spy plane may fly above enemy territory and take pictures determining weapon building or storage or troop placement. This information can be remotely sent to a location, processed and analyzed.

Telemetry systems are used in vehicle impact tests and can monitor all data during these procedures. Such as speed versus impact damage on vehicles or test dummies – what injuries would have been sustained by a human to their head or torso in a simulated crash. Telemetry systems will allow manufacturers to analyze data and determine where to best place safety tools such as reinforcement beams and airbags.Telemetry system products will vary depending on the company delivering them and the needs of the client. It will range from software to hardware, interfaces and supported networks. It will be unique to the requirements and the data sought after.

Examples of telemetry equipment are, as also stated above, hand held bar code scanners used in inventory management; the unmanned spy planes remotely operated and used in reconnaissance missions; the impact measurement devices placed on test dummies in car crash simulations. Telemetry equipment is used in a vast array of everyday practices. Weather balloons gathering information to determine forecasts; in sporting events; cameras used to record play and be replayed for officiating needs; sensors placed in underground holding tanks, measuring levels and temperature and pressure of flammable liquid and gases.

Telemetry equipment is every information field processing vast amounts of data and then manipulating and analyzing the data in a central location. During a car race, speeds and velocity and turning performance and driver body temperatures are all collected and sent to a central location to be analyzed; vending machines selling chocolate bars and soft drinks can send sales data to the vendor, preventing the needs for unnecessary trips and allowing for proper inventory management.Telemetry systems are used in medical fields in hospitals and clinics; it is used in city infrastructure such was water delivery and traffic recording. It is not only used in business elements but in areas which affect our daily living and safety and protection. Telemetry systems tools remotely gather information and it is an important and key part of our daily existence.

What Is the BEST Form of Hypnosis?

Like most questions about ‘the best’ – the true answer is – the one that suits you the best for what you want to do.

Yes I know there are all the Internet and Magazine articles about the Absolutely Best; Car, Pizza, App, Haircut – but that’s just click-bait and marketing.

Plus of course, the question is badly framed – the only thing real thing that affects us is – what’s the best one for ME.

And like Pizza, Haircuts and Cars, hypnosis has a wide variety, because Hypnotists, just like the rest of us, like to mold their methods to what best works for them

So there are a variety of forms of Hypnosis out there – for all tastes. But more important there are many forms out there that reach people in different ways. We all absorb information and give trust in different ways.

If as a client you are asking what is the best form of Hypnosis for me – then it’s the one the Hypnotist that you have the best rapport with, uses.

If you are a budding Hypnotist asking what form of Hypnosis should I learn. I would say look at the two major forms, Ericksonian/NLP styles of stories and metaphor and Elman/Jerry Kein regression to cause forms of hypnosis. Do a little digging on the internet videos and curriculums and see which ones draw you in the most.

And go to Hypnosis Conventions. If you are in the US or Canada the two big Conventions are the NGH ( National Guild of Hypnotists) on the East Coast and HypnoThoughts Live on the west coast. Both in August of every year, but always on different weekends. Go and absorb as much as you can and then follow your feelings from there.

Then take a good certification course in the style that you are drawn to, and expand your knowledge as you practice.

For you guidance perhaps – we can break it down into two main streams of hypnosis. One form which is fast inductions and relatively short sessions and only usually one or two being needed for any given situation. This comes from Dave Elman. A Hypnotist in the 1950s who taught the medical profession how to treat everything from warts to stammering to, of course pain control, with hypnosis. He only taught in the Medical Community – which is where he believed Hypnosis was the most useful. He taught doctors how to have a patient in deep enough hypnosis to do the work within a maximum of 4 minutes.

Though to give background Dave Elman came from vaudeville and radio background – even writing a few songs with the great W.C Handy.

The other form of modern mainstream Hypnosis comes from Dr Milton Erickson, the other giant in modern Hypnosis a psychiatrist and psychologist who had a deeply intuitive mind when dealing with his clients. He believed that the story we tell ourselves is the story we live. Therefore we can effect change by changing the story we tell ourselves. Of course the stories are grooved deep into our psyche – and its Erickson’s genius and methods that made it all look so simple.

He also believed that the Mind loves to show us things in metaphors. So that things that may be beyond our consciousness to grasp, are revealed in stories and analogies.

Erickson also believed that the unconscious mind was always listening and that, whether or not the patient was in trance, suggestions could be made which would have a hypnotic influence, as long as those suggestions found resonance at the unconscious level.

So we can say- broadly speaking Erickson and Elman (note also perhaps Ormond McGill and Gill Boyne- both pioneers following the path of Dave Elman) are the two main branches of modern Hypnosis.

Standing aside from these two mainstream forms of Hypnosis is a more basic form – where there is only light hypnosis given and then direct suggestion offered. This is typically the form used with No-Smoking or Weight Loss and simple Self Hypnosis tapes and scripts. It is also the form of hypnosis typically that Doctors are ‘shown’ in medical school – thus giving them no real idea of what hypnosis is capable of.

From Erickson has also come what is called NLP – a method that Tony Robbins once embraced and then moved on from. NLP is also the basis for many sales courses.

Ericksonian Hypnosis however as a form is much broader and inclusive than NLP tends to be. But both use the concept of use of language and modeling behavior.

Dave Elman’s Hypnosis concepts of fast induction and regression was spread at the same time by Gil Boyne and Orman McGill – and then in the 70s and 80’s taken by Jerry Kein, who as a 13 year old begged Dave Elman to teach him hypnosis was taken The core of the Elman style of Hypnosis is what is called regression, or regression to cause. That is, leading the mind back to the ‘seed’ of the stress, anxiety or phobia, and then allowing that original cause to be examined by the adult in the chair, and understood, or rewritten as no longer a threat. No longer capable of having energy

Jerry Kein also used what is called Chair therapy and universal therapy – the core of both of those was to allow the client to give and accept forgiveness. A core teaching of just about every Human Religion or Spiritual Discipline. Forgiveness is not condoning. It is never about the transgressor, it is about you, the one forgiving. Its getting that transgressor off your bag, and moving on. Forgiveness in hypnosis is about setting the client free. The other party has nothing to do with it.

Hypnotists love to learn and they are always learning from each other. Hypnotists considered to be Great Hypnotists are not great just because of inherent talent or skill, nor because they care more deeply than anyone else. It’s those things and also that they have absorbed the learning and skills from the long line of Hypnotist Masters and Teachers that have come before.

We all stand on the shoulders of those who come before.

24 Hour Taxi Service

It is often believed that successful cities depend on efficient public transportation working in conjunction with other sustainable travel options. Among the sustainable travel options, local taxi services tops the list. It is an individual, mostly door-to-door micro transit service, offered to the extremely busy public of the city predominantly at a local level. By the very nature of their service, a local taxi is an essential part of urban mobility puzzle.

The Evolution of the Industry

The industry has a long history and has been around since the 1600’s when the horse and buggy were used to transport individuals in Paris. Mainly, taxis were invented to provide easy travel solutions to the working class people who either had limited transportation options or a need to ride in style without having to drive it themselves. Although the concept of the taxi originated in the 1600s, it wasn’t until the later 1800 and early 1900 that the trend carried over to the US and other countries. However, majorly the trend gained ground only after the mass development of the automobile sector and when people started to see an opportunity to loan-out automobiles to create competition for the horse and buggy industry, in which they ultimately succeeded.

An interesting fact is that the first local taxi that came in the market was battery-operated, in which the batteries weighed around 800 pounds.

Need for Local Taxi Services

Taxi transportation is important not only because of its last mile service provision facility, but it also forms the complementary public transportation and an alternative to private cars. Further, keeping in mind the busy lifestyles of people and increased traffic on the road, Taxi transportation also provides the missing link between mass public transport and end-destination.

Today, no metropolis can be imagined without a taxi system. Though personal vehicles are always considered as the best mode for the point-to-point connectivity as they provide comfort and flexibility, they come with the hassle of ownership cost, congestion, toll fees, non-availability of parking and high parking fees. This is not the case with the local taxis. Hence, the service has a lot of scope in the market since it meets the day-to-day transportation needs of the customers.

There are companies which allow its users to book the local taxis through their website and mobile application and help solve their transportation and commuting need to a large extent. The system has evolved beyond imagination. People can book a cab anytime of the day, any place and that too in a jiffy, using their smart phones. Mobile Apps have revolutionized the way taxi services are being consumed.