What is your future in this ultra-connected world?


Posted on: November 15, 2013 by Dorien Wamelink

Atos What is your future in this ultra-connected world?Do you sometimes feel you have become a mobile device yourself? I do!

The minute I wake up, or even while I am a sleep, I have already been active and connected in multiple ways…with my phone, with my ultra fridge, my running shoes with sensors and even my car … it feels I have shifted from sporadic interactions with a device into a constant state of connectivity with all around me, being one of the billions of connected devices in this hyperconnected world. But it will be obvious that me, you, ie. the connected humans or hypersapien, are getting in the minority of Internet users. According to industry forecasts, the number of networked, connected devices overtook the global population in 2011 and will reach 15 billion connected devices as early as 2015 (Intel‘s projection in 2009).

So what does that mean?

The outcome for our ultra-connected world might not necessarily be Big Brother, but it might not be far off either. What is certain is that I, you and the connected humans or hypersapiens are becoming the minority of internet users, will remain at the center of all this technological change. Each of the stories in the new Ascent magazine ´Promises of a converging world´ can tell us something about the world that awaits us all.

What is your future in this ultra-connected world?

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About Dorien Wamelink

Deputy Chief Marketing Officer
I am lucky to work with an amazing group of digital and innovative leaders at Atos, a company that is at the forefront with its Digital Transformation Factory. The technology and business landscape is changing at an unprecedented speed. We need to keep thinking ahead, to anticipate coming challenges and to work with our clients and society at large to help them transform in the new digital age. Innovation, technology and delivering business outcomes have been in our DNA for many years and we try hard to reach both our core and new audiences in ways that underscore that. I focus on embedding meaningful marketing approaches and experiences while marrying more and more the art and especially the science of marketing and its data.  One of my areas of particular interests are the Olympic Games, since I have been involved within Atos and the Games since Beijing 2008. For us, the Olympic Games are a perfect example of digital transformation through human achievement, powered by technology. And, as a team of skilled professionals that have been making it all possible for the last two decades, we’re thrilled to further power progress for the Olympic movement and share the insights into this complex and highly visible and inspirational project.

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