We are pushing into a fully digital world. This was first driven by digital device adoption over the last decade and that digital device adoption is subsequently being followed by the broad digitization of our physical surroundings. The digitization of everyday objects is driving the digitization of all information. This information isn’t just the historically analog information found in places like books and magazines for which we are busy digitizing today, but is more fully encompassing of all information. The shift to digital is improving – and in many cases making possible for the first-time – the capture of this information. Information that might have existed, but wasn’t being readily captured in the analog world. Recording information on data streams like our steps or heart-rate in continuous time are only really possible in a digital world. In this blog I’m going to start a new series that looks at some of the things now possible – and in many cases only possible – in a digitized world.
Prior the Super Bowl last week featuring the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, Boeing – which was previously headquartered in Seattle and still maintains major operations there – flew an invisible “12” in the skies over Washington in recognition of the Seahawk fans and the support they provide the team as the proverbial “12th Man.”