A platform is the foundation of a technology, usually consisting of a set of skeletal technologies that are constructed on top of each other.
While platforms may be built on any combination of technologies and processes, they usually consist mainly or entirely of software development frameworks. These include several high-profile examples like software-as-a-service (SaaS), open source, and mobile apps. Platforms have many benefits for entrepreneurs; they provide leverage for business growth by building products that run across the entire platform, increasing their reach and global impact.
The technology of augmented reality is a combination of the digital and physical worlds. The system overlays digitally rendered images or video onto a person’s view of the real world. A user can interact with virtual objects, making it seem as if they are in the same place and can interact with physical objects due to the computer sensing their environment. This technology is used in gaming platforms and apps, such as Pokémon Go, as well as in other industries such as construction, education and medicine.
The Internet of things is the idea that all items, appliances, devices and systems will be connected to each other via the internet. This technology can be seen, for example, with self-driving cars and fridges that can talk to each other to manage grocery shopping and other tasks. According to the sensors embedded in these objects and devices, they will know when they are dirty or need maintenance or cleaning.
Virtual reality not only allows people to experience things that they would otherwise find impossible, but it also offers them the opportunity to interact with each other in ways that are not currently possible. It can be used for social and business interactions, such as holding a business meeting with real-time 3-D avatars, or for more private interactions like adult entertainment.