The more sophisticated but simple to use technology is, the more desirable it is. Ultimately, technology is concerned with delivering what people need and want. Wireless technology helps deliver them in a desirable way because intrinsically it hides its complexity. Of course, desirability is subject to fashions and varies with culture and events, creating a non-technical uncertainty. The marketing industry exists partly to manipulate wants to make desirability more certain.
As the name implies 'near field communication' requires equipment to be close to communicate. This enables people to express their intent to make a connection or initiate an action by simply placing one piece of equipment close to another. Intentionality can also be recognised by sensing many other things, such as touch, gaze, blinking, gestures, and brain activity. A personal wireless network of sensors and other equipment can communicate intent to a world increasingly able and willing to act on it.
The more we know about a scenario the better we can anticipate possibilities. Operating to standards limits those possibilities making anticipation easier. Anticipation of technical details is commonplace in technology. As humans become better understood, anticipation will be increasingly applied to their bodies, minds, and behaviour. That increased predictability will allow us to create systems that appear to work like magic. Doing things in anticipation of a human needs and wants is not an efficient use of technological resources, but that is not the objective. The objective is to enable humans to make efficient use of their time and effort.
In the future wireless devices will be injected, implanted, and ingested. New industries will emerge that sense and adjust aspects of us in response to physical and mental activities, environmental conditions, injury, and cosmetic concerns. Wireless technology will be a key enabler of this hugely important new frontier. Existing businesses will also benefit from improvements to the way their employees engage with their work.
Computing processors are being put into more things, and they are increasingly wirelessly connected. As the processors get smaller and cheaper they will become ubiquitous. They will even be in our food. So naturally they will even be in what we throw away. We will be able to find anything, track it, get information from it, and use it all from any location. It would be easy to find our car keys and ensure the iron is off, but those things will become redundant. Processing and wireless data exchange will be going on all the time all around us to make our environment nearer to how we like it without any conscious effort from us. Technology will evolve so quickly we will not have the time to follow it. Our existing technology will buy its replacement for us. Our environment will be mediated by a continuously improving stream of technology that is dedicated to helping us, but we will largely not even realise exists. It will change how we perceive and interact with our universe.