These days, it’s hard to imagine life without the internet.
Our generation is incredibly fortunate to live in an age where information and practically every product or service you need follows a couple of taps on an internet-ready device. With a quick online search, you can read up on everything from light entertainment to humanities and hard science. This access puts knowledge and convenience right where it counts - with all of us.
This convenience isn’t solely academic purposes; there is a more practical side to the internet lifestyle. Thanks to the Internet of Things, devices are now using internet connectivity to extend their functionality - adjusting everything from lighting to temperature at home or tracking habits to help us live healthier lives.
With highly accurate maps and navigation apps, road trips and long-distance travel are easier than ever. If you’re lucky, you’ll even have Elvis or Terry Crews telling you where the next gas station is. You have to work extra hard if you want to get hopelessly lost in 2016.
Unlike the rest of the developed world, the Philippines still has a bit of a way to go. Despite this, it shouldn’t be too long before we take full advantage of an internet-based lifestyle. Utilities are seeing more and more digital integration. I’ve even heard that we can already have our groceries delivered to us within hours of placing an order.
The market for ordering food online has grown tremendously in the past couple of years. Ready-made meals are proving especially popular, as many still prefer home-cooked meals to fast food.
Social media sites like Facebook and dedicated e-commerce platforms like Karton.ph give an avenue for entrepreneurs who focus on artisanal food businesses a creative space needed to bring their products to a much wider audience. Finding fresh organic produce and single-serve meals is just a click away, and you have a whole treasure trove of different flavors to choose from.
It’s definitely an interesting time for consumers and sellers alike. We are living in the future, and there’s nothing more exciting than seeing potential come to life.