“The new electronic independence re-creates the world in the image of a global village.” –Marshall McLuhan
With that being said, the 21st Century has experienced drastic advances in the tech industry, all fuelled by innovation and creativity along with the element of taking risks. With the rise in various multinational giants, it fuelled competition and changing Industry Standards. The initial stages required all electronics to stay away from damp, moist or wet surroundings, but it wasn’t too long until that was changed as well. The Introduction of “Ingress Protection Rating” or IP CERTIFICATION required all modern devices to state the resistance of its build. The current standard is IP 67 Water and Dust Resistance. This ensures all devices with this certification permits the consumer, resistance against Dust or Water to an extent. With increase in devices holding an IP 67 rating or higher, new standards in technology are set up since innovation is able to success overcome physical setbacks.