6 Industries Being Disrupted in the Digital Age 106

6 Industries Being Disrupted in the Digital Age

The following article is a guest post.

No one can deny the fact the technology has altered our lives to a whole new level. Especially the developments in the past two decades have considerably affected our lifestyles for better and worse both. In a wide range of technological implications, there are many industries that have to take the strain of drastic shaping and changing of times.

Let’s have a brief discussion on some of the industries that have suffered immensely during the transformation from analogous to digital.

Television Industry

Television as a medium is here to stay for many years to come. However, the conventional structure of television industry has been badly affected by the introduction of many digital innovations in this domain. For instance, Netflix has completely transformed the TV-watching habits all around the world.

According to the statistics from this year, nearly one-third Australians now have Netflix subscriptions. The number of subscriptions is also increasing exponentially with 20% increase in the first quarter of 2017.

Similar ‘internet-TV’ models of Hulu, Amazon, and Apple are also taking the share of a pie of traditional television industry. Some experts suggest that T, as we knew it till the 90s, will not be around in next 10 to 15 years.

Print Media

Whether it’s books, magazines or newspapers, print media has also taken a hit from the digital age.

Some newspapers and magazines have discontinued their print editions and are now totally operating in the online environment. Similarly, the centuries-old tradition of reading paper books is also dying due to the tremendous pervasiveness of digital means.

Real Estate Business

Gone are the days when people have to physically move to look and deal in real estate properties. Now, every aspect of real estate dealings can be carried out online. From property locators to virtual tours and online real estate agents, each step of buying or selling a property can be executed on the web.

Even now, you can oversee the concluding steps of any property transaction from the comfort of your home or office through MyPlaceConveyancing. You can actually seal a real estate deal now without leaving your space.

Transport Industry

If we particularly talk about the hired vehicle transport industry, then Uber has certainly made a huge dent in the profits of the conventional taxicab.

Uber, a phenomenon originated a few years ago, is now operating in more than 80 countries and catering to around 40 million passengers every month. All the numbers indicating its growth are only increasing with time.

Retail Shopping

Conventional brick and mortar retail shopping has also been badly affected by the online world in recent years. People have become very much accustomed to the habit of buying each and every commodity online.

E-commerce companies such as Amazon and Alibaba have truly captured the imagination of shoppers.


The field of advertisement is also being rapidly transformed into a digital thing. 

Whether global conglomerates or small-scale businesses, everyone is now more focused to carry out to successful social media campaigns instead of erecting billboards and having print ads.

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10 Unusual Sleeping Habits of The Rich and Famous 6

Good sleep is a very precious commodity which is treasured and, far too often, quite rare. If you’re rich, famous and successful, this is even more relevant. Here is a quick look at 10 of the most unusual sleeping habits of the rich and famous:

Good sleep is a very precious commodity which is treasured and, far too often, quite rare. If you’re rich, famous and successful, this is even more relevant.

When it comes to getting a good solid night’s sleep, some people will go to extreme lengths to ensure it goes ahead without disturbance or hindrance. But for others, sleep is not high on their list of priorities and can function on as little as a few hours per night.

Here is a quick look at 10 of the most unusual sleeping habits of the rich and famous:

The Sleep Habits of Rich and Successful People

Arianna Huffington

The Greek-American author and founder of The Huffington Post once suffered from exhaustion so severe that she collapsed and awoke in a pool of her own blood.

Eager to not let the incident repeat itself, Arianna Huffington established a strict bedtime routine which she sticks to like clockwork.

Arianna turns off all of her electronics and gadgets, placing them on charge outside of the bedroom. She then takes a hot bath with lavender oil and Epsom salts, before changing into special sleep clothes and reading until dozing off.

Winston Churchill

A British statesman, military officer and war-time Prime Minister, Winston Churchill was a biphasic sleeper and would take a two-hour nap each day at 5 pm, after drinking a whiskey and soda.

It was common for Winston Churchill to work throughout the night.

Because of his irregular sleeping pattern, it is rumored that he would hold meetings of the War Cabinet from his bathtub.

Churchill held his sleeping habits in high-esteem, commenting that they allowed him to get one and a half day’s work done in 24 hours.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Italian painter, sculptor and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci followed a polyphasic sleep process which he aptly named “The Da Vinci Sleep Schedule” which involved sleeping between 20 minutes and 2 hours per session, several times per day.

This unconventional sleep schedule definitely gave him more time during his days. But it could have also made it quite difficult to work on long-term projects which required more concentration.

Shaquille O’Neal

Retired American professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal suffers from sleep apnea, meaning that his breathing periodically stops for a short period whilst he’s sleeping.

In severe cases, these breathing lapses can last up to ten seconds and occur several times throughout the night…


Lyndon B. Johnson

The former President of the United States was known to split his day into two parts which enabled him to get more work done.

He typically woke up at around 6 am to 7 am and worked until 2 pm, before exercising and taking a quick 30-minute nap, after which he would wake up and work until the early hours of the morning.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla – the Serbian-American inventor and physicist – followed an ‘Uberman’ sleep cycle which he claimed never allowed him to sleep for more than two hours per day.

As a child, Tesla would suffer from nightmares and perhaps this influenced his desire to sleep less. It is reported that once Tesla worked for more than 84 hours without any rest whatsoever.


The American rapper puts tinfoil on his windows at night to stop any light seeping in. And is said to play white noise on his speakers and through the television, which helps him sleep better when traveling between different time zones.

Salvador Dali

Spanish painter, photographer and sculptor Salvador Dali would sit with a key in one hand placed above a metal plate.

As soon as Dali would fall asleep, the key would slip from his hand and clang against the metal plate, immediately waking him up.

Tell me about surreal sleeping habits!

These are just ten of our favorite unusual sleeping habits of the rich and famous. Throughout history, there have been many documented unusual sleeping habits and you can check out our infographic if you want to learn more.

Names such as Vincent Van Gogh, Charles Dickens, Barack Obama and Isaac Newton all feature here – you might be surprised at what you learn! Now, here’s an infographic by Celebjury with more of the amazing sleeping habits of rich, famous and successful people from all fields: