1. Touch: You will be able to touch through your phone
IBM Research think that in the next five years that our mobile devices will bring together virtual and real world experiences to not just shop, but feel the surface of produce (haptic feedback), and get feedback on data such as freshness or quality.
2. Sight: A pixel will be worth a thousand wordsSight: A pixel will be worth a thousand words
3. Hearing: Computers will hear what matters
Hear mudslides before they happen.
Sense moods by listening to vocal patterns
4. Taste: Digital taste buds will help you eat smarter
5. Smell: Computers will have a sense of smell
Mind reading: no longer science fiction
Security: You will never need a password again
Analytics: Junk mail will become priority mail
Computers will help energize your city
You won’t need to be a scientist to save the planet
Batteries will breathe air to power our devices
Your commute will be personalized
You’ll beam your friends up in 3-D
Cities will have healthier immune systems
City buildings will sense and respond like living organisms
Cities will respond to a crisis—even before receiving an emergency phone call
Energy-saving solar technology will be built into asphalt, paint and windows
You will have a crystal ball for your health
You will talk to the Web and the Web will talk back
You will have your own digital shopping assistants
Forgetting will be a distant memory
It will be easy to be green and save money doing it
The way you drive will be completely different
You are what you eat, so you should know what you’re eating
Your cell phone will be your wallet, ticket broker, concierge, bank, shopping buddy and more
Doctors will have enhanced super-senses to better diagnose and treat you
We will be able to access healthcare remotely, from just about anywhere in the world.
[online health records and telemedicine. This has happened mostly]
Real-time speech translation—once a vision only in science fiction—will become the norm
[This came true with SIRI and google voice]
There will be a 3-D Internet
[not that important]
Technologies the size of a few atoms will address areas of environmental importance
Our mobile phones will start to read our minds
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