Five future evolutions expected in the near future
December 20th, 2011 - 03:37 pm ET by D. T.
IBM has announced the major evolutions to be seen over the coming five years in the new technologies field. The company is anticipating five major developments.au nombre de cinq.
The first major evolution will consist of a more intensive use of renewable energies to run our high tech devices, like kinetic energy produced while jogging or walking to recharge the battery of a smartphone or music player.
The second will be the end of numerous passwords that you need to remember for your bankcard, computer or smartphone for example, with biometric identification to become more common through the use of digital fingerprints or retina scans to identify users.
The third concerns the man-machine link with it to become possible for humans to communicate with machines through thoughts. We can imagine that when users think "call John" a smartphone may be able to automatically start the call. This could be particularly useful for handicapped or paralysed users.
The fourth will be the end of digital fracturing with technologies to no longer be reserved to certain parts of the world, but rather accessible to all, thanks to government policies and lower prices.
The fifth will consist of the end of spam, with these messages that inundate our inboxes today representing the majority of received mails. This could be made possible thanks to more powerful anti-spam filters and internet users turning more towards social networks to communicate with their contacts. This is a way of better selecting who is to receive messages, rather than the spamming of thousands of individuals.