American IT Company IBM has published its annual list of the five trends that, in the opinion of its experts, will change people’s lives in the next five years. Technologies that are about to appear on the horizon must affect five sense organs.
In the next five years mobile devices will allow to touch things that are sold in the Internet. You can feel the texture of a sweater you like or to touch the surface of a new sofa before it arrives at your house. In IBM experts believe that vibration technology as well as infrared and tactile technologies, integrated into a smartphone or tablet, will simulate the physical sense of touch to different surfaces.
It is expected that in 2015 36% of gadgets delivered to the smartphone market will be able to transfer the tactile sensation.
The second innovation is the ability of computing devices not only to recognize what is on the graphic image, but also to “understand” it, including specific details and colors. This technology will be widely used in health care, retail trade and agriculture. For example, a CT scanner equipped with this technology will be able to recognize the pathology, which an experienced doctor cannot see.
In the next five years, thanks to a built-in algorithm smartphones will learn to understand, for example, if a baby is crying of hunger, pain or fear. IBM developer Dmitry Kanevsky and his colleagues patented the system of recognition and interpretation of sounds, which has “lifted” the technology to a new level.
It is planned that in the near future people using mobile devices can receive data at ultrasonic frequencies and understand a dolphin or a dog in such a way. The same technology will allow police to warn pedestrians not to cross a busy road, as the device can turn the voice of the speaker into the ultrasonic frequency and pass it directly to the recipient by a good distance, avoiding background noise and interference.
In the next five years with the help of the molecular structure of products, computer will create such recipes that will fit the needs of the consumer, who will no longer have to compromise when choosing between healthy and delicious meals. The future systems will be able to analyze food for how various chemical ingredients interact with each other. The final result will be a recipe that includes the perfect combination of products, matched with a scientific approach.
In future, the phone will warn its owner of a cold caught even by before its first symptoms. The fact is that molecules exhaled by man may serve as a biomarker capable of providing information about the physical condition at any given time. Smartphone with tiny sensors can be used on the principle of breathalyzer, which detects alcohol in a sample of breath, but will get more widely used.
Future with the “feeling” of computers
According to the regional director of consulting Epicor Software in Russia and CIS Alexander Gorbachev, a man became the object of study by IBM in 2012, unlike the situation in previous years.
“Research of IBM is possible variants of development of technologies and options for their use. As in the case of technology startups, the probability of practical realization of those forecasts is small, but their impact on the market can be very significant. For example, a few of us enjoyed the 3D-internet which was in the forecast in 2006. Phones do not read our thoughts, but Google already drives cars without a driver (outlook 2007), and we call the nearest taxi by a show of hands, but by clicking on the icon in the smartphone (outlook 2011), “- said Alexander Gorbachev.
Head of VMware in Russia and CIS Alexander Vasilenko believes that the expectations of IBM regarding cognitive computing once again confirm that we are now observing the sunset era of personal computers.
“Habitual computer leaves the party and tablets replace, cloud working places where the device is only a small window to the large pool of information and tools, and they are not bound to the equipment, they are available anywhere in the world. Cognitive Computing is the next stage of development of computer technology, but it’s not new. Everything develops in a spiral way, we already have devices in the simplest variation that receive the smell and chemical composition, such as gas analyzers, “- said Mr. Vasilenko.
According to him, “the development of the senses” from standard computers for the average user now, perhaps, is a pleasant and unusual addition to the standard functionality, but for specialists in certain industries, such as medicine and pharmaceuticals, such “feeling” computers, of course, will be the breakthrough and help in solving previously unsolved problems.
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