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Current Technologies That Are Shaping The Future

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[LEFT][COLOR=#5A5A5A][B]1. Smartphones[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#474747]Smartphones are as much a computer as they are a communication device. Besides having a great multi-touch interface and fast CPU, they contain sensors like cameras, gyros, accelerometers, GPS and compasses. They allow us to calculate and communicate anytime, anywhere.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#474747]In the future, they’ll evolve into personal mobile computers (PMC). Assuming that [URL="http://mashable.com/2011/05/11/end-of-computers/"]Moore’s law[/URL] holds true, mobile CPUs with near super-computing speeds will be entirely possible. The number, accuracy and performance of sensors will grow, the combination of which will give the user a very powerful sense of her surroundings.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#474747]Your PMC will move to your wrist and take the place of your watch. The device’s display will not need to be your primary user interface (UI), so the PMC can be a small, diverse fashion statement like today’s watches. The primary UI will become personal peripherals, like information glasses and headsets. You’ll be able to interact naturally in a visual and audible way.

[LEFT][COLOR=#5A5A5A][B]2. 3G and 4G Wireless Broadband[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#474747]In the future, personal mobile computers (PMCs) won’t even have signal strength indicators; wireless access to the cloud will be pervasive and ultra-fast at all times.

[LEFT][COLOR=#5A5A5A][B]3. Cloud Computing[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#474747]With tomorrow’s cloud computing, all of our personal information and the applications will be available to us at any time. Whether you’re editing a text document while riding a train, or adjusting a sales proposal at a client’s office, you’ll never be without the information needed to complete a task.

[LEFT][COLOR=#5A5A5A][B]4. Eye-Tracking / Voice Commands[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#474747]In the future, this technology will be combined with augmented reality (AR) to create a near-invisible and natural user interface for your PMC. We’ll call these information glasses. The object you’re viewing and the words you speak will be transmitted to your PMC, which will interpret your intent, find and compute and then transmit the results back to you visually and/or verbally.

See more on these topics and to see the rest of [URL="http://mashable.com/2011/09/18/future-technology/#view_as_one_page-gallery_box2381"]Mashable's list of technologies[/URL] and their applications in the future.[/COLOR]
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