IBM's 5 predictions for the future
Researchers at the company see a day when passwords are irrelevant and devices read your mind.
Those are the latest guesses from the brains at IBM (IBM). Researchers there make annual predictions for what technology will be like in five years. Most of those predictions have something to do with IBM's products, of course, but the list is still interesting.
Here's what IBM sees for 2016:
1. Energy. You will be able to power items in your house with the energy you create. Imagine going for a bike ride and attaching an uncharged battery to the wheel. The battery charges as you ride, and then can be used to run your TV that night.
2. No more passwords. Instead of juggling several passwords (or worse, using the same one for everything), you can use your voice or a retinal scan. Imagine getting money from an ATM just by speaking your name.
3. Devices read your mind. We could see early testing of ways to link your brain to a phone or a computer. If you wanted to call someone, you just think their name instead of dialing. Much later in the future, a computer will be able to type words as you think them.
4. No digital divide. In five years, 80% pf the global population will have a mobile device, and the gap between those who have information and those who don't will cease to exist. People in remote villages can check whether reports to see when to fertilize crops. They'll know when a doctor is coming.
5. No more spam. Instead, your phone will be able to filter out the junk and become a personal assistant. When your favorite band comes to down, your phone will reserve tickets immediately. Your phone will know what you like and when to buy it.
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