MessageToEagle.com - Technology advancements that have led to changing the world and us are many.
New progresses are made everyday and now IBM announces some important predictions for the next 5 years.
So what awaits us in the near future?
We'll experience the so-called biometric identification. Today, you need many passwords; one for your cellphone,
another for your checking account, yet another for your email at work and at home.
In five years, you don't
need to remember any of them and you simply don't need them.
No problem for a skillful hacker, who can go around them anyhow, so the whole issue is about personal security.
Within the next five years, IBM will solve the problem with the so-called "multifactor biometrics".
Each person has a unique biological identity, for which data are hidden.
Biometric data, such as definitions of the face, retina scans and voice files, in five years will be collected in a
special database, which will allow for extensive use of DNA verification of systems access.
These biometrics will be integrated in intelligent systems in real time to provide access to information only to
the person, meeting the criteria for biometric profile.
According to IBM, for five years each of us will decide which information will be used to grant access.
Another invention of great importance is, according to IBM, turning of kinetic energy to electric energy is one
such invention and probably the best solution for the future of this planet.
Anything around us that moves or produces heat, it has the potential to generate energy that can be stored:
walking, jogging, cycling, heat generated by your computer, and even the water circulating in pipes.
Today, the kinetic energy from these sources is not stored anywhere but simply lost.
No one ever really cared for it. Soon, with the help of renewable energy technologies, the kinetic energy will be
stored and used to power our homes, offices and even cities.
However, scientists from IBM in Ireland go much further with their experiments, trying to develop the process of
converting ocean wave energy into electricity, in order to obtain energy in the future on a larger scale and with no
negative impact on the environment.
Your dreams will be soon fulfilled, scientists say, so you don't need to think about such heroes like Houdini,
Luke Skywalker and the movie X-Men, moving objects with the power of their mind only.
Now IBM researchers focuse their efforts on ways to connect our brain to devices such as computer or smartphone. Just
think of a phone call to any person, and the connection is completed. You will also control the cursor on a
computer screen by thought.
The technology could be made cheaper, more common and particularly popular among people with disabilities.
Researchers in bioinformatics have developed headsets with advanced sensors to read the electrical activity of
the brain, which could identify facial expressions, emotions and concentration levels, and also refer to people
without having to take any physical actions.
In 5 years we will see early application of this technology in gaming and entertainment.
The doctors will be able to use the technology to study patterns of brain, and even to rehabilitation after stroke
or for understanding brain dysfunction, such as autism.
Yet another vision, a very beautiful one, is the end of the digital divide.
In today's society, far more people get online through their cellphones than through plugged-in computers.
In a poor country, it is far easier and cheaper to set up wireless networks
than it is to lay all indispensable cables for connections via plugged-in computers.
In five years the market will be 5.6 billion mobile devices,
which means that 80 percent of the world's population will have access to technology that allows easy access to information.
Mobile phones will become cheap enough that you would have them be able to afford even the poorest, who can not
buy them today. With access to information which previously was not available, even a poor man will know when the
doctors come to the village or when to fertilize crops by checking the weather forecast.
Currently, all too often we are inundated with advertising, we do not want or that is completely useless to us.
That might soon change, the IBM researchers say.
According to IBM, for five years ads will be customized so that it will no longer be seen as spam.
At the same time, anti-spam filters become so accurate that no one will be bombarded with unsolicited offers to sell.
Advertisers will stop bothering you if they know they're wasting their time with you.
IBM focuses on technology that uses real-time statistics to understand and integrate data from different areas
of our lives, such as social networks, for example, in order to present information that will be very important to us.
How much of it will come true?
It's difficult to say... Difficult? Yes - but not impossible!
Regardless of how incredible these new future devices might see, we must not forget that there are still many places on our planet
that suffer from huge environmental problems. Many people do not have access to water.
A new unique machine can provide the poorest regions on Earth with clean drinking water and electricity, as we described in our article
They Produce Water From The Air!
An Amazing Invention For Those Who Really Need It!
Supercomputer Solves The Space-Time Dimensionality Riddle
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Aisha Mustafa is a 19-year-old Egyptian university student of physics who can transform space travel once and for all!
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Driverless Car "Road Train" Successfully Tested
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convoy behind a lead vehicle has operated on a public motorway among other road users. The historic test in Spain was highly successful.
The vehicles travelled at 85km/h with a six metre gap between each car.
Hidden Misshapen Celestial "Wonder"
It is one of the brightest and strangest objects in the Milky Way - the corpse of a star that exploded around 1000 years ago.
Only a handful of such young supernova remnants are known.
The object named G350.1-0.3 is also incredibly small (only eight light years across) and young in astronomical terms.
Mercury Surprises Scientists
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that reveals new information about the planet's core, topography, and the mysterious radar bright material in the permanently shadowed areas near the poles.
Living Earth Simulator - Supercomputer Predicting The Future
In Douglas Adams book the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy we encounter a machine called Deep Thought. It is the most powerful computer ever built. Deep Thought is capable of answering questions
concerning life, the Universe, and simply everything. Now scientists are planning to create a similar machine. It is called the Living Earth Simulator (LES).