What do you do when you want to find out about something? You probably jump on your laptop and search for it on the Internet. You might sit down and watch the news on your massive television, or you could even take your fancy mobile phone out of your pocket and call a friend. We rely on technology when we want to communicate these days. Even paperback books are becoming extinct as eBook readers slowly take over the world.
Do you remember when you were a child and you wanted to see if your friend was coming out to play? You would have to walk around to their house and knock on the door. Did you try to make a telephone out of two empty tins and a long piece of string? We've come a long way and it's only going to get more exciting as we get older. If you're wondering about some of the ways you might be communicating in the future we can take a look at some crazy ideas.
You need to imagine that you're sitting in your office and someone tells you it's time to speak to a room full of people in China. It's a bit late to jump on an airplane and fly there in person, but you don't need to. All you need to do is wear a suit and speak like you normally would. Everyone in China will feel like you're actually there because they will be looking at a lifelike hologram. It will be a great way to conduct business and you won't need to go away for a few days.
Sooner or later we will be able to speak to someone just by thinking what we want to say. We already have prosthetic limbs that can be moved using the power of our thoughts. One day in the future we will have a chip implanted in our brain and when we think of something it will be sent to the person you're trying to communicate with. Maybe it's not real telepathy because we have to use technology, but it's real enough and it will change the world.
I bet you've been listening to stories about virtual reality since you were a small child. Will we be able to put a mask on and be transported to another world? It will happen and there will be so many things we could do with it. Our children won't need to go to school because they could sit in their bedroom and be transported to a virtual classroom. Google are paving the way with their augmented reality glasses which should be ready very soon.
3-D display computers
It's not going to be long until we won't need to sit in front of a flat screen when we browse the Internet. Computer displays will eventually become three-dimensional and we can pick and choose things with our hands instead of having to control a mouse. If they're going to become available for computers you can guarantee it won't be long until they are also available for smartphones. It's going to be one exciting future.
Speech to speech translation
When you are in a completely different country it's hard to get around because of the language barrier. Can you imagine walking into a restaurant and being able to order anything you want? You might not have to wait much longer because you will eventually be able to understand other languages without speaking them. You just need to wear a gadget that listens to what someone is telling you and it will translate the words into your own language.
Are you ready for the future?
I'm sure you will agree that the future is going to be special. Is there any special futuristic technology you would like to see? What is your favorite one we've talked about today?
Author of this post, Alan Wilkins; works for Georgia telecom. Communication technology, is his subject of interest and has researched about the same for many years. He likes to blog about various technological issues and has come up with a gem in the form of this article.