No one knows the future, but we can learn from yesterday and today.The following section is already here, but not evenly distributed. If you blinked you may have missed some.
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BlackBerryPlayBook, Dell Streak, iPad, Motorola XoomUCI med students - http://healthcareitnews.com/news/ipad-program-prepares-med-students-wave-futureStrategy Analytics found that tablet use now makes up 20 percent of weekly digital media consumption. The average user spends 1.5 hours per day browsing content and other communication-based apps.
American + United Continental – 11,000Hyundai equusToronto Hospital - The hospital network, a leader in clinical communication, is launching a pilot project to give some internal medicine patients computer tablets to update their health-care providers on their progress.An interactive computer software program appears to be effective in helping patients manage their Type 2 diabetes using their mobile phones, according to a new study by University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers.Hyundai equusRestaurants, book and document replacements, retail point of sale, NFL playbooks, According to the recent Innovations in Magazines report by FIPP, the international magazine media association, airlines could save about $440,000 a year for every 11.5 kilograms, or 25 pounds, of paper weight eliminated from an aircraft. With large, long-haul aircraft carrying as much as 400 kilograms, or more, of paper per flight , this could amount to tidy savings for an airline over the course of a year. - http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/business/global/21iht-RAV-INFLIGHT21.html?_r=1
http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/38163/Traffic, check in, directionsGPS for learning - context
Google – Motorola Mobility $12.5 billion
Apple has filed a patent application for an entirely new type of user interface that combines pico projectors, inter-device communications, and gesture recognition.The filing, "Projected display shared workspaces", envisions users interacting with displays projected by pico projector–equipped devices such as iPhones and iPads, or accessory projectors attached to laptops or desktops.http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/11/apple_shared_projected_display_patent/
“A phone today is a a value-added service, a ‘teleputer,’ a creature born with genes coming from a cell phone and a personal computer,” according to independent researcher Szymon Slupik.Speaking yesterday at the invitation-only Emerging Communications Conference & Awards (eComm), the Krakow-based futurist explained that by 2020, a mobile phone as we know it will disappear, evolving into a device linking our senses directly with senses of other people or with machines. What device will displace the role of today’s smartphone: Internet glasses.Think screenless rather than better screens – Touchless rather than better touchInternet eyeglasses concept presented by SzymonSlupik at eComm 2011“Voice was always organized in sessions with a beginning and an end. Today we have threads. So when a thread is started it never ends and we have many continuing in parallel. Think of your email, RSS feeds, Twitter, etc. So this is how our brain works. The phone of tomorrow will be telecoupling us and machines,” Slupik said. This is analogous to acoustic coupling, information will be transmitted directly to our brains via wireless gateways.So how do we get there and when? The key, said Slupik, is to bypass tiny screens and keyboards altogether and look to emerging technologies that can free up the bandwidth bottlenecks caused by aging paradigms. Think “screenless instead of better screens. Touchless instead of better touch.” The two key technologies:Laser based displays - MEMS (microelectromechanical systems)-based laser projectors can display images directly on our retinas while not blocking our sight, enabling mixed reality vision. The beauty is that it is so small that it can already be integrated into eyeglasses.Brain waves sensing - We need to control the functions by the mind to become really hands free. Aided by eye tracking, direct brain links will provide touchless input. Sound far fetched? It’s not. Major universities continually report progress with brain implants used in lab rats and humans, while commercial applications for noninvasive coupling with human brain signals are also emerging. A Japanese company recently announced cat ears that can be worn on the human head and manipulated with nothing but the mind.Slupik believes that we are on the verge of a hardware revolution that will allow for computer senses and the brain to be networked by the end of this decade. The result will be an unleashing of unimaginable usage scenarios. Computers in the cloud will be fully aware of our context, receiving a continuous stream of what we hear and what we look at and, in turn, sending us back contextually-aware information, such as hints, translations, and guidance.After his talk, Slupik gave me another example. Imagine remotely flying a drone equipped with a camera somewhere in Australia and being able to see the image projected on your eyeglasses. In effect, you’ll will be able to hear with somebody else’s ears and see with somebody else’s eyes.eComm 2011 is underway at the San Francisco Airport Marriott and continues through tomorrow. You can follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag#eComm.
Jawbone Up – BlueToothWireless diapers are the brainchild of a startup called 24eight. Embedded with a cellular chip, they can send a "diaper wet" notification via text message to a cellphone. The company says they cost about two cents more apiece than normal diapers. David Schieffelin, chief executive of 24eight, says he's still searching for the right partner to help him commercialize the product.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20087240-1/worlds-smallest-battery-will-put-power-everywhere/#ixzz1U1IiAxNnUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison - CNN articlehttp://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/08/24/cellphone.walking.power/typical cellphone battery could last 10 times longer
body heat to generate electricityhttp://whatsbrewin.nextgov.com/2011/07/forget_radio_batteries_harvest_soldier_power.php
3D - been tepid interestOhio State University created a prototype using plastic film and metallic thread - the system's range is four times greater than that of a conventional antenna worn on the body.Mozilla Boot 2 Decko
Location• GPS Precise positioning: A network of these transmitters, each the size of a• LocataLites hardback book, can enable nearby devices to locate themselves to within a few centimeters. Credit: Locata
Atlantis STS-135• SpaceLab for iOS app by Odyssey Space Research• NASA Astronauts use: • Accelerometer • Three-axis gyroscopes • Cameras• For: • Photos of the earth • Calibrating measurements • Estimating latitude and longitude • Monitoring the effects of radiation on the device
Enhanced energy & power capacity• Army Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (Natick, Mass.) • "Personal energy harvesters” • Kinetics-based solar • Wind power• Apple and Samsung • Organic photovoltaic cells• Working prototype of human heartbeat powering iPod
GesturesA person (top) draws acurved line with hisfinger, and the gestureis captured by awearable camera(bottom). The line istransferred to a mobiledevice, which sends itto a recipient’s screenfor display. Credit: Hasso Plattner Institute
What will smartphones do forus in 2020? “Coupled with the almost unlimited computing power from the cloud (e.g. data centers and server farms), available to smartphones through wireless connectivity, the capability to see, hear, feel, and even smell continuously will make our smartphones truly like a human companion.” Lin Zhong, Rice University
In Labs Today• Cars of the future will talk to each other by 2014 (5/2011)• Queen’s University Human Media Lab, the PaperPhone (5/2011)• University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working on a lithium-ion battery that can be 90 percent charged in two minutes (4/2011)• EyePhone, developed at Dartmouth College, tracks a person’s eye relative to a phone’s screen, letting users activate applications by blinking. (5/2010)• A new device from Dartmouth College lets users select and dial a contacts phone number just by thinking about it. (3/2010)
• Augmented Reality - http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2011/07/45- brilliant-augmented-reality-iphone-apps.html and http://www.businessinsider.com/best-augmented-reality-apps-for- iphone-and-ios-2011-3?op=1 Credits • Tablets - http://skattertech.com/2011/02/infographic-blackberry- playbook-vs-dell-streak-7-vs-apple-ipad-vs-motorola-xoom/• Aviation stats - http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/business/global/21iht-RAV-INFLIGHT21.html• Consumers - http://en.eyeka.net/2011/04/smartphone/• 3D - http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/040210-sharp-develops-a-3d-screen.html• Internet glasses - http://www.zdnet.com/blog/emergingtech/why-the-future-of-mobile-is-screenless-touchless/2608• Paper - http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/27018/• Contacts - http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/bionics/augmented-reality-in-a-contact-lens/• Smart contacts - http://www.fastcompany.com/1623012/smart-contact-lens-bluetooth-future• Wristbands - http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/26537/page1/• Jawbone - http://mobihealthnews.com/11870/jawbone-to-challenge-fitbit-with-up-device/• Smartphone future - http://en.eyeka.net/2011/04/smartphone/• On body computing - http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/body%2Bcomputing%2Bcoming%2Bsoon/4039395/story.html• Glasses - http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-07/glasses-packed-smarphone-tech-could-help-visually-impaired- people-see-again• Rollphone - http://www.walyou.com/blog/2010/08/12/rollphone-cell-phone-concept/• Gestures - http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/25380/• Cars of future - http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/40083/nxp-car-2-car-wireless-technology-demo• EyePhone - http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/25369/• Mind control - http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/editors/24993/• Stick-On Tattoo - http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/38296/• NFC - http://mashable.com/2011/08/11/near-field-communication-guide/• 2020 - http:///cblog.chron.comomputingatrice/2010/05/what-will-smartphones-do-for-us-in-2020/• Shoe power - http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/08/24/cellphone.walking.power/