IBM: New SMARTPHONES will SMELL and TASTE
- Computer giant claims future gadgets will even include haptic feedback technology – allowing you to virtually feel clothes before buying them
- firm claims machines will be able to mimic and augment our senses
If you’ve only just got used to talking to your phone, get ready for a major change.
IBM has revealed its predictions for the computer we will all be using in 2018 – and it believes they will have all five senses, and will communicate with us in radically different ways.
‘Infrared and haptic technologies will enable a smart phone’s touchscreen technology and vibration capabilities to simulate the physical sensation of touching something,’ the firm said.
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‘So you could experience the silkiness of that catalog’s Egyptian cotton sheets instead of just relying on some copywriter to convince you.
‘Itâs amazing when you look back over the 60+ years of the computing revolution and see how far we have come in such a relatively short time,’ said IBM’s Bernard Meyerso.
‘The first electronic programmable computers, built in the 1940s, were essentially really fast electronic calculators.
Then came the mainframe, the PC, the Internet and social networking.
Today, weâre entering the era of cognitive computingâmachines that help us think.’
‘One of the most intriguing aspects of this shift is our ability to give machines some of the capabilities of the right side of the human brain.
‘New technologies make it possible for machines to mimic and augment the senses. ‘
Today, we see the beginnings of sensing machines in self-parking cars and biometric securityâand the future is wide open.
‘These five predictions show how cognitive technologies can improve our lives, and theyâre windows into a much bigger landscape âthe coming era of cognitive systems.
‘But the point isnât to replicate human brains.
We humans are no slouches when it comes to procreation.
‘And this isnât about replacing human thinking with machine thinking.
‘Once again; not necessary.
‘Rather, in the era of cognitive systems, humans and machines will collaborate to produce better resultsâeach bringing their own superior skills to the partnership.
‘The machines will be more rational and analytic. Weâll provide the judgment, empathy, morale compass and creativity.’