The PC in 6 to 10 years and what this will mean for society H. Maurer, Graz U. of Technology Presentation at the WWW/Internet Conference 2004 Madrid, Oct. 6- 10 To be able to judge implications of the PC 2012 we need to know what it will be like! A potential scenario for the PC 2012:
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The PC in 6 to 10 years and what thiswill mean for society H. Maurer, Graz U. of Technology
Presentation at the
Madrid, Oct. 6- 10
To be able to judge implications of the PC 2012 we need to know what it will be like!
A potential scenario for the PC 2012:
Combines: Cell phone, computer, camera, GPS, microphone, loudspeaker, tools for identification and payment, various sensors, permanent volume- oriented access to powerful server system and „Internet“
The PC 2012 does know what it will be like! NOT have :
as we now know it
1: The PC proper communicates with eye- glasses and necklace
2: The eye-glasses deliver sound to both ears (ear bone), i.e. we have 3 D sound
5: Using small mirrors the eyeglasses projectpictures directly on retina: 3 D scenes !
4: Camera and Compass. Zoom and macro-mode, pictures for eyes and for computer withpowerful image processing software.
6: Larynx- microphones (Speech recognition), loudspeakers (Language Translation), various sensors
3: Headband for measuring brain activity
(Data input through just thinking!)
Changes how we use computers
Information- input:--- through speech--- through hand/finger gesture- recognition (virtual keyboard)--- through direction sensors on e.g. head--- through thinking (brain activity)
Changes communication between persons
Cell phone, yet use is not noticeable ( is this telepathy?), simultaneous transmission of pictures (video- cell phone, photos), possiblycoming from or being stored on a server.
Changes how we discuss things
Information on server with “Interactive Knowledge Center” can be used while we talk, we use guided tours, perform
calculations or communications not noticeable by partner, …
Changes how we deal with people
Camera in glasses recognizes person, provides
info from local storage or server; business cards and ideas are electronically exchanged
Changes how we access information
Clear: Continuous access to knowledge
from local source or via a portal server
revolutionizes thinking … but powerful
“Knowledge Tools”are necessary for e.g. filtering.
Changes how we access information
… also changes type of information we consume. Static paper-based info replaced by dynamic “visual languages”. New types of documents: writing plays minor role, documents may be language independent!
MIRACLE: Multimedia Information Repository: AComputer-based Language Effort
Changes how we experience the world
Computer turns into guide, assistant, and consultant … with info from huge portal
Changes how we live
How we pay, order, operate tools and gadgets near and far
Changes medical situation
Supervision, assistance, help, evaluation of sensory data
Changes how we learn
Not just HOW (eLearning with lots of communication and collaboration), but even WHAT. Much current knowledge will
reside in servers and PCs, not in human brains!
Changes how we work
Massive computer support through “Interactive Knowledge Centers”, directcollaboration with other persons, usingsimilarity recognition and other knowledge tools.
PCs and portal servers become extensions of
the human mind, and minds interconnect
through communication tools readily.
May be the organism „human being“ will be more and more replaced by a new organism
...and then one day the Internet collapsed replaced by a new organism
The latest book in replaced by a new organism my “Xperts-Series”
such a scenario.
Die XPERTEN- Saga replaced by a new organism
The Paracommunicator (Lennon)
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