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In the next five years we will generate electricity from the road, the internet will talk, we will predict personal medical conditions, and more

IBM revealed a list containing five technologies that will change life in the next five years * In addition to the three technologies in the title, we can also improve human memory, and remotely share shopping with friends

Futuristic technology. Illustration - NASA
Futuristic technology. Illustration - NASA

IBM published the annual list of the five new technologies that may change work patterns and daily life in the next five years.

According to IBM's forecast, alternative energy technologies will be integrated in the coming years in the asphalt used for paving roads, paints for painting buildings and windows. People will benefit from systems that know how to analyze and predict the expected developments in their health condition, they will talk to the Internet - and the Internet will talk back to them. When we go shopping - we will use digital assistance that will accompany us throughout the decision process and making the purchase. Our memory abilities will be improved, with the help of helpful tools that will record and document our everyday experiences, analyze them and allow us to retrieve and restore the memories.

IBM's new forecast: "Five on Five" is being published for the third year - and is based on an analysis of social trends and processes that are evident in the various markets, as well as on technologies that are currently being developed in IBM's research laboratories around the world, and which are expected to make it possible to implement the various forecasts.

Energy-saving solar technology will be incorporated into asphalt, paints and windows. Integrating solar technologies into sidewalks, roads, building cladding, paint, roofs and windows will create a new affordable option for energy production.

If until today the materials and processes required for the production of solar cells to convert light into electricity were too expensive to be widely used - now the picture is changing, thanks to New technology for the production of solar cells A completely new type, which will be a hundred times thinner than the existing ones, based on silicon wafers - and can be produced at a significantly lower price.

IBM anticipates that these new solar cells will be able to be "printed" in a process similar to that of the production of printed arrays in the world of electronics, and to organize them on a flexible base, in a manner suitable for integration not only on roofs, but also in external coverings of walls, windows, cell phones , notebook computers that will be charged by the sun, cars and even articles of clothing.

People change their lifestyle and diet based on the recommendations of systems for analyzing their future health. The "crystal ball" reaches the world of medicine. IBM's forecast states that in the next five years, doctors will be able to provide each person with a genetic map indicating the health risks to which he is exposed throughout his life - and clear recommendations for actions that may prevent these risks.

The cost of the DNA test and this comprehensive analysis is expected to be less than $200. From the moment when scientists discovered the way to fully decipher the human genome, new ways were opened to crack the secrets hidden between our genes, in order to predict the health risks and diseases to which we are exposed.

Doctors will be able to use this information to recommend to each of their patients which changes should be made in their lifestyle and diet. Pharmaceutical companies will be able to design and produce new types of more effective drugs, designed for each person individually. Genetic mapping will drastically change the face of the healthcare system in the next five years - and will allow each person to take better care of themselves.

Talk to the internet and hear the answers. The way we approach the Internet and the day-to-day interface with the network will change fundamentally in the next five years. In the future, we will be able to surf the Internet without using our hands, keyboard or screen, and using only our voice. New technologies are changing the way people create, construct and interact with content and information, and e-commerce sites will use speech instead of text.

The technology required for this purpose already exists and is available - and the process is required and self-evident. In places such as India, where the education system, government and culture in general are based more on the spoken word than on the printed one - speaking to the Internet precedes all other interfaces, and mobile phones are becoming more common means of browsing than personal computers.

According to IBM's forecast, in the future and thanks to "voice websites", people who do not have access to a personal computer or the Internet or those who cannot read and speak - will be able to enjoy all network services, through voice access. As the Internet becomes more accessible for voice access, it will also become easier to use, for every person. Thus, it will be possible to listen to e-mail messages and respond to them with a phone call and without typing. Thus, it will be possible to search in a search engine and receive the required information by reading it aloud, as if you had a one-on-one conversation with the network.

A digital shopping assistant will accompany us everywhere. Those who are familiar with the experience of entering a fitting room in a clothing store with a garment of the wrong size and with no one to help, or the disappointment when the best friend shakes her head in disagreement after you have purchased an item and come to the meeting with it - will be happy to use new capabilities that will be integrated into the mobile devices that accompany us every day .

A combination of new technologies in mobile devices in order to send photos and information to friends with whom you wish to consult, touch screens in measuring rooms in clothing stores will be integrated with cameras that will allow sending a photo of the buyer wearing the new garment, in order to consult with friends. Kiosks and information stands will present a selection of combinations of clothes and accessories - and the salesperson in the store will collect and gather the items you are interested in, in order to allow you a final measurement. Rating systems will present ratings of various items in stores of any type, and reviews from previous consumers who have already purchased these items will allow the undecided buyer to make a better decision.

The digital memory will improve the human memory. IBM predicts that in the next five years it will be much easier to remember the shopping list, the household chores, the conversations we had during professional conferences, the meetings we scheduled, or the products for which we saw the advertisement while driving or walking at the airport or the train station. All these details of daily life will be recorded, stored, analyzed and provided to our service when and where they are required, both by mobile end devices and by various home devices. In order to make all of this possible, microphones and video cameras will record conversations and activities that we perform. This information will be collected and stored automatically on the personal computer. People will be able to instruct the system to "remember" or "remember" the conversations they had, for example, with a family member or with a doctor, on the phone. Based on these conversations, smart phones equipped with a tracking component (GPS) will be able to remind each person when they pass by the grocery store which items are missing from their refrigerator. Televisions, remote control devices, or even tablecloths may eventually become a medium that will allow us to communicate with the stored digital information, or add additional data to it.

In five years, that is, in 2013, we still will not reach what IBM promises for 2020: That we will all drive smart and connected cars.

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  1. Muti is right.
    Besides, the link does not belong to the article.
    In normal places people pay for website advertising.
    In the present case my father allowed it once but when you are given a finger don't try to take the whole hand.

  2. For H and Nair.

    Avi works hard to establish a site that serves many thousands of surfers and he should be sensitive to anyone who tries to promote sites and unintentionally cause the site's ranking to be lowered. No site will let you insert advertising in talkbacks, even if it's on an innocent site. Try doing a similar thing on YNET or Vala and you'll see that they won't like it there either.

  3. What do you think if we upgrade the Hebrew and include the word "to persepam" in it?

  4. Get the forecast of creator Horza Gobuchol for the next five years:

    Within five years, a missile with a nuclear warhead will explode at a strategic point on Israel's northern border, emitting an electromagnetic pulse that will paralyze the country's electronic, technological and radio and television broadcasting infrastructure. Back to the Stone Age for the next twenty years.

  5. Lauber is wise (wise?).
    Yeho wondered about a rocket defense system
    These are tennis rackets for both children and adults.

  6. Hmmm. Did the predictions from previous years come true?
    And how did the global recession come into play?
    There are too many people for whom the GPS will not remind them what to buy at the grocery store... the grocery store simply does not exist (not to mention GPS electronics) in their areas.

    I would replace the shtick if the genes with technology that would allow the development of resistant antibiotics or a long-term vaccine against the flu, not bad either.

    Rebel solar cells sound promising to me! Let's go to the legislation in the Knesset.

  7. But most important of all.
    Is Y.B.M. A contract that in 5 years there will be a rocket defense system?

  8. I don't foresee anything like that in the next 5 weeks. Just more attempts and existing technological improvements.

  9. I recommend a book called "The Subtlety of Thinking Machines" written by Ray Kretzweil, predicting the near future from a technological and social point of view

  10. my father
    And what will happen to the respondents in 5 years? They will respond politely and not write nonsense

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