Technology has come a long way in the past five years. Smartphones and cloud computing have been pervasive like no one could imagine. Such has been the revolution, it begs the questions, what will technology look like five years from now?
We could imagine living like those people in sci-fi movies but technology is so unpredictable, who can say for sure where we are heading? These real-life products are taking us there:
Augmented Reality has already gotten into our lives in the forms of simulated experiment and education app, but Google is taking it several steps higher with Google Glass. Theoretically, with Google Glass, you are able to view social media feeds, text, Google Maps, as well as navigate with GPS and take photos. You will also get the latest updates while you are on the ground. Currently, it is available to a handful of developers at a price of $1500.
It is a 3D printer capable of printing physical copies of your digital design or prototype. You can convert any of your custom designs into a real-life product. This personal 3D printer is available at a price of $2799. The price may seem high but its capabilities make it worth it.
It is a VR headset used primarily for gaming. It has ultra low latency when giving you the virtual experience. This revolutionary product is available at a price of $300, inclusive of a developmental kit/ It is the first step towards next generation gaming.
It is a hand tracking technology enabling you to control your PC with fingers, without touching the screen. You can scroll web pages, zoom in and out of photos and maps, and even play FPS games. Imagine if this works well with Oculus Rift, it can take gaming to a whole new level.
It is an eye-tracking technology allowing users to control their devices with their eyes. This technology uses the combination of a common eye-tracking algorithm with computer-vision algorithms and front camera. This product is not commercially available… yet!
Mozilla has decided to build a new mobile operating system from scratch, one that will focus on true openness, freedom and user choice. The rationale behind this is to unleash the creativity of developers which is often hampered by a platform’s guidelines.
Firefox OS is built on Gonk, Gecko and Gaia software layers – for the rest of us, it means it is built on open source, and it carries web technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3.
Developers can create and debut web apps without the blockade of requirements set by app stores, and users could even customize the OS based on their needs. Currently, the OS is available on Android-compatible phones.
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