The world of computing is rapidly changing all around us! Soon we will be living in virtual & augmented reality with facial & gesture recognition software and so much more. There is no denying the rapid evolution of our computers. In the last ten years they have gone from the level of a big square monitor, to sleek laptop enclosure and now they fit in our hand. What will our computers look like next with the capabilities of our future technologies? Scientists research and experiment with different technologies daily. They are constantly venturing in to the unknown. They are beginning to explore the newest versions of computers and how our advanced technology dreams are only a few years away from tangibility.
- Virtual Reality
Google has just released the virtual reality headset. The only issue is that they rely on the smartphone as the screen display and they run solely from apps. This limits the power of your virtual reality. There will soon be virtual reality available with its own built in displays will a lot more capabilities. For starters the Oculus Rift will finally make its debut in March 2016. Play station will also be releasing its version of virtual reality aka the Project Morpheus. Virtual reality is going to change the way we view everything from games to business and military training. The prices on this technology vary from affordable to astronomical.
- Augmented reality
Augmented reality is no stranger to virtual reality. We have been experiencing Augmented reality on our smart devices for some time. The tale tail way to differentiate virtual reality from augmented reality if to remember that virtual reality fully engulfs you into a total digital world. Augmented reality only cultivates a digital covering over the world of the physical. The HoloLens by Microsoft is the perfect example of this. It creates a 3D world that can be used in game play or helping a medical student study a 3d model of the human brain inside of the classroom. The only issue with the augmented reality devices is that there is no talk of a release date or when we will possibly be seeing these devices in real life.
-Intel's future of Wireless
Our current PC's are awesome for getting every day necessities taken care of as well as gaming & surfing the web. This current technology does require a lot of wiring to work properly. Intel has hopes to eliminate our dependence on wires. This wireless technology will be our future. Intel is also creating a method to be able to wireless charge your iPad and laptop and converting the charger into a pad. This pad will be able to deliver about 20 watts worth of power. This technology is hoping to be released sometime in the year 2016.
- Perceptual Computing
The concept of Perceptual computing has been toyed with by Intel for the past few years. Perceptual computing is the concept that your PC will respond to you through the use of your senses rather than the traditional methods the computers use today. So in short that keyboard will be thrown out the window and replaced with a simple hand gestures or eye movements to get your task at hand done. The right equipment is being fine tuned to bring this concept to life. A real sense camera must be installed to register these sense movements to complete a task. Windows 10 has currently implemented a form of this using real sense cameras that have a facial recognition code in order to unlock the laptop for use as a replacement to the common password key.
- Smartphone Replacing the PC
The idea of your smart phone converting into your personal desktop council when stationary & docked will not go away. The company of Microsoft is closer than ever before to unlock the gateway of the smartphone becoming your PC through a program named Continuum. This Windows 10 based program will allow your phone act as a desktop by dispersing a PC stationary desk top experience when it is hooked up to a external monitor. A keyboard and mouse will be optional attachments for the phone to enhance the PC experience. Continuum among a few other smartphone as PC working programs will be delivered sometime in the years of 2015 & 2016. Keep a look out!
- Wall Computing
If your have ever dreamt of your computer being the size of your wall then your dreams are granted. Microsoft has introduced its new and improved Surface Hub, This eighty four inch touch screen is a wonder all in its own. The large computer is ran through Windows 10 and can be used exactly like your every day sized computer. These large PC's will take presenting and conferences to a new level - as well as teaching. The possibility of using this PC as a life size chalkboard or whiteboard are endless with the inter web right at the student's finger tips. This technology will bring the world advancements with plans on being launched in January of 2016.