Future of Mobile Computing in 2025

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Future of Mobile Computing in 2025

Mobile Computing in 2025..

MC is the use of portable computing devices in conjunction with mobile communications technologies to enable users to access the Internet and data on their home or work computers from anywhere in the world. (Rouse)


Mobile Computing in Purchasing

By 2025, retailers must be capable of supporting a highly diverse set of order and distribution channels in keeping with mass customized products and delivery methods. Customers will want to order with their phones, mobile devices and computers, as well as through traditional retail outlets, kiosks and perhaps as-yet-unimagined channels. Delivery modes will be just as diverse from time-definite, long-lead-time delivery to next-day delivery, same-day delivery and even same-hour delivery. (Bloem, 2014)

This is what the Internet could look like in 2025

Accessing the Internet will be effortless and most people will tap into it so easily it will flow through their lives ‘like electricity” (Newton, 2015)In particular mobile, wearable and embedded computing were given a high level of likely importance in the future. This will allow people to be able to access cloud based information very easily and people will be able to connect much more easily in the future. (Newton, 2015)There is also expected to be a greater degree of “augmented reality” as people will perceive what they experience through portable, wearable and implantable devices. (Newton, 2015)Perhaps one of the most encouraging findings is that the spread of the internet is expected to increase global connectivity that leads to better relationships between people and which cuts back on ignorance. This is expected to lead to increased “friendships, rivalries, romances, work teams, study groups and collaborations”. (Newton, 2015)Augmented reality and wearable devices will be able to give us good quality information about our daily lives and in particular about our health. These sorts of devices will be able to monitor us and it can provide information on disease risk, which can lead to early detection and the ability to monitor and adjust medication levels accordingly. (Newton, 2015)Such systems are also predicted to bring benefits for dating, job interviewing, networking, gaming, policing and espionage. (Newton, 2015)One prediction is that political action and awareness and peaceful change and public uprisings. It is believed that this will lead to greater possibilities for people in rural populations to be better informed of opportunities open to them, and people will be able to organise themselves to protest in order to communicate their concerns. Some predict that this will even be beneficial for addressing disparities in clean water provision, health care, education and food in addition to being able to highlight inequities in human rights. (Newton, 2015)Some believe that there will be a dangerous division between those that have and do not have which could lead to resentment and violence. There are concerns also that abuses will evolve and scale and that governments will assert pressure to protect security. In particular this could manifest itself in the form of social and political control. (Newton, 2015)

A Look in the FutureOur lives in 2025

The Internet (and computer-mediated communication in general) will become more pervasive but less explicit and visible. It will, to some extent, blend into the background of all we do. We won’t think about ‘going online’ or ‘looking on the Internet’ for something. We’ll just be online, and just look. (Kolodny, 2014)As technology advances and evolves at unprecedented rates, there are concerns that we will fail to recognize potential consequences and pitfalls. The fear is that individuals will fail to recognize and fully grasp what they're participating in, what they're consenting to and what they're enabling online. (Kolodny, 2014)Retired software engineer Robert McGrath thinks there is a 50/50 chance that the Internet won't exist at all. Citing cyberattacks, McGrath hypothesizes that the World Wide Web could be brought to its knees -- dragging the economy and the world as we know it down with it. (Kolodny, 2014)

A whopping 77 per cent of respondents believe the smart watch will be the dominant device in ten years, knocking the ubiquitous smart phone off its perch. (Kim, 2014) Two out of three believe they’ll have access to work data through facial or voice recognition, and nearly a quarter of those surveyed think they’ll be able to pay for things with fingerprints. (Kim, 2014) According to the survey 64 per cent believe wearable devices will send health information directly to doctors. More than half (51 per cent) believe our houses will be able to speak to us, and 70 per cent expect to use solar panels as their main source of energy. (Kim, 2014)

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Digital Life in 2025

The U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics: Why 2025 matters today

By 2025, the report suggests, all shipments should be trackable in real time from the instant an order is placed to the instant of delivery, both in transit and in facilities, at the level of individual items and independent of carrier or transportation mode. In addition, typical order-to-ship processing times in e-commerce distribution should be sufficient to support same-day delivery of in-stock items. (Bond, 2014)The roadmap suggests that by 2025, control and execution systems featuring wearable computing devices should be developed and widely adopted in transportation, warehousing and manufacturing. (Bond, 2014)

A mostly positive look at the world technology of 2025

Some technology that will become common in 2025 are now under development and some things probably have not even been thought of yet. (Koenig, 2013)Satellite or other communications technology will bring the Internet and knowledge databases to the whole world (Koenig, 2013)By 2025 almost all information in the world will be available on the Cloud for those that are allowed access. I believe a thousand times more data will be stored in less physical space than is possible today. Low cost unlimited bandwidth with gigabit transmission rates are likely to become reality in all world cities by 2025. (Koenig, 2013)Most everything will be streamed instead of downloaded to your computer. In fact, the only PC like device you may have in 2025 is a voice or touch controlled device that has a cloud based browser. (Koenig, 2013)The biggest productivity advance since the Industrial Revolution will be underway as the result of robotics and 3D printing. 3D printing will change the way that most everything in the world is manufactured. (Koenig, 2013)Robots will also do many other manual labor service jobs from hamburgers at fast food joints, to cutting your grass and cleaning your home. (Koenig, 2013)When you go to a fast food place, you will just tap in or speak in the order by using your smart phone or by using the device at the restaurant and then pick up what you ordered. The money will automatically be deducted from the account that you designate and all this will be remembered so if you want to duplicate an order next week you can accomplish it by one voice command (Koenig, 2013)As electric prices rise and solar continues to fall in price (thanks to advances in both production and solar efficiencies) most new homes will be solar-powered by 2025. Many older homes will be retrofitted when the roof needs replacement (roof shingles or tiles will be available that produce electricity at reasonable cost). (Koenig, 2013)By 2025, you will not need to learn foreign languages to get by in foreign countries. There will be instant translation programs on your smart wrist watch phone that will translate what you say to the language that you choose or the language that the program recognizes. It will also translate what people speaking in a foreign language are saying into your language. In fact, you will be able to use Bluetooth wireless ear buds or glasses so that you can hear or see what those speaking other languages are saying in your own tongue (Koenig, 2013)

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