The future of computing is bright. Well, figuratively speaking of course. There are so many possibilities that can happen in a matter of years. Just think about it. Computers are getting smaller and smaller. A few decades ago, it takes a computer as big as a room to do what a gadget that fits your hand can accomplish today.
Imagining the future of computers
Without a doubt, the world of computers is advancing at a rate that is quite unbelievable. It is astonishing how we have come so far. Generations are being born into a world where computers are a necessity. Soon, everyone will start to be so dependent on computers.
But is that a good thing or a bad thing? Well, that really depends on us. One thing is for sure, there is no stopping the future of computing. In fact, Moore’s Law states that computing will keep on changing every 2 years – and that is a modest cycle. This observation was done by Gordon Moore back in 1965.
Well, with the awareness of computers and what it can do, it is not surprising that we will push it to the limit. And as we keep on doing that, we can only expect the progress to be greater as we go along.
What to expect for the future of computing?
To be specific, here are some things that we can expect from the future of computing. At least, these are things that have started to happen and will come into full circle in the next few years.
This is technology that allows you to immerse into the virtual world completely. It is currently popular but there are a lot of developments expected of it in the near future. VR games are probably going to take the lead in all these developments. But of course, developers will have to deal with the current problems of virtual reality devices. For one, the cost is still quite high. Not only that, these can still be quite bulky. Improving these aspects will certainly make the future of virtual reality more appealing.
This is a bit like virtual reality – but it is integrated into the real world. Think about the phenomenon of Pokemon Go. People are able to play this game in the virtual world and the real world at the same time. With the Pokemon Go game, it seemed like the characters invaded the real world. It is an exciting game to play simply because its connection to the real world is so obvious and impressive. We all know how that is a big hit but the major players in the tech world have yet to create more apps to ride the popularity. We hope that soon more and more games will emerge that will help us immerse in augmented reality.
Intel’s wireless future
Technology has provided us so much – but the developers are still gearing to offer us more. It has been a long-term goal for Intel to remove cables from the future of computing. The company is no longer content to give us chips. They have taken it upon themselves to change and improve our lives. Making our world wireless seems like a good place to start. Well, this is not really hard to imagine. In fact, we are already seeing signs of a wireless future – like our cell phones and the WiFi connection to the Internet. Of course, there is more to be developed – like wireless charging. Fortunately, Intel is serious about all of these and we just have to wait and see how it will all play out.
Finally, we have perceptual computing. One can say that this is similar to Artificial Intelligence. In a way, it might be. This type of computing refers to the ability of a computer to recognise certain things in the real world environment. Things like being able to measure the distance traveled by an individual as they go on a run. Or it can help measure your vital statistics. There are so many things to be expected out of this type of computing. Obviously, it has yet to gain its full potential and we cannot wait to find out where this technology will take us.
These are only some of the developments in the future of computing. If these do not excite you, then nothing really will.