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A vision of future mobile world from MIT Research

ImageThis post isn't directly anything to do with femtocells. It does give a more radical view of some of the ways in which our mobile devices might interact with ourselves and our environment than some suggested applications I've seen lately. By being aware of these, it helps shape our thinking of how important mobile connectivity and always on data sessions will become – of which femtocells are an important component.

A glimpse of the future

It's not often that you see a glimpse of the future that changes your perspective so radically. I  recall first seeing the Windows GUI (user interface), which was demonstrated in the early 1980's on an Apple Lisa (the forerunner of the Apple Mac). It took a long time for the implications to sink in, and for die-hard programmers like me to give up the command line.

The video below from MIT research labs shows some inciteful research of the possibilities of matching a built-in projector and using your hands as an input device whilst out and about. It reminds of the film Minority Report with Tom Cruise.

It's entitled the Sixth Sense Tech of the Future.

Futuristic predictions like this do have a habit of not becoming true in their entirity, so healthy skepticism is order of the day. But some of these concepts may well shape the way we interact with devices and our environment in the years to come.

Well worth a few minutes of your time to review – you can skip to about 2:30 where the actual demo starts...

(Thanks to Zahid Ghadialy for pointing this one out on his 3G4G blog)

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