IBM makes tech predictions for 2015

IBM makes tech predictions for 2015
IBM has made some technology predictions for 2015 this week, breaking out the crystal ball for its forecast.

The company surveyed its over 3000 researchers, asking which five ideas will trend in the next five years.



At the top of the list was holographic 3D phone conversations, meaning your smartphone will have the ability to project 3D images of the person you are speaking to.

Paul Saffo, managing director of foresight at the investment-advisory firm Discern says of the list: "These are all stretch goals, and thatís good. In an era when pessimism is the new black, a little dose of technological optimism is not a bad thing."

While some of the predictions will not pan out, IBM spends over $5 billion per year on R&D, 6 percent of its yearly revenue and most of the ideas on the list are for projects IBM has already started development on.

The rest of the list consists of "air- breathing batteries, computer programs that can tell when and where traffic jams will take place, environmental information generated by sensors in cars and phones, and cities powered by the heat thrown off by computer servers."

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 25 Dec 2010 3:02
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  • 10 comments
  • ROMaster2

    Quote:your smartphone will have the ability to project 3D images of the person you are speaking to.
    It's like I'm really in Star Wars!

    25.12.2010 03:20 #1

  • hikaricor

    Help me ROMaster2, you're my only hope!

    25.12.2010 03:24 #2

  • KSib

    It would seem we have lost our focus. I want my damn jetpack.

    25.12.2010 04:16 #3

  • carlvo

    Originally posted by KSib: It would seem we have lost our focus. I want my damn jetpack. And my hoverboard!!!

    Carl V. O.

    25.12.2010 09:37 #4

  • Frogfart

    What about the Teleportation? But wait, if they invented that it would do away with telephones all together. Those sneaky bastards are keeping things from us. I demand Warp Drive cars for yesterday because they are keeping time travel a secret too.
    Merry Christmas to all!!!!!!! (But not the Vulcan's)

    25.12.2010 15:50 #5

  • emugamer

    Silly IBM. By 2015, we'll be 3 years into the revolution, hiding from Hunter Killers.

    25.12.2010 17:10 #6

  • Azuran

    I want my flying delorian

    26.12.2010 13:36 #7

  • SALTIVA (unverified)

    Originally posted by emugamer: Silly IBM. By 2015, we'll be 3 years into the revolution, hiding from Hunter Killers. That was a good one!

    27.12.2010 14:16 #8

  • xnonsuchx

    Hopefully we'll have far better and cheaper SSD (or similar) storage devices by then.

    27.12.2010 18:59 #9

  • xboxd00d

    Originally posted by KSib: It would seem we have lost our focus. I want my damn jetpack. LMAO!!!!!
    So true!!

    "Trying is the first step towards Failure" Homer.J.Simpson

    29.12.2010 05:23 #10

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