IBM 5 in 5, big data, cloud and augmented reality in the future of the world
From the cloud to augmented reality: this is how technology will change the world in the next five years
Approaching the end of the year and back, punctual as usual, the meeting with IBM 5 in 5 . Every year Big Blue identifies 5 innovations that will change the way (and the world) where you live in the next five years and attempts to explain the effects and consequences. If last year the U.S. giant had focused its attention on the development of cognitive computer, point the lens this year on the impact of certain technologies and computer techniques – such as cloud, the augmented reality , the big data and crowdsourcing – will have on our way of life.
The return of the local IBM 5
In recent years we have witnessed the exponential growth of electronic commerce and digital at the expense of traditional commerce. According to statistics from the United States , in 2012, the electronic commerce has exceeded the threshold of trillion dollars (one million dollars) in sales , and the data for the current year should not be very different.
In the next five years, however, things will change. According to IBM, thanks to the use of information technologies such as augmented reality , the reality of traditional trade small to medium will be able to regain lost ground in e-commerce and exploit the immediacy of the store and proximity to the customer to create shopping experiences that can not be replicated online. Will enhance the digital experience ‘bringing’ where the buyer can physically touch the product. ” Thanks to the recent turn of cloud Watson , for example, customers will be informed in real time on the merchandise in the store. Cloud computing, however, the stores will turn into a kind of physical social network , allowing customers to share among their tastes, moods and emotions directly in the store. The result will be that the stores will be turned into total immersion experience tailored to each person
DNA mon amour
Will the big date to defeat cancer and other diseases with high mortality? According to IBM yes. In the next five years, the development of techniques for big data analysis and cloud-based cognitive systems allow you to create custom treatment plans for each patient. “Cancer care, personalized to the genomic level, is on the horizon since the researchers have sequenced the human genome, but few physicians have the tools and the time to evaluate the available tips. Within five years, the cloud-based cognitive systems will be able to make available this personalized medicine on a large scale and speed that previously were impossible. ”
Tying the cloud, big data and the ever deeper knowledge of human DNA, will create intelligent computer systems that can accurately identify the type of cancer and the progress of the disease, so that we can treat in a better and less invasive for the sick.
The cloud will revolutionize the way in which it is taught – and, consequently, the way in which it is learned – in just five years. Classrooms increasingly computerized and connected will be able to acquire information about students in real time and can assist teachers in the preparation of personalized study plans. “The sophisticated analysis delivered through the cloud will be able to provide decision support to teachers so that they can predict which students are most at risk, their difficulties and recommend measures to help them achieve their goals based on their personal learning style “.
In the U.S., IBM has already launched pilot projects in this area. The students of the 14th U.S. school district (140,000 students) will be followed by entities in their schooling and digital computer, which will collect from their school performance. These data will then be made available to teachers, always working with the IBM infrastructure, will be able to correct any errors of assessment and improve their educational techniques.
Hound virtual of IBM 5
The fragmentary nature of digital identity is seriously jeopardizing the security of personal data present on the Web The classical methods of information security (passwords, anti-virus and firewall, for example) are always put more strain on the evolution of malware and techniques hacking. The identity theft are on the agenda and grow both in terms of quantity (amount of data stolen) and qualitative (types of computer systems attached).
Within five years, however, every Internet user may have to provide a ” virtual personal hound “can offer a new level of safety and security of computer data. “Knowing you, a digital guardian can come to conclusions about what is reasonable or her normal activities and how much is abnormal, acting as an adviser when the user requires it.”
Smart Cities of IBM 5
Cloud, big data and augmented reality will change the face and functioning of cities. Over a five year period the increasing use of these technologies will transform the city we live in the real smartcity , able to understand in real time how and why billions of events occurring within their territory. “Soon the city and their leaders will be able to understand and assimilate new information provided freely by the citizens, knowing what resources are needed, where, and when, in such a way that the city can move forward with dynamism based on the needs of citizens.”
In this perspective will require the close cooperation between the authorities and the citizens. Thanks to some tools of crowd sourcing , the electronic brains receive information and data in real time by the citizens themselves and will be able to predict the evolution of the situation. They may, for example, adjust the timing of traffic lights in order to avoid the formation of traffic jams or overcome problems of accessibility and barriers.
All above are IBM 5 predictions of future technologies they are going to give to the world with the change of living .