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IBM predicts mind reading devices, the death of the password and more

IBM makes bold predictions

Each year, IBM predicts the future of technology through their forecast of five innovations that will “help transform aspects of modern life, making the planet smarter, within the next five years,” an initiative called the IBM 5 in 5. For their five predictions, IBM looks at the availability of new technologies, but more importantly, they analyze the likelihood of its large scale adoption.

If any company had the bandwidth to make the future of technology come to fruition, IBM certainly could – is this one of their ways of sharing their technological playbook for coming years? Possibly.

This year, IBM predicts that you will never need a password again, that devices will soon read minds, that the digital divide will cease to exist, junk mail will become priority mail and people power will come to life.

Below are all five predictions and are all worth the time to watch (they are all roughly one minute each). After watching, you will probably feel like the innovations in Tom Cruise’s Minority Report might actually be coming to fruition, this is fascinating.

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1. Power your home with your body’s energy

2. Your biological makeup IS your password

3. Electronic devices will read your mind

4. The digital divide will die

5. People may not hate junk mail

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Do you agree or disagree with any of IBM’s assertions about the future?

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26 Comments

26 Comments

  1. Greg Cook

    December 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Were these projections made by Jeopardy champion Watson? and is that guy just an avatar for Watson?

  2. Frank LL0SA- FranklyMLS

    December 21, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Our home search site got rid of passwords 3 years ago! IBM is late to the game. Heck who needs a password to safeguard homes for sale that you have saved?

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