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IBM Expects to See Holographic Phone Calls, Air-Powered Batteries by 2015

Posted By admin On December 23, 2010 @ 1:23 pm In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Ryan Flinn
Bloomberg [1]
Thursday, December 23, 2010

By 2015, your mobile phone will project a 3-D image of anyone who calls and your laptop will be powered by kinetic energy. At least that’s what International Business Machines Corp. [2] sees in its crystal ball.

The predictions are part of an annual tradition for the Armonk, New York-based company, which surveys its 3,000 researchers to find five ideas expected to take root in the next five years. IBM [2], the world’s largest provider of computer services, looks to Silicon Valley for input, gleaning many ideas from its Almaden research center [3] in San Jose, California.

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Holographic conversations, projected from mobile phones, lead this year’s list. The predictions also include 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.

“These are all stretch goals, and that’s good,” said Paul Saffo [6], managing director of foresight at the investment-advisory firm Discern [7] in San Francisco. “In an era when pessimism is the new black, a little dose of technological optimism is not a bad thing”.

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[1] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-23/ibm-predicts-holographic-calls-air-breathing-batteries-by-2015.html

[2] International Business Machines Corp.: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/quote?ticker=IBM:US

[3] Almaden research center: http://www.almaden.ibm.com/

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[5] Stock up for the Holidays with eFoodsDirect and get FREE Shipping!: http://www.efoodsdirect.com/2010-holiday-special/?aid=14&adid=48

[6] Paul Saffo: http://search.bloomberg.com/search?q=Paul%20Saffo&site=wnews&client=wnews&proxystylesheet=wnews&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&filter=p&getfields=wnnis&sort=date:D:S:d1&partialfields=-wnnis:NOAVSYND&lr=-lang_ja

[7] Discern: http://www.discern.com/

[8] Apple patent reveals plans for holographic display: http://www.prisonplanet.com/apple-patent-reveals-plans-for-holographic-display.html

[9] Twenty TRILLION Phone Calls: “They’ve Been Collecting Data About ALL Domestic Calls Since October 2001″: http://www.prisonplanet.com/twenty-trillion-phone-calls-%e2%80%9cthey%e2%80%99ve-been-collecting-data-about-all-domestic-calls-since-october-2001%e2%80%b3.html

[10] Jordan wargames: Patriot batteries, F-16s and 4,500 US troops near Syrian border: http://www.prisonplanet.com/jordan-wargames-patriot-batteries-f-16s-and-4500-us-troops-near-syrian-border.html

[11] Mobile Phone Use While Pregnant Causes Neurological Problems in Babies: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mobile-phone-use-while-pregnant-causes-neurological-problems-in-babies.html

[12] Households may be powered off remotely by power companies: http://www.prisonplanet.com/households-may-be-powered-off-remotely-by-power-companies.html

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