Forget 2018, I’m predicting the future “to infinity and beyond.” Seriously. Here it is:
Life as we know it is nearly over. Here’s how the future could play out:
Phase One—Wearability – It all started when computers met their soul mate, the internet. Almost overnight, people became addicted to being connected. But we couldn’t take it with us. Until portable computers and smartphones arrived. Still, why carry ’em when you can wear ‘em? Google Glass and Apple Watch didn’t go viral, but the bug will bite soon. Here’s why:
Phase Two—Virtuality – The real news isn’t games (no offense, Pokémon), it’s the transformation of those goggles into wearable computers. Soon we’ll use in-the-air keyboards and move virtual objects about with our hands. Yes, you can walk to work in the 1930s, if you like, dodging Prohibition Era gangsters (or zombies or gladiators). But the big change will come when we adopt AR as a way of life.
Phase Three—Implantability – Why look through clunky goggles when microprocessors under…
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