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Scientists in the field of bioinformatics have designed headsets with advanced sensors to read electrical brain activity that can recognize facial expressions, and the thoughts of a person. Sitting away from home you may send instructions to the plumber and glazier to attend to the chores around the house. Those who ride the gravy train in company time may not get to write a best seller for the boss would have changed the password to prevent other activities coming in between.
Digital divide closes
In five years, IBM said, the gap between information haves and have-nots will narrow considerably due to advances in mobile technology; by then 80 percent of the current global population will have a mobile device.
This will empower people without a lot of spending power, they believe.
Only such power without money will be like froth on which you cannot get drunk. Champagne bottles will be still opened among the one percenters and froth for the man on the street.

In India, IBM used speech technology and mobile devices to enable rural villagers who were illiterate to pass along information through recorded messages on their phones. With access to information that was not there before, villagers could check weather reports to help them decide when to fertilize crops, to know when doctors were coming to town, and to find the best prices for their crops or merchandise.Astrolegers will be pestered to know sex of the next baby. If it is a girl baby ‘is there a way to avert the calamity?’
Junk becomes gems
In five years, unsolicited advertisements may feel so personalized and relevant that you’ll think spam is dead. At the same time, spam filters will be so precise that you’ll never be bothered by unwanted sales pitches again.
Just what I wanted to hear. Our wishes have become redundant and Technology lets you take Pepsi even if you happen to have a craving for Coke at a precise moment.( ack: liveScience-Ned Smith 9-12-2011)


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‘Life is so simple even a child can handle it,’said my father to my mother when they sent me to school first time. It was reassuring to my mother and I wasn’t sure of my slate and pencil, which I broke in fright. ‘School’- was enough to make my hand turn butter! Believe me I got so used to the idea of slate so well that we soon were inseparables. But one day it all changed and when my teacher pressed a transcription book into my hands and said, ’paper is the stuff of future.’ I soon got on to it like duck to water just as I had with my steel pen and inkwell. Only my mom had lots of laundry and inkstains that needed extra care.
In the end what did it matter I had a neat andwriting to be proud of? When computer came I had to let my fingers do the walking. Moon walking it would seem. lurching finger cannot get that copperplate gait. No way! Now my handwriting is a cut above chickenscrawl. Progress is a way forward and it steps over slates and paper takes you to paperless halls where you type yourself in for a job. This you may repeat so often that there is a curious disconnect between fingers and grey matter.
I find IBM research lab has come up with 5 life-changing innovations.
Power from the people
Anything that moves or produces heat has the potential to create energy that can be captured. On a personal level, while you’re riding your bicycle to work, devices on the spokes of your wheels could be recharging batteries you could later use to power some of the lights in your home. Wait till the government gets into the act. Walking, jogging, bicycling no one will be spared unless one can prove one’s net worth is the prescribed limit. Super rich will be only asked to throw their weight around.
Governments shall not pay dole unless John Doe earned so many points. This credit of personal power shall be linked to his social security number.
You are your password
Each person has a unique biological identity. Your biometric data—facial definitions, retina scans and voice files—will be composited through software to build an individual’s unique online password, IBM researchers said. Now it is no more Big Brother is watching you but Big Brother Gotcha!
‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, will you step over here, please?’
My multi-factor biometrics is no guarantee the money that I draw will not fail on me.
I will draw so many drachma or dollar and find it cannot buy me a decent meal. At least I shall know I am me and none other.

Mind reading gets real
Now comes a real whopper!Mind reading may make the leap from science fiction to real life sooner than expected, the researchers in Armonk, N.Y., said. Priest Abuse is restrained as a result. Altar boys will know while the host is raised what is raising the priest. And they can act accordingly. Only Monsignor’s woolly brain will be counting sheep while whetting the predatory nature of the new priest.
If you link your brain to devices such as a computer or smartphone and be able to levitate inanimate objects by just thinking about it how smooth life would be? You need not catch the eye of your waiter in a restaurant but he will come to you. Only he cannot guarantee he will not trip over and spill water over your head.
If you think like about calling someone, for example, the smartphone would then dial that number. On the reverse you cannot escape calls dogging your private thoughts. (2 be concluded)

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