Aside from taxes and death, one more thing is certain: advances in technology. The past five years has been a blur of gadget after gadget, of technology that trumped on the previous one in a span of months. So much has changed in the past five years that the millenium bug fiasco looks like a Stone Age myth.
[related|post]Recently, technology leader IBM released its fearless forecast of five technological advances that will change the lives of people and how we do business in the next five years.
Here are how five technologies will define the future world as soon as five years from now:
You will make your own energy: Anything that moves has the potential to create energy. Your running shoes, your bicycle and even the water flowing through your pipes can create energy. Advances in renewable energy technology will allow individuals and scientists to collect this energy and use it to help power our homes, workplaces and cities.
You will not need a password: Your biological makeup is the key to your individual identity, and soon, it will become the key to safeguarding it. Each person\\\'s unique biometric data such as facial definitions, retinol scans and voice files will be composited through software to build your DNA-unique online password. You will be able to log into your mobile phone or have access to an ATM machine by simply speaking your name or looking into a camera.
Mind reading is no longer science fiction: Scientists are researching how to link your brain to your devices, such as a computer or a smartphone, so you just need to think about calling someone and it happens. Scientists have designed headsets with advanced sensors to read electrical brain activity that can recognize facial expressions, excitement and concentration levels, and thoughts of a person without them physically doing anything.