The Future of Communication—The Distinct Futureby Priya Singh October 10, 2014 0 comments
What’s the world going to look like 50 years from now? No one knows, but world’s best brains are currently dreaming of the future and building it concurrently. From Paris to Japan to the US, scientists are creating revolutionary ways for us to communicate.
More than any other creature on our planet, human beings are all about communication. We just can’t help but talking to each other. From smoke signals to Morse code to the telephone to texting—we are always in search for better and better means of communication. Today, when you make a video conference call, you are interfacing in a two-dimensional world. The flat screens, generally, limit our experience of whatever we view on the other side. But in the future, the teleconference will be a full three-dimensional experience.
Many scientists around the globe are currently researching on the perfect Tele-existence Machine for virtual communication. The common goal of this machine is to bring the virtual world closer to the real world.
Tele-existence Wide Angle Immersive Stereo-Scope
Tokyo is one of the futuristic cities in the world and it is also considered to be the hot bed for futuristic gadgets. Here, at Keio University, a Susumu Tachi and his team of scholars are working on the Twister (a.k.a Tele-existence Wide Angle Immersive Stereo-Scope). The twister is a large spinning cylinder that will immerse the user in a virtual world that is closest to reality. The Twister is considered to be the future television, the future computer console and the future telephone. It has a 360 degree panoramic stereo image, without wearing any special eyeglasses. The image quality of this machine is not that great, but the scope and the depth of the images makes it real-like.
Rudimentary Telepathic System
Telepathic communication is another untapped area where scientists are getting promising results. Telepathic communication in reality may be hard to attain, but with futuristic machines, nothing is impossible. At the University of Washington, Dr. Rajesh Rao and his associates have created a rudimentary telepathic system that can help connect two brains of different individuals. In the year 2011, Dave Evans, former chief futuristic at Cisco said that they would create internet-based telepathy, which seemed a daunting task then—not any more.
Another futuristic device is the Hologram Creator. This device will create three-dimensional images that could be used for advanced engineering, medical imaging and science. Javid Kahn, the founder of Holoxica, lately mentioned his plans on holographic technology—right from small objects (digital clocks) to complex ones (multi-layered human anatomical models).
Artificial Intelligence Assisted Communication Devices
They are under research and development these days, will give a boost to digital communication. Still in the conceptual stage, the AI-assisted communication devices will behave just like the human mind. These devices will filter and sort information efficiently and also communicate to other devices and humans in an effective manner.
The internet bought the world to your finger tips, but futuristic communication devices will bring the world to your mind—are you prepared for this paradigm shift? Only time will tell.