Let’s say we just took a time machine to the year 2025. What do you think the major technology trends look like?
The “Internet Of Things” is a popular phrase suggesting that everything from shoes to thermostats to glasses can be manufactured to have tech and cloud connections, and report to the Internet.
And so: predictions can be made that doors, windows, lighting, and more will be automated and controlled by gesture or positioning (moving of your hands, or if you step in a certain area). So if you’re about to enter a room, the doors will automatically swing open, and if it’s dark and you point at a light, it turns on automatically.
Also, Nest thermostats and smoke alarms, along with auto-sprinklers and in-home elevators will be very popular.
Many automated devices will be controlled without a touch. Eye and face tracking devices will be very accurate. Eye-scrolling smartphones, and gaze gaming will be popular. Instead of using credit cards, you can pay and checkout with your face, after inserting a PIN code.
Also, other devices will be controlled by voice. Google Voice Search, and personal voice assistants will rule over. Although, Apple Siri will become more and more unpopular. Voice identity recognition might also begin.
Theories and prototypes of holograms and holographic touchscreens will start coming up.
Using just a gesture, you’ll be able to control a lot. Xbox Kinect gesture gaming will take over. As explained in the Home Automation section, with a gesture, you can control doors, lighting, fans, and more appliances. Gestures will definitely control holographic touchscreens, also.
Prototypes of brain and mind-controlled devices may exist, too. Mind controlled holograms, games, and cars may develop. With cars, you can use your mind to control where you go, and Google’s Self-Driving Car will drive itself there. In gaming, you may be able to think an action (like ‘shoot a fireball’) and do it in the game. Also, Instant Messaging in the mind may take place, where you can form a piece of text in your mind and text message someone.
In Health, there will be new developments of automated health tracking, and devices that help you eat well and stay fit.
For example, instant food choice-making devices may be there. When you get to the lunch table, the device chooses the best food for you (personalized) at that time, and orders it at a specific time before lunch. Nutrition sprays may exist that add awesome flavor to healthy foods while keeping nutritional value.
Also, motivational fitness trackers will surround the gyms. It’ll tell you how many more jumping-jacks or basketball layups you need to do before you’re done for the day, and motivate you to get there.
If you get sick, when you walk through the door, a mat on the ground will check your feet and get as much health information just from your feet as possible, and determine the right medicine and ship it.
With these devices, you’ll always stay healthy…
These things might be developed by Apple and Google even sooner! We already love Google X's projects, already very futuristic.