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IBM Predicts the Next 5 Years of Computing 93

SternisheFan writes "Shaun McGlaun of Slashgear writes: IBM has offered up its annual list of five innovations that will change our lives within five years. IBM calls the list the 'IBM 5 in 5.' The list covers innovations that IBM believes that the potential change the way people work, live, and interact over the next five years. The five innovations IBM lists this year include touch, sight, hearing, taste, and smell. "
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IBM Predicts the Next 5 Years of Computing

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 17, 2012 @02:09PM (#42315671)

    Past predictions from IBM have shown that IBM does NOT have any special insight into how the unwritten future will play out...

  • by fuzzyfuzzyfungus ( 1223518 ) on Monday December 17, 2012 @02:27PM (#42315865) Journal

    So, IBM's bold futurists predict that sensors and haptic feedback systems that already exist today will become better in 5 years, and some sort of vaguely-referenced-but-woven-through-all-the-predictions 'deep learning' algorithm that we'll lease from IBM will make something magic happen?

    Jesus Golgotha-poledancing Christ, the future just isn't what it used to be...

  • by RicktheBrick ( 588466 ) on Monday December 17, 2012 @02:46PM (#42316049)
    I would like to see replacing every central light in a room with a device that would be a camera, speaker, microphone, thermometer, and a device that could smell odors This device would communicate with the home computer. It should be able to detect fire by site, heat, sound, and odor. It should be able to reduce false alarms to zero. It should be able to detect gas leaks by smell. It should be able to detect water leaks and break ins by sound. It should be able to detect the heart beat of anyone in the room by sound. It should be able to detect any problem in the house and have the ability to seek help. It could call the fire department and transmit the smell, heat, sound and picture of any house on fire.
  • by na1led ( 1030470 ) on Monday December 17, 2012 @03:23PM (#42316451)
    We will be lucky if we make any advancement at all in the next 5 years.
  • by erp_consultant ( 2614861 ) on Monday December 17, 2012 @04:08PM (#42316885)

    IBM will continue to layoff US workers in record numbers, without making any official announcements of layoffs. IBM will continue to exploit cheap labor in India. Until Indian IT workers start making a living wage. Then IBM will abandon the Indian sub continent for Africa, the final frontier for cheap labor. Once the African labor market can no longer be exploited IBM will cease to exist because of their stubborn refusal to pay anyone a living wage. Anyone except executives of course who will continue to receive enormous bonuses. Fuck you Ginny.

  • by gov_coder ( 602374 ) on Monday December 17, 2012 @05:32PM (#42318105) Homepage

    1) IBM Rational ClearCase will continue to stink
    2) ClearCase users will develop blindness as a result of continued exposure
    to the eye-sore that is the clearcase-ui
    3) ClearCase will create a new disease in the enterprise called CC-Shingles
    as it infects every application that touches it with needless process steps
    4) Cubicle neighbors of CC-users will soon be donning noise-cancelling ear-muffs to block
    out the loud cursing of the ClearCase users around them
    5) ClearCase market share will continue to dwindle below its already measly 2 % market share
    as more and more workplaces find CC to be the most dis-tasteful source control product ever.

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