NEW DELHI: According to IEEE, there will be a decline in the significance of cellphones and mobile devices by 2025 and Internet of Things (IoT) is likely to take centerstage.
A survey, which had a sample of more than 3,000 technology enthusiasts, said that the human mind will be the technology of choice to control devices used in everyday life in 2025.
It also highlighted autonomous vehicles as the preferred mode of transportation in the future.
“As technology evolves, it becomes more and more integrated with our daily lives and its physical presence shrinks,” said IEEE member Diogo Mónica, security lead at Docker.
“Consumer technology is advancing beyond the constraints of mobile devices to wearable form factors, and the next step in this evolution will be the ability to control technology in a hands-free way using brainpower alone. As a growing number of connected devices produces ongoing flows of data, security m easures will need to keep pace to protect personal and corporate information as it travels over the IoT network.”
As consumer demand for mind-controlled devices rises, many aspects of the home of the future will be programmed to read individuals’ directives from their brainwaves. Survey respondents consistently noted mind-control applications as the preferred means of completing tasks at home such as opening a front do or, using kitchen appliances, turning off the lights and playing video games.
Talking in particular about the India market, Aiyappan Pillai, Senior Member IEEE and Secretary, IEEE Bombay Section, said, “Taking the tedium out of driving in high traffic is a good reason for driverless cars. However, in India, the challenge is to make it work in chaotic traffic conditions at a very competitive cost, the trust factor being paramount.”
The expansion of the Internet of Things and connected devices prefaces a shift away from cellphones and mobile devices as the go-to technology. Less than 1/3 of respondents indicated plans to use their cellphones to control their front doors, kitchen appliances and lights in 2025.
“We’re starting to see wearable devices with cell phone-like qualities, like the smartwatch, come to market to meet demands for seamless technology in tegration,” said William Webb, IEEE Fellow and CEO of the Weightless SIG.