There have been massive breakthroughs in history and present time with computers, and it is only the beginning when it comes to developing further. Going from the first computer and the creation of the internet to the modern computer like rackmount computers and PCs and touchscreens shows the leaps and bounds we have made.
Computers are changing, and the way we interact with them are changing as well. We rely a lot on computers in our everyday lives so here are some of the ways we will communicate with computers within the next couple of decades.
Technology that can use image recognition technology to recognize hand and body motions, even when not in physical contact with the screen, is an example of gestural sensing. We have seen the beginnings of gestural sensing in gaming, but it is starting to branch out to more complex applications like computers for the future. The technology is getting sleeker and quicker and, because of this, consumers are becoming more inclined to try the new gesture control technology.
There are many issues with voice and speech recognition technology since we are often in shared, loud spaces which makes it more difficult to use. This makes us interacting with technology with the wave of a hand more suitable and manageable for future use.
Emotion-sensing computers can assist people by pulling up relevant suggestions based on how you are feeling in that specific moment. This could help us in knowing the optimal time for us to do work based on productivity levels and pull up the right apps pertaining to our moods.
Emotion-sensing computers can be very productive in the workplace by provoking motivating behavior and defer distraction. The new technology is also seen to be good for daily life and being an ideal assistant on your phone by pertaining to your mood.
Smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers have made us all familiar with how handy touchscreen technology can be. However, in the last two years, touch walls have been emerging. Touch walls are one of the examples of what the future of touchscreens will bring us.
In the future, we will start to see technology released where touchscreens can be put anywhere, even on human skin. We will be able to answer texts on our skin, beds, friends and just about anywhere you can think. When it comes to having touchscreens on skin comes to being able to feel the screen when we touch it as well. Further, into the future, we may even start seeing computers create 3D touchscreen controls that aren’t limited to just physical surfaces.
Brain-computer interfaces are becoming increasingly more reliable in changing the lives of patients who particularly suffer from paralysis or similar circumstances. Brain-computer interfaces allow people to communicate independent of muscle control, which is vital for those who are physically impaired.
The technology used for brain-computer interfaces in the future will become even more advanced by using added wearable devices for health care that can send an even more precise and broader picture of a person’s health. Neural dust in brain-computer interface technology is an example that can be used in the brain and central nervous system that can send recording signals from sensors all over the body. This is seen as a massive step in the improvement of monitoring people’s health that needs it and helping them feel more secure.