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IBM Announces Technology Predictions for 2015

December 23, 2010 By

Four years from now, you may be having conversations on your cell phone with a holographic image of the person who’s on the other end, according to IBM’s annual list of technological predictions for the next five years.

That’s just one far-out prediction from the company’s annual survey. Other ideas include batteries that rely on “energy-dense” metals that recharge when they interact with the air, and last 10 times longer than today’s lithium-ion technology; computer programs that can tell when and where traffic jams will take place; sensors in cars, wallets and personal devices that give scientists data about the environment; and cities powered by recycled heat generated by computer servers.

Each year, IBM surveys 3,000 researchers and looks to Silicon Valley in California for input on what five innovations will come to fruition.
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David Adams    |    Commented December 23, 2010

The last important thing IBM did was the VGA display in 1987. Seriously, do you own ANYTHING with an IBM name on it? No one cares what IBM thinks. They are so '80's.

Sue Alt    |    Commented December 30, 2010

Are you aware that most of today's video gaming systems (e.g., Xbox) are made by IBM?

Say what?    |    Commented January 4, 2011

"Are you aware that most of today's video gaming systems (e.g., Xbox) are made by IBM?" Actually Xbox is a product of Microsoft. I thought everyone knew this.

sushanta    |    Commented January 14, 2011

new to it field, but i can say that any company is good till they pay jobs......

Kev    |    Commented December 4, 2012

"Seriously do you own ANYTHING with a IBM name on it?" I own a WW2 M1 carbine made by IBM, other than that though, nothing.

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