Future computer technology trends suggest
that mankind has not even begun to tap into computational power
and networking. In a few years, cloud computing will be so Old
School. The PC will be what the mainframe is today. And, Web 5.0
will have finally kicked in for future computers.
Not too many years down the road people
will drive their future
car inside their future
city and then go back to their future
home and tell their future
robots what needs to be done. In the near future, wireless
technology and nanotechnology will have taken over the world.
Nano neural networks will be the standard.
Our brains will be connected directly to this vast future computer
technology that has been miniaturized, broadened and made to be
more powerful. Sound like science fiction?
Right now in
medical settings several quadriplegics have been fitted
with microelectrodes in the motor cortex of their brains.
Just by thinking, they can move robotic
arms. Microelectrodes placed in different parts of the brain allow
people with muscular dystrophy and other disorders to move cursors
and type keys rather adeptly on a computer.
No longer are these experiments done with
rats, monkeys or the episode of "House" where a patient
move a cursor for "yes" or "no" by thinking
about it. There is so much future computer technology that most
people don't know about that is happening right now, right under
And, so what does this bode for 5, 10,
or 20 years from now? Trends in future computer technology dictate
that microchips, processors, hard drives and all computer components
will get smaller.
WiFi, MiFi and other Fi's Foes and Fums
will take over the marketplace and become common. Just by thinking
we will be able to connect with networks most likely aided by
small electronic devices that we keep on us at all times.
But a step beyond this will be the elimination
of these small electronic cell phone, palm pilot, laptop, DS,
GPS, facial recognition devices that have been rolled into one.
Networks will be so widespread that there will be no need to carry
small handheld devices.
Just by thinking about logons, passwords,
text, photos, music and whatever our heads hold we'll be able
to navigate, communicate socially from miles away, Tweet just
by thinking and do work on the run.
Future computer technology will allow people
who have lost the use of their limbs to use robotics as well as
tap into these same networks empowering disabled people like never
Some level of
Cyborg technology will develop (that will be both morally
positive and morally questionable).
Future computer technology will help solve
many medical problems such as dyslexia and ADHD by reinterpreting
sensory data and modulating brain activity. A whole host of other
medical illnesses and conditions will be cured or managed by future
software controlling dosages of medicine such as those with diabetes
now experience, but the scope of the conditions healed or managed
will be much more vast.
Future computer software will know when
to stimulate neurons, how much, and will communicate with nanorobots
that perform microscopic surgery or deliver medicine to very small,
specific areas of the body.
The future of computer technology is a
very bright one indeed. The current trends tell us this, as well
as the research and development that is happening at lightning
pace. The children today will have a whole new technological world
waiting for them tomorrow. And tomorrow isn't that far away.
Written by Kevin Lepton