No, I am not a psychic. But I did hear some interesting technology predictions from Mario Armstrong of NPR this morning, and I would like to share them with you!
- There will be a marriage between e-reading devices such as the Amazon Kindle and tablet PCs. Ideally, most people would like to carry only one electronic device with them. A marriage between the popular e-readers and tablet PCs would simplify our lives.
- There will be a surge in location-based smartphone applications. For example, if you want to find a certain type of restaurant close to your exact location, certian applications can use your GPS location to tell you about the nearby restaurants. Other applications like ShopSavvy can use your phone as a barcode scanner to scan virtually any product, search the internet and find the cheapest prices for that product.
- Basic medical experiences will change with the help of technology. Consumer-focused applications and electronic devices will make it easier to send health information to your doctor, thus reducing visits to the doctors' office.
To listen to the entire recording, visit this link: Technology Predictions for 2010