No more charger, almost unbreakable, holographic, the smartphone of the future will soon be in your hands. Appeared in the 90’s, the mobile phone is the object of our daily life which has known the most innovations since its creation. Much more than a simple phone, the smartphone has continued to multiply the features, integrating a camera, camera, GPS, calendar, 3G and 4G connection.
The progress has been dazzling and it would be legitimate to think that a technology that has evolved so quickly will inevitably end up reaching its limit, and yet …
Extremely flexible, ultra-light, unbreakable
The flexible technology, which Samsung is one of the spearheads, will soon create a 5-inch adjustable screens bracelet. It will fit around your wrist but will also easily return to its classic flat position. You can choose to wear your smartphone as a watch or leave it in your pocket. Ultra-thin, this one will also be ultralight.
And the smartphones of the future will also be 100% unbreakable. The technology of “hardened” phones, resistant to falls, shocks, and water, is currently booming via models designed by Caterpillar or the French company MTT. It’s a strong trend. If it is not yet certain that flexible and hardened technologies can easily combine, you will, in any case,e have the opportunity to buy a smartphone that – if it is not flexible – will be able to withstand an earthquake!
It will be possible to call in hostile environments, underwater or on a construction site without fear of premature death of your device. In addition, Push to Talk technology, modeled after Walkie-Talkie, will be generalized to allow each phone to make and receive calls where there will never be a network, deep in the Amazonian jungle. Or the Atlantic Ocean for example.
But this smartphone of the future will be able to do even more. You can use it as a key to start your car, a technology already developed by the American manufacturer Tesla, and more generally as a true universal remote control.
Thanks to the progress of home automation, i.e. the automation of a number of functions within the house, you can use it to unlock your front door, turn on the TV, lower the heating or shutters … Whether you are on site or on vacation 500 km from your home, you will have the hand on all the features allowing you to remotely manage your place of residence, your vehicle and even your space at home. Working!
Holographic and intelligent
But the most spectacular innovation will come from the holographic projection. Your banal screen in 2 dimensions will come alive and take relief. This is the great revolution to come: the luminous and colorful animation in 3 dimensions of information that you have been reading so far in a classic way. Like in Star Wars.
Research work is progressing rapidly in this area and the pioneer company Ester has developed the first holographic smartphone model called Take. The technology is not yet fully developed because Estercheats a little: a sensor on the front of the smartphone calculates the position of your eyes and adjust the picture according to this position by giving the illusion that we are facing to a hologram. Nevertheless, the video presentation of Taking gives us a faithful image of what the holographic projections will be in a few years.
A personal pocket assistant
Equipped with artificial intelligence, the smartphone of the future will also be able to be proactive and will remind you of your appointment at the dentist without you having to program an alarm.
Real personal assistant, he will know everything about you. When you ask a question to the successor of “Siri”, his answer will be personalized. Instead of simply providing a list of Italian restaurants in the area, it will suggest the one that greatest suits your palates and your cheap. He will also call for help himself if he finds that you have had an accident and that you are unable to call. Convenient.
In addition to being your personal assistant, he will also be your accountant. It will allow you to pay for your purchases through an integrated credit card and will constantly have an eye on your accounts to identify in real time a fraudulent purchase or attempted fraud. He can even advise you in your investments.
Unlocking the Minority Report
Your mobile will also become a tamper-proof fortress. To make sure that no one will be able to use it in your back, biometric identification systems will lock their activation by scanning your pupil – and maybe even your DNA – before you can use it. Gone are the time for easily hackable pin codes.
And above all, the end of the charger (yes, if!)
Finally, the smartphone of tomorrow will be spent blithely battery. Chargers will be a bad memory. The time when your device did not have a full day without you having to charge it will be gone forever: it will recharge itself with the natural movements of your body. Unless it already works with solar energy!
Given all these innovations, one could fear that the purchase of a smartphone in 2030 does not require to go before consulting his banker to negotiate a loan. Rest assured, it will be nothing. Rendering to educationavailable in 2014 , the smartphone that is currently in your pocket would have cost 2.6 million euros in 1991 compared to the cost, for the time, of its various components, memory, processor etc. .
The price of components will continue to fall in the coming years, and even if new technologies will be integrated, it’s a safe bet that manufacturers will instead move towards a strategy of universal sales by targeting emerging countries at the expense of industrialized markets. There are currently more mobile phones sold in Africa – or 600 million people have a sim card – than in Europe. And in India, the company Ringing Bell has just marketed the cheapest smartphone in the world: the Freedom 251 costs only 251 rupees is … 3.30 euros!
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