Top Ten Computer Trends for the 21st Century

The Top Ten Computer Trends for the 21st Century

  1. Computers will become powerful extensions of human beings designed to augment intelligence, learning, communications, and productivity.
  2. Computers will become intuitive—they will “learn,” “recognize,” and “know” what we want, who we are, and even what we desire.
  3. Computer chips will be everywhere, and they will become invisible-embedded in everything from brains and hearts, to clothes and toys.
  4. Computers will manage essential global systems, such as transportation and food production, better than humans will.
  5. Online computer resources will enable us to download applications on-demand via wireless access anywhere and anytime.
  6. will become voice-activated, networked, video-enabled, and connected together over the Net, linked with each other and humans.
  7. Computers will have digital senses-speech, sight, smell, hearing-enabling them to communicate with humans and other machines.
  8. Neural networks and other forms of artificial intelligence will make computers both as smart as humans, and smarter for certain jobs.
  9. Human and computer evolution will converge. Synthetic intelligence will greatly enhance the next generations of humans.
  10. As computers surpass humans in intelligence, a new digital species and a new culture will evolve that is parallel to ours.