Apple Innovation: 10 Future Tech Ideas

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Apple Innovation: 10 Future Tech Ideas

Tech innovation often takes its cue from science fiction movies. Or is it the other way around? Nevertheless, the image of Tom Cruise interacting with a computer by waving his arms in the air in the movie “Minority Report” brought coolness to gesture-based computing. Meanwhile, MIT researchers are making it a reality. Can Apple bring it to the masses?

iHolographic Images

Before Apple gets to the kind of gesture-based computing in “Minority Report”, Apple products will need to project holographic images for users to manipulate. Think R2D2 projecting a holographic Princess Leia to Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Such an image requires a photographic plate (or multiple projectors). Could one be built into an iPhone? There’s just not enough room for this kind of mirroring system. But there may be someday.

Flying iRobot Sidekick

Everyone needs a sidekick, someone to pick us up when we’re down, like EVE helping WALL-E in the 2008 blockbuster Pixar movie. Of course, the movie was dripping with Apple imagery and gave a nod to Steve Jobs. EVE looked like a futuristic Apple product, and who can forget the Mac startup sound WALL-E makes when he begins his day? Yup, I want my iRobot.

iGlasses Augmented Reality

If you thought hordes of people staring into their iPhones all day looked strange, imagine everyone wearing Apple iGlasses that augment reality. Such futuristic glasses may one day let people check email, make phone calls and identify people and places on the street, just like the Terminator tracking down John Connor.

“I can’t imagine in 10 years we’ll still be carrying around phones in our pocket,” said Kyle Wiens of iFixit in a recent interview. “We’ll have something else, maybe something embedded in our glasses.”

iOmnipresent Computer

In Star Trek, the main computer seems to be everywhere and nowhere at once — that is, if you don’t count the lovely Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. The late wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry played the roles of Nurse Chapel, Ambassador Troi and the voice of the computer. An omnipresent computer better have great voice-recognition software. Siri isn’t there yet, but it’s a start. (Yeah, we got a Star Trek reference in an Apple future slideshow!)


via CIO

June 18, 2019 at 06:39PM