Here are some of the things I predict will happen with computers in the near and not so near future (in no particular order).
One of my favorite computing daydreams is the day when there exists a portable and powerful computer. It would be something that would unfold into the size of a small laptop, but when compacted small enough to put in your pocket. It should be about as powerful as desktop computers are now, with wireless ability. I also envision this computer having the ability to connect to your HDTV (or similar) at home through some wireless technology so it would be a persons home and travel computer (much like laptops are for some today, only smaller). At home you’d have an alternative wireless input device (a keyboard or similar) and some sort of of back up system. Security would be handled with finger print identification (in case it’s lost or stolen) and it would be easy to restore if you had to replace one.
Sooner or later high-speed Internet will be whizzing around to every crevice of a city and country the way cellphone signals are. And with that dialing with numbers will become obsolete. People will have their own IP numbers that they’ll be able to customize. So instead of having to know a cell number, home number, office number, multiple email addresses, etc. one will simply have to remember a persons Tag (that’s what I’ll call it for now). Maybe mine would be miltownkid69 and with that you could call me, email me or leave me a voice message, all depending on how I wanted to have it route you.
I DO think I’ll live to see the day that robots are used in the house I Robot style (I guess I technically have). Robotics will (and has been) advance as quickly as personal computing. First it will be cars that drive themselves, then robots that walk your dog and pick up the poop, sky’s the limit after that
Other thoughts swish around in me skull, but I’ll leave it here for now.
Edit: Now that I think of it, maybe I should have posted this in the open fourm. Mods, do as you please.