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What cool tech do we have to look forward to? IBM's 5 in 5.

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, January 2, 2013

What cool technology do we have to look forward to?   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Some of it sounds far fetched.   Some of it sounds fun.  Scientists at IBM are out with their annual list of five technologies we’ll be seeing in the next five years.  And among them, says Telecom Research Chief Technology Officer Paul Bloom,  will be the ability to touch through a phone….

“Oh yes.  And we’re actually doing some experiments right now.  If you’re going shopping over the Internet and you see this beautiful sweater, but you’re not sure you want to buy it.  You want to reach out and touch something.  You’ll be able to take advantage of the technology on your smart phone through vibrations and electromagnetic fields to give you a sense of touch.”

IBM is also working on computers that can taste and develop new flavor combinations and others that can smell to detect illnesses or dangers.   You can find us with archives, interviews, giveaways and more at BootCamp.com.  I’m Fred Fishkin.

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