5 Tech Trends That Will Change Your Life

IBM reveals 5 innovations that will change the way we live.
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Welcome Bernie Meyerson vice president of innovation -- IBM's he has spent a lifetime and I BM. And he's here to discuss the five predictions that are going to change everyone's lives in it the next five years Bernie nice to see you don't welcome. So what's the number one thing that's gonna change people's lives in the next five years Smart classroom. It's basically at this point you go to classroom to learn the match in the classroom -- learns you. You show up in the morning and the first day of school teacher normally would know nothing about -- what do from day one the classroom kept track -- -- and created a persona. So that you didn't lose happier study discovering that some -- -- at the back of the room had a mild form of dyslexia. Having that persona basically having materials delivered electronically to you. And then having a system actually study how you interact and say hey this kid needs help in this issue. Teacher with thirty seconds in the classroom I think half a year to learn what -- system can learn literally overnight. So this is a system how are they acquiring all of the state basically if you work from electronic media. Where you actually haven't delivered to you and then you do you work on that tablet. What -- does -- -- to work and actually sees an advance we are struggling. So the teacher comes you prepared to answer the question without having to dig through everything you've done a few of the problem is what's your next big trend for the next five years. Well if you think about for instance the convergence of what we call on line retail -- actual physical retail that's another one. If you actually today think of -- bricks and mortar stores there aren't necessarily going away imagine -- buying a camera that's a thousand dollars you'd like to have some idea would you like this thing. But the same time you love the convenience of an online system because it knows about to a knows what to present. Right now we have technology where if you opt in you could literally go to a store would say a hop. -- -- we're looking for camera not only is an -- three area B but they'll be somebody there who's an expert. To explain it or you're allergic to gluten by the way don't buy that thing you're right you can -- -- it. Now what's interesting about -- you said if you locked -- and right now all of this data is being collected from all of us. We haven't necessarily -- today it. That's correct in fact when many times when you work on line basically it tracks what you're doing everybody knows -- this is no secret. One of the other things we're talking about as big thing for the future is having a digital guardian we recognize that all of these issues. Questions of privacy arise and what you need ultimately as you need somebody who's basically on your side but something that's -- -- RS I doubt that's the point. You actually will over the next five you -- the emergence of literally digital guardians the equivalent of somebody who's the electronic. Bouncer that basically watches your assets all of them. Admitted that if that is that the government. Because it is that a retailer is that. Who is that because they think that's going to be an issue for a lot of people when they think. You know this sounds very orwellian very 1984 that somebody is our guardian that person holds the key to your entire life. Which is why you need to have that guardian on your own in other words this is a software agent that you run this isn't run by a third party is yours. This is literally the equivalent of -- cricket -- attitude building a fence around your life exactly and it's that. Basically administered by -- it is literally a software agent that watches out for you. Run by you. Not by a third party. Another thing you say doctors are gonna routinely use your own DNA to keep you well this is another one where there watching you and they have an entire platform to go up. Exactly but the key is this the more data you have in the era of big data the more accurate you can predict the future when it comes to health. Imagine for instance your physician -- you have leukemia. And no treatments are working well if you do -- DNA analysis what you discover is the problem in the DNA of your cancer cells actually more resembles what you see in kidney cancer. If you actually know that then you can go in and use the drugs for kidney cancer and you actually go into remission which is a true story there is -- -- -- that. The point is without knowledgeable through DNA where the defects exist and what you can treat that specific -- with. You might -- and so it's a trade off between your privacy and your survival and that sometimes that's an easy decision. Some ways yes now there's two last that you have here in -- city will help you -- And many also say buying local will be on it. Well if you think about buying local go to a food store. Would you rather have somebody go out there and pick your tomatoes for you would you rather have food store know about -- and be able to essentially grabbed the exacting that you want. And again you have to agree to share that desire with them so that's one again is building a persona they work life. In the city it's the same sort of thing in the city imagine a city that -- itself to you vs the other way around imagine the city where. Basically you have some -- let out and it automatically knows that many people are descending on a train station. And it times the departure and arrival of the trains you don't get the typical fact. -- the first trains packed like sarbanes Wright -- is empty. Annan's -- -- -- exactly but if Taylor is basically the city -- your needs which again if you shared data enables the trick is that's why you need to digital guardian. And what's -- new technology that's gonna make buying and store willing yet. -- basically if you have again the ability to gather all the data about your own behavior your purposes and such. What it does is it enables it to -- that just like online -- presents you with things that are already knows from history. That you want and that's something we're simply having -- -- device that identifies you. Basically helps even if -- identifies you. Essentially anonymously you're just the number doesn't know exactly who you are but who knows that number 1036 is allergic to gluten -- do not privacy gonna spend the rest of the day of misery. Bernie Meyerson. No misery -- you here thank you so much happiness the end -- -- a narrative.

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