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Connectivity: What To Expect As We Move Into The Future

Key idea: Enhanced human-computer interfaces and immersive experiences that allow humans to not only become users of the internet but also part of it is what human augmentation is all about.

Original author and publication date: Evan Kristel (EVIRa, via SpiceWorks) – October 28, 2022

Futurizonte Editor’s Note: Soon, we will no longer access technology, we will be part of technology (Borgs, anyone?)

From the article:   

Virtual and augmented reality-powered devices are the future, as we leave two-dimensional devices in the past. A variety of innovations, including bio-digital interfaces and exoskeletons, are some of the different forms of the augmentation of the human body you can expect to see in the next decade.   

Our perception of the world around us will change with this technology. Using this technology, we will be able to identify safety risks and pick up on pollution levels nearby when working. People with serious mobility issues will also be able to walk without any assistance with the help of this technology.

Another separate but closely related idea involving an emerging technology is digital-physical fusion, which refers to linking physical assets to their digital versions.

To reduce operating costs and boost operating costs, advanced logistics sites and factories are already operating digital twins of their vehicles, warehouses and production lines. The technology is expected to spread across society and other sectors, such as mining, where dangerous environments can be made safer.

We also have a good indication of where things might be headed given the recent discussion involving the metaverse – in which people like you and I could have a digital twin!  

Ubiquitous next-generation connectivity is needed for the realization of both of these emerging technology trends. For such technologies to exist, networks must provide flawless reliability, very low latency and more than 100 gigabits-per-second. Fool-proof privacy and security will also be necessary as these technologies will be integrated into mission-critical public services and infrastructure. 

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