Life and How We'll Live It: Predicting Cloud Computing's Role in a Changing Society
The last two decades brought the convergence of computing and telecommunications. The next two will converge the real and virtual worlds. Augmented reality is already here, providing overlays of information on mobile phone images when they are held up to a real-world background. This will develop quickly into a mixture of everything from the web, TV and computer games with everything the authors do in the physical world. Today's small mobile phone displays will become wraparound and immersive, and everyone will eventually live the lives in a 24/7 dual environment.