Your Cell Phone Will Project Holograms in 5 Years

... assuming IBM's scientists are correct
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2010 2:18 PM CST
Your Cell Phone Will Project Holograms in 5 Years
File photo: Race car driver Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain stands next to a 3D hologram.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Mobile phones will be able to project 3D holograms in 2015, allowing people to video-chat with virtual images of their friends, say scientists at IBM. In their annual list of tech predictions, the scientists also say:

  • Today's lithium-ion batteries will be replaced with those that run on air and last 10 times longer. Some small electronic devices won't need batteries at all.
  • We'll get personalized commuter reports that predict when and where traffic jams will happen on our routes.

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  • "Citizen scientists" will collect environmental data via sensors in their cars, phones, and wallets that can then be transferred to scientists.
  • Computer and data centers will get better at recycling the energy used to run them, generating power that could help run cities.
See Bloomberg and AFP for more details.
(Read more IBM stories.)

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