IT Infrastructure: Intel Labs Previews 10 Technologies You Will Be Using in Five Years
Intel Labs gave media members a preview of things to come June 26 at an event presented at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco called "Facets of Future Life." At the event, CTO and Labs chief Justin Rattner announced a new division of Intel Labs called Interaction and Experience Research (IXR) that is focused on defining new user experiences and computing platforms. The inventions coming from the labs are expected to help people reimagine how computing will be experienced in the future, Rattner said. The new division aims to create new computing experiences involving television, automobiles, signage, among other venues. Intel will hold its eighth annual Research@Intel Day at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., on June 30. This year, the annual event will highlight more than 30 research projects. If you'd like to find out more,
Only a small percentage of vehicles are now connected to Web services, but not so in the future. All cars and trucks eventually will be connected to both home and service systems, and they will be creating their own data streams, thanks largely to Intel Labs' work. They will interact not only with drivers but with online services, infrastructures and other vehiclesthe latter at close range, as necessary. They will have radar-like warning systems and will take evasive action when appropriate. All carmakers will participate in some fashion.