Mind Control will be the technology of choice in 10 years

by July 6, 2015 0 comments

The expansion of the Internet of Things and connected devices prefaces a shift away from cellphones and mobile devices as the go-to technology. As per an IEEE survey, only 1/3 of respondents planned to use their cellphones to control their front doors, kitchen appliances and lights in 2025
– Compiled by Preeti Gaur

Human mind will be the technology of choice to control devices used in everyday life in 2025, as per an IEEE report. The results also showed a decline in the significance of cellphones and mobile devices as the primary means of controlling technology, and highlight autonomous vehicles as the preferred mode of transportation in the future.  The survey had a sample of more than 3,000 technology enthusiasts.
Open Sesame
As consumer demand for mind-controlled devices rises, many aspects of the home of the future will be programmed to read individuals’ directives from their brainwaves. Survey respondents consistently noted mind-control applications as the preferred means of completing tasks at home such as opening a front door, using kitchen appliances, turning off the lights and playing video games. Key findings of the survey include:
•    35% of the respondents who voted on how they would like to open their front door in 10 years selected using mind control as their top preference, more than biometrics, retina scanner, cellphone, motion or manually.
•    3 out of every 10 respondents (35%) who selected their preference for controlling their kitchen appliances in 10 years chose mind-control and (24%) chose cellphone / mobile devices. Technology doesn’t totally take over the kitchen because more than 1/4 of respondents (26%) still want to cook manually (27% of men vs. 22% women).
•    More than 1/3 of the survey participants who selected a preference would like to control the lights in their home through mind-control in 2025, followed closely by cellphone / mobile controller (30%) and motion sensor (27%). Only 8% of the respondents who selected how they would they would like to control the lights in their home indicated that they would like to do it manually in 10 years.

Autonomous-Vehicles

Men are from Venus, Women are from Venus
Survey results indicate that when it comes to technology, men and women can agree on how they want to use devices in their everyday lives. Both genders reported similar responses overall, with near-identical responses on how individuals choose to open their front door and turn off their lights when they come home in 2025. The growing trust in and dependence on technology is universal, paving the way for smooth integration of connected device technology into the everyday life.
Driverless Cars
Technology use outside of the home will also change significantly with an increased reliance on driverless vehicles for transportation. While men and women responded similarly to most survey questions, they were extremely different when selecting their preferred method of driving in 10 years. Nearly 60% percent of women would like to manually control their cars, while only 27% of men selected similarly. However, the majority of men (56%) would like their driving experience to be autonomous, while only 12% of the women had the same preference.

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