Touch: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBM

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In 5 years, you will be able to touch through your phone. IBM is working on bringing a sense of touch to mobile devices, and bringing together virtual and real world experiences for a number of industries including retail. Shoppers will be able to “feel” the texture and weave of a fabric or product by brushing their finger over the item’s image on a device’s screen.

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29 thoughts on “Touch: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBM

  1. Vlat Komora

    no, people who don't have shelter food and water would reach the beginning. the beginning of people who have phones that can imitate fabric. It's not just about freedom of the natural resources, it's about logistics and feeding the people who work on systems that bring food and shelter and water to people. please understand how society works as a whole

  2. CryptedSky

    To open up the huge consumer market waiting to be namely in Africa.

    Thus, grasping the opportunity to sell even more business machines.

    It turns out: actually helping people live might be a good investment.

    Sleep on it.

  3. Marcus.abi ilarraza

    to awesome to believe. specially if combined with Microsoft's Hololens. Unbelievable .way to awesome. 

  4. Dimitri Boyarski

    I wonder how long we're going to keep referring to these things as "phones" with phone-calls becoming such a small part of modern "phone's" functionality…

  5. wanyoike robert

    i think we can start with being social and send emoji feelings vibrations how angry one is on the other end that would be great i love the idea also


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