The Future of Computer Technology Already Developing in Children's Minds

by Tanya Thomas on  July 12, 2011 at 9:33 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A recent study has suggested that children possess a knack for predicting the future technology for computers.
 The Future of Computer Technology Already Developing in Children's Minds
The Future of Computer Technology Already Developing in Children's Minds

A report from the international research consultancy firm, Latitude, has found that according to kids, the future of media and technology lies in better integrating digital experiences with real-world places and activities.

The findings are a result of asking kids to draw their version of how the computers and Internet of the future should be, according to them, reports the LiveScience.

While, a drawing by an 11-year-old predicted future computers will become three-dimensional and have a keyboard controlled by voice, most suggested that more intuitive, human-like interactions with devices, such as those provided by fluid interfaces or robots, are a key area for development.

A majority of kids, nearly 77 pc imagined technologies with more intuitive modes of input and human-level interactions, such as verbal, gestural and even telepathic responses.

Furthermore, children across the world predicted recent updates to Google image search, new applications for robots, real-world gaming and other cutting-edge possibilities for tech.

"Across a variety of creative exercises, kids from all over the world have proven, time and again, that they think in extraordinarily sophisticated ways about how tech could enhance their learning, play and interactions with the people and things around them - and the ways that technology might help us solve the big global problems we all face," said Steve Mushkin, founder and president of Latitude.

It emerged from the drawings that kids wanted their technology to be more interactive and human, better integrated with their physical lives and empowering to users.

Moving beyond personal development, some participants envisioned technologies that could foster positive social connections or influence behaviours tied to sustainability.

Source: ANI

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