iPhone predictor foreshadows brain implanted net access

Tuesday, 25 August, 2009

Vint Cerf, “chief internet evangelist” at Google says the next stage of the internet’s development will see it interface with humans – by way of cochlear brain implants – while extending its reach into the depths of space.

His current predictions that the falling cost and rising sophistication of programmable devices will allow the internet to be widely embedded in inanimate objects, in our bodies, and in outer space are already starting to be realised. Cerf’s wine cellar is internet-enabled, sending him a text message when the temperature and humidity reach unfavourable levels. Cheap, passive computers, embedded in objects and activating sensors, will become ubiquitous, he predicts, leading to advancements in automated shipping and inventory control.

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