IBM Predicts Holographic Mobile Phones by 2015:
Technology giant IBM issued a list of predictions of future technologies culled from a survey of 3,000 IBM scientists, Bloomberg reported, pronouncing cities heated by servers, holographic cell phones and advanced city traffic monitoring as among the prevalent technologies of the next five years. Batteries that “breathe” air and the proliferation of environmental sensors were also included on the list.
“All this demonstrates a real culture of innovation at IBM and willingness to devote itself to solving some of the world’s biggest problems,” Josephine Cheng, a vice president at IBM’s Almaden lab, told the news service. The company predicted batteries would move beyond lithium-ion construction to more energy-dense materials, greatly increasing their power capacity and allowing them to recharge using the air around them.