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IBM Predicts That Someday Movements Will Power Gadgets

Part of the list is the approach to power mobile devices through energy that is created by the human body and the capability to capture kinetic energy in your environment and convert it to electricity for electronic devices. That energy source could be body movement, water flowing through pipes or even thermal energy emitted by a computer.

Body power has been published several times by IBM on this list, but there is no information about the progress that has been made or when it could be expected to be commercially available.

Other visions for the future include biometrics that will completely replace the need for passwords, early mind-reading applications in the gaming and entertainment industry, the end of the digital divide as well as a scenario in which spam emails will be personalized to a point where we perceive it to be regular email. However, in a move that his reminiscent of Bill Gates' 2004 prediction that spam would be nonexistent by 2006, IBM said that spam filters will be accurate enough to filter out every email you don't want to get.

  • boju
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cdAjmdm5O8]
    Just imagine the POWER you could obtain from this hippo!
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  • bojuhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cdAjmdm5O8]Just imagine the POWER you could obtain from this hippo!Is anybody else encountering monkeys?
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  • AznCracker
    I predict someday we will set foot on Mars.
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  • buzznut
    no duh, they already do. I predict some day all devices will be controlled by the individual's mind-and wirelessly for elective surgery implants. Now that's a prediction!
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  • I find most of these inventions to be useless money pits, and they all seem to be easier to hack then the current systems. The only interesting device would be using body motion to power devices.
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  • Meatymutawings
    buzznutno duh, they already do. I predict some day all devices will be controlled by the individual's mind-and wirelessly for elective surgery implants. Now that's a prediction!
    no man has ever set foot on mars, and it won't happen anytime soon, been watching Sci-fi movies much boy?
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  • IBM, please don't get a patent for this idea..
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  • What about harnessing sound energy (vibration) and EMF energy?
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  • de5_Roy
    mind reading?!?!? *puts on tinfoil hat*
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  • LordConrad
    I just had a movement, but it didn't affect my gadgets.
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