Saturday, June 28, 2014

Technology data Glasses or radio chip in the brain? – Germany radio culture

How we communicate in the future mobile

By Dirk Asendorpf hear


data glasses take users to Social. (Picture alliance / dpa)

From the first phone to data glasses – the mobile communication has developed rapidly in the last 30 years. In the research labs are already engaged in the next step. Important:. Societal impact

bone was called the first phone that brought Motorola 30 years ago on the market, almost two pounds. 15 years later, one in four had in the industrialized countries have a cell phone in your pocket. It weighed only 150 grams and you could make calls, send SMS messages, perform an address book, play and be woken up in the morning. Today, another 15 years later, stuck in the smart phones that we carry around with us, enormously powerful computer. Telephoning is secondary, the traffic for the mobile internet usage is doubling every two years.

How are the devices for mobile communication in 15 years, look and function? Certainly completely different to today.

For example, as shown in the advertising film, with the Google’s use of his data glasses advertises that will soon be on the market? Who looks through, receives additional information about the real world, for example the names of the persons in the field of view, or a notice from the Navi, in which road you should turn. And a voice command triggers the mini camera.

has together look at the screen something social

The technology is fascinating, but it will also prevail? Coordinated at the TU Darmstadt, the computer scientist Max Muehlhaeuser all research activities related to mobile communications. Even sociologists and psychologists are part of his team – and express concerns

“For example, the fact that you can better share on visible displays that you can have in your hand, the information about it to bend. that young people are the extreme are already using their smartphones to get together that the so’n link is. course I can give you what beam down to the glasses, you see it too, but this effect of the common plan contemplation is then gone. “

Not technically, but also from such social reasons, the team looks to the future rather Max Muehlhaeuser in rolling and folding screens. This tiny device can display the content of large sizes.

For example, in the football stadium, already a hotspot of smartphone usage. More and more fans next to the action on the pitch, the games of the competition in view – the internet video. As the network of the future should be like, so it does not collapse under the weight of huge traffic, the communications engineer Armin Dekorsy researched at the University of Bremen. Instead of a few large masts he relies on the flexible interplay of many smaller radio cells.

“Then of course you also have the ability to turn them off much easier as a large cell towers and as such you can view the entire energy balance optimize the network significantly, if you go here in this smaller cell structures, “

share data -., for example, in the stadium

Part of the traffic could even without going through a centralized wireless network directly from mobile phone running with intelligent network technology to mobile. If many fans want to see the same video stream at the same time, it would be sufficient to bring the data only once into the stadium.

“This is called in the future, in the fifth generation mobile communications device-to-device communications. means that devices can directly replace somewhere, can be found. “

Nowhere is the technical progress as rapidly as in mobile communication, perhaps even increasing rapidly. Reminded Michael Lauster from the Fraunhofer Institute for science and technology trend analysis in Euskirchen.

“There is a constant in the development, and that is the man. The developed so fast not, and our equipment is just not the initial endowment, version 1.0 or perhaps at best 1.1., we can use our hardware and our operating system do not change as rapidly as do our electronic devices. “

But here too, is technical help is at hand: a so-called brain-computer interface, so a direct interface between the computer and the brain. Tight-fitting electrodes on the skin or a tiny radio chip implanted connect people and technology directly to each other – without the annoying detour through data glasses and touch screen

“Imagine: We could now write emails between our. . both brains That would be a kind of artificial telepathy but Maybe I could also try to hack you I might try to break into your brain in this way And that’s a question:…? Shall we allow this to happen “

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