• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Possible Future Developments of the Internet. Pervasive Networking and Mobile, Wireless and Senor Network Access

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Possible Future Developments of the Internet Pervasive Networking What is it? > Pervasive networking is the intention of providing Internet access anywhere and everywhere in an increasing amount of places using various methods. > Pervasive networking goes beyond the use of home PCs and instead focuses on embedding chips into an array of devices to connect to various networks such as watches, cars, homes and even your own body. > Combining the current wireless technologies with the likes of voice recognition, Internet capability and artificial intelligence, experts aim to create an environment in which connectivity is always available among devices. Non-Computer Sources - RFID RFID: Radio-Frequency Identification is predominantly used for security tags on products in shopping stores, where by the staff deactivate the tags when you purchase an item, or if you try to steal it, the tags will set off an alarm once you walk through the RFID readers at the doors. However, the future holds numerous possibilities for RFID. Shopping: In the future we may be able to have our very own RFID scanners or very own RFID tags assisting us with our daily shopping needs. ...read more.

Middle

Apart from in-body devices, on-body monitoring devices could be possible. These small devices could be worn by patients such as 'bracelets' to monitor the patients' pulse and blood pressure, or could be incorporated into particular objects like inhalers for asthmatics. The device could use wireless technology like Bluetooth to send signals from the patient's body to the previously discussed 'home hub' or the patients mobile phone, informing them that for instance atmospheric conditions may exacerbate their asthma and so are suggested to use their inhaler. Transport: Health care devices could be incorporated with transport wireless network devices. For example, wireless telematics in someone's car could automatically call the emergency services if a severe impact occurs. The patients could potentially be comatose, however, the their mobile phone or a special bracelet could be connected with their home hub that contains all their medical data and so the doctors will easily be able to obtain her data on hand so if she is allergic to a certain drug, the doctors can treat her accordingly, and the transport technology will make the medics arrive much faster, hence improving the chances of survival. ...read more.

Conclusion

No longer will we have to turn on lights, open curtains, turning on the TV or computer (if they still even exist) with our hands. Today we must push buttons or for some people clapping turns on lights but in the future voice recognition technology will do it all. Even typing on a computer could become a thing of the past as everything is done via your voice. Or as Emotiv technologies suggest, wireless headsets could use your brain signals to control various aspects of life. Tan Le is highly confident that neuro-technology could be extensively used in the future. For instance, used for interactive gaming or "the user interface of the control system to opening curtains or closing curtains" or "being able to control an electric wheelchair. In this example, facial expressions are mapped to the movement commands." Windows commercial predict that the future will be completely touch screen, with everything involving swiping and dragging. I like the idea of touch screen technology. No longer will there be mice or keyboards or buttons. Everything will be accessible from a flat clear surface, that can be installed anywhere, walls, floors, Microsoft even said chopping boards. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Information Systems and Communication section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Information Systems and Communication essays

  1. Peer reviewed

    Networking Systems. Network Cabling, Network Interface Cards,Network Connectivity

    3 star(s)

    of the three; also smaller amount of users would be connected to the network as a result, less bandwidth is required. * How will the design affect functionality? This would be a straight forward design. As a medical centre would use a client-server network where all the patients' data is

  2. This unit looks at how developments in IT, such as the widespread use of ...

    Employment patterns and the expertise required of staff are changing. Flexibility in the face of new information technologies will be essential if organisations and individuals are to survive and flourish in the business world. Learning outcomes On completion of this unit you will: 1 Know the information technology developments that

  1. The Impact of Mobile Phones on social Interaction

    FT.com - UK Budget'99 (URL: http://specials.ft.com/ln/budget99/q3216.htm) [18 March 2002] 6. Understanding Conflict and War (URL: http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/TCH.CHAP9.HTM) [2 March 2002] 7. Claude E. Shannon and Warren Weaver, Mathematical Theory of Communication (1949) 8. Speaking Mobile - The city in your pocket (URL: http://www.hut.fi/Yksikot/YTK/julkaisu/mobile.html) [14 March 2002] 9.

  2. Implications of the Internet - moral, social and commercial disadvantages of the Internet.

    Another issue to discuss is that thousands of people below the legal age are able to access pornography on the Internet. Contrast to stores where you can prove your age, online you simple 'agree' you are above the legal (18 in most countries)

  1. Free essay

    This research report will present a brief history of the Internet, focusing on some ...

    The system worked by allowing users to connect to a network via a PSS (Packet Switch Stream) modem, or an X.25 PAD (Packet Assembler/Disassembler), as well as, a dedicated PSS line. Subsequently, users could then access a variety of online databases and mainframe systems.

  2. IT and Society

    Basic rules that should be followed when using passwords are as follows: o Do not write passwords down o Keep passwords confidential o Do not use obvious names or numbers o Change passwords regularly Theft Theft of computer equipment or laptops can cause many problems for the owner, if they have not used some form of backup.

  1. Individual in society

    Conclusion In my conclusion, If am asked to do this sort of search again, I would probably start off the same, by using the general background of a subject, even if I knew something already about it, because it helps me have a wider understanding in it and allow me

  2. Discuss mobile phones and telecommunication developing in 21 century, focusing on the negative and ...

    Without exception, there are both advantages and disadvantages about the mobile phones and telecommunication. One of the advantages of using mobile phones and telecommunication is convenience because mobile phones do not have any restricted area. We can use mobile phones at anytime and anywhere even you are duel your business over the world.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work