New Technologies Are Surfacing

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Nov 14, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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New Technologies Are Surfacing
Everyday.


Some will have a dramatic affect on the
business environment.


Others will totally change the way you live your
life.

Introduction

Whatever the case, we refer to these as
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
.

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EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
FOR ALL THE SENSES

For the Senses

Technologies that will help you work with
information in various forms that appeal to all the
senses. These technologies include:


Three
-
Dimensional Imaging


Automatic Speech Recognition


Multimedia


Virtual Reality

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WHAT IT WILL TAKE FOR ASR
TO BECOME STANDARD


Greater storage for an expandable vocabulary


Better feature analysis to support continuous
speech


More dynamic language models to support
speech understanding


More flexible pattern classification to support
many people

For the Senses

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MULTIMEDIA

Multimedia...


is a combination of content (information) and
software (how you control it).


encompasses many forms of media for
presenting information.


can present information through various forms
of media simultaneously.


is a presentation you can control.

For the Senses

the simultaneous presentation of information
through many forms of media that you can
control.

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MULTIMEDIA BUSINESS USES

1.To support internal processes
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such as
training.

2.To inform customers about products and
services
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such as interactive advertising.

3.To enhance products and services
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such as
ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING
, which takes
advantage of multimedia to publish items such
as books and magazines in an electronic
format rather than in the print
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on
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paper format
associated with traditional publishing
processes.

For the Senses

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VIRTUAL REALITY

Making You Feel Like You’re There


Virtual reality incorporates 3
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D to give you a
real
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life illusion.


Virtual reality creates a simulation of a real
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life
situation.


In virtual reality, special input devices capture
your physical movements and special output
devices send physical responses back to you.

For the Senses

a three
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dimensional computer simulation in
which you actively and physically participate.

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EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
FOR THE INTERNET


Electronic cash, which you can use to
purchase products
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What is it, how is it
used, and what is holding up E
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cash from
being in wide spread use today?



The convergence of your telephone,
television, computer, and cable TV service

For the Internet

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COMMUNICATING THROUGH AND
ACCESSING THE INTERNET


Internet Telephones


Cable
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Ready Computers


Cable Modems


Internet PCs


All
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Purpose Home Computer

For the Internet

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THE WIRELESS REVOLUTION

Virtual Connectivity


Addresses two key issues
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portability

(Is it
easy to carry around?) and
mobility

(Can you
work anywhere with it?)


Includes two groups of technologies:


technologies for mobilizing people (smart
phones and the global positioning system)


technologies for mobilizing technology
(wireless local area networks)

Wireless Revolution

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TECHNOLOGIES FOR
MOBILIZING PEOPLE


SMART PHONE
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a cellular phone that also
acts as a transmittal and reception station for
digital page messages, e
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mail messages, and
faxes and also has Internet access capabilities.


GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS)
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a
collection of 24 earth
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orbiting satellites that
continuously transmit radio signals you can use
to determine where you are. See Figure 7.16,
page 290.

Wireless Revolution

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TECHNOLOGIES FOR
MOBILIZING TECHNOLOGY


WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK
(WIRELESS LAN)
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a network that covers a
limited distance in which all components or
computers are connected without physical
cables.

Wireless Revolution

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See Figure 7.17, page 291

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
FOR YOUR PERSONAL LIFE


SMART CARD
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a small plastic card (about
the size of a credit card) that contains a
memory chip on which a sum of money can
be recorded and updated.


INTELLIGENT HOME APPLIANCE
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an
appliance that contains an embedded IT
system that controls numerous functions and
is capable of making some decisions.

For Your Personal Life

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