Just about every company that specializes in mobile technology has put together marketing material that shows their “vision” of the future, which usually involves their products being involved in every single moment of our lives. Most of them tend to be either hopelessly outlandish or just plain boring, some actually manage to be both, which is no mean feat. Whenever I watch one, I can’t help thinking of the Disneyland “World of Tomorrow” ride when I was a kid and wonder where my flying hotrod is and why I still can’t learn French with a hypno-helmet. Predicting the future is never easy.
However, the new videos put out by Freescale are oddly compelling (and a bit scary when you consider that these people are never without a screen…but then, these days neither am I).
For one thing, the technology in the Freescale vid seems quite possible, in fact as far as I can tell most of it already exists and just needs to be integrated or applied properly. Secondly, some of the uses they showcase, such as home security, I would buy right now if there was an easy way to integrate it with daily life as I am sure many other parents would.
Whether you agree that the future will be all about the screen in your hand or not, take a look at the video after the jump and see what you think. Is this technology just around the corner, or is it down in Disney’s Kitchen of the Future, along with the sonic dishwasher and food duplicator.