IBM reveals its vision for the future of technology | Mail Online

How your phone could be able to smell, hear and taste by 2018: IBM reveals its vision for the future of technology

Computer giant claims future gadgets will even include haptic feedback technology – allowing you to virtually feel clothes before buying them firm claims machines will be able to mimic and augment our senses

By Mark Prigg

PUBLISHED: 11:34 EST, 17 December 2012 | UPDATED: 03:01 EST, 18 December 2012

If you’ve only just got used to talking to your phone, get ready for a major change.

IBM has revealed its predictions for the computer we will all be using in 2018 – and it believes they will have all five senses, and will communicate with us in radically different ways.

‘Infrared and haptic technologies will enable a smart phone’s touchscreen technology and vibration capabilities to simulate the physical sensation of touching something,’ the firm said.

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