Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Can Your Smartphone Predict Your Future?
But, let’s take a little glimpse into the possibilities. I might be okay with this entire process if, say, my phone could tell me there is a dry cleaners for the clothes I need laundered right next to the gym I was going to go to tomorrow after work. And, better yet, give me a 30% off coupon for said dry cleaners. Or if, say, my phone alerted me a day ahead of time that there was going to be heavy traffic on my way to work the next day due to an Obama-visit. It might even offer to auto-set my alarm 30 minutes earlier for me. Why, yes, dear smartphone. Please do.
Since the UK study and algorithm are still in prototype phase, I don’t know if these will be the future capabilities of the data. Unlike the smartphones, I can’t predict the future. But I do know it would need to be extremely safe and amazingly helpful for me to use this feature. Only time will tell.
What would you want this future-predicting smartphone to help you with?