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What the iPhone of 2045 will look like ?


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Will iPhone of 2045 be a contact lens with augmented reality on it or neural implant send info directly to the brain ?
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There will be no iphone in 2045. The smartphone concept is already slightly outdated.


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With current trends, by 2045 your IPhone will become a mandatory-to-wear gadget including powerful AI to analize your movements and contacts, physical and mental shape, financial state, and so on. And of course, reporting this raw information (or even its own conclusions and recommendations) to some "Department of Civil Survelliance".


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Almost certainly a neural interface of some kind, in combination with a compact wearable device such as AR glasses/lenses.

 

For those unwilling to go cyborg, there might be less discreet options – e.g. a wrist pad with holographic projection.

 

The raw computing power available in 2045 would likely terrify us today. We'll merge with AI, and many of our "decisions" will increasingly be made for us.


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I'll go out on a limb and predict that devices similar to smartphones will still be manufactured in 2045, and a non-insignificant share of the population will buy and use them. There are real advantages to having a device you can put away in your pocket, and that you don't have to put on your face or install in your brain to use. 

 

Electronic contact lenses will be a mature type of technology by 2045, and it's possible people would need to carry smartphone-like devices in their pockets to do the data processing for the lenses and to beam it to them via a body LAN. The phones might also wirelessly supply electricity. 



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But to your question, the iPhone of 2045 will obviously be incredibly powerful compared to today's iPhone. It will be easy to expand in size (by unfolding or unrolling it) to be as big as a tablet. It will also be very cheap in relative terms, so it won't be a big deal if it is damaged or lost. 



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No iPhones. More like iMinds. An internet connected through minds.

Neural interfaces would theoretically induce sensory experiences.

In the 2030s, these type of tech are non-invasive. But the sensory experiences are so powerful and addictive that the general population would be weaned to more invasive type of of interfaces (neuralnanorobots) in the 2040s.
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The iPhone of 2045 will have evolved legs, and will no longer rely on batteries to run.
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Basically this. 

 

Computers in 2045 will be more human than we are. 


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With current trends, by 2045 your IPhone will become a mandatory-to-wear gadget including powerful AI to analize your movements and contacts, physical and mental shape, financial state, and so on. And of course, reporting this raw information (or even its own conclusions and recommendations) to some "Department of Civil Survelliance".

 

 

Almost certainly a neural interface of some kind, in combination with a compact wearable device such as AR glasses/lenses.

 

For those unwilling to go cyborg, there might be less discreet options – e.g. a wrist pad with holographic projection.

 

The raw computing power available in 2045 would likely terrify us today. We'll merge with AI, and many of our "decisions" will increasingly be made for us.

 

 

Electronic contact lenses will be a mature type of technology by 2045, and it's possible people would need to carry smartphone-like devices in their pockets to do the data processing for the lenses and to beam it to them via a body LAN. The phones might also wirelessly supply electricity. 

My thoughts in general. Maybe there'll still be standalone devices with the form factor of iPhones, but the best usage would be terminals for the implants & wearables. The true 2045 smartphone will be the Jitterbug phone of the Gen Xers and older Millennials.

And that's presenting the case that we even need those terminals in the first place. I'm sure that plenty of people in the past would've thought that smartphones would need PCs to process the amount of data they do: 8GB of RAM, 3GHz processing power, and 1TB of storage on a phone that size is just impossible and too dangerous in case it breaks!

Because one thing to remember: 2045 is 26 years away.  While 26 years is a very short amount of time in life, it's a very long time in the world of information technology. The smartphone itself had just been invented 26 years ago, and if you asked the average person in 1993 what people in 2019/2020 would be using that could match the capability of a smartphone, they'd probably guess something closer to a full-body set up of technology. A cellphone earpiece (akin to a Bluetooth) for calling, bionic fingers for typing in mid-air, smart goggles for augmented reality, a jumpsuit for fitness tracking, and so on.


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Basically this. 

 

Computers in 2045 will be more human than we are. 

 

 

The iPhone of 2045 will have evolved legs, and will no longer rely on batteries to run.

 

While I'm fully in support of this, I'm not going to use my goddamn robo-waifu as a phone. You what is a good phone? A phone. 


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A phone will always be a phone.

 

And it will be obsolete, replaced by an entirely different process as well as a totally new catchphrase.


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A new camera lens will be added to the back of the phone each year, so that by 2045 you can apply a dog face filter to the ISS and get a billion likes on Brainchat.


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iPhone rings with hologram displays...regular phones with laser keyboards...see-through effect the default through the use of fast high-definition cameras on both sides...a good battery life...eye-mouse usage on both sides

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My thoughts in general. Maybe there'll still be standalone devices with the form factor of iPhones, but the best usage would be terminals for the implants & wearables. The true 2045 smartphone will be the Jitterbug phone of the Gen Xers and older Millennials.

And that's presenting the case that we even need those terminals in the first place. I'm sure that plenty of people in the past would've thought that smartphones would need PCs to process the amount of data they do: 8GB of RAM, 3GHz processing power, and 1TB of storage on a phone that size is just impossible and too dangerous in case it breaks!

Because one thing to remember: 2045 is 26 years away.  While 26 years is a very short amount of time in life, it's a very long time in the world of information technology. 

I'm not sure if 26 years will be enough time to solve the problems of battery miniaturization, processor miniaturization, and overheating that we'd need to solve to make AR contact lenses into standalone devices that can replicate the full functionality of smartphones--including working at least a whole day without recharging. Packing that much capability into a contact lens, and making it efficient enough to not burn (or at least not discomfort) your corneas with excess heat is a major technical challenge. 

 

By 2045, I predict that AR glasses will have surmounted those technical problems, as will VR glasses, visors/faceplates, and perhaps other types of large eyewear, but augmented contact lenses will need to offload their data processing and probably energy storage to other, larger devices carried by the user. 

 

Also, keep in mind that there are some people who just don't like wearing contact lenses or even glasses. They will use smartphones in 2045.  


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I think traditional phones like the ones we use will still be around even if their somewhat obsolete, but the design changes will stop and they'll become more inexpensive due to diminishing returns.. Similar to what happened with TV's because there wasn't much room for improvement. 

 

I predict you'll be able to just go to walmart and buy an "iPhone" for $99.99. It's just a sleek rectangle. You don't need a case due to materials improvements; though it's not indestructible it is fully waterproof and you can drop it 20 feet onto concrete and it'll be fine. All your data is instantly transferred from your google account. The display is likely holographic, giving the illusion that it has 'depth'. The camera is much more powerful as todays top-of-the-line cameras that photographers use, allowing you to take perfect photos, even when zoomed in over 8x. AI built in has become so advanced, you can simply just talk to it naturally and tell it to do whatever or ask it whatever. It will likely have up to 1 Exabyte of space (1 million TB) and up to 8 Petabytes of memory, but models will be sold that have less.

 

One thing I think is that this will be where most of your physical hardware is held. Like you can just walk up to a screen and seamlessly connect your phone to it. Or just a keyboard if you want to type something, and it can project a perfect display. The laptop is kindof obsolete, but keyboards are still useful so they'll probably still be around.

 

I don't think the physical phone will go away because not only have we become so used to them, but there are limits to how much information you can store in a contact lens. Also many people wouldn't like the idea of putting that shit on their eyes. I also don't really like the way glasses feel. And although neural interfaces will exist at that point, I don't see culture changing enough in just 26 years to where people are running to the apple store to get nanites injected into their brain. It's gonna be longer than that to sort through the red-tape, the culture change, and work out all the kinks,


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iBrain implant for million of people, probably with 10,000x higher computing efficiency than iPhone 11. A miliwatt chip will provide about 10 teraops of computation. Wirelessly connected to the cloud with exaops and petabytes. Just like new iPhones would be crazy advanced in 1993, 2045 information technology appears as far-fetched science-fiction from today's standpoint.


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I love this topic.

 

the future "phone" or communication device will be contacts or even better, implants within the lens. Lasik is popular today and so are intraocular lens implants. a device will be created, not if, but will be created with all the necessary specs to reduce heat, wirelessly re-charge, auto sync and will be able to be implanted within the eye. contacts are certainly not the end game here. the device will have the ability to become binocular and capture video, audio, and juxtapose augmented reality. the technology of augmented reality will not be as we imagine it today. it will appear as though it is projected outward from our eyes as if it is really inside our viewing in real life. on a side note this will eventually help with the future of transportation when we finally take our vehicles to the sky using augmented reality highways.

 

anyway, this will happen. I hope in my lifetime. I don't think by 2045, but perhaps 2065.


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2045 iphone is 26 years from now, Which isn't a crazy amount of time anymore. In 2010 we could get away with some "Scifi" predictions. Now that 2020 is around the corner am going to keep my predictions more grounded.

 

The division between PC > Laptops > tablets > phone has been blurring for some time. This trend will go on as mobile processing power continue to increase. iPhone 2045 to 'us' would be like a "all in one" compute device that can allow you do just about anything you could today, AR & VR included. However in 2045 Society will have new use cases, A device that can do "everything" for us today, Will be one of many devices a person living in 2045 will use & own.

 

The device will be good, functional and look very refined. it will NOT lose the ability to take pictures. It's might be wearable but can equally be held when needed. Expect MANY (relative) sizes and models like today (iPhone 11, iPhone 11 pro max, ect) but more so.

 

Extra: I believe it's too early to predict if 2045 iPhone will have implant options. I feel we are going have to wait another 10 years to make that call.



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I don't think the physical phone will go away because not only have we become so used to them, but there are limits to how much information you can store in a contact lens. Also many people wouldn't like the idea of putting that shit on their eyes. I also don't really like the way glasses feel. And although neural interfaces will exist at that point, I don't see culture changing enough in just 26 years to where people are running to the apple store to get nanites injected into their brain. It's gonna be longer than that to sort through the red-tape, the culture change, and work out all the kinks,

 

I agree with this. And lets not forget what happened with "Google Glass" (2012) our culture was not ready to embrace that. 26 years gives some leeway for cultural shift but not as much as we may assume. In western countries many people will still value privacy in 2045.






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