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Next 5 in 5

Next 5 in 5

Unveiled today, the third annual "IBM Next Five in Five" is a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years. The Next Five in Five is based on market and societal trends expected to transform our lives, as well as emerging technologies from IBM’s Labs around the world that can make these innovations possible.

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25 Nov 2008 IBM Reveals Five Innovations That Will Change Our Lives in the Next Five Years

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    Energy saving solar technology will be built into asphalt, paint and windows.

    Date added: 25 Nov 2008

    Energy saving solar technology will be built into asphalt, paint and windows.


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Angela Sullivan
IBM Media Relations
917-472-3671
a1lee@us.ibm.com

Jenny McTighe
IBM Media Relations
914-945-1016
galitz@us.ibm.com

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In the next five years, solar energy will be an affordable option for you and your neighbors.

In the next five years, your doctor will be able to provide you with a genetic map that tells you what health traits and conditions you are predisposed to, and as a result, what preventative measures to take.

In the next five years, you will be able to surf the Internet, hands-free,-by using your voice – as if you are having a conversation with the Web.

In the next five years, a combination of new technology and the next wave of mobile devices will give the in-store shopping experience a significant boost.

In the next five years, it will become much easier to remember what to buy at the grocery store, or who you spoke with at a conference. That's because such details of everyday life will be recorded, stored, analyzed, and provided to you at the right time and place by both portable and stationary smart appliances.