Future Developments in ICT (Unfinished)


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Future Developments in ICT (Unfinished)
  1. Transport
    1. 1. Crash Avoidance - Sensors can be built into the car and can detect a potential crash or hazard which could occur. Consequently, it can alert the driver to be cautious about what is coming, so the chance of an accident will reduce.
      1. 2. Automatic Parking - A rear or front camera can detect a suitable parking space, which then the car will park itself into. This could save the hassle of struggling to park in tight spaces manually.
        1. 3. Driver-less Trains - Public transport which doesn't require a driver, but is programmed to drive to a specific location will reduce costs in employing train drivers + more availability in terms of times.
        2. Disabled
          1. 1. Bionic Eyes - Visual prosthesis can give a blind person visual sight, whereby an artificial retina can create a virtual image to the brain.
            1. 2. Artificial Limbs (e.g. Hands) - It is an artificial device that replaces a missing limb lost through a disease or congential conditions
              1. 3. Video phone call for the deaf - Voice output can be converted into subtitles which will appear on screen during the video call.
              2. Shopping
                1. 1. Panoramic pictures of products for sale - This allows the customer to visualize the product in more detail without the need of going into a retail store.
                  1. 2. Customer service available to contact on website - If the product is faulty, the customer can send and resolve a complaint via live-chat without the need of going into a retail store.
                    1. 3. Animated advertisements placed around websites - The advert will be a lot more visible to online customers + it is a much cheaper process than placing advert in the outside world.
                    2. Education
                      1. 1. Tablet Computers - You can record notes either by typing them into a word processing application. Also, the process is a lot more portable than carrying exercise books.
                        1. 2. Lessons via Webcam - It allows pupils to remain at home (more comfortable environment) but still offering one-to-one tuition or group discussions.
                          1. 3. Digital Registration - Opening, entering and sorting out illegible or inaccurate forms can be very time consuming. Whereas, on a computer it is much faster and can calculate attendance percentage.
                          2. Communication
                            1. 1. 4G Mobile Networks - Much faster than Internet Wi-Fi and very useful for browsing the Internet whilst on the go.
                            2. Medicine
                              1. 1. NHS Direct - A website that has a health encyclopedia and answers to common medical questions. It can also reduce waiting times in hospitals, and a response is quick.
                                1. 2. CT Scanner - It takes a series of X-ray images at different angles of the inside of the body. A computer is then used to put all of the images together to produce a 3-D model that can be used to diagnose problems.
                                  1. 3. Choose and Book System - A web based electronic booking service for hospital appointments. When a GP wishes to arrange a hospital appointment for a patient, they can use the computer based system to make a convenient appointment.
                                  2. Digital Piracy
                                    1. 1. Digital fingerprints placed upon illegal files - Make it possible to trace pirated copies back to the original source.
                                    2. Entertainment
                                      1. 1. Photo editing - Digital cameras have revolutionised the hobby of photography, as new software's allows images to be edited and manipulated.
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