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Module 1

Future Developments in ICT & Emerging Technologies

Part 1: Emerging Technologies
Emerging technologies are those developments in technology that are likely to shape the
future. These include:

Bluetooth ­ Wireless System, Links devices, Printers, Phones, Headsets, Digital
Cameras.
Blackberry…

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Bluetooth
Bluetooth is the standard for sending data wirelessly between devices. Bluetooth headsets
wirelessly connect a mobile phone to an ear piece and the offer hands-free solution.
Bluetooth can be found in many other devices such as, phones, printers

Bluetooth technology…

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By understanding how the mid works, scientists can build computers, which be have in a
similar way.

Biotechnology
Biotechnology seems to turn aspects of biology ­ such as genetics, molecular biology,
biochemistry, embryology and cell biology into useful forms of ICT.…

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Novel User Interface
For devices to be mobile they need to be small ­ but using a small keyboard is not easy.
Instead of using a small keyboard, touch screen technology could be used, which allows the
screen to be made…

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But the use of this database has caused many privacy problems as the government would
like the scheme to be extended further so that everyone has their DNA samples, which has
become controversial issue.

Biometrics
Facial recognition is typically used in…

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Opportunity to work from home ­ tele-working has enabled more computer-literate
people to work from home.
Increased Unemployment ­ Although many new IT ­ related replace less skilled jobs,
there is no doubt that jobs created are fewer than those last.…

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Improvement in health and life expectancy ­ use or ICT ­ controlled scanners can prevent
serious illness. More intelligent systems in home, improving quality of life, such as robotic
cleaning devices, lawn mowers, microwaves, digital radios and televisions etc.

Effect of…

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facilities, during the organisation's time; movements and actions can now be tracked,
mobile phone, CCTV; ISP also logs the internet access.
Economic Issues ­ highly skilled workforce, who are professionally trained to use the
new ICT systems. Companies are encouraged to…

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