Seamless Intelligence

Seamless intelligence is a configuration where everything is connected through ubiquitous networks, interfaces, and so on. While similar to previous pervasive and ubiquitous computing scenarios, seamless intelligence has deep roots in technology advancement that didn’t exist in the near past.

With pervasive computing and communication capabilities, information technology will increasingly enhance and augment human knowledge, intelligence, and connectivity. We project that by 2022 society will advance so that intelligence becomes seamless and ubiquitous for those who can afford and use state-of- the-art information technology. We expect this new reality to result from the confluence of multiple information and communication technologies. Computing devices—ranging from wearables, subdermal chips, and the computers inside our mobile devices, laptops, desktops, home servers, TV sets, and refrigerators to the computing cloud we reach via the Internet—will interconnect via different communication and networking technologies. Together, these will form an intelligent mesh: a computing and communication ecosystem that augments reality with information and intelligence gathered from our fingertips, eyes, ears, noses, and brain waves. See Figure 4 for a visual interpretation of this seamless integration.
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Source: Hasan Alkhatib et al, What Will 2022 Look Like? The IEEE CS 2022 Report, IEEE Computer Magazine, March 2015.