“There’s no question, in computing at least, mobile is still THE big mega trend that continues into 2013,” says Intel’s Megan Ianger in a blog post.
“But, mobile is not purely defined as gadgets without wires,” she adds.
“Rather, they are devices that truly take on characteristics people now demand, rooted in mobility like touch, instant-on in thin and light designs. And, they are smart – more and more applications and services that help devices work together and make daily tasks simpler (my personal favorite, my GPS and maps that knows where I am and what direction I’m facing!).”
Beyond touch Intel envisions the five human senses will also be a fundamental part of our computing experience moving forward. This would include advances in speech recognition and “intuitive and immersive short-range gesture recognition.”