Future Directions Initiatives

IEEE Future Directions (FDC), a committee of the IEEE Technical Activities Board, identifies technologies as primary focus areas. The FDC initiates and then incubates IEEE wide initiatives involving all the IEEE operating units.

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  • Current Initiatives:
    • Big Data
    • CyberSecurity
    • Green ICT
    • Internet of Things
    • Software Defined Networks
    • Rebooting Computing
    • Smart Cities
    • Brain
    • Digital Senses
    • Smart Materials
  • Graduated Initiatives:
    • Cloud Computing
    • Life Sciences
    • Smart Grid
    • Transportation Electrification

 

 

Focus Areas-VR

Virtual Reality

  • Virtual Reality type 1:

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  • Experience another world
  • Applications in vertical industries:
  • Applications in vertical industries:
    • Game
    • Entertainment
    • Education
    • Retail
    • Enterprise (product design, etc.)
  • Virtual Reality type 2:

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  • Applications in vertical industries:
    • Media
    • Sex/Porn
    • Travel
    • Defense
    • Scientific exploration

Focus Areas-AR

Augmented Reality

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Augmented Reality on various devices:

  • Phones, Pads
  • Glasses, Headsets
  • Headup Displas

Focus Areas-HA

Human Augmentation

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  • Enhanced and/or extended senses
    • Enhance: The enhancement of current sensory experiences
    • Extend: The extension of our senses to different perceptual spectra (such as seeing in microwaves or x-ray frequencies)
    • These technologies will help perceptually impaired people regain their senses but also allow new sensory experiences for everyone

    Sci-fi movies as examples:

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“Transcendence”
(2014)

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“RoboCop”
(1987)

 

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Iron Man”
(2008)