Pet translators and health tracking implants are the gadgets of the future, according to Amazon
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Pet translators, implanted fitness trackers and virtual shelves to show off digital downloads of music and TV will be popular tech products of the future, new research claims. Online retail giant Amazon commissioned the report to mark the launch of its Shop The Future online store of tech products – including 3D printers and augmented reality glasses – having taken predictions from futurists on tech trends in years to come. Their predictions for new products included communication devices that could understand and translate the different barks and miaows from pets, while the concept of “simplexity” will become part of how people shop – using voice activation and artificial intelligence to make previously complex tasks simple, the report said. Futurists William Higham from Next Big Thing and Anne Lise Kjaer of Kjaer Global said technology will increasingly be used to save time during daily life. Mr Higham said: “Over the coming decades we’re set to see numerous innovations that will enhance our health and environment. “We’ll save time and trouble, bringing us closer to our friends, family and community, via products and services that will delight us with their revolutionary originality.
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