Post a brief essay describing an app you would design for the future.
What would you name it?
What is the functionality?
Who is the target audience?
These are three key points which should be reflected in your essay. Feel free to add any links, images, sketches, or details that really bring your vision to life for your reader.
An App for the Future
Technology is rapidly evolving in the modern world, with virtually new applications and tech-survey gadgets being developed on daily basis. An app that I would design in the future pertains to improving the security of various modern-day gadgets. The app involves ocular scanning, and the integration of the technology into everyday use. For instance, it would be interesting to integrate ocular scanning in car security technology. I would name this app as “Ocusecurity.” Ocular scanning is already a technology in place, but in use for other purposes especially in medicine. Ocular scanning is a biometric technique that takes into perspective the retinal blood vessel patterns. It is worth noting that each individual has unique retina, including identical twins. This is because genetic elements are not involved in determining the pattern of the blood vessels in the retina (Lens, Nemeth, & Ledford, 2008). Ocular scanning may thus be the answer to the security issue of future gadgets.
Fig. 1.1. Futuristic “Ocusecurity.”
Ocular scanning can best apply in enhancing car security. In the future, cars may be able to recognize their owners or those entrusted with them instead of relying on the traditional key and lock security models. A car’s system could be programmed to respond only to those it “recognizes” based on ocular scans. This means that a car could be programmed not to start if the person on the wheel is not the owner. This type of scanning could be more secure than fingerprint ID technology and become applicable in a variety of gadgets including smartphones. Eye-recognition technologies already exist. As such, it might be easier to develop an app that could give these technologies more applicability.
Lens, A., Nemeth, S. C., & Ledford, J. K. (2008). Ocular anatomy and physiology. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK.