More gadgets with elaborate functions will be on the market next year, from flying shoes to telepathy and teleporting to having conversations with pets, says a research report by Sony Mobile. Welcome to the future!
Research reveals how children’s vision of the future may not be that far off, with 79% in agreement that with technology, anything is possible.
Flying shoes may be just around the corner, as research released recently by Sony Mobile reveals that 56% of children expect these by 2037, with one in five predicting that they could become a reality in just five years.
The research, conducted for Sony Mobile’s Xperia Touch projector, explores the vivid imagination of 6-12 year olds across few countries, comparing their fun and advanced expectations of the future to that of their parents.
Having grown up in a generation where anything seems possible, it’s the creative expectations of these children that best describes the product’s advanced technology.
Will we be able to communicate with our pets in the future? Apparently so, with seven in ten children dreaming up a reality where technology lets us speak to and understand our pets. With no limits on their vivid imagination, 61% of children expect to be able to see through walls by 2037, and just under half believe we’ll be able to read each other’s minds.
Parents on the other hand have a different outlook on the future, and think some technologies are too far-fetched to become a reality. Three out of five think teleportation and invisibility cloaks could never be a possibility - yet nearly a third of British children expect to see these within the next ten years.
But, whose vision of the future really is more accurate? Ian Pearson, lead Futurologist from Futurizon reveals whether these technologies could soon become a reality:
Hirohito “Henry” Kondo, Senior Manager of Product Planning, Smart Products at Sony Mobile said:
“Xperia Touch is a flagship smart device that can transform any surface into an interactive screen, bringing a glimpse of the future into the home or office.
We commissioned this campaign to delve into the imagination of children and parents alike to help illustrate the advanced technology and experience.
The way children use technology is ever evolving, with 90% of parents in agreement that it has had a positive impact on their children.
Over two thirds also believe that technology and smart products have helped enhance their child’s imagination, with 56% of parents saying that technology has aided their imagination more than school.
Xperia Touch is an interactive projector that can transform any surface into a HD touch screen, recently receiving the Good Design Gold Award. Displaying up to 80” vertically, Xperia Touch introduces a more collaborative experience for users, bringing communication, games and entertainment to life.
Sony Mobile Communications commissioned the research. The research was carried out by market research company Census Wide, surveying a total of 6,000 respondents across six markets. UK research respondent pool is made up of 512 children aged 6 – 12, and 512 parents of children aged 6 – 12.
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