09 Jan 2009

Future of Email

I'll keep the first post short & sweet ( 😒 ) -

What according to you is the future of email? Will it be replaced by something else or we're going to be happy with it for decades to come?
mahul

mahul

Branch Unspecified
11 years ago
well maybe we must have something more secure that can be used as official proof or even as courtroom evidences( like we have those court notices and such stuff) . in short currently email is not used in any official notification( e.g- u still get ur joining letter and sign ur resignation letter all over the world). someday we shall sign our resignation emails maybe, who knows??
11 years ago
mahul
well maybe we must have something more secure that can be used as official proof or even as courtroom evidences( like we have those court notices and such stuff) . in short currently email is not used in any official notification( e.g- u still get ur joining letter and sign ur resignation letter all over the world). someday we shall sign our resignation emails maybe, who knows??
Mahul, you've a very good point about having something more 'secure' & something that can be used as official proof. However, today, email CAN be used as a 'proof'!

Btw, I had resigned from my job by sending an email and I did not have to sign it 😁!
Prasad Ajinkya

Prasad Ajinkya

Branch Unspecified
11 years ago
Yep! Sames here 😀 .. my email was take as my resignation letter as well!!

What I would want is a uniformly accepted PGP signature, which will have some sort of biometric input. That should work as a personal signature, eh?

As to the future of email, I can speculate as a more livelier media to communicate ... a video maybe?

On a more realistic note, what would be desirable in an office environment would be a wiki-like structure for my emails. Where the email client would automatically link up related mails in a format which is very user friendly. It should ideally also link up to the various documents that I choose to collaborate with respective people. Ok, I will stop now
mahul

mahul

Branch Unspecified
11 years ago
oops didnt know so many of you resigned using email. yeah i was thinking of some kind of signature too
friendster7

friendster7

Branch Unspecified
11 years ago
the future of email must be it must be free from virus stuff and the security of email is must.
gohm

gohm

Branch Unspecified
11 years ago
I think voice recognition will advance to where all e-mail will be written by speech. Also, you will not need to be in an e-mail application. You could be doing anything on your computer, pda, etc. and just say send a message to ___ ...". It would be fast transmission like text messaging and you would receive it anywhere. Your computer,pda,cell phone,vehicle would all be seemlessly linked. next, Items like pda/cell/gps etc. will all be condensed into one unit like a wrist band that via satelites will allow connection to your home pc anywhere in the world. After that, maybe wireless real-time holograph video?
11 years ago
gohm
I think voice recognition will advance to where all e-mail will be written by speech. Also, you will not need to be in an e-mail application. You could be doing anything on your computer, pda, etc. and just say send a message to ___ ...". It would be fast transmission like text messaging and you would receive it anywhere. Your computer,pda,cell phone,vehicle would all be seemlessly linked. next, Items like pda/cell/gps etc. will all be condensed into one unit like a wrist band that via satelites will allow connection to your home pc anywhere in the world. After that, maybe wireless real-time holograph video?
Good thought, however I think we won't go the voice way. Simply because you won't get the privacy that you get while typing! Even if you are in the professional environment, imagine everyone talking to their computers/PDAs, dictating what the computer should/shouldn't do.
gohm

gohm

Branch Unspecified
11 years ago
True, that is a concern & you do have a valid point. Although look at the widespread use of bluetooth & hands free cell phones, far from private! Wasn't too many years back anyone walking down the street "talking to themselves" was given a wide berth, now it is commonplace. 😁 E-mail can be mass reproduced without the author even knowing. Privacy is a weird personal concept in that way. The noise cacophany of many people talking in the office though, hmm, very good point. Maybe voice recognition will monitor the vocal chords via a mic resting against the neck or jaw, thus allowing the formation of speech to be picked up with little to no actual voice volume?
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
11 years ago
I think its a bad idea to go from voice to speech, simple because the speech-to-text engine wont be able to distinguish homonyms well (words of the same sound but different meaning.. eg reed and read). Its better to just send the voice file to the recipient 😀

Perhaps if algorithms are introduced where it can recognize contexts of words, maybe the errors would be reduced.

If you want to advance even further, you might as well hook wires up directly to the brain so that "thought" can directly be outputted! Since MRI scans are so common these days, it might be possible.
gohm

gohm

Branch Unspecified
11 years ago
I also thought of the crainial implant idea but didn't want to sound like I've seen too many Star Trek episodes! That will be the next point after muscular triggered electrode. I do think the software will be able to decipher homonyms at that point or else the operator would adjust the pronunciation (along the same idea of chat slang/abreviations being different then how we speak socially).
shalini_goel14

shalini_goel14

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
ash
I think its a bad idea to go from voice to speech, simple because the speech-to-text engine wont be able to distinguish homonyms well (words of the same sound but different meaning.. eg reed and read). Its better to just send the voice file to the recipient 😀

Perhaps if algorithms are introduced where it can recognize contexts of words, maybe the errors would be reduced.

If you want to advance even further, you might as well hook wires up directly to the brain so that "thought" can directly be outputted! Since MRI scans are so common these days, it might be possible.
I would prefer going for something "Brain Reader" kind of thing.It just type what I am thinking 😉. Can be of help to CBI officers also, to read criminal minds also.Multi purpose 😒
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
10 years ago
Perhaps.. but that would raise a lot of privacy issues at the end 😉 The application for that technology must be under strict supervision.

If I was given the choice to use the brain reader to help type stuff, I would not. It would be hard to control the words I really wanted to output 😛
shashikant.gdo

shashikant.gdo

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
The_Big_K
I'll keep the first post short & sweet ( 😒 ) -

What according to you is the future of email? Will it be replaced by something else or we're going to be happy with it for decades to come?
hey we r going to the techinical world the world of nanotechnology yes there will be another face of internet which will be 100 times faster and smaller to this . it wil have more no of facilities to go with

Share this content on your social channels -

Only logged in users can reply.