Bill Gates paid a visit to the University of Waterloo yesterday. He combined a recruiting trip for Microsoft with a pitch to undergrads on the value of software.
The future will see software that performs voice and image recognition as well as automatic language translation. Software will also eventually act as a personal agent that determines a user’s location and availability, directing phone calls, e-mails and instant messages to a device, he said. “We’ll laugh at the days we had phone numbers and multiple e-mail addresses.”
Hmmm… clearly he’s been reading my business plan.