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A drinks machine which has your drink ready before you get to it could be here soon, according to Cambridge professor Andy Hopper (above). Outlining his vision of the future of computers at a Royal Society lecture, he said people, objects and spaces would be brought together to create real-time models of their local areas. […]

A drinks machine which has your drink ready before you get to it could be here soon, according to Cambridge professor Andy Hopper (above). Outlining his vision of the future of computers at a Royal Society lecture, he said people, objects and spaces would be brought together to create real-time models of their local areas. Examples include the personal desktop which will appear on computers or telephones whenever a user goes near them. Once the computing power is in place, says Hopper, televisions and radios will switch to the right channel when a viewer or listener walks into the room.