They have made some predictions (that may or not become actual reality).
Ones that are more realistic are: -
- By 2020 footballs will have impact sensors and accelerometers embedded in the ball, as well as in the kit that players wear, which will allow precise measurements on how players are playing and what the ball is doing.
- By 2014 players could have 'active skin' which could entail electronics printed on to the skin (or built into the materials of the clothing players wear) which can measure such things as blood chemistry and even link to their nervous system which will be linked to external monitoring system.
Some of the more "interesting" predictions are: -
- By 2050 fans will be able to receive full sensory information so they will 'feel' like it's like to actually be playing on the pitch.
- By 2060 Android (as in robotic humans, not the Google OS) players remotely controlled by fans.
By 2018 fans will be able to hold a small flexible card display displaying players and info about them as well as links to social networks etc.
Then by 2045, phones will have 3D holographic type displays which can display the action in realtime.
And (this is more realistic, though maybe not in insect form) there will be tiny drones giving access to views that aren't possible now.
Isn't the future going to be fun.