IBM’s 5 in 5: The five ideas that will change your life

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Imagine doctors using your own DNA in diagnosing and treating you for everything from cancer to heart disease to stroke. According to researchers at IBM, that technology, now in use in just a handful of cases, will become common practice in the next five years.

IBM researchers included DNA sequencing and other ideas on their annual “5 in 5” list this year. It’s a list of what they call the five “innovations that will change the way we live” in the five years to come.

The theme of this year’s list (below) is “in the future everything will learn.”

1. Buying local will beat online

Bernie Meyerson, vice president of innovation at IBM, told the co-hosts of “CBS This Morning” that “bottom line, you walk in, you want to buy a camera for $ 1,000, you would really like to have a feel for this.”

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That does not mean we will revert to how we used to shop. Meyerson said the future of shopping is a convergence of online and brick-and-mortar shopping, where a retailer knows your preferen… [Read more]

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