We keep hammering away at this point here in eWEEK,and we'll do it again today: We are at an important convergence of technology here in this, the first quadrant of the 21st century.

It's all here now: High connectivity bandwidths, super high-quality code and code libraries, unprecedentedly powerful processors that use less power than previous models, unlimited storage capacities, ingeniously designed mobile and stationary connected devices, a zillion types of cloud services--we could go on. What is next?

We're already seeing it: the introduction of more functionality through artificial intelligence. We're seeing more AI in more apps in more places than we've ever seen before: wearables, cars, productivity apps, military, health care, home entertainment--the list is lengthy.  Read more