The average Joe on the street may be of the opinion that mankind has made huge advancements in the world of electronics and gadgetry. However, the general consensus amongst experts is that we have simply succeeded in making devices that understand our instructions and comply with the same as quickly as possible.
Even today, the modern computer uses the same logic that was followed when the first computer was made. A predetermined a set of instructions are fit into the computer along with instructions on all possible ways to carry out the actions.
When you use your mouse to double click a folder, the computer will recognizes that twin click of the mouse should result in the object that is being clicked opened by the necessary program. Each and every aspect of this activity is programmed into the computer well in advance.
Simply put, the computer has absolutely no means of acting in an intuitive manner. You may boot your computer open a folder every single time you start the computer. However, not once will the computer understand that it ought to automatically open that particular folder the moment it is booted.
Even a person with a subnormal intelligence will understand this point through habitual accretion of information. On the other hand, the computer is very dumb in these matters. This is where the next advancement in the world of computers will take place. Devices will be taught to be more intuitive. They will be taught how to analyze and understand human moods.
There were attempts to create a device that will understand your mood and play music accordingly. Right now, experts are aiming small and are trying to create computer that will understand gestures and react accordingly. This is very important considering the fact that more than 70% of our communication takes place through nonverbal means.
In such a scenario, enabling the computer to understand our gestures would be equivalent to creating a machine that can read our moods and understand instructions even though they have not been explicitly stated.