Wireless technology still has huge challenges ahead of it according to Intel’s chief technology officer, Justin Rattner.
Speaking to EE Times recently, Rattner noted that in an age where everything that computes will connect, the industry would have to overcome several roadblocks and push for a lot of improvements before the technology was in any way ready to be entirely pervasive.
“We still build a lot of the wireless radios using techniques that date back about 120-130 years,” said Rattner, adding that the industry was only just starting to grapple with optimizations that give users the wireless experience they want without killing their battery.
Security, said Rattner, was also a big concern when it came to wireless, with mobile technology being just that – mobile.
“You don’t have the physical security of having it on a desk” said Rattner, bringing up horror stories of people leaving their devices in the pocket of airplane seats.
Rattner said Intel and the industry as a whole needed to look at security from a more wireless perspective, in order to reduce or eliminate the tradeoff between ease of use and security.
“People ought not to have to make that trade off,” said Rattner.
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