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Tomorrow and Beyond

Recently, the problem of antivirus protection for computerized home appliances, mobile phones, and handheld computing devices has become a topic in the computer press, at IT conferences, and among IT specialists throughout the world. The reason is clear: The world is moving toward the integration of information technology into nearly all fields of human activities.

It's predicted that in a few years, people will be able to schedule and regulate the operating mode of washing machines, VCRs, lights, and other home appliances with a computer. Just imagine, your computer will control the start time and operating mode of your microwave, oven, or toaster. Create a control program once, and you can be sure that every morning you will have your breakfast ready before you enter the kitchen. Another vision is that home appliances will be connected to the Internet, and the repairman will show up at the door to fix a pending disaster of the washing machine because the machine sent out a “help me” message.


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