The personal digital assistant of the future will do a lot more than organize our schedules and plan our days. In an overwhelming sea of data and messages, the Agent will use rudimentary artificial intelligence to sort, store, and forward info and messages based on individual priorities, preferences, and interests. It will interact with the earphone and all digital devices at work and at home, connecting them to the Net and instantly updating them. Think Palm's HotSync times 10. Say goodbye to money, keys, credit cards, beepers, and TV remotes.

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