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7.6.06

Take note

Kristoffer alerted me of this wonderful little plugin for Firefox. It's the Google Notebook. A device which enables you to make notes, complete with links and images, and access them from any computer. Perfect for someone like me, who is writing a thesis on online phenomena. Now I can work from any computer.

This is all a part of the larger trend towards computers increasingly being terminals through which you access remote programming and content, as connections grow faster and faster. I foresee that in the future, there will not only be flying cars, but very little of your stuff will be on your own computer. Hence, computers will be even more lightweight and portable than today.

6 Comments:

Anonymous S said...

The reason why there will never be flying cars is not one of technology, but has to do with the fact that it would take years to learn how to pilot such a vessel - much like an aeroplane. In the U.S. you'd probably get a license at age 16, though.

June 07, 2006 12:58 pm  
Blogger MGL said...

But then, in the future, we'll have these amazing gizmos that plug into the back of our heads and teach us piloting and kung-fu and stuff in mere seconds. Didn't you see the Matrix?

June 07, 2006 1:01 pm  
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June 07, 2006 3:12 pm  
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June 07, 2006 3:13 pm  
Blogger Susanne said...

In the future everyone will have the same haircut and the same clothes./ In the future everyone will be very fat from the stachy diet./ In the future everyone will be very thin from not having enough to eat./ In the future it will be next to impossible to tell girls from boys, even in bed./ In the future men will be 'super masculine' and women will be 'ultra- feminine'./ In the future half of us will be 'mentally ill'./ In the future there will be no religion or spirtualism of any sort./ In the future the 'psychic arts' will be put to practical use./ In the future we will not think that 'nature' is beautiful./ In the future the weather will always be the same./ In the future no one will fight with anyone else./ In the future there will be an atomic war./ In the future water will be expensive./ In the future all material items will be free./ In the future everyone's house will be like a little fortress./ In the future everyone's house will be a total entertainment centre./ In the future everyone but the wealthy will be very happy./ In the future everyone but the wealthy will be very filthy./ In the future everyone but the wealthy will be very heathly./ In the future TV will be so good that the printed word will function as an artform only./ In the future people with boring jobs will take pills to relieve the boredom./ In the future that no one will live in cities./ In the future there will be mini-wars going on everywhere./ In the future everyone will think about love all the time./ In the future political and other decisions will be based completely on opinion polls./ In the future there will be machines which will produce a religious experience in the user./ In the future there will be groups of wild people, living in the wildernes.

D. Byrne

June 07, 2006 3:14 pm  
Blogger Gaute said...

There was a hype surrounding 'thin clients' back in the 1990s; the belief that virtually all applications could be run server-side through java or similar platforms. Like som many other nineties technology hypes (virtual reality, anyone?), it failed to materialize.

It might still happen, but not as long as processing power and storage capacity is in surplus and bandwidth in demand. For now, only small file storage, contacts and bookmarks can viably be migrated online.

June 09, 2006 12:00 pm  

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