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  • Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

    Just posted on Engadget, a pretty cool video with lots of things to drool over:

    Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

    I liked the folding cellphone, full size color E-newspaper, all in 1 multi-purpose card, and a few others.

    Also, the screen setup like the pic below needs to be on my desk by the end of the week, please!


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    Re: Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

    Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
    Just posted on Engadget, a pretty cool video with lots of things to drool over:

    Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

    I liked the folding cellphone, full size color E-newspaper, all in 1 multi-purpose card, and a few others.

    Also, the screen setup like the pic below needs to be on my desk by the end of the week, please!


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      Re: Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

      gotta love the digital age.

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        Re: Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

        Hmm, I think we might only be a few years away from some of this stuff. I would love to have a even thinner computer display than the one in the picture, still have crisp colors, and it be touch-sensitive.
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          Re: Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

          Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
          Hmm, I think we might only be a few years away from some of this stuff. I would love to have a even thinner computer display than the one in the picture, still have crisp colors, and it be touch-sensitive.
          Yeah where is OLED?

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          • #6
            Re: Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

            Originally posted by jmaker View Post
            Yeah where is OLED?
            Sony has one in one of their HDTV sets. The thing costs a few grand though, so it's not quite worth it even though the whole display is less than 1 mm thick (as in the OLED display panel, not including the electronics).

            You should be able to find pictures of it on Sony's website and a short glimpse of it at Engadget. Think I posted about it before.


            I could see that being applied to something like the above, but it would be nice if it was like PlasticLogic's e-reader where the display is flexible enough to be bent and twisted without worry of shattering the screen.
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              Re: Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

              A different view of the future of computing:

              http://singularity.com/themovie/
              Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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                Re: Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

                Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
                A different view of the future of computing:

                http://singularity.com/themovie/
                I take "predictions" like that with a grain of salt. It's like when the media was going on-and-on about artificial intelligence in the 60s and 70s and how by the early 80s we would have advanced AIs capable of conversing with humans and maybe even robots catering to our every need. Of course, that prediction was quite far off its mark.

                Also scary thought: this movie might foretell the beginning of the Cylons. :row__733:
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                  Re: Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

                  Where do I put my computer tower? My pocket hopefully!

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                    Re: Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

                    No iPhone in the Gates family's future:

                    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...ke-iPhone.html
                    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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                      Re: Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

                      Since I mentioned the OLED HDTV from Sony, here is the 11" Sony OLED HDTV on "sale" for $2500 at Sony's SonyStyle store.

                      Just imagine if they were to sell a 52" OLED HDTV. It would literally cost in excess of $10,000 and a few thousand of that would be for having the Sony name brand on the TV.

                      So one could imagine a 3-panel flexible and virtually indestructible OLED touchscreen equating to what you see on the guy's desk in the picture above. I'm guessing the use of some special glass and holographic tech would make the windows display possible. It'll cost all of a small fortune, though, so it's a heavy price to pay by early adopters.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

                        Two things.

                        Would somebody do something about the input devices. I want something as easy and portable as simple pencil and legal pad.

                        Second is I want the display to be where I look. I don't want to look at the display.
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                          Re: Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

                          Originally posted by El_Gringo_Grande View Post
                          Two things.

                          Would somebody do something about the input devices. I want something as easy and portable as simple pencil and legal pad.

                          Second is I want the display to be where I look. I don't want to look at the display.
                          I think that's in the next lifetime. The one where most of us are very old men (and/or dead old men). :row__585:
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                          • #14
                            Re: Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

                            Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
                            A different view of the future of computing:

                            http://singularity.com/themovie/
                            Ray Kurzweil predicts that in the 2020s computers will be able to pass the Turing Test, and thus has strong AI. But very few philosophers of mind think that passing the Turing Test is sufficient evidence of strong AI.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Microsoft shows a glimpse at the future of computing

                              i have learned that 99% of "glimpses" of computing future is so bunk and bogus... its not even worth hoping for... i see the dude at the desk with glass screens and just laugh... im supprised a flying car wasnt passing by ALA star wars
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