Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Friendly Reminder...

That no matter how hard we try to adjust to today's technology, it's just's technology. What will be available tomorrow is a whole different picture--literally.

The Telegraph Newspaper in the UK explains
"Researchers have demonstrated a flexible television screen which could result in people folding up their computer and putting it in their pocket.

The design could be used for television and posters, as well as computers, while it could also pave the way for the development of newspaper display technology which would allow readers to upload daily news to an easy-to-carry display contraption.

The concept demo was unveiled by researchers from Sony and the Max Planck Institute in Germany who believe "Rigid television screens, bulky laptops and still image posters are to be a thing of the past".

"There are practically no display size limitations and they could be produced relatively easily and cheaply compared to today's screens.""
Picture if you will an audio entertainment device the size and thickness of a credit card (or smaller) that connects to ones "storage and gateway cloud" wirelessly and then plays through whatever speaker device is close by.

Doesn't seem so far away to me.

We've all heard the phrase the fight for the dashboard. I think that concept down the road will be turned on its proverbial ear. There won't be a fight. Amplifiers and video screens will be standard equipment and all cars will accept wireless signals of content maybe even including a radio tuner.

While it's hard to venture a guess as to when this might happen, one can feel confident that it won't be as long as some hope it will be.

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