07. 27. 2006
We need something big
Time for something revolutionary in the world of technology. I don’t mean a better camera for my cell phone, or a thinner, sleeker iPod (though I wouldn’t walk away from either). I mean something big, like a new VCR or a new internet… something that will make a significant difference in our daily lives.
Innovative… Groundbreaking… Defining. It will have to be every one of these. The past several years have been brought us continued improvement on the technology we already had, but nothing seriously different. Personally, if I see one more VOIP phone, I think I’ll puke. (Sorry, Richard, I know how much you like your Skype.)
Fortunately there are a few potential gems on the horizon like holographic displays and interfaces (think R2D2’s recorded message to Obi-Wan) and true artificial intelligence (we’re not talking Furby here) that may save us. Or me, if I'm the only one complaining.
Anybody have any revolutionary, life-changing, earth-shattering ideas?