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The Future of Personal Computing

June 5th, 2003 · No Comments

TheTechMag.com has an article by Kirk Kirksey:

The transformed PC will look like a piece of paper thats right a plain ol piece of paper. The complete machine will be around 1/16th of an inch thick, and have two functional surfaces, however in this context, front and back will have no meaning.

Floating molecular processors interconnected with clear, conductive plasma will drive the whole thing. Embedded in the machine will be nano cameras, high-speed satellite connectors, and teensy surround sound systems. Attach a DVD to one side of the machine and the movie will play (in HDTV quality) on the other side.

Although the most popular machines will be rectangular, endless sizes and shapes will be available. A flawless handwriting recognition engine will digitize input entered on either side of the machine. No more Graffiti. This input will be recognized in any orientation and language. Neatness and standard character formations are not required. Typists can use a projected, holograph keyboard.

Wires will disappear completely from the computing landscape. Floating transmitters will beam images and sound to unconnected earphones and screens embedded in sunglasses. All Internet connections will be made via satellite links.

Batteries are a thing of the past, too. Power will be delivered via a kinetic engine, like mechanisms that recharge wristwatches by harnessing the movement of the wearer.

Last but not least, the machine will be durable. Because of the molecular nature of the processors, you will be able to fold your computer into smaller and smaller packages.

Tags: Emerging Technologies

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