A possible glimpse into the future

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Re: A possible glimpse into the future

Postby THe Floating Brain on Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:38 pm

dandymcgee wrote:
THe Floating Brain wrote:Intresting concept though it doesent seem practical with the cost and what happens when you get in a car accsedent with your glass car :-/

Please don't double post. :nono:


srry ment to edit previous post :-(

@BlobOfFailure The correct term is EMF (Electro Magnetic Frewquency) it can be harmful if you are withi about 2 feet of your computer (mainly the screen) like 10 hours every day for like 20 years.
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Re: A possible glimpse into the future

Postby jtst1 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:20 am

dandymcgee wrote:What happens when you lose power? Fuck, my bathroom mirror is stuck on a freeze frame of the weather and I can't open the damn fridge.


That would fucking suck! "Honey, can you bring me some orange juice?"........"No...the fridge is frozen." But i rather do like the concept of it. As with anything if this is accomplished in our lifetimes they will work out as many problems as they can before releasing it, then adjust things along the way.
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Re: A possible glimpse into the future

Postby GroundUpEngine on Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:29 pm

Part 2.. cool ;)
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Re: A possible glimpse into the future

Postby Ginto8 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:32 pm

Looks very nice, but imagine the programming required...

Even just looking at the the basic graphics... good-looking UIs and graphics are difficult enough to make already... now on a semitransparent, non-flat screen? Dear god.
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Re: A possible glimpse into the future

Postby dandymcgee on Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:31 pm

Does it look fucking awesome? Yes. Would it be fun as hell to play with? Yes. Do I think it's practical for everyday classroom use. Absolutely not. We have enough technology destroying our everyday lives already. Facebook + mobile phones is worse than the plague. It's difficult to hold a conversation with someone for more than 5 seconds without them checking their phone for messages these days.
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Re: A possible glimpse into the future

Postby TheBuzzSaw on Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:46 pm

dandymcgee wrote:Does it look fucking awesome? Yes. Would it be fun as hell to play with? Yes. Do I think it's practical for everyday classroom use. Absolutely not. We have enough technology destroying our everyday lives already. Facebook + mobile phones is worse than the plague. It's difficult to hold a conversation with someone for more than 5 seconds without them checking their phone for messages these days.


I dunno about that. I took something different away from the vision of the future displayed in these videos. They seem to actually make it a point that the UI is particularly uncluttered and focused on the task at hand. There is emphasis on connecting people directly as opposed to just reading an endless stream of status updates in Facebook. Will technology continue to distract people? Sure... but there is still a lot of potential here to simplify life, not over complicate it.

I do think that things like digitally assembling your outfit in the mirror before picking out the real thing are pretty silly, but I would love it if my home had zero monitors in it. Throw a movie on the wall! Watch YouTube on the dinner table! Get an instant message in any room! It'd be awesome.
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Re: A possible glimpse into the future

Postby dandymcgee on Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:46 pm

TheBuzzSaw wrote:Throw a movie on the wall!

That sounds awesome, but can easily be done with a projector.
TheBuzzSaw wrote: Watch YouTube on the dinner table! Get an instant message in any room! It'd be awesome.

These simply don't suit my preferred living style. I'm old enough where I appreciate the value of a family dinner, and not having to immediately check IMs the second they arrive. Watching YouTube while eating dinner simply doesn't appeal to me whatsoever.

While I'm not fond of the idea of having massive amounts of ridiculously absurd technologies in my home, I would very much enjoy playing with such devices in the workplace. I can see many of these things increasing productivity quite a bit (with a few "parental" controls). With some work, perhaps it is possible to integrate them a bit more subtly in an educational environment as well.
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Re: A possible glimpse into the future

Postby TheBuzzSaw on Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:18 pm

dandymcgee wrote:That sounds awesome, but can easily be done with a projector.


I think you're missing the point. It's not about whether we can accomplish technological activity X with current hardware; it's about the flexibility to do these things anyway. I would love it if I could get rid of all monitors/displays from my house and just the house itself for whatever I'm feeling like. I can either go into the basement and expand a movie to the entire wall, or I can go into my study and watch a movie with a mid-sized display. The technology would be more about extending my thought processes at that given moment. I can fire up a whiteboard app anyway, scribble down an idea I just got, and have it stored away in my cloud.

dandymcgee wrote:These simply don't suit my preferred living style. I'm old enough where I appreciate the value of a family dinner, and not having to immediately check IMs the second they arrive. Watching YouTube while eating dinner simply doesn't appeal to me whatsoever.

While I'm not fond of the idea of having massive amounts of ridiculously absurd technologies in my home, I would very much enjoy playing with such devices in the workplace. I can see many of these things increasing productivity quite a bit (with a few "parental" controls). With some work, perhaps it is possible to integrate them a bit more subtly in an educational environment as well.


I still feel you are missing the point. First off, I only said dinner table where a few people might be playing a game. I didn't necessarily mean watching videos while eating food. ;)

You seem to think we'd have this slavery entrapment where IMs and everything would follow you around. As with any communication mechanism, you can set it all to Do Not Disturb. Naturally, I'd use such features around dinner time and private family times. The rest of the time, I'd love it if I could integrate that communication to wherever I am, not just downstairs on the computer.

And darn it all, you got me back into talking about social media again. The technology is not all about people bothering people. Again, it's about being able to capture the moment wherever you are. If I needed to type something, I'd go retrieve my wireless keyboard, but I would have my display on the coffee table in front of my comfy couch or on the ceiling while I lay in bed. The big thing for me is simply eliminating discrete displays.
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Re: A possible glimpse into the future

Postby Light-Dark on Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:01 pm

blahhhha i dont want the future like this, i want it big space opera-EE D:, start devotion to FTL communications and travel :D!
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Re: A possible glimpse into the future

Postby GroundUpEngine on Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:05 pm

dandymcgee wrote:Does it look fucking awesome? Yes. Would it be fun as hell to play with? Yes. Do I think it's practical for everyday classroom use. Absolutely not. We have enough technology destroying our everyday lives already. Facebook + mobile phones is worse than the plague. It's difficult to hold a conversation with someone for more than 5 seconds without them checking their phone for messages these days.


Ahaha, pretty much my thoughts on the subject! ;)
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Re: A possible glimpse into the future

Postby JamesParkes on Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:26 pm

GroundUpEngine wrote:
dandymcgee wrote:Does it look fucking awesome? Yes. Would it be fun as hell to play with? Yes. Do I think it's practical for everyday classroom use. Absolutely not. We have enough technology destroying our everyday lives already. Facebook + mobile phones is worse than the plague. It's difficult to hold a conversation with someone for more than 5 seconds without them checking their phone for messages these days.


Ahaha, pretty much my thoughts on the subject! ;)


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