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Sunday, November 13, 2011

The future of Technology

As smart phones, tablets, typically Wi-Fi and 3G/4G supported devices are currently ruling the world and the prediction that Windows and www will vanish in the coming years, I just wanted to question the prediction/situation with my current knowledge. A part of today's article is also from the information acquired from the TED talk "How to prepare for the future of the Internet".

With Apple introduing the iPhone and iPad, computers/laptops/PCs are losing their demand (or so it is said). It is unclear whether the commercial demand is considering the vast areas of technology cannot go without desktops/laptops mainly because the tablets/smart phones cannot compete the performance that a desktop, that can be optimized to our needs: with Tera bytes of storage (so that no unknown cloud space need to be trusted with information), 16GB(or higher) RAM etc. Such huge specs are very much necessary for higher education, academic and industrial research.

The future of Technology, I see is the co-existence of Tablet world and PC world, that satisfies mobility needs and performance needs respectively. Therefore, I feel(a personal opinion) it may be not be right to predict the extinction of www or Windows in the future.


Ragav said...

Granted its a little old, but I think what Gates says here is relevant. Irrespective of whatever technology that comes in, computer will continue to exist in multiple form factors. There will have to be a basic living room entertainment computer ( the TV with Xbox or something similar ), there will have to be a home based work computer ( thats your desktop ), there has to be a mobile device ( your tablet / phones ). Then ofcourse for official purposes we need to have workstations.

The question now is, how are we going to integrate all of this together seamlessly so that data and control can be transferred over computers of various form-factors. Either they all can run the same OS but have different I/O. Or they all can have their own independent OS with one server linking them all. The possibilities are endless.

Nice post btw, very relevant.

anu mercian said...

Thanks Ragav for your insight and comments! :)