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The computer of the future will be your mobile phone – revisited — 4 Comments

  1. I don’t think you’re really looking ahead enough.

    The computer of the future will be a brain implant. The display will be projected onto your retina, or interpreted directly by your brain, as will sound.

    The interface will be thought.

    This will essentially realize the dream of ‘telepathy’ as we’ll be able to ‘chat’ with other people via these implants, as well as call up information from the cloud by thinking instructions.

    All this is just a matter of a bit of time. Brain interfaces are starting to be developed, and several simple implants have already been done.

    That said, the phone as a PC you carry around and use as a base unit idea is practially here if you use a bit of imagination.

    For the screen, again, you’re missing the obvious solution. That is *projected* screens. These are already here, and an improved version is on the way with laser projection. A better version will be a holographic projection. A bit further down the line that one.

    The keyboard will take a bit more time, but again, what you need to have is a projected image of a keyboard. When you ‘hit a key’ the PCPhone will detect the area you’ve ‘pressed’ and perform the relevant action.

    With the mouse pad working in the same fashion, you don’t need any cumbersome hardware such as monitors and so forth. It’s all there.

    Until the brain implants. 🙂

  2. Interesting. You could have patent your idea. With current Patent System, there’s a chance that your patent will be granted. 🙂

    I have a different idea. The future of computing will be crystal based. Sounds familiar? 🙂

  3. Hi Chinaren,

    Maybe I should have qualified the title: the computer of the near future.

    I meant to indicate what will happen with just a few minor improvements on todays technology, without major leaps forward, and decades of waiting.

    I Remember seeing the first “greyscale” LCD laptop screens back in the early 1990’s, and the first colour LCD screen around 1994… It took 10 years before the prices dropped low enough that LCD screens started becoming common.

    Projection technology will need SERIOUS battery power: it aint gonna happen for a long while.

    Yes, I like the idea of brain implants (as do most tech addicts), but I can see most of the “privacy doomsayers” objecting to this technology.

    Its very “big brother” in that a government (or someone with the right access) can track you, just like they can now track your mobile phone.

    If you don’t want to be contacted, at least you can leave you mobile behind. You can’t do that with a brain implant!!!

    A brain / mobile phone hybrid can work: The brain implant is just an interface to an external “processor”… so you can unplug the processor if you want to disconnect from the borg collective, umm, I mean the, ummm, internet! yes, thats it, the internet! … you will use twitter … resistance is futile. 🙂