Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Not-so-Futuristic, The Chapter Mason is Missing

When we think about the future, our juvenile minds take us on a journey to a land where sky scrapers are higher than the twin towers, where cars hover, and we are all wearing sunglasses that wrap around our heads as if it is a virtual simulator. I recently viewed a video on YouTube that portrayed a potential future that is more realistic to the road we are currently travelling; regarding media communication, and everyday tasks. The video depicted a day in the life an average working man, from waking up and turning off his alarm clock by sliding his hand over his phone without touching it. It proceeded to show a girl in the bathroom brushing her teeth, the mirror doubled as a touch screen giving her a day calendar, a clock, with a news feed of current events that she could instantaneously share with whomever she clicked on. The idea behind the video was that new technology is not that far off when we consider how far it has come, and the touch screen has literally swarmed our nation. Cellphones, ipods, and ipads are leaving their mark and sparking the imagination of pirates everywhere.

Although the video was created through editing and adding the touch screens in after the video was taken, the idea is still there. All that needs to happen is for the right pirate to create, or rather manipulate existing software and make this video a reality.

The reality as of right now is that there is technology that exists at this moment of wireless power. Systems currently exist that deliver electricity to devices without wires at all. What needs to happen now is for a skilled programmer (when I say this I can’t help but think about pirates) to tackle the technical aspect of this concept, and design the physical and metaphoric interior.

Our world has mad in necessary to give hands on opportunities to gain insight and real experience. Touch screens are literally hands on equipment and I believe it brings more connectivity to the average thoughts of media such as video games, Facebook, and YouTube. Instead of moving your mouse a few inches to the right you can physically touch where you want to go. In this sense it could minimize frustrations of use of a mouse. Sometimes it’s slow, sometimes it doesn’t connect properly and this is a mild solution to that. Not to mention, we already take our phones with us everywhere and if this desktop mechanism could actually collapse and expand at your desired touch it would round yet another corner in technological myths.

This technology is out there, it just needs to be tweaked and adjusted to our society’s desire.  

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