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Amy is gonna look pretty hot when she is older...... just sayin.
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A couple notes: why does Amy need a closet door with a display just to choose what to wear. What happened to the days of browsing your closet full of physical objects?
The claim about reducing CO2 emissions and doing all this great stuff on vehicles by reducing weight by a mere 50 lbs is laughable.
I like the super thin lightweight tablets but where is the memory, battery, and silicon encased that is still needed to make something like this possible?

there using 2 phase 10nm intel chips where a single phase is like having 1000 cores....
    
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It would be quite depressing to see our kids growing up on tablets/glass without ever learning how to even HOLD a pen/pencil.

I have a good feeling that in the future the skill of handwriting and art using actual paintbrushes/stencils will become a lost skill and something to be treasured.
(Not hating all you amazing computer artists out there, you too have talent and creativity!)
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A couple notes: why does Amy need a closet door with a display just to choose what to wear. What happened to the days of browsing your closet full of physical objects?
The claim about reducing CO2 emissions and doing all this great stuff on vehicles by reducing weight by a mere 50 lbs is laughable.
I like the super thin lightweight tablets but where is the memory, battery, and silicon encased that is still needed to make something like this possible?


The theory goes something like this:

Technology to harvest energy from things like movement, heat and light is improving. (Almost indisputable fact, although the level at which it's improving is definitely disputable).

Power requirements for technology are remaining largely the same while computing/display power increases. (Again, almost indisputable. In fact, power requirements have been going down if you look at Intel's latest desktop chips, or the newer types of TV/monitor)


So therefore, once we reach enough processing power per watt, we will be able to make very energy-efficient chips (and displays) that can be powered using small capacitors (or similar) and energy harvested from the surroundings.



Wireless power transmission is not currently taking off, but is also a possibility.
Also, eventually chips may end up so small that we wouldn't notice it if they hid most of it behind a button (or similar).



I'll freely admit that we are a long way off things like that, but perhaps not as far off as some of the other technologies we're discussing here? Lack of batteries etc. may not be quite the problem we expect it to be if we can reduce the energy requirements of the products themselves.
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I thought I'm the only one feeling that way tongue.gif
Yeah I don't know why but I just don't feel comfortable with it for some reason.
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That's pretty awesome!

It'd feel a little sky net though...

00:43 please be future iPhone 5
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Fingerprints and sore bodies from running into these involuntarily.
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Fahrenheit 451...
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Corning believes in your pocket.
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It would be quite depressing to see our kids growing up on tablets/glass without ever learning how to even HOLD a pen/pencil.
I have a good feeling that in the future the skill of handwriting and art using actual paintbrushes/stencils will become a lost skill and something to be treasured.
(Not hating all you amazing computer artists out there, you too have talent and creativity!)

I'm glad someone else mentioned this. My first thought was that Amy wakes up and doesn't even notice the amazing sunrise, she looks to her tablet, then to her display on her closet...display display display....we essentially ignore the natural world around us by being connected to everything at all times. This video was actually fairly disgusting to watch. Those kids probably had that device at the hip since the time they were toddlers...it probably entertained them as infants so mom and dad could play Angry Birds on every surface of their glass lined house. What happens when their tablets fail? when power drops out? This is capitalism, make devices that increase convenience and we'll forget how to live without them, gotta love it. I just ditched my smartphone because it was beginning to make me feel the same way, sorta freeing.
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