High-tech at a certain stage of development, becoming indistinguishable from magic, but the magic trick, upheld several times, boring and ceases to fascinate. Pulling a rabbit out of a hat, even if it takes HD-video and print a carrot made of plastic, converted into ordinary rabbit and sent to the dusty toys under the bed, where you probably overlooked a pager, the first phone from Siemens and a stack of scratched CDs.
« Modern smartphones are quickly becoming obsolete and no longer satisfy the owner? I>» The question is not only to producers. If you tried to explain to passers-by in 1914, the average person in a hundred years will spend the whole day looking at the portals of boundless information, he probably would represent something much more exciting than a news site, and Gmail. Rows of spreadsheets and letters appearing on the bright display, not the most spectacular stunts to become the focus memorable.
We decided to go to today's reality and find things that can be safely counted among the world of the future - futuroreliktovye neoplasms. In habrachitateley because of age there will one-another exception, the technology still gives the feeling of being in the world of the future. If you can not find it in the text, write in the comments.
John Hollingworth leads an entertaining comparison. In 1991 you could spend in the American electronics store more than 3000 dollars on the following products: AM / FM clock radio, headphones, calculator, VHS-video camera, mobile phone, portable CD-player and так Further . All these functions began to carry a smartphone than people brought to a complete delight.
In 2014 you can for 3000 dollars to buy three high-end smartphone, but did not experience any emotion. Draw a thought experiment. We would like to tell you about one thing. The choice - a new smartphone or tape «Юпитер-203-стерео». Curiosity, but relatively young minds interested in "Jupiter", as all the functional pieces of plastic, packed with cutting-edge technology, goes before the novelty reel tape recorder.
Peeling off the blood fingers marketers all over the world packed the new press releases, but we are not surprised clarity camera, a color rendition, the amount of internal memory. IPhone Steve Jobs, "the first gigahertz" in the phone, the emergence of 4G networks and a number of other events excited, but beyond the meager list is space and time in which the world is no more difficult opener.
The future of the resident of 2014 associated with the permanent manned space flight, genetic modifications, teleportation, robots and so on. And now ... look at the global technological trends and trace the evolution of Hardwar is why fewer emotions.
Videophone h4> Using Skype, FaceTime, GoToMeeting, or any other service for video, you need to feel like a hero sci-fi movie. Web cameras installed around the world, camera in smart phones, tablets and laptops allow you to talk with hundreds of people around the world as though they are with you in the same room.
You want a robot butler, but got the technology, because of which are forced to walk around the apartment in the clothes? Future - sucks.
The idea of video has long celebrated its centenary. In the picture - 500 View Phone videophone model from Toshiba, 1968. And before that, there were numerous references to the videophones in the works of writers of science fiction. Here's a video call from the film "Metropolis" 1927 model year:
Detailed History videophones outlined here http://habrahabr.ru/post/235981/ . For mass deployment in the market for a long time everyone was ready.
Capacity carrier h4>
A small piece of plastic holds more books than you can read for life. Such information is not ashamed to share with the person from the past.
History memory cards started around 1989, and storage devices much earlier. Now you can easily procure tens of gigabytes per hundred dollars. Thirty years ago, 15 MB would cost you two and a half thousand dollars.
However, even this memory card is not surprising. Experts from the Netherlands and England have developed a technology, with which a femtosecond laser when recording information changes the structure of the quartz glass, allowing to record 360 terabytes of data on a fragment of a diameter less than 10 cm. The data thus recorded may be stored indefinitely. After these messages in any Blu-ray Disc will be for you just as important as a piece of soap.
flat and thin h4>
Slim TV, even more thin smartphone, a device worn paper-thin - that's where dreams may come to do everything more compact and lighter. Futurists predict the beginning of the flat-screen TVs in the 50s, when there yourself watching the news on the 12-inch black and white screen. In those years there were the first concepts of handheld mobile phones. Now we finally have a flat screen TV, but the phones are increasingly getting out of the pockets, still losing weight and thickness.
In fact, flat (thin) - does not mean better. Manufacturers are beginning to experiment with the curved shape of the device, as a natural barrier, coupled with the convenience of using ultrathin and ultralight devices, leads to the creation of new form factors. In some cases, it appears that the slimmest smartphone, deprived of a normal battery, causes only irritation. It appears that thinner is no longer necessary. Make a convenient gadget or clean out of sight, leaving only the display information directly on the retina.
Tablets and computers h4>
Just imagine: a hand-held magic sheet glass, functions as a computer created from different chemical elements, and provides access to information from around the world - it is amazing. Although who are we kidding. People do not think about such things as children do not think about the fate of stuffed animals made by Chinese workers for food (Michael Wolf: "The Real Toy Story"). And ... why do we need so many tablets? Where are the flying cars or even board on which to soar above the earth?
Screen 1440p smartphone pleases, but not impressive. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, Advanced Film Device and Sharp have already demonstrated a prototype 13, 3-inch display with a resolution of 8K. Sharp has also showed a 85-inch standard 8K capable of displaying three-dimensional image, to view which does not require special glasses. The issue price is acute, but experience suggests that such technology is getting more accessible to the ordinary consumer.
The future of the past h4>
We can blame a pessimistic view of the world. Indeed, there is Google Now or 3D-printer - it's things to come, not only impressive your fathers and mothers. Just imagine, in the world there, and applied technology of using glass microspheres labeled with yttrium-90 for the treatment of liver cancer; Supercomputer IBM Watson learned to create their own recipes; spacecraft "Voyager 1" has departed from Earth for 11 billion kilometers ... Each news - pure joy of children and the awareness that we live in a really amazing time future. Agree?
Prepared according to the http://gizmodo.com/what-current-technology-still-feels-futuristic-to-you-1618809965.