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Re: The future is here now...glass
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2011, 11:23:20 AM »
The power goes out, now what?  ::)  The TV is cool, the rest, eh...
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Re: The future is here now...glass
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2011, 11:25:00 AM »
What's cool is that pretty much all of this technology exists already, it's just that to 1. install all of it will cost b-a-n-k BANK and 2. finding software has the kind of UI shown there is pretty much all Apple, and I don't think they'd spend the resources on developing stuff like this.

I like the cooktop though.

They've been talking about using OLEDs to do this stuff for a while.

I really like the flexible glass panel displaying the 3D blueprints using an iPhone docking ring.  It's an engineer thing.

The real trick would be getting the display to show the blueprints after synching with the phone, as opposed to, say, the porns.

Isn't that what the ginormous 3D TV is for?
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Re: The future is here now...glass
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2011, 11:50:33 AM »
I was watching 2001:  A Space Odyssey again the other day.  Clarke and Kubrick got a lot of it right.  They made that stuff up in 65-68.  What impressed me, as it always does, was how much cooler the real stuff is when it finally gets here, than it is imagined it will be in science fiction.

I remember being really amazed by the Discovery crew's rubber map style news pads when I saw the movie back in '68.  I read in Popular Science back then that those news pads were really going to be around in the future. A flat, portable, TV screen that has news and TV shows transmitted directly to it!  Clarke and Kubrick were off by about 10 years on that one (iPad).

And the name of their ship, Discovery; another Discovery just finished its final voyage today.
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Re: The future is here now...glass
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2011, 10:51:46 PM »
Wow!!! Dreams are fun, Reality not always.

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Re: The future is here now...glass
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2011, 10:58:27 PM »
Wow!!! Dreams are fun, Reality not always.

Bird poop...LOL



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