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Next big thing?

First it was PCs in the 80s, then the Internet in the 90s, so what's going to the next big thing in technology?

Chill
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Diesel and/or Gas hybrid electric vehicles

Heston T. Holtmann, B.Sc.Eng.
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Tablet PC might end up with something good. It only has to thin up a LOT. :-)

What about screens that fold? Input using any "pointy" thing (pencil, pen, etc)? and on-screen keyboard?

Although even on a bad day I can easily hit 80-100 WPM, I still think that writing with the hand can be fun (and accessible for rest of the humanity).

Pythonic
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Wireless broadband! 

L Ellison
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Within IT, it has to be wireless technology.

Out of IT, something that replaces gas/petrol ...

Raju Patel
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Bigger, sharper, cheaper and more-surrounding TV's and displays!

John
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Halo 2

Xboxer
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

free wireless broadband everywhere... it's already appearing places that surprise me. i.e. there's a mall here where the entire inside and outside is free wireless broadband... and I'm in Ohio!

devinmoore.com
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Audio, Video ... now "Haptic technology (sense of touch)"

a year back, i worked on a project that allows users to feel objects in the real world, with or without seeing and hearing them.

Desi Inside
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Me? ;)

Ian Sefferman
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

"a year back, i worked on a project that allows users to feel objects in the real world, with or without seeing and hearing them." - Desi Inside

Once again, porn pushes the technology envelope.

Zahid
Wednesday, August 18, 2004


Enough with this thread, no?

enough
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Heron.

--
Modesty is for mice not men.

Christopher Diggins
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Just one word  -- 'plastics.'

Nate Silva
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Zahid:

porn has a lot to do with Haptic tech

Desi Inside
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

3D laser printing linked to affordable cad-cam. 

The extraction of minerals & energy from deep-drilling supercritial water.

Computers that say "sorry"

a cynic writes...
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

It is mobile technology.

ie mobile phones, accessing the Internet via said phones etc. five years ago (ie the nineties) mobile phones where just becoming a popular thing. Now everyone has one, and everyone is on them, and they can send email via them  etc etc etc

Aussie chick
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

"First it was PCs in the 80s, then the Internet in the 90s, so what's going to the next big thing in technology"

Hmmm. Showing your (young) age.

First it was the club, then it was the spear, then it was the bow and arrow, then...

Tom H
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

information any where on any device at any time

speech recognition

anon
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Robots.

Jim Rankin
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Designer Genes

_
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Mutant super-heroes

Wisea**
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

clean manufacturing,energy generating technologies!!!!
cleaning technoligies. CO2 conversion technoligies. I think the theme for the next century will get away from effeciency, and move toward sustainability, clean, renewable, reusable...

the artist formerly known as prince
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Baby engineering.

Christopher Diggins
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Water recycling.

Biochips.

Oil acquisition equipment.

trollop
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

42 inch Flat screen TV for $200

Art Vandelay
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Mobile technology will become so common that nobody will talk about it, just like electricity today...

but talk to someone about a 3D printer and they go
"hun?".

My bet is on the 3D printer.

Al
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

It's all ball bearings these days.

josheli
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Altruism

bah_humbug
Thursday, August 19, 2004

the next big thing is in my pants

muppet
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Unions.


Thursday, August 19, 2004

One word, plastics

Harvey Pengwyn
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Fast and lean Swing apps.

Ogami Itto
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Better batteries

Just me (Sir to you)
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Return of Wang Chung

Captain McFly
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Return of Human League and Depeche Mode

Wisea**
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Duke Nukem Forever of course.

Daniel
Friday, August 20, 2004

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