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Welcome... to the PRESSSEEENNNT

Permalink 04/12/07 at 09:23:50 am, by Ed, 246 words   English (US)
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I got on a bus this morning with a piece of plastic in my hand. I moved the piece of plastic between two thicker pieces of plastic, and it made a beep, whereupon the bus driver nodded at me, and I took a seat.

Sound amazing? That's the direction technology will be going in the present. They're called Student ID cards, and it's called a Card Reader, and he's called Stanly. They're all part of two amazing old technologies called magnetic strips and human audio recognition. Sound complicated? Well, don't jump ship yet, there's more.

I sat down at my desk and pushed a single button on a large, boxy structure sitting on the desk next to me. The picture frame in front of me reveals that it's no picture frame at all, but an interactive real-time display of the location of a small object on the desk with a string attached to it going into the box. I can move this thing around, and as long as it stays on a special pad designed for it, the display updates in real time to show me where this object is. Amazing, you say? But wait, there's more! There are buttons on this small device, called Mouse, that, when pressed, cause the background to change unpredictably to pictures, documents, or even 3D moving caricatures that respond to the movement of Mouse.

This is the direction of technology in the present. Sound amazing? Well, wait for the future!

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