[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B007JUFLS0″ locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31O71RlL4AL._SL160_.jpg” width=”120″] While the University of Southampton and Eindhoven University of Technology research teams have announced the 5D nano-structured quartz glass optical memory with 360 TB that can likely last for more than a million years (well longer than the foreseeable human lifespan, to say the least), and the world anticipates the first mass-produced commercialized wearable computer for the consumers, we see a direction for Personal Computing Devices or PCD’s.
Now, take high terabyte storage devices that can hold the memory for an exceptionally long time, wearable computers that can go wherever you go (which is the state that they will literally reach), materials like graphene, nano-robots, quantum computing and artificial intelligence. Put all these elements together and ask, what do we get?
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1935907980″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41cOLaqAUtL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]With constant new experimentations, innovations and discoveries, we can safely say that we are very much only at the beginning of the tech journey, although in comparison to a present day natural human lifespan period, Information Technology and hardware have been around for a significant period of time; more than half a century. However, all the progress we have made thus far, apart from being the foundation, is going to be insignificant in comparison to what progress we will be making in the decades ahead. At present, disruptive technologies are emerging on a weekly basis from one lab, corporation, university, or another.
Eventually, we will reach a stage where a chip sized PCD, that fits into the pocket, can be worn around the wrist as a watch, as a belt buckle at the waist or as a badge over the shirt pocket. It will be operable with a simple thought from the owner by recognizing his or her heartbeat, DNA or other unique distinctions that are biological through sensors, and will be durable enough to withstand extreme temperatures at either end of the thermometer, incredible pressure, impact and weight. It will be a PCD that will be virtually indestructible, and will at least last as a companion throughout the lifetime or lifespan of its owner.
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0091IEMO2″ locale=”us” height=”120″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31XanMaG59L._SL160_.jpg” width=”120″]This simple compact device will follow the owner to the deepest depths of the ocean, into outer space, to the top of the mountain or to the center of the polar regions without suffering any damage. The PCD will be water-proof, shock-proof, shatter-proof and fire-proof. It will be virtually indestructible. The user will have a master-device to control and interact with the internet of all things around and available for enhancing the human life experience, as well as a multitude of accessories such as Head-Mounted Displays, hologram or holograph projectors, printers, act.
The PCD will never become obsolete or outdated. It will carry within itself an army of nano-robots, built to self-evolve and self-repair itself from within. It will also self-upgrade, whether in terms of software or hardware, with excess microscopic material necessary for constant re-engineering and enhancement, using crystals and other nano-structured materials to enhance speed and capacity among other things, and ensure the user is never left behind, disrupted or interrupted in the access to knowledge, information, data, channels, platforms and controls. The PCD of the future will be the true life-companion of the master.
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B000WJX4BQ” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51r3JG5reFL._SL160_.jpg” width=”120″]Able to draw energy from sunlight, bodyheat and even the atmosphere, the PCD will constantly charge itself, storing enough power to utilize for the purpose of generating its own power within itself. You’d never have the problem of a low battery.
Imagine this; a pocket sized device with terabytes of information is lost at sea, sinking to the deepest of the ocean, where there is no light, with high pressure, and difficult access. The device would still preserve itself along with the memory and functions it carried until it was found. Also, with quantum internet, before it did start having energy problems, it would send out signals to a multitude of other devices that were sea or sub-sea faring, and would likely get located, picked up and recovered sooner or later.
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0043LEE7W” locale=”us” height=”120″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tNsyvlnSL._SL160_.jpg” width=”120″]Now imagine; an astronaut or space traveler from earth getting detached from the craft and lost. The crew of the craft would probably catch up with him via signal from the simple PCD device; the same device that follows the user to the deep sea, into deep space, and helps that same user operate the robot butler at home.
Every single human being will also have such a lasting PCD as described herein, for it will eventually cost less than any smartphone or personal computer sold anywhere on the retail market today. All of this will be a reality before 2050. For anyone in the computing business, it is serious food for thought.
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