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Old 07-09-2009, 11:31 PM
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Question What's Next After Blu-ray Discs?

So first we had VHS tapes, and then DVD's. (Yes, I know about Betamax, too, but VHS beat the pants off it.) Now we have Blu-ray discs. (Please note that "Blu-ray" is the correct spelling and capitalization. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc )

And first we had B&W TV, then color, and now HDTV.

So, what's next? Three-dimensional projections recorded on hyper-dense spheres?

What say you, technophiles?

(No points for "holodecks"! )
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:18 AM
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Betamax was a superior technology, it yielded a superior quality of picture. VHS was just better marketed.
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Beta and VHS are BASICALLY the same technology. I bet we're going to be going away from Disc and physical media all together. Eventually your TV Will just download the movie you want to see.
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We're already seeing the advent of SD cards that carry albums and such. And now that there are TV's that read SD cards... well, you can put two and two together.
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Im really surprised that Gaming consoles aren't going to Solid State again. You can cramp several gig on a USB Drive now. Why not do something similiar with the Gaming consoles?
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:10 PM
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Im really surprised that Gaming consoles aren't going to Solid State again. You can cramp several gig on a USB Drive now. Why not do something similiar with the Gaming consoles?
Cost. Making a DVD is cheap compared to solid state. Besides, everything is moving to "Steam" like methods and will use the usual standard storage devices. Might take 20 years but we will get there.
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Beta and VHS are BASICALLY the same technology. I bet we're going to be going away from Disc and physical media all together. Eventually your TV Will just download the movie you want to see.
In 20 years we won't even have TVs anymore, just various mobile devices that will allow people to take downloaded news, movies, music, games, and other entertainment programs everywhere.

Trek foresaw all this...
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In 20 years we won't even have TVs anymore, just various mobile devices that will allow people to take downloaded news, movies, music, games, and other entertainment programs everywhere.

Trek foresaw all this...
Or, in 100 years, plug our brains into the 'Net -- run by Cyberdyne Industries (Terminator)!



(Or, alternatively, whatever the name of the entity in the Matrix movies was.)

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Or, in 100 years, plug our brains into the 'Net -- run by Cyberdyne Industries (Terminator)!


Direct neural interfacing...
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:48 PM
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Nah in 100 years we'll forgo technology all together and live like cavemen.
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