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As long as there’s newer and cooler technology, I’m happy :P (And prettier looking games of course)
So I have to wait until I’m about 42 to be happier than most people? Damn, that’s dark. ;__;
@Steve-O-Rama: yeah, but like you’ll be an 80 year old dude kicking ass on the latest Call of Duty. That’s gotta rock. :D
I am getting up there in age (and nerd-like if not a nerd). I have come to find that, while unexpected, this is true.
I can easily see how this is true.
While I am happy to be alive here and now as computer technology is just in it’s infancy, I can’t help but wonder what it would be like coming back in 500 years (or maybe sooner) and seeing what awesome things are being made possible! Of course, we may have developed AI by then and even though Science tells us not to worry, there has to be a point where the robot stops and thinks ‘are humans really necessary?’ … (speaking as a human and watching my species destroying itself, our home (Earth) and all the other forms of life here, I have often wondered that myself so surely any other intelligent being must wonder the same)
Anyway, viva la revolution, I’m off back to my dark corner of this infinate universe to press some more buttons and try my bit to save the world!
Being a PC tech over 30 years, I have seen the growth of PC from 8088 to newest CPU chip. The video from black and yellow text only to multi screens in color and motion. Dailing a local BBS using modem to DSL. What the next 30 years will bring to the field anyone guess. Maybe your wall will be touch screen and your computer will be tablet with CPU and video in one chip, the hard drive is gone. Memory in 100 Tb range. Boot time less than 2 seconds. The OS on a chip, marriage between Mac and Windows. You will have best of both worlds. Cost less than $100.
How about direct neural interfacing. Quantum computing where anything and everything is your processor. No screens, keyboards or physical hardware. The Net will be all around you.
Oh wait, RIAA, the MPAA, patent farms and corporate policy will prevent free use of all that stuff.
@JeR I just loved your predictions! And I am happy because I found I am probably not the nerdiest “older” man around. I am 49 and I am always looking for new technology, and trying to put it to use. Thank you all!
My jury is still out on the graph, but I would like to hope it to be accurate. I was starting Jr High 30 years ago, but could have been thought of as that geeky guy since. Though usually I camouflage well. I gotta say it is better now than 20 or 30 years ago. I marvel at the strides we have made since the 100 pound microprocessors 30+ years ago. Computers are effortless today by comparison. Both in weight and energy demand. I shorted a large capacitor (35000uf) in an old dinosaur and melted the tip of the tool. This box had 6 of them in it! If we live long enough (as a species) we will likely resemble the Borg. Not looking forward to that day, but am anxious to see the progressive steps along the way.
When IBM introduced magnetic hard drives in the 1950s, the price was so astronomical that companies rented them by the month; the rental price of their first hard drive was $3,200 a month (equivalent to about $160,000 today).
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