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Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« on: January 01, 2008, 03:40:41 pm »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7147804.stm

Sounds about right to me... Any other ideas about the trends in the coming year?

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Re: Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008, 04:03:09 am »
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Any other ideas about the trends in the coming year?
Flying cars and robotic servants ;).
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Re: Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008, 04:40:51 am »
Frankly, I don't like how people drive in two dimensions, much less three, but I'm all for using robots.

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Re: Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2008, 04:53:39 am »
... and we're one year closer to the Robot Uprising.

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Re: Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2008, 03:29:44 pm »
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Flying cars and robotic servants

Yea, I was seeing a couple of them robots playing football the other day... we're getting close

Now what I would like would be one of those flying skateboards from Back to the Future.

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Re: Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2008, 05:43:08 pm »
Just what the heck is this?


And what will happen if something goes really wrong?  :o

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Re: Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2008, 05:55:31 pm »
She is the daughter I had with my computer :D
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Re: Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2008, 06:01:50 pm »
She is the daughter I had with my computer :D
ROFL!!

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Re: Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2008, 04:19:10 am »
... and we're one year closer to the Robot Uprising.

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Re: Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2008, 04:54:34 am »
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Bender: You humans think that robots are just machines made to make people's lives easier.
Fry: Well, aren't they?
Bender: I've never made anyone's life easier and you know it!
That's pretty funny considering your choice of avatar this week  :)

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Re: Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2008, 05:49:12 am »
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Bender: You humans think that robots are just machines made to make people's lives easier.
Fry: Well, aren't they?
Bender: I've never made anyone's life easier and you know it!

Futurama! Now that's quite a good indication of what technology will be like!
What do these BBC blokes know? They're not even releasing their player for Linux!

Plus, it's damn funnier than BBC news. Anyone noticed how grim the news are these days?...
(is the world getting worse or was I oblivious before?)

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Re: Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2008, 06:11:48 am »
Plus, it's damn funnier than BBC news. Anyone noticed how grim the news are these days?...
(is the world getting worse or was I oblivious before?)

I guess you weren't around for the Dark Ages.
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Re: Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2008, 10:56:10 am »
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I guess you weren't around for the Dark Ages.

ROFL! Very true...

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Re: Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2008, 11:17:00 am »
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I guess you weren't around for the Dark Ages.

ROFL! Very true...

I was there. It was epic.
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Re: Technology trends in 2008 (BBC)
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2008, 12:01:29 pm »
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I was there. It was epic.

ROFL, ROFL, ROFL!!
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