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The Day After Tomorrow: Personal Computers in 2020

Started by: Ferdinand | Date 10/01/10 08:00:57 AM
Comments: 20 | Last Comment:  09/20/16 11:36:09 AM

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This was more a collection of plans of the current companies? No vision or imagination. I think I have a little bit more imagination and vision.
Every device that has a chip now(alarm clock, router) will have a chip with the capabilities of 2005 smartphones. They will form a network so you can use them from any device you have.
You will have a smartphone, tablet and laptop that will connect wireless to the big screen and speakers on the wall.
For storage, sharing, movies, series and music you will have a cloud server in your house that connects to a cloud server on the web. This way you are protected against harddisk crashes and fire. You will also be able to connect to your storage from any device with an internet connection(which will be every device).
The CPU and GPU will be replaced by a processor with a lot of simple cores that can do anything the cpu or the gpu can do. Smart compilers will make sure that all code will use hundreds of cores.
There will still be keyboards and mice. Speech and movement recognition will be used only a little bit more than they do now.
0 0 [Posted by: Ferdinand  | Date: 10/01/10 08:00:57 AM]

Prices of solid-state drives have been decreasing in the recent years at a pretty rapid pace

Oh yea, and like HDDs have been staying the same price forever. The regular HDDs reduced in price faster than SSDs did.
0 0 [Posted by: DavidC1  | Date: 10/01/10 11:09:06 AM]

Optical or Quantum computers no mention?
Virtual reality?
Wearable computers, Implants,Bionics?
There are breakthroughs happening at a record rate and will continue to do so, 10 years from now is an awfully loooong time in the computing world. I see way more than is mentioned here.
This stuff mentioned in article sounds like tech that is less than 5 years away and some of it is already here to a certain extent.
0 0 [Posted by: ozegamer  | Date: 10/02/10 07:06:32 PM]
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The article is about personal computers and personal technology. We heard a lot about "wearable computers, implants, bionics" back in the nineties, but in the 2000s we have got ipod, smartphone, iphone and smaller notebooks. Do I expect revolutions from the new decade?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 10/03/10 06:28:39 AM]

That's nothing. I'm still waiting for special motion controller devices for my PC (wii style). Forget consoles, those are crap, I want to play the latest shooter using a motion controller gun...or something.
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 10/03/10 05:24:20 AM]

Everything is going to get smaller. PC's, laptops, even netbooks while still existing won't grow. We'll start to have more and more small but very powerful soc devices and by 2020 many might not have a full sized traditional PC or notebook at all.

It'll be a google/arm dominated world basically due to their open low cost nature.

All the soc's will obviously have specialist hardware in them to do whatever specialist tasks are required, which might mean many have a little parallel compute engine similar (but much smaller) to what nvidia provides with cuda today.
0 0 [Posted by: Dribble  | Date: 10/04/10 01:50:14 AM]

You will see more distributed computing with virtualisation and integration. Data centric model will replace the CPU model. You will see computers and servers made out of modules that contain DRAM chips, ALU/FPU integrated with DRAM, SSD storage and optical based IO to network with neighbours. Huge parallel processing for databases and other repetitive tasks. Add a module with extra MIMD array for graphics and link for output. IO module for USB 4.1, Blue-ray 400GB optical drive, multi-channel audio, 10GbE network, 2Gbps wireless, WUSB 4.0 etc. Speech, eye, hand & gesture control with virtual keyboard projected onto desk. Projection onto screen or goggles. More download content and storage in the cloud so discs will be old hat. Holographic and newer storage techniques will replace FLASH.
0 0 [Posted by: tygrus  | Date: 10/05/10 05:56:15 PM]

Products will get smaller but pricy for the average person.
0 0 [Posted by: rebelgadgets  | Date: 10/09/10 04:19:29 PM]

The three periods you refer to could just as easily be classed as:
Open software patent free O/S's and limited hardware patents.
Close patented O/S and hardware innovation killed off by cartel of patent trolls when hardware and software makers combined to kill off innovation.
Re-birth of open software and hardware, but still being limited by patent troll co.'s who are trying to protect their patch.
0 0 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 10/26/12 06:41:13 PM]


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