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Cool.

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Before my time lol. Very interesting

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I remember those. I was actually thinking it would be funny to build a fully functional one scaled down to the size of what the components that could be found today. it would be cute and fun as a sort of desk toy.

 

it's more iconic at least than our very first comp at home, Apple IIGS.


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The 10 Petabyte Computer System! Now only $7,599!

That's right! 10 PETABYTES FOR ONLY $7,599!!!


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in colour?

They already had color photos in 1968.

 

They actually had color photos as far back as the 1800s.


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37 years ago....So, 2014+37=2051.

 

So...average computer's specs in 2051? Anyone can help?

 

I wonder if money will even exist at this point. If 3D printers will be exponential, who knows what their limits could be 37 years from now.



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37 years ago....So, 2014+37=2051.

 

So...average computer's specs in 2051? Anyone can help?

 

I wonder if money will even exist at this point. If 3D printers will be exponential, who knows what their limits could be 37 years from now.

 

Based on traditional Moore's Law?  No idea. I've been trying to get an accurate idea of where computing power stands today, in 2014, but I never got a straight answer.  And besides, Moore's Law is 1- going to collapse in the 2020s and 2- going to become obsolete in the 2020s.

Graphene, metamaterials, nanotubes, quantum computing, DNA computing, etc. are going to put silicon to shame so badly, it would be like 50 years of Moore's Law every eighteen months. So we could be looking at 10,000 years of current standards-based computer science advancement from now to 2051 for all we know.


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It seems the sex robot craze was popular back then too

 

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37 years ago....So, 2014+37=2051.

 

So...average computer's specs in 2051? Anyone can help?

 

I wonder if money will even exist at this point. If 3D printers will be exponential, who knows what their limits could be 37 years from now.

 

I'll predict that quantum computers will hold the real power in 2051...Probably a few hundred thounsand qubits. ;)



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Microsoft 1994 website recreated.

http://www.microsoft.../discover/1994/

 

Plain as HTML can get. BTW, it's only one page. Except for the ftp.microsoft.com bit.



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"If your browser doesn't support images"

Ah, how times have changed. xD

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Oh geez. I barely remember those days.  This brings back memories of sitting on my grandma's computer in the late 90s and browsing crap websites on dial-up.

 

Although a lot of those memories are undistinguished from the early 2000s too.


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So it's true, everything did look like Geocities back then...


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Lol, nice find. The world feels so old to me now.


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World's first 'smartphone' celebrates 20 years

Never judge a phone by its cover. This chunky, black box was in fact the world's first 'smartphone'.

The IBM Simon went on sale to the public on 16 August 1994 and combined mobile phone technology with a wide range of computing features.

To mark the 20th anniversary, London's Science Museum is putting it on display in its new Information Age gallery.

"The Simon wasn't called a smartphone back then," said curator Charlotte Connelly.

"But it had a lot of the features we see today. It had a calendar, it could take notes and send emails and messages and combined all of this with a cell phone."

http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-28802053

 

 

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Every time I see something like this (20th anniversary, etc.), all it makes me think about is what we'll have 20 years from now. Just look how far we've come these past two decades.

Oh, and I need to check out this new "Information Age" exhibition in the Science Museum. Sounds brilliant!

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Here's my smartphone. There's quite a difference between now and then.

http://m.imgur.com/OGwmqjd

I'm sure whatever we use as phones in 2034 will be as different to now as now is to 1994.
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^I reckon they'll be more different. Exponential advancement and everything. :)

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If we stay advancing at an exponential rate, they'll likely be like nothing we've ever seen before.
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Probably implanted in our bodies.







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