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Charlie Babcock
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1/26/2015 | 8:22:39 PM
Ah, about that drone crash on the White House grounds....
"Drones, here for good but perhaps not as common as you think." That verdict may hold, especially after the FAA, FBI and CIA review how a government employee was able to let a drone slip out of control and crash onto the White House grounds. That's not putting ideas into ill-intentioned heads anywhere, is it?
David Wagner
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1/27/2015 | 1:07:52 PM
Re: Ah, about that drone crash on the White House grounds....
@Charlie- Yes, I wish that had happened before I went to press. that sure does put things in perspective. I suspect that the White House is considering installing those defense systems they put on ships.
David Wagner
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1/27/2015 | 1:15:42 PM
Re: TV
@mak63- I stuck with enterprise tools, but I think TV is a fascinating discussion. Depending on your definition, streaming might be killing tradition TV. If you mean the screen we use to watch the entertainment, i suspect we'll still be watching some form of screened entertainment in a century. But maybe holgrams will replace it. It is a fun question.
David Wagner
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1/27/2015 | 1:18:59 PM
Re: VoIP
@tzubair- True, the network has changed. But I think we're still basically making calls on a network of connected wires/signals. So I think VOIP counts. But it is a fun question. Each step awat from the original seems a small step. then you take a look at all those little steps and it is hard to recognize the thing we keep calling a phone.
David Wagner
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1/27/2015 | 1:20:46 PM
Re: Evolution rather than revolution
@whoopty- What do you think is killing the keyboard? touchscreen? Or voice? Or gesture? A combo. Because right now, I still feel the keyboard is the best way to interact with computers. Do you think that's going to change?
David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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1/27/2015 | 1:29:00 PM
Re: Really, no paper?
@TerryB- Has no one taught you how to use the three sea shells? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBI8uCKi2lI

I have to admit, I didn't think about that as paper. Even though it obvious is. I suspect that really will be the last place we keep using paper. On the paper plate front, we'll have robots to do all our dishes. No worries there. :)

 
David Wagner
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1/27/2015 | 1:55:00 PM
Re: Really, no paper?
@TerryB- Just an old clip from the movie Demolition Man. :)

And you're right. I'm really worried about this problem, too. But I think we already jumped off the cliff on this one. The vast majority of the data we create today is not also stored on paper. We're all just assuming we're going to fix that problem when we come to it. My biggest fear is not whether we'll keep up with our own data storage. We'll always have people who make it a profession to bring back old data from tapes and old disks. My biggest worry is when we are destroyed and the alien archeologists come and they want to learn about our civilization but they can't read our primitive magnetic devices.

You think I'm kidding, but I'm totally serious.
David Wagner
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1/27/2015 | 2:17:55 PM
Re: Really, no paper?
@TerryB- Don't worry. There were instructions on the USB on how to make the right USB. :)


David Wagner
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1/27/2015 | 3:19:09 PM
Re: Communication and Connections
@Jastroff- I like the way you put it. It is like we're whispering in each other's ears. I've noticed the only time anyone does that anymore is children (well in a public setting). Maybe we should learn from our kids and whisper to each other more, through the phone and otherwise.
impactnow
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1/30/2015 | 11:38:43 PM
Adios Voicemal
Dave I would also add voicemail to the list--who really wants to listen to all those messages! Some companies are already axeing VM more will follow.
Ariella
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2/9/2015 | 2:51:43 PM
Re: Adios Voicemal
@Gigi3 Interesting development. Do teens use it, too? They are so averse to leaving voice mails that they hang up when the option comes on if they even deign to place a real call. Most of the time, they text even when a call would prove more efficient at getting the particular question answered.
Ariella
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2/12/2015 | 9:17:00 AM
Re: Adios Voicemal
@Gigi3 that raises another interesting use question: to figure out what is  ikely to be used in the future, should be focus on what younger people are using now. The assumptions could be that they will stick with what they like and carry it into use for longer than something used only by older people now.
Ariella
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2/16/2015 | 2:19:33 PM
Re: Adios Voicemal
@Gig3 True, and find what will be popular with the next generation certainly pays off. I'm sure businesses are applying big data analytics to just that end.


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