Posted by maltron
on May 10, 2007 at 4:38 PM PDT
I predict that tomorrow, we're not going to have devices in front of us. Instead, everything will be our computer, feeding us with information. D o you want a glimpse of that ? Try Sun's SPOT !!!!!
Think about tomorrowâ€™s computer and what is the first picture that comes to your mind ? A faster computer ? A smaller computer ? A little device talking to you because you asked where is the next theather ?
Well, I think tomorrowâ€™s computer is NOTHING. Weâ€™re not going to have any computer at all, because software will be everywhere and you wonâ€™t notice. Maybe part of your clothing, your shoes, your walletâ€¦.everything will be part of tomorrowâ€™s computer and those â€œthingsâ€ will be communicating with each other, giving information all the time and also reading us everything that we do and feeding back us with more and more. It certainly will be excited moment when we reach that point.
I just canâ€™t say when exactly weâ€™re going to have tomorrowâ€™s computer in our hands but I think weâ€™re facing what it can be the beginning: Sun SPOTâ€™s.
Those are little devices with plenty of sensors like compass, accelerometers, light sensors and etc. It doesnâ€™t have neither a display or a keyboard, but you do can use it Java on it. Those devices can be used in a more different ways and itâ€™s totally worth looking it.
So far, it costs US$ 550 and itâ€™s only available in the US, which itâ€™s a bit too much for my taste but Iâ€™m pretty sure that costs will get lower as people gets more interested on it.
Right now in JavaONE, there are plenty of sessions and Iâ€™m can only hope that people will transform their software project into a hardware project, so people start developing tomorrowâ€™s computerâ€¦.right after on this Saturday, when JavaONE is over ïŠ