PC 5-years-in-the-future Check this OUT!!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wayne091189, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. wayne091189 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2002
    This is my first post so hello all.

    I went over to techTV.com today and found a realy good video clip showing you the future of PC in five years time, and thay had some great hardware on show too.

    But the best thing in the video was this great looking OS that was runing on there computers. Man I thought OSX was a good looking OS, but this look's so good. This is a must see.


    And if I ever become a rich man I would love to have one of these monitors to work on PLEASE PLEASE.


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  6. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    The pictures are murky, but...

    ... I have always thought that today's GUIs are much too busy with all the widgets: menu bars, scroll bars, buttons, icons, etc. I've sketched out a GUI with no widgets whatsoever. Maybe I'll program it someday.

    Microsoft's operating systems are going in the opposite direction, however: in XP all the windows are cluttered, the menus are cluttered, the whole thing is a graphical mess.

    The site has some interesting hardware ideas, but note also: Microsoft's vision of the future has no room for any vendor other than Microsoft. They will define what information you have at your fingertips and how you will be allowed to use it. They are the Soviet Union of the computer industry, and they will join it on the ash-heap of history.
  7. etoiles macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2002
    Where the air is crisp
    I am not too impressed by their UI, put anything on that XL panorama screen and it will look good. The GUI still looks a lot like windows (xp, whatever). Watch the movie 'minority report' for some cool UI, much more organic, liberating itself from the 'old' desktop metaphor.

    The main problem with new 'unconventional' UIs is:will people get it ?

    Microsoft controlling the heat, light etc. in my office ? No thanks, this could get pretty uncomfortable.... :D
  8. uhlawboi80 macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2002
    loved the hardware, but the OS...it didnt seem to radical. Looked just like current micro$oft. besides, their "office of tommorow" still had PDAs and stuff...im not sure that i think people will have a desktop, tablet pc, PDA, cell phone. You would have to take a pack mule with you to the board meeting. I am fine like i am. cell phone and TiBook, portable, compact, does everything i need.

    though that huge 40" screen was cool...except why make it that shape? just make it so that in 5 years when we all start getting plasma TV's we can just plug our computer into them and use them as screens.
  9. Biggles macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Re: The pictures are murky, but...

    I'd really like to see or hear those ideas. its hard to imagine a gui without widgets
  10. springscansing macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2002
    New York
    It just looks like windows on a big monitor.. what the hell is the big deal (no offense to the poster).

    Microsoft will have to do much more than that to keep consumers interested in their products if they keep headed in the XP direction of things.
  11. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2001
    Just picture two guys talking:

    first guy: "Hey, how come you're not in your office today?"

    second guy: "Eh, the system crashed, again...."

    first guy: "Yeah, that happened to me couple days ago....it felt like I was swimming in all that blue"

    Both guys: "LOUSY WINDOWS!"

    :p :) :p :)
  12. j763 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2001
    Champaign, IL, USA
    from those pics, it could just be xp on a huge monitor with a skin on it...

    really........ that's not exciting........ and, it's ugly

    I much prefer my 23" running OS X.
  13. Fukui macrumors 68000


    Jul 19, 2002
    I'm not worried...

    Broadbench is not at all how they described it, it seems to me.

    Anyone thats been to say, gameworks has seen that one racing game with the wide-curved screen...its really nothing special.

    Motion sensing cameras...what was that movie that had it? Demolition man or something? Just cause MS has one doesn't mean there's gonna be only one maker of these things, apple could easily make themselves compatible.
    Same with the wide-screen broadbench.

    Controlling the Office Via a PC... Big deal, as long as the interface is standard, anybody can make software to control it as well.

    Basically from MS, we still are using a keyboard, a mouse and a 2-D screen. Big deal.
    If this is how thier spending thier 5-billion-a-year R&D budget, I'm not worried..
  14. job macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit
    "Personal biometric data?"

    Whats to stop microsoft from abusing that information?
  15. boom-boom macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2002
    I don't understand the time frames they were talking about! My computer turns on 10 mins before I arrive. When I get there and walk into my office the lights turn on and when I leave they turn off!

    iSync will sync up all your devices, but it won't do it behind your back!

    When we have a video conference the camera moves to the person who is talking but does not take over. It has the inititial person on the main screen and when someone else starts to speak it becomes picture in picture!

    What the F are they talking about 3-5 years - IT IS ALREADY HERE AND IT IS ON THE MAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    P.S. The screen is only about 15K!
  16. shadowfax macrumors 603


    Sep 6, 2002
    Houston, TX
    that doesn't look any more appealing than OS X. in fact, it looks like a really really bad XP theme (see www.themexp.org).
  17. kaneda macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2001
    Minority Reports

    naw, in 5 years...we will use computer like in the movie Minority Report...using hand motion...to navigate...
  18. jbouklas macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2002
    Unrealistic, etc.

    Please. This is crazy. Looks at Apple's next generation everything. It's white, clean, with a clean aqua interface. Now, M$'s ideal desktop is black with sharp edges etc. Not realistic. We are not moving in that direction. Ever. When people here the word futuristic, they think sharp edges, black and steel everything, voice commands, video conferencing. It's a load of crap. Not in 5 years. Maybe 9 or 10 years to saturate the market with these gadgets and other crap to make it all work. In reality, 5 years from now computing won't have changed too much. The computers will become much more powerful, as they always do (now 64-bit computing is the next big thing). There will be more wireless products, but nothing will change that dramatically. It's a slow evolution, especially in a saturated market. Everybody owns a computer. They only buy a new one when the old one breaks. Very few of us buy a computer just to have the fastest one (I'd like to, but money plays a factor). Once these computers all die out, then I can see something new coming in. But M$ is proposing it all to be proprietary, built by them. Apple released Rendevous as open source, so all companies can feel free to use it to it's fullest extent. M$ wants to use .NET. It's crap.

    Plus, M$ has lied on MANY occasions. They doctored a video for evidence during their hearings, they publish false testimonials, they send internal e-mails talking about how to illegally crush their competition, etc. I refuse to buy into their propriety world.

  19. Fukui macrumors 68000


    Jul 19, 2002
    Dead People

    Don't forget using the names of DEAD PEOPLE on letters to legislators/congressmen to get them to drop the DOJ case against them!
  20. Rags macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Re: Dead People

    What?! Give us a link or two, I have never heard anything like this. I don't doubt it but damn.

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