iPad Technology these days..

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ardchoille50, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    Me relaxing outside with my new iPad Air 2. The state of mobile technology these days still amazes me, this kind of thing was only found in sci-fi movies when I was growing up.

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  2. silvetti macrumors 6502a


    Nov 24, 2011
    I get you :)

    I think sometimes we just complain a bit too much and don't notice the magical advancements we are witnessing :)
  3. MartinAppleGuy, Apr 17, 2015
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    MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    Looking back, I remember reading that the iPad 2 actually matched the performance of the 1990s super computer(one of the links). Taking into account the geek bench score of the iPad Air 2's CPU is 9 times faster than the iPad 2, its just insane how far we have come.

    Quite amazing that we have the 9 times the power of the worlds fastest super computer of 1990's, but its 6.1mm and can be easily held in one hand, and gets more than 10 hours of screen on time, and several months of standby time.

    I look forward to to the next 20 years :p
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    You know, I'm just in my early 30s, but I also feel this way. It is amazing the technology we have today. We carry computers in our pockets that are more powerful than the ones NASA used to put people on the moon, and we have access to practically all human knowledge and information in the palm of our hands! We can communicate with anyone in the world wirelessly at the speed of light. This was all sci-fi just a few decades ago.

    And this is why it drives me nuts when I see fanboys bickering about whose phone is better. Who cares?! Don't they realize how amazing all of this technology is?
  5. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
    I'm mid/late 20's and I feel the same way. I remember back when I got my first computer in Kindergarden which was 1993. How different my computer was then compared to now and the things it can do is wild! Now my main computer which is an iPad, is something I can take absolutely anywhere with me and everything I need is right there.

    I can't wait to see where things are 5, 10, 20 years down the line. Enjoy your Air 2 they certainly are wonderful things! :)
  6. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    When we all die there will be new flying cars!! :apple:
  7. ardchoille50 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    I'm not sure I'd want a flying car anyway. Your automobile is easier to control due to the friction between the tires and the road. Remove that friction from the equation and control is much more difficult to master.
  8. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Flying car is much like HoverCraft I am sure you can drive HoverCar :) :apple:
  9. ardchoille50 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    Once you have an understanding of the physics involved in a real-world hover craft you'll see that it's not quite as easy as driving an automobile. Physical contact with a resistance, such as the road for a car or the water for a boat, makes quite a bit of difference. The open air is much less resistant.
  10. hamiltonDSi, Apr 18, 2015
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    hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    The funny thing is that i'm in my early 20's and I grew up watching Star Trek and all of that good SciFi stuff and I'm blown away by today's tech just like you guys who are a little (and much) older than me.

    I must say, the future is almost here.
  11. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    I'm a bit older than you I think. I'm amazed every day as well. I certainly remember the days before any tech was available. I can't wait to see what will be available in the near future, while enjoying to the fullest what we have today. Great post!
  12. rachislenska macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2014
    yea kinda amazing ..when i used to use my iPad 2 i often thought "wow amazing stuff..u could do almost anything on this"...and
    now i got a mac and lumia 1520 which are my daily drivers ..planning to get the next iPad...

    im only 28 but let me say even in 2006 u couldn't have predicted this..technology especially mobile and computing tech moved forward at a rocket pace after 2007 with introduction of N95 and iPhone...it was never the same again.. :)
  13. andyw715 macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2013
    And yet I still complain about how long it takes for Candy Crush to load on my 6+
  14. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Even in 1994, just ONE thing the iPad does was completely theoretical.

  15. postpc macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2013
    Love my ipad, but thats also a problem. The ipad has replaced my computer at home for 2 years now but these days more often than not I think it somewhat encourages mindless surfing. It's not a problem with the device itself, of course, but rather my utter lack of discipline but its so damn easy just to pick it up and surf away, I'm actually considering putting it up on ebay and use my iphone just for the most basic internet needs. But yes tech has come a long way, still remember my first steps on a C16 back in the good old days :)
  16. ardchoille50 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    I remember my Commodore 64! It was amazing and I couldn't wait to get home from work so I could play on it. Looking back.. I sometimes wonder how I managed with that machine. Technology has definitely spoiled me!
  17. iMi macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2014
    I agree. Just look at all the idiots on the road today and imagine them flying instead. Wow... terrifying. But technology will solve that problem, too. Airbus has been making airplanes for decades with computers that adjust pilot input to ensure safety.
  18. mrex macrumors 68040


    Jul 16, 2014

    i still have it =}
  19. bob24 macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2012
    Dublin, Ireland
    Only watched about half of the video, but these guys actually already at a good bit of the "post PC" concept right. Except the annoying stylus :-D
  20. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Heh, I can still type proficiently with a stylus. Sometimes I do it with my Jot on my iPhone if I'm doing something with it already.

    Been thinking about this since I first saw this thread last month...

    I can't say I'm amazed by it all because I was too young to be daydreaming the future, and I was experiencing the evolving of technology as it was happening in the early 90's. The only thing that amuses me is that I got to see Flash at its beginnings, and I got to see it become one of the most hated platforms. :p

    Once my dad started dragging around laptops for me to use while he worked on the weekends, knew I was going to do that for the rest of my life. And when I saw a Palm device for the first time, knew I was going to be using a PDA in the not so distance future - Which I eventually got, a Pocket PC. Then the iPhone came out, which was great.

    I like my iPad, but it's like an extension to my Mac, and what will most likely eventually happen is that I get rid of it and just stick to my Macs. I don't lose anything because 90% of what I use has a Mac counterpart which is better. Plus, I use it with a keyboard except when I'm reading or drawing. I have a Tablet PC, but I much prefer to use a standalone graphics tablet because it gives me the extra buttons which one benefits when drawing or doing whatever along with easy access to the keyboard.
  21. Danilo - Italy macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2014
    Flying cars will be here from around 2020, not so much time to wait.
  22. ardchoille50 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    I highly doubt that 5 years is enough time to implement the needed infrastructure. The need for designated fly areas, no-fly zones, laws, traffic signals, safety concerns, staffing and the like are going to take more time than that. Sure, airplanes are safe because there is a low number of them in any given area. Putting thousands of flying cars into the air above a city is going to take quite a bit of time and resources.
  23. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Have you see this The Fifth Element movie? :apple:
  24. ardchoille50 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    Yeah, kinda proves my point about the necessary infrastructure.
  25. ChinaRye macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2007
    Washington, DC
    It still amazes me sometimes that we have all these cool gadgets that I only dreamed of when I was a little kid. I remember watching Star Trek the Next Generation when I was a kid and thinking how awesome it would be to have the touch tablets and video calls!

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