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The Window into the future?

publication date: Dec 26, 2011
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author/source: Terence Ronson ISHC, Guest Columinst @ HospitalityEducators.com
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The Window into the future | By Terence Ronson

The Window into the future | By Terence Ronson
A Plexpad, also called a Plex, is a computing device built in 2149 described as the cheapest, most energy-efficient data access device on the planet.

The Window into the future | By Terence Ronson

The Caprica Holoband is a device that allows its user to access and participate in the V-World. A device created by Daniel Graystone, they are apparently easy to hack, thus allowing programmers to set up rooms of illicit activity, collectively called V-Clubs. Produced by Graystone Industries, sales and licensing of V-World "rooms" made up sixty percent of GI's revenue.

The Window into the future | By Terence Ronson

A Plexpad, also called a Plex, is a computing device built in 2149 described as the cheapest, most energy-efficient data access device on the planet. (source: 20th Century Fox Television)



The Window into the future | By Terence Ronson

The Window into the future | By Terence Ronson


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In the now defunct TV show Caprica – inhabitants would sport a VR device aptly named 'Holo-Band' – allowing the wearer to escape into another world – where through the help of an avatar, they exist in a Second-Life type environment. Allegedly, they have all the senses and emotions one would have in real life – but without the consequences of ones actions. Another visionary technology shown resembles a folding screen with e-ink.

Recent movies to include Mission Impossible, The Matrix, Avatar and TRON all exhibit one thing in common – SciFi futuristic gizmos. The super popular show CSI Miami employs a lot of holographic and head-up type displays to project images of corpses, maps and various other snippets of information adding to its excitement and state of wonderment by the viewing audience.

When I see these things I ask myself the question, how do these imagineers conjure up such innovation that makes us yearn for them – yet by contrast, the tech we use today (to include Hotels), although we think it's pretty advanced, resembles that of a steam engine.

Scientists busy themselves about how we would react if suddenly we're catapulted into the future by a trip in Dr. Whos' Tardis to a place and time where such things exist. Would we salivate at the thought and accept them with open arms? Would the synapses inside our brain rapidly re-wire themselves to cope with this new demand on our grey cells, or would we be stumped and rebel – quickly seeking out an exit sign and the way back home?

In a few days time, the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) takes place in Las Vegas, and I for one will be there to see what wizardry is on display.

Who know's, HG Wells may even make an appearance and take me for a ride in her Time Machine… Please Please !

© Terence Ronson ISHC

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