For storage, I went with the 768GB Magnetic Ram clip. I've never
really needed a lot of storage. I laugh at those gamers with their
overclocked 2TB storage clips. Who needs that much space? I'm sure i'll
never use more than 512GB anyway.
They were having a deal on displays, three 24" OLED Panels for the
price of two. Damn those things are bright. I'm
keeping the mouse around for the sentimental factor, but I'll be doing most
of my pointing and grunting with the eye-tracking gear I picked up.
Back in 2001, I realised that the plethora of terminal windows on my X11
screen were really conversations between identities and resources. Just
like we control conversations with body language and eye contact, I control
my telnet sessions with a little CCD camera that tracks what I'm
looking at on screen. It only makes sense that the focus on the screen
should jive with the focus on my cornea.
I'm so glad that we don't have to worry about wires anymore. Granted I
still pop open the case just to stare at the innards, try to hear the hum.
Remember back before Bluetooth 3.2, when we had to connect our peripherals
with wires. I don't miss the nest of cables behind my desk at all. BTW, I
think i have a pretty good idea about how the wireless security (espicially for PANs) works now.
i'll write about that later.
 Field Programmable Gate Array, Big Brother to the Connection Machine. These will be the processor of the future. running thousands of threads simultaniously with a minimum of heat or power waste.
 Why a coprocessor? Quantum operations are slow for 90% of what computers
do. That's why you'll never see quantum graphics accelerator. But what they
are good at, they are VERY good at. Remember the 80387?
 Magnetic Ram uses the direction of spin of electrons to store data, and
the data doesn't go away when the power dies. It will be a lot faster than
even the best ram chips of today, and a lot smaller. Home computers with
multiple TB of data are a not that far off. Nor are they that useful
 Organic Light Emitting Diodes. Brighter, Crisper, Cheaper displays. I'm
not an expert here.
 Telnet? Yes, Telnet. Hopefully, by 2006 we will have IP6 on 95% of the
internet, negating the need for encryption at the transport layer. SSH,
HTTPS, TSIG, and TLS are not the cures to our security woes, but good
bandaids. The application layer is another story, as servers will still be
comprimised, laptops will still be stolen. Well, PDAs. Laptops should be
extinct in a few years. Regardless, (PGP|GPG|PDIS) will be around for a long
 OK, so there will probably be something better than CCD for this task. I
wanted to make a point about how small and inexpensive this device would