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Technology is moving to fast for me these days

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posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 02:30 PM
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I am flabbergasted at the speed Tech is moving just in the last few years and feel like a dinosaur now at 52 years old , With the way Technology has advanced just in tablet computer terms and how cheap things are getting from Asia .

About a year ago i purchased what was then the top of the range 4GB of ram and 64 GB duel sim Phablet on EBAY for about £ 80 or $ 100 give or take a few bucks ,Long story short it arrived busted in the post but i took a photograph and contacted the seller and got a instant refund no questions asked , i was told to dispose of it and like you do took it to pieces to see what was inside but what i found shocked me ,

I love taking things apart and always have since i was a young kid , then putting them back together again but that tablet/phablet rocket my tiny little world that day for the sheer lack of anything in it , i was looking to salvage something anything from it the ram or hard drive ? maybe but it only took me 1-2 minutes to totally strip every component in that thing down , the circuit board was 3 inches square and that included spaces for 2 sim cards plus a SD card , I was expecting a stick of laptop ram and a small 1.8 hdd but nothing on that board looked anything like that or was bigger than my pinky nail
and the battery was not much better 8000amh and was a jelly substance about the size of a cracker biscuit , What shocked me was the screen was real glass with no protection or safety considered if it was broken and it weighed more than the LCD and other parts combined which a few 6-7 year old kids could be taught to throw together in seconds and probably are for all we know .

Over the years i have gutted most laptops and tablets on the market to up grade or repair and was astonished at how complex some were to work on and the parts involved in the assembly of them , The same with old cell/mobile phones to fix and repair them some would take hours to replace a screen due to the assembly process and data ribbons in them .

But now with 3g printing and emmc technology and mega cheap labour in just a year that £ 80 phablet with 4 gb ram and 64 gb hdd has become 8 gb ram 128 gb of hdd and 4g lte for £ 35 OR $ 50 SPECS ? 10.1" Tablet Phablet bluetooth 4G Android 8.0 8G+128GB 10 Core WIFI Dual Camera

What is it going to be like in 5 years never mind 10


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edit on 1/12/2019 by stonerwilliam because: SPELLINGz




posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 02:54 PM
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I still play an Atari 2600 and carry a flip phone.



posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: Homefree
I still play an Atari 2600 and carry a flip phone.


Then I'm guessing you are older than your avatar.



posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 02:59 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: Homefree
I still play an Atari 2600 and carry a flip phone.


Then I'm guessing you are older than your avatar.
That is the actual physical avatar that I plan on inserting my consciousness into at some point.



posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 03:06 PM
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originally posted by: Homefree

originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: Homefree
I still play an Atari 2600 and carry a flip phone.


Then I'm guessing you are older than your avatar.
That is the actual physical avatar that I plan on inserting my consciousness into at some point.


You been reading Arthur C Clark lately or watching Sheldon in the Big Bang theory



posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 03:13 PM
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Even my old mother now has Alexa aaaaaaahhhh , I stayed over a few days at hers as she was ill and took a cuppa into her bedroom one morning only to hear those dreaded words ALEXA PLAY wtf there is a spy in the house in a wall socket and both her and my sister are cool with this


It quickly got unplugged when her back was turned , no way will i be around that kind of technology



posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: stonerwilliam

Wow! I am 15 years older than you. I just got home from visiting my brother out of state. I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone.

He has a voice controlled house with commands for almost every damn thing. From changing the color of the lights, to ordering groceries delivered to the front door.

I hated it when I first got there, but after around the third day, I sort of got used to it.

I can't think of one single practical reason why I would ever need that system in my house, but it was entertaining.

It is not what "The Jetsons" prepared me for, and I am still more afraid of the sysyem going rogue, then Rosie losing her head. I agree, moving a little too fast for me too.



posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: stonerwilliam

Hi SW.
Was just reading your thread, with no impulse to reply, but then a Home-Hardware™ commercial came-on, advertising a cordless drill on special, so, had to say hi !




posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 03:45 PM
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originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: stonerwilliam

...I just got home from visiting my brother out of state. I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone.

He has a voice controlled house with commands for almost every damn thing. From changing the color of the lights, to ordering groceries delivered to the front door.

I hated it when I first got there, but after around the third day, I sort of got used to it.

I can't think of one single practical reason why I would ever need that system in my house, but it was entertaining.


Wow, I didn't know people (other than the ultra-elite) were actually outfitting their homes with that level of voice control/automation. I know you can get remote-controlled venetian blinds and change lighting schemes on command but what you've described is a step up that. That's kind of crazy to hear



posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: stonerwilliam
I am flabbergasted at the speed Tech is moving just in the last few years and feel like a dinosaur now at 52 years old , With the way Technology has advanced just in tablet computer terms and how cheap things are getting from Asia .

About a year ago i purchased what was then the top of the range 4GB of ram and 64 GB duel sim Phablet on EBAY for about £ 80 or $ 100 give or take a few bucks ,Long story short it arrived busted in the post but i took a photograph and contacted the seller and got a instant refund no questions asked , i was told to dispose of it and like you do took it to pieces to see what was inside but what i found shocked me ,

I love taking things apart and always have since i was a young kid , then putting them back together again but that tablet/phablet rocket my tiny little world that day for the sheer lack of anything in it , i was looking to salvage something anything from it the ram or hard drive ? maybe but it only took me 1-2 minutes to totally strip every component in that thing down , the circuit board was 3 inches square and that included spaces for 2 sim cards plus a SD card , I was expecting a stick of laptop ram and a small 1.8 hdd but nothing on that board looked anything like that or was bigger than my pinky nail
and the battery was not much better 8000amh and was a jelly substance about the size of a cracker biscuit , What shocked me was the screen was real glass with no protection or safety considered if it was broken and it weighed more than the LCD and other parts combined which a few 6-7 year old kids could be taught to throw together in seconds and probably are for all we know .

Over the years i have gutted most laptops and tablets on the market to up grade or repair and was astonished at how complex some were to work on and the parts involved in the assembly of them , The same with old cell/mobile phones to fix and repair them some would take hours to replace a screen due to the assembly process and data ribbons in them .

But now with 3g printing and emmc technology and mega cheap labour in just a year that £ 80 phablet with 4 gb ram and 64 gb hdd has become 8 gb ram 128 gb of hdd and 4g lte for £ 35 OR $ 50 SPECS ? 10.1" Tablet Phablet bluetooth 4G Android 8.0 8G+128GB 10 Core WIFI Dual Camera

What is it going to be like in 5 years never mind 10



Computers are extremely boring and this is coming from someone with a computer science degree. In ten years I expect quantum computing to make a few breakthroughs and most laptop or desktops to be retro gaming same with consoles like Xbox and PlayStation. VR hasn’t really taken off yet because it’s to bulky, augmented reality seems more possible, I expect virtual assistants like Siri, alexia to make some progress and typing to become less likely on tablets and phones I believe it will be viewed as a type of computer illiteracy to use the touch screen on phones in future. I believe healthcare will sneak it’s way into wearable components like smart watches and contact lenses and that your insurance companies will be monitoring your health. I think in about ten years we will be close to a functional human anti-virus done through Dialysis and phone batteries will phase out chemicals and be mostly solid state graphene type with higher and higher capacity. That just consumer level tech except for quantum computer but I expect those to hit the market for consumers somewhere in 2030 to 2040



posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn

Yip my sister has all the fancy Philips lights cost a fortune and the ipad with the screen that needs $ 500 to repair and the Fancy hoover by Dyson that she broke after 3 weeks but i will stick with my old tech that cost a few bucks and does not spy on me , Alexa was awful quiet when i asked it ,Do you understand obsolete with AI and quantum computing Alexa


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posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 03:57 PM
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originally posted by: Nothin
a reply to: stonerwilliam

Hi SW.
Was just reading your thread, with no impulse to reply, but then a Home-Hardware™ commercial came-on, advertising a cordless drill on special, so, had to say hi !



I bought 4 drills and loads of other goodies since Thursday alone bud



posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 03:57 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore

originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: stonerwilliam

...I just got home from visiting my brother out of state. I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone.

He has a voice controlled house with commands for almost every damn thing. From changing the color of the lights, to ordering groceries delivered to the front door.

I hated it when I first got there, but after around the third day, I sort of got used to it.

I can't think of one single practical reason why I would ever need that system in my house, but it was entertaining.


Wow, I didn't know people (other than the ultra-elite) were actually outfitting their homes with that level of voice control/automation. I know you can get remote-controlled venetian blinds and change lighting schemes on command but what you've described is a step up that. That's kind of crazy to hear


It used to be that way with crestron controllers and components I used to install them 100,000 a pop for some homes to have lighting,sound,tv and curtains it wasn’t voice controlled and it requires an iPad with crestron program to control. Seemed excessive and unpractical. Smart homes are great but I would prefer analog backup included which I’m sure will be standard



posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: stonerwilliam
Even my old mother now has Alexa aaaaaaahhhh , I stayed over a few days at hers as she was ill and took a cuppa into her bedroom one morning only to hear those dreaded words ALEXA PLAY wtf there is a spy in the house in a wall socket and both her and my sister are cool with this


It quickly got unplugged when her back was turned , no way will i be around that kind of technology


I forget which virtual assistant you could rename I had a friend name his wiretap and it was actually pretty funny listening to him ask for stuff from it



posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

My old mum has a washing machine that she can control with her smart phone and a bloody door bell called ring that clocks everything going past it




posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 04:06 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

I wouldn't call my brother the ultra elite, though his work places him in the vicinity with a lot of them.

Electronics and gadgets have been his hobby, bordering on obsession, since he was a child.

To be honest, it is a bit scary, how quickly you become acclimated to the system, and when it comes to security, how it easily it sucks you into that false sense of protection.



posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: Veryolduser

originally posted by: stonerwilliam
Even my old mother now has Alexa aaaaaaahhhh , I stayed over a few days at hers as she was ill and took a cuppa into her bedroom one morning only to hear those dreaded words ALEXA PLAY wtf there is a spy in the house in a wall socket and both her and my sister are cool with this


It quickly got unplugged when her back was turned , no way will i be around that kind of technology


I forget which virtual assistant you could rename I had a friend name his wiretap and it was actually pretty funny listening to him ask for stuff from it


Rename your WIFI drug squad van and that will give the neighbours a heart attack
every time i go to my friends for a brew a mysterious drug squad van pops up on his wifi

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posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 04:33 PM
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originally posted by: stonerwilliam

originally posted by: Veryolduser

originally posted by: stonerwilliam
Even my old mother now has Alexa aaaaaaahhhh , I stayed over a few days at hers as she was ill and took a cuppa into her bedroom one morning only to hear those dreaded words ALEXA PLAY wtf there is a spy in the house in a wall socket and both her and my sister are cool with this


It quickly got unplugged when her back was turned , no way will i be around that kind of technology


I forget which virtual assistant you could rename I had a friend name his wiretap and it was actually pretty funny listening to him ask for stuff from it


Rename your WIFI drug squad van and that will give the neighbours a heart attack
every time i go ti my friends for a brew a mysterious drug squad van pops up on his wifi


Named mine "FBI Surveillance Van" My grandson is the only one who has caught it (and told me.) Of course, that's on my WiFi router at my house. That's quite a trick taking your router with you to a friend's house so it appears on his equipment, doubtless already connected to his own WiFi.



posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

A friend did it for me on my smart phone broadcasting or something



posted on Dec, 1 2019 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn
thats why the wife has me




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