With a lot of computer functionality moving to the “cloud” I was thinking about the future of personal computing as technology diverges and improves. My prediction is that smartphones eventually will become our TV’s, media Stations and desktop PC’s, they will be so powerful that they will be able to provide all our entertainment and computing needs in a portable and compact package.

Obviously, we won't want to be squinting at a little smartphone screen to watch the latest film or typing a long essay using a thumb keypad so around the house we will have phone docks that hold the connectors for keyboards and mice and outputs to monitors or our massive widescreen TVs.

Our phones have become our media centres, personal computers and communications devices and we carry them around with us wherever we go. How cool would it be to be able to dock your smartphone at your friend's house and have all of your media, games, data etc available to you as if you were at home?

I see this just on the horizon, all the components are there, they just need to improve a little more and it could be a reality very soon.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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