Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 25th Sep 2006 05:31 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... In the latest study conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, over 700 technology experts were asked to evaluate an assortment of scenarios in an attempt to determine potential trends for the year 2020. With responses from representatives of the World Wide Web Consortium, ICANN, the Association of Internet Researchers, and major corporations like Google and IBM, the report reflects the perceptions of "Internet pioneers," more than half of whom "were online before 1993."
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by OSGuy on Mon 25th Sep 2006 11:31 UTC
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I disagree. Here is my prediction for the future for 2020. Non-petrol cars such as pure electric cars, solar powered cars will be widely affordable by anyone in the same way like today's petrol cars. Flying cars will still be in testing stage. Today also exist flying cars but they are nothing like the ones in Back to the Future film. The 2020 flying cars although still not commercially wide spread will however resemble the ones from the Back to the Future movie.

There would be one more mission to the moon and one mission to Mars and that's about it. Teleportation will still be highly unreliable and experimental. I know, today they have succeeded in teleporting light however teleporting living things is a different thing.

MS would have released two more OSes, possibly Windows core might be replaced with the Singularity OS or whatever they call it. So Singularity OS with a Windows GUI and there will be a third OS being in beta stage tested by people pretty much like Vista is being tested today. Computers? Well, I do believe we will be able to use air as a display device via some type of special computer device that projects the signals in the air. The larger the projection area, the more expensive the device will be.

Edited 2006-09-25 11:33

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