Dont, mean any harm at all, it just that our discussion just diverted to that area brifely.
If you see tablets becoming a personal computer, you will definately have no choice but to adjust to the new way of typing.besides, if that becomes the only technology around, you will have no choice but to learn the new way.
This thred has 15 or 16 pages of comments and the discussion goes and comes all around tablets and laptops and everything connected with them or the technology we are discussing at the moment in the comments.
Honestly, I don't think it is fair to judge a thred for two or three comments out of 145.
We have been regularly discussing on this thred for a year now. We allow ourselves to go where the discussion leads us and we learn some things in the preocess. We exchange opinions, viewpoints and share information.
Telepotation came to the discussion when we started talking about the future of tablets, the first concepts of tablets and how what today is unthinkable to be possible with the technology that exists at the moment may become the technology of the future, i.e. teleportation.
Then the disucssion moved to technology in sci-fi series like Stargate Atlantis and Star Trek. We started discussing about when and how tablets appeared in the series, that led to technology and sci-fi in general, and of course to teleportation as part of it and also because we were watching a video about the recent experiments in physics teleporting single particles.
I believe we have been seriously discussing about technology, physics and science fiction, too, as it is linked to both. The science fiction of yesterday is the technology we use daily today. Why shouldn't we discuss about it and wonder about the technology of tomorrow?
I expected this thread to be about laptops, not teleporting and God. But either way, I will weigh in and say I think tablets fit a niche need for computers. I could see tablets becoming the "personal computer" but I have a hard time picturing myself wanting to do my hardcore writing and processing on a tablet. But I do think we might come out with something even cooler than laptops . ..
@susan, I believe anything is possible when you talk about technology, but the issue of teleporting seems too supernatural than natural>i think this can only be an act of God alone if we are looking forward to something close to that of star gate movies.Thanks for the link.
When I was wondering about the uses of the tablet I was thinking of an imaginary device not something that really existed at the time, of course. But it was definitely not a computer device. Last evening I was watching an episode of the original series where they were using those tablets quite a lot.
In one of the takes it was very clear it was a set prop and they were mostly using it to take notes and sign authorizations. I suppose the point was to have a writing device which were a replacement for paper.
I am quite sure it will happen. Teleportation of individual particles is already possible. It's only a matter of time until they can teleport the number of particles that make up a human. Yes, unfortunately we have to trust in reincarnation.
@Bolaji.I agree with you on that, putting to memory what you go through when travelling by air, the jetlag and stuff like that, you will want to re-think travelling a long distance in a space of seconds via some gadget,i doubt if that would ever be possible.
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