It is hard to say what 20 years from now will really be like. Technology should be advanced far more than it has compared to the past 20 years. I think there will be many battles between software companies for the largest market share. It will be interesting to see what happens.
I don't see why copyright laws would not apply to students. If there are copyright laws, they should apply to everyone. No one should be given advantages.
For instance , if you use or you must use software package for educational purpose and you will not earn money via this process you think that it is the same?
Ofcource copyright is a big issue , I believe that if you use a software product and earn money from it Yes you must pay , but if you use a product for personal use and you want it for educational reasons no you shouldn't pay .
I think it needs to be the same for everyone. How would you ever regulate it? Only the honest people out of the number of people that use it for their business, etc, would give any money for it. Also, if you were the owner of a small software business, you wouldn't want to be letting people use your software for free.
" How would you ever regulate it? "You cant .... even now you cant regulate it thats why we have a lot of Gigabytes downloaded from pirate site, and as you can imagine if software companies (even if they are small ones) give their software targeting specific groups of people like students are, "we" will have "clean" software without Trojan and virus .And a free program can be used as an advertisement tool.
True, but how would software companies know who the students are? I think software companies would lose more money by giving software to students for free. There will then be even less people who will go and buy the software. People could either pretend they are a student and get the software, or still download it for free.
I don't think Microsoft has the innovative position to dominate the the market. As people can see, Apple OS and opensource software is beginning to take shape. What could happen is if Microsoft has decided to acquire these companies but I am sure that's against the principles of its core belief. The way that I see it is that Linux will become the dominant player for the Business and enterprise Servers. People are going to use less and less of personal PCs because of the advanced mobile technologies.
wow you are right. That is pretty nasty. I can't believe these companies are playing dirty these days. Also heard about the facebook tricks. sigh....why are they doing so many bad things? What more do they want? they already have the money and the power. what's next?
I dont want to predict how future will be after 20 year its too long, we are in such a Pace that in next 5-10 years there will be a new revolution in electronics/software/mechanical in most of them, we will be entering into new era. We wil start buying robots for all our needs, everything will be completely automatic, probably our lifestyle will be programmed and computed. we will jsut be carrying a device can be a phone / remote just to control the complete activities for that day. can be from operating robot till driving a car.
"I dont want to predict how future will be after 20 year" hahaha ok Let me ask you then, you said that the most things we regularly do today will be automatic and we will have a lot of robots. So if you had to choose which thing that you do everyday (and you dont like it) you would like the robot to do instead of you ?
I just felt 20 years is too long to predict for eg mobile phones they are getting out dated so fast everyday there is a new mobile launched with new upgrades and features. there are lot of possibilities for Robots to replace man in the shop floor and few may be having control over it. if i dont like to wash my car definitely will automate the process.
As I see the future it will be the Apple mobile/smartphone/tablet working with the cloud. Even if Apple is proprietary, the APP store of apple is not and that will flourish beyound somebodies imagination. Since it is not open source , the Apple applications will be tougher to hack compared to those open source platforms -as Andriod, Chrome and honeycomb. The CLOUD on the other side will make the in-house IT redundant!
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Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
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