questionsnot long ago netbooks were the rage. now it's…

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I don't know, but I won't be excited until we have 3D holograms and such. Although that being said, the Microsoft Surface is pretty cool (http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en/us/default.aspx). Supposedly they are going to put them in restaurants to display the menu, request a server, etc.

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@adam113089: I haven't played in years but I always thought those surfaces would be great for Pen and Paper RPGs or Board Games.

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@gideonfrost: That would be pretty cool. It would definitely make board games a lot more fun. I played with one at the Microsoft store and its basically a huge iPad that can tell what you put on it and react accordingly.

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@adam113089: I could see Surface actually being both useful and fun at a restaurant. Could be a great distraction while you're waiting for your food.

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@gideonfrost: I see more people walking into fountains in our future with those glasses.

I doubt I'd be able to use them. I have Strabismus - my eyes don't work together like they should.

I'm also picturing a world where everyone is wearing sunglasses and randomly tilting and twitching their head to control them. =\

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@thunderthighs: This article is better. Ther's a front facing camera to aid in augmented reality apps. It could be used to look for obsticles.

http://9to5google.com/2012/02/06/hud-google-glasses-are-real-and-they-are-coming-soon/

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@gideonfrost: Hmmmmm. Still not sure I see an application for me but it is interesting!

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If any of you watched Caprica, you'll know the next big thing is electronic paper. e-paper as in a flexible device as thick as a piece of card stock.

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Oh god please let it be augmented reality contact lens...

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If I knew that, I wouldn't be at work this morning...

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@darkinc: I went to a lecture held by theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, where he discussed his visions for the future, and he predicts we'll have Internet-ready contact lenses. Apparently, the US Military already has something similar to this already in R&D, so we may not be far off from having it become a daily reality! Or, ahem, virtual reality.

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This is great news! Brazilian police shouldn't be allowed to be cooler than the rest of us. http://www.aolnews.com/2011/04/13/brazilian-police-debut-robocop-glasses-ahead-of-world-cup/

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Expandable memory is already being developed and tested, similar to Johnny Mnemonic.

edit: this is based entirely on heresay and/or something i thought i heard one time.

But seriously, @thunderthighs, it's this: http://www.geekologie.com/2012/01/fujitsu-lifebook-the-conceptual-laptop-w.php

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All joking aside the next thing PC manufactures are going to start pushing is "Ultra Books"; Thin & light laptops with long battery life, much like a Macbook Air.

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like @curtisuxor said super thin, flexible AMOLED screens