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My job is to see beyond the edge of today

I work in a world of possibilities. The reality of the hope is that it lies just beyond what is now. For example, I deal with the world just beyond what you see today in the consumer market. Capabilities that will change not only how but what people do with devices around them. I do not currently have a connected toaster, but you get the concept, the connected toaster is available now, I deal with the automated toaster of tomorrow. One that can retrieve the bread, reseal the package and then when you awake, hand you freshly prepared toast. A fully automated toasting experience. With that as our starting point, we can launch into today’s discussion. What does Doc do as a technologist!

The reality of mobile devices. Has changed; in the beginning, when you updated your PPC phone, it was a complete wipe and replaced the invention. Now, the upgrades are incremental. Incremental in the sense that you don’t have to wipe your device completely. You can, if you so choose, but you do not have to when you upgrade. But there are other issues. For example, some applications use components that are removed from the operating system as the system evolves. Those applications cease to operate correctly with the later OS. That, by the way, is one of the biggest fears that organizations have, their use doesn’t work with the newest operating system.

My job is to figure beyond even that. I look beyond today to what could be. Tomorrow is a funny word because, honestly, tomorrow never gets here. Today is yesterday’s tomorrow, as has been pointed out to me many times. But the reality is that tomorrow never arrives. That fresh new cell phone that you bought was a website about an hour after you loaded your first application. My job is to figure out how to maximize the capabilities of devices while minimizing the reality of change.  I have to be honest; there are times my personal bias or my cool factor gets involved. That is when I have to step back and make sure I am not pushing for something because I think it is cold.

Today I will end this piece talking about the intriguing reality of printers. There is a printer about to be released that is safe to print on the skin. But it can also print on paper, and you hold it in your hand. The future of printing is now very different than it was

This work is Copyright DocAndersen. Any resemblance to people real or fictional in this piece is accidental (unless explicitly mentioned by name.)

  • Question of

    Can you imagine a printer that can print on skin?

    • Yes
  • Question of

    can you imagine a handheld printer that you move?

    • Yes
  • Question of

    how many comments can the comment monster eats before it get sick? 10?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What does the comment moster do with all the nos it eats? Do you know?

    • Yes

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