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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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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. What is wrong with technology, and why will it never really help mankind in some things?

    Technology can never match the changing profile of a changer.

    It can only predict his tomorrow from the past, not from his tomorrow, as he wants it to be tomorrow, from today. Half of the time, he doesn’t even know this answer himself.

    How does technology deal with the fickler type of a person?

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    • technology doesn’t deal with people or personalities. It simply presents a solution. Simple and easy. If you make the solution complex, that is a you thing! If you use the simple system then it will help you accomplish the goal in mind.

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      • It is trying to deal with personalities at some levels, trying to ascertain what our likes are, what ads we prefer to see, if any, what type of personality we are, to match us with the set up that matches who they have pigeon-holed us as.

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          • We are not often looking in the same direction with the same pointed minds either.

            And we are stubborn about what we do see, or think that we see, without our adding extra information, because we think we are already as right as can be, without any extra supporting facts needed.

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          • And it would need a sort of persistent patience to even try to get the point of wanting to do that to…lol…

            Is anything really wanted, is anything ever really needed?

            Is struggle just illusion?

            Is what is just what it is, and the rest just mere description?

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          • Does the World struggle, or do we just struggle within it?

            Do we struggle, or is the struggle within against something else within, or something without/outside of us?

            I would say that God never struggles against himself, and so neither should we.

            We could, in the beginning, just struggle against all things not our real self, but when we finally realise that nothing is against our true self, we will then give up all struggle, even as God never struggles either.

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          • She shows us her struggles too, so that we might decide to help her, rather than still go against her, before she engulfs us in her final struggle too.

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  2. Technology cannot deal with the fickled person.

    It makes toast for someone at 7.00 am in the morning, but he has decided to sleep in to 8.00 am that morning, for example.

    The navigator picks a route for me in my car, for example, but every time that I go out I like to take a different route.

    I like variety, not the sameness of technology predictiveness, trying to show me what is best for me, when sometimes, I prefer to pick what’s worst for me instead.

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      • Have you listened to Cortona, Astra, or Frida, lately, or any other smart assistant, lately.

        The voice has emotion in it to some degree, at least more than the voice of Stephen Hawking had in his voiced voice, but then again probably that suited his personality too….

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        • i have noticed the nuisance of emotion yes. they did that to humanize the process. to me there is no place in mechanical fake emotion. I struggle to make sure I understand when my wife is mad at me. why do I want my smart speaker mad at me as well?

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          • Ha, ha, yes.

            Maybe it was a technological mistake to start three threads in the same article, maybe we can plait them together…lol…and let this one go …lol…

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  3. That is just tattooing to the next level, I guess. Not that hard to imagine.

    The incremental change is a profitable business, you know. IPhone add a little feature to the old model then jack up its price thru brilliant marketing of every-cool-kid-must-have-it crap 😜

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  4. Q: CAN YOU IMAGINE A PRINTER THAT CAN PRINT ON SKIN?
    Yes (3 votes) – 100%
    Q: CAN YOU IMAGINE A HANDHELD PRINTER THAT YOU MOVE?
    Yes (2 votes) – 100%
    Q: HOW MANY COMMENTS CAN THE COMMENT MONSTER EATS BEFORE IT GET SICK? 10?
    Yes (3 votes) – 100%
    Q: WHAT DOES THE COMMENT MOSTER DO WITH ALL THE NOS IT EATS? DO YOU KNOW?
    Yes (1 votes) – 100%

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  5. There is so much that I would like technology to do…I would like my husband Warwick to have mobility aides that can work with his particular disabilities.
    I would like to have aides to help me during the day.

    So far, I have trained 3 or 4 pukekos weed part of the garden by putting bird seed on the weeds..Its common sense, they get to eat with beaks that resemble wire cutters, weeds that are tough and can put a humans back out…and all I need is bread and bird seed..and tell the birds what a good job they did.

    Most people shoot pukakos as a pest.

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