Desirable Future?: Consumer Electronics in Tomorrow's World - Science Museum Techknow Series by Jack Challoner
With the current pace of evolution in consumer electronics, it is tempting to imagine the future in which everyone carries miniature gadgets that never run out of batteries, and which…
Desirable Future? synopsis
With the current pace of evolution in consumerelectronics, it is tempting to imagine the future in which everyone carries miniature gadgets that never run out of batteries, and which work on media, entertainment, translation, communication, conservation and organization. Is this a realistic picture ...
Or is the future of consumer electronics threatened by factors such as climate change, global politics and, of course, people's continuing desire to "buy" the modern world? In the desired future? Jacques Chaloner takes a thought-provoking look at this powerful industry. He describes techniques - such as new power supply, increasing miniaturization, convergence - that will lead it forward, and the role that artificial intelligence will play and recognition of speech.
He asks whether the current rate of progress is sustainable, whether the industry is heading for a state of collapse ... and raises some outstanding issues along the way, such as: * Will you be able to have smart conversations with your tools? ? * Should we continue to purchase new formats for movies and music? * How many old cell phones and chargers do you have? * Can you afford new gadgets only when you are already out of fashion? * Is the built-in aging strategy a business or necessity? If you can not make it through the day without your mobile phone, PDA, MP3 player, etc., this book will give you some food to think about how we become a society obsessed with tools and what the future holds ...
About the Author Jack wrote nearly 30 books For children, adolescents and adults. In addition, he often works as a consultant in the science of consulting in books, magazines, scientific activity groups and CDs.
It also offers live scientific presentations in museums, schools and libraries. http://www.explaining-science.co.uk/.
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