Rick, mobile computing devices can get smarter, but people won't. In the future, Angry Birds will have better graphics, more accurate ballistic projections, and virtual surround sound, but the app is still just a game
I agree Rick, we need something that is revolutionary different...at least give Google glasses, mind reading systems with a smart hat picking up your brainwaves, or personal lavitation devices to move around ;-)
I didn't put this in but he said the really hard part is predicting the applications space.
What will people do with smartphones that have 16 core apps processors running at 5 GHz, a Gbit/s cellular link and all digital radios?
Methinks we need something more than touch screens and apps!
I have always said (maybe I read it somewhere)...leave something for your kids to do.
Dr. Samueli, don't know if my kids are tending to be EEs, but if they do...hope they take your vision as a challenge.
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