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Topic # 84485 1-Jun-2011 00:13
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Will Chrome essentially 'deliver' the cloud ?

Im really interested to see what direction things take....

One thing for sure is that what we call PDA's, smartphone's, tablets, netbooks, laptops, pcs...now.. will become something completely different in the next 12-18 months.

Another that I cant see being avoided is that thin-client cloudesque terminals will take over the 'laptop' market in the blink of an eye.


So will laptops take the place of the desktop pc?

Will thin devices, extinguish all these products and services that rely on the last mile?

eg. eftpos, push/dispatch, video and radio broadcasting..... Will we ever actually have to be anywhere....?

Adoption of Chrome by the public looks like it will spark adoption of the cloud and will mobilise basically -everything-....-anything-

How many years before we can buy a pack of 10 Thin clients for $29.99 and use them to look after the kids?

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  Reply # 476519 1-Jun-2011 07:09
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How will the NZ mobile data rates influence the average kiwi's uptake of cloud computing?

I see the future as smartphones, they will become the primary device coupled with lap docks and tablet docks to increase their usability, i reckon desktops may become the preferred choice for home device but more as a home music/video/file server for the smartphone devices.

With the advent of dual core phones comes hte ability to plug them into a tv and stream HD media so becoming a mini htpc of sorts

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  Reply # 476545 1-Jun-2011 08:40
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The last mile will still be the best way to get bandwidth.
And within organisations/structures that have lots of users, wire/fibre will still be the best way to handle things. But we might see some kind of nano-link device on the desktop that'll wireless handle networking I/O functions and charging. (Then it'll be handsets without physical ports)

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