It is an exciting time to see how technologies
will continue and be improved or invented.
What will we think up next to make life more interesting and
comfortable. Science fiction of yesterday, was than "a persons"
dreams and hopes. Today some of yesterday thoughts are now todays
reality. Do you remember the movie "Back to the Future?"
Well not every thing in that movie is used today except the plasma
television. Although plasma television are to expensive for most
of us, there will come a day when the majority of house holds
will have one. Technology is always changing. New ideas are introduced
to help make our life easier and more enjoyable. In 2002 we saw
the growth of portability, coming to life in wireless computers
and other things.
In 2002 we ended the year with a good glimpse of what we can
do with a LCD screens. We are seeing them in much of todays technology.
Let start with digital cameras, camcorders, how about a television
which is small enough to fit on your wrist. We have taken the
LCD and replaced the aging CRT monitors with it. A LCD will use
less energy and give off practically no heat or radiation. They
weigh considerably less than the CRT monitor and the clarity
of an image is good too. This year we will be seeing larger and
affordable LCD screens for computers and other viewing. You may
have also already seen the new plasma displays in electronic
stores. Plasma is an option for high definition television and
the smaller versions are making their way as monitors for your
Will we be seeing lap tops with seventeen inch monitors? Apple
knows for sure because they just released a new 17 inch PowerBook
G4 this January. So soon you will see other computer companies
releasing their version. I do believe that many of the newer
computers can burn DVD at a whooping top speed of 4x as well.
Yesterdays new technologies become todays affordable and found
in many of the medium to high end computers.
DVDs where first introduced to computers and than to home
use. The popularity of DVD has brought the digital age affordable
to everyone who wants to have it in their home. DVD has helped
in the development of better computer graphic and sound boards.
A home stereo is likely to have more than just two speakers.
Many stereos are able to bring in the same sound to your home
as what you normally hear in the Movie Theater. We have digital
satellites, digital cable, digital cellar phones and now a common
connection to the internet is 56K which was the start of a digital
internet connection. We have gone even further and faster with,
DSL,ADSL, and Cable which are all better than what we were using
Cables within the computer connect valuable hardware, and
software - aids to run them. How does this help you to be creative
and better for tomorrow? You too have dreams from yesterday and
hopes that those dreams will one day become your reality. Computers
can aid us in finding ways to achieve our dreams. A software
program becomes an extension of your creative mind. A CD writer
helps create a permanent history of your idea.
Our computers are faster ,powerful , and feasible to almost
everyone. Much creativity in software used for our ever growing
internet. A lot of new development in web building. We see Java,
Flash and even better animations. You can talk to the farthest
person on our planet Earth. Learn about different people and
their costumes. Learn about any subject- it is your own library
on your computer screen and your the explorer
I just want to summaries this article by saying that we live
in a great time. You as an individual can make a difference.
The tools have been laid out in front of you, so that you can
get closer to your dreams. Dreams that are to be share with loved
ones, friends, community and those who are interested. We become
the best self that is possible given the time and our situation.
We are living in the best time. Computers are apart of our lives
and are here to stay awhile longer. It was my hope and still
is to use this web site to educate, teach and share information
for those who were looking for it. I hope that the information
here - which has been interned as a building block did indeed
enrich your life. We will continue to add to this site: to keep
you informed of new and exciting technologies and to help you
grow in knowledge. All the best to you in 2003. Have a happy
and healthy year.