I’m sure many of you will remember the tech of yesteryear. Yep, I mean the VCRs and tape recorders and record players that were around only a few decades ago. Such stuff as 8-track audio cassettes are now antiques in the modern world when normally “antique” means something over 100 years old.
The picture shows just one tiny aspect of technology. Only 30 years ago floppy disks held only a few hundred thousand characters and they were 8″ in diameter. Storage technology has advanced so much that little black sqaures of plastic only 15mm sqare now hold a tens of billions of characters.
This shows has fast the progress of technology has become.
Is it too fast? It might be for grandma and grandpa but for kids who are growing up now using the tech is just part of their environment.
Where will it take us in the next 50 years? Will we have anti-gravity hover boards or will it all be just the same as now but different. In other words will the telly morph from the current 2D into 3D extremely high resultion with interactive feedback all using the internet.