Originally published on May 31, 2012
So, here’s an original idea that I have been tinkering with in my brain. It’s a very simple idea and it’s just the stuff of imagination right now. But, if we can teleport light particles, which was common knowledge, as early as 2004. Then, this here, of what I am proposing can also be accomplished with adequate R&D budgets, perseverance with the intent of coming up with a breakthrough technology in optics.
I call it the “separating the wheat from the chaff” approach to Tech.
Let me illustrate. But before that, a little bit of history:
See Technology evolves exponentially and that’s a good thing. In my lifetime, I have seen the transition from desktops, to laptops to an era now where usage of tablets and smartphones is becoming commonplace.
For anyone who has gone from using a heavy, bulky laptop to an actual tablet. It’s such a great feeling, the very first time you start using a tablet. You are able to do 80% of all your computing from a device that is way less in size and in weight in proportion to your computing hardware of choice.
So that was the brief historical context.
Now, we are already getting a glimpse of what the future will offer. Well, in terms of the Technological solutions that will be offered to the consumer at the very least. Not the Orwellianesque, resource(peak)-crunch, post apocalyptic zombie outbreak future. Thought I’d make that quick distinction. Here is a snapshot of a breakthrough and potential game-changer product:
But going back to the “separating the wheat from the chaff” theory I was referring to. I find myself asking a simple question. It’s an important question in my opinion, and I want you to think about it with an open-mind:
Why is there so much emphasis on squeezing all the parts of a computing device. Any computing device. Into one single solid device?
More specifically, why isn’t the core “display” separated from the rest of the parts.
So you would have two separated entities with two separate sources of power.
So to re-cap and in a nutshell, what I am proposing is that the display/input be separated from the entity that is performing the computations. There are enormous benefits for the consumer from the perspective of ease of use (light weight), design and aesthetics.
I was going to say that this idea would be worth investing RD cycles and dollars into. But it needs refinement, it’s a bit abstract at this point. Unless a Tesla or an Edison in the making is reading this.