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Old 01-15-2016, 11:34 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
While you should listen to the full episode, I've broken out just the 2016 tech prediction segment here:

Nice. I like it. I may listen to that again.
Old 01-15-2016, 11:36 AM   #17
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1. A large commercial organization will move to a linux based desktop.
2. With all the good used smart phones out there, someone will make a way to reload and make those devices useful for SOMETHING. i.e. They have a screen, they have a CPU, they have keyboard/Bluetooth keyboard, they have wireless NICs, BUT they are slow and dont have much ram and most have battery issues. We should be able to find an interesting use for these devices.
3. There will be a Cyber action that leads to kinetic action.
4. Someone will make a phone that is wearable as a watch. You may get a tablet/laptop to carry as a bigger display. You would probably want an ear bud for longer conversations, but the phone will be the watch wearable device (i.e. it is the CPU with proper wireless IO)
Old 01-15-2016, 12:00 PM   #18
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Today is different tomorrows the same.
Old 01-15-2016, 03:48 PM   #19
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Prediction of 2016 and beyond

Microsoft will continue its embrace of Linux (witness Azure and the soon-to-be Edge browser for Ubuntu) in 2016. By 2019, Microsoft will announce the end (beginning the phase out of 10) to Microsoft Windows, and will issue (possibly in concert with Canonical) a Microsoft Linux distro, free to use, adapt and share (service and support extra).
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system-d will be completely fixed
the internet will finally be safe
all wi-fi chips will work in all distros
Old 01-16-2016, 10:29 AM   #21
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More of the same
More of fixing things which aren't broke by corps who follow the idiotic philosophy of thou shall not stand idle
More commercialization of Linux based systems by power hungry money grabbing Co's

More control at the Internet sites
Google YouTube Facebook etc find new ways to screw ppl
More spying on ppl
Less hackers n crackers n cool ppl who don't harm anyone but find truth for rest of us
Less innovation in real sense
More of the same
If you think I am cynical I say you're asleep
Old 01-16-2016, 10:30 AM   #22
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No idea if it will happen, but the world should say NO to Windows 10 because of all the spying it does. Then Microsoft has to do something else. But since I am always wrong with predictions, don't count on it.
Old 01-16-2016, 12:01 PM   #23
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Voice Activated Linux?

Why can't Linux "listen" to vocal commands to do mundane computer tasks, already?

After 22 years in IT, I'm pretty tired of typing.
Old 01-16-2016, 01:35 PM   #24
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Microsoft will buy Ubuntu before the end of 2016. The drone technology will be more and more common. By the end of 2016, drone trafic air lanes will be established after a military and a farming drones accident, totaling both.

3D printing will become more advantageous and will be developed to finer resolution points.

Tumbler will be sold in 2016 and will collapse in 2017.

Someone will say again that the Linux desktop is dead, but nothing will really change, if not a slight increase of Linux OS downloads.

I'll figure out how to get rid of @#$%&#!! Jovie in Mint KDE.
Old 01-16-2016, 03:55 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Lsatenstein View Post
SSDs at thirty cents US per GIGAbyte. 256gig SSD for $85.00.

And if HPs technology comes to market with magnorestrictive technology, we could see lifetime SSDs at ten cents per gigabyte
I don't think so - Magnetostriction (cf. electrostriction) is a property of ferromagnetic materials that causes them to change their shape or dimensions during the process of magnetization.

Bring back core store!!!
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IPV6 yet again fails to take off - outside specialised areas such as mobile phones.

Long live IPV4!!!
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Firefox will develop a web search engine, FMail, Firefox+, Foxouts, etc!

VLC will be replaced by other player!

More software will be replaced by for dummy programming alternatives that need to be upgraded every day to fix security issues!
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3D printers will become more common
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The entire population will all wake up in animal skins and have clubs
((The result of eating a certain type of mushroom))
They will all say Ugg Ugg.. RRR,, Ugg RR,, R.Ugg

Roughly translated that will mean "That was one bad trip"
Remember I'm typing this in a dream.. I think..?? Ugg R Ug

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A painful split in two of Linux, with Gnu-Linux on one side, and systemd-Linux on the other.


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