Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Idea 58 - The Next Internet: Touching The Insides Of The Future

Sure, people are using the Internet, but are they really using it? Regardless, the press and online iReporters love covering those impressively prescient-sounding books about technology and the bleeding edge and all that. All you have to do is make incontrovertibly vague predictions and use tech terms in an offhand way that makes people feel stupid. Get ready to time-travel:

With packet protocols the way they are, true collaboration has yet to reflect even a shadow of what it soon will become. Imagine literally reaching your hand INTO your computer screen and shaking hands with a distant client, finally bringing that classic stock photo to life. Deal sealed, said client will press his right cheek against his hard drive, thus transferring X million credits directly into the digital change purse located inside your real-life change purse. Cha-ching? Yup.

The best thing about predicting the future is that no one will know that I'm full of shit until the future. But as long as this thing sells enough in the present day, that's all that matters. I doubt that anyone's going to look back in five years and call me out on it, and even if they do I'll probably be dead by then.

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