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Seven Products, Concepts, and Ideas That Won't Exist by 2025
Motley Fool ^ | 08/21/2012 | Sean Williams

Posted on 08/21/2012 2:33:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

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http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/08/16/is-this-office-supplys-swan-song.aspx

2 of the 3 largest will be gone ?


21 posted on 08/21/2012 3:26:09 PM PDT by Einherjar
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To: SeekAndFind
In addition to what others have already said about cameras, let me add that a dedicated camera will always take better pictures than any multi-use gadget of comparable price, and people will want good pictures. And not just professionals and hobbyists.
22 posted on 08/21/2012 3:27:50 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Paradox

I shoot RAW images, camera phones can’t handle RAW format, can they?


23 posted on 08/21/2012 3:28:16 PM PDT by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: Jonty30

I hope not. I have a hard enough time seeing the 2D TV.


24 posted on 08/21/2012 3:32:57 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Digital cameras aren’t going away, there’s still a large chunk of the population not doing smartphones.

Energy drinks will get tweaked but they’ll still exist. In the end they’re just sugar and caffeine bombs.

Credit cards might change but they’ll still exist.

USPS is in the Constitution, it’s not going away either.


25 posted on 08/21/2012 3:37:58 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: Jonty30

Actually people aren’t buying the 3D TVs, they’re already dead. And the movies are starting to wane. Now if they ever figure out how to do it without glasses all that changes, but so far all the ideas for that are insanely expensive and not terribly practical.


26 posted on 08/21/2012 3:40:24 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: martin_fierro

I disagree about flash drives. As long as there is information for my eyes only, I will use a flash drive over the cloud. I will also be the last man alive in using software I own over software I have no control over using.

In regards to GPS and encyclopedia, they also will always exist. The physical forms might change, but that doesn’t stop them from existing. My phone has a GPS and the encyclopedia is the internet.


27 posted on 08/21/2012 3:42:06 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: discostu

3D televisions, without the need for glasses, already exist in the labs and should be out within 5 years.

What is interesting is that television sets are already going beyond 1080p. The first 4k televisions are on the marketplace, for only $30 grand :), but that price will drop quickly.

What is also potentially available and being tested is qled television. Instead of millions of pixelations, we are talking billions of pixelations, with each pixel having the capability of showing the complete visible light spectrum.


28 posted on 08/21/2012 3:48:30 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: discostu

3D televisions, without the need for glasses, already exist in the labs and should be out within 5 years.

What is interesting is that television sets are already going beyond 1080p. The first 4k televisions are on the marketplace, for only $30 grand :), but that price will drop quickly.

What is also potentially available and being tested is qled television. Instead of millions of pixelations, we are talking billions of pixelations, with each pixel having the capability of showing the complete visible light spectrum.


29 posted on 08/21/2012 3:49:33 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

Porn will never have looked so real.


30 posted on 08/21/2012 3:50:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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There are some things i don’t want to see as real as possible.


31 posted on 08/21/2012 3:53:13 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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The quantity of things that “should be out in 5 years” for the last 30 or 40 years is epic (cure for cancer, viable solar power, half a dozen replacements for gas). Until it’s actually out I never believe them. One of the big problems all the no glasses 3D has is view angle, in the average American living room most people don’t sit in the sweet spot, so the 3D has to look good on a wide range. Most of the glassed 3D doesn’t look good in a wide range. Meanwhile the market is showing people just aren’t that into it, 3D does OK in theaters but not great, and in TV sales was dead until they turned into a “standard” feature, now people get it and don’t use it.


32 posted on 08/21/2012 3:58:25 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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i guess the boy never tried to hook up a telephoto zoom lens to a camera phone then...
33 posted on 08/21/2012 4:03:53 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Paradox
I don't think he is wrong at all on cameras.

He just forgot to mention one of the innovations that goes with the switch from film to digital: the development of new flat surface lens mounting systems.

This lets you have an array of real optical lenses to gather the image for your phone or tablet's sensors.

With a big enough sensor, eventually this will get you to what you can do with a DSLR.

34 posted on 08/21/2012 4:04:51 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Jonty30

As long as USB ports are faster than ethernet ports the flash drive is alive and well. It takes me 10 to 20 minutes to move 4GB around the network at work (depending on how many other people are at work distracting the routers from my important stuff), 2 minutes to move it from my computer to a flash drive. And that’s with both ends in house, if one end is the internet now you’re talking closer to an hour to put 4GB in one direction then an hour on my destination computer, again vs 2 minutes on the flash. And I’m just at USB2, when I make the jump to USB3...


35 posted on 08/21/2012 4:07:00 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: discostu

A working standard is certainly an issue. The other main problem in this area is that the although people have the technology to receive these wonderful displays, broadcasters are not ready to upgrade to deliver on these wonderful displays. Many broadcasters just upgraded to 1080p and are not quite willing to go to 4k yet, not until their costs for 1080p have been paid for.


36 posted on 08/21/2012 4:07:13 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

Broadcasters were looking like they were ready to make the jump to 3D, then 3D TV sales tanked.


37 posted on 08/21/2012 4:11:57 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: Chode

The idea of a true macro lens apparently never registered either. I like my 100 mm fixed.


38 posted on 08/21/2012 4:28:19 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Jonty30

There could be numerous opportunities for Adobe After Effects people to fix all those glaring imperfections.


39 posted on 08/21/2012 4:31:01 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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bingo, different tools for different jobs cause one size does NOT fit all...
40 posted on 08/21/2012 4:33:46 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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