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Ahead of next weeks Apple Tablet announcement, here’s a “wouldn’t it be cool if..” with a decidedly 10 inch tablet mac feel about it.
Wouldn’t it be cool if the Apple Tablet…
came with a free Newton message pad.
levitated to allow for two hand use.
sync’d with your mac with a swipe a la the computers in Avatar.
was shipping next thursday.
could be used as a multi touch input device for your mac.
replaced the MacBook, and inherited the name.
came with a mounting kit to turn an iMac g4 into an iTouch g4.
had a VISIBLE file structure.
Building on an idea I’ve seen banded around quite a bit about having one consistent log in online, and applying to all area’s of life, telephone numbers, email, postal addresses etc has been playing around in the back of my mind for quite a while now.
Today, I came across a perfect example of where this tech would kick ass.
A friend of mine uses an iphone like mine and loves it. That is of course until he journeys home at the end of the day to his house which is completely and utterly devoid of signal from any of the telco’s. He can’t get texts, receive phone calls, access the data network or even make emergency calls. He does however have DSL in his house and a relatively quick wi fi network.
In my ideal world, his phone would be tied into his One ID, notice it’s lost coverage, connect to his wi fi, begin routing all his voice calls over VOiP, push any text messages to his handset as emails and shut down its cell antennas to save battery life.
I honestly have no idea how far out this tech is, but I’m sure it’s more than just a pipe dream. Maybe @patphelan knows more, if so let me know in the comments pat, this convergence of iP and mobiles is really blowing my mind at the moment, I need it put in perspective
I always get excited when I hear those words uttered, usually by friends of mine when chatting about games or technology. I’ve also noticed a lot of blogs tend to have a (semi) regular recurring feature or topic they discuss, so I’ve decided mine shall be collections of “wouldn’t it be cool if..” moments. So without further ado, Wouldn’t it be cool if…..
my iPhone could act as a trackpad for my desktop mac.
xbox Live and the PSN could interact.
rather than a multitude of email addresses, phone numbers and usernames we each had one universal I.D.
landlines got the hint that no one likes them, and went away.
every lecturer posted his lectures online, not just Stephen.
the final fantasy 7 remake actually existed.
the Irish education system started offering Drivers Ed.
my duvet would increase in density as the temperature in my room drops.
universities handed every incoming first year a kindle rather than a list of heavy, cumbersome books to buy.
I could come up with a real world use for the upcoming apple tablet.
an Irish mobile carrier began offering a data only (unlimited) plan.
Apple bought spotify