The group Mr. Negroponte heads, One Laptop Per Child, has developed a slate computer set to be released in 2012 that will cost less than $100. Plastic and, he said, unbreakable, the computer will resemble the iPad and will “use so little power you should be able to shake it or wind it up to give it power.”
Some computer developers envision tablet computers so flexible that you will literally be able to roll them up and slip them in your bag or pocket — just as you would do with a newspaper or magazine today — and then unfurl them on the train.
The military is helping lead the way to that future. Arizona State University’s Flexible Display Center is working with the United States Army to build flexible, nonbreakable screens and devices for use on the battlefield.
“Truly bendable displays have other engineering challenges to solve just beyond making the screens bend,” said Nick Colaneri, director of the flexible display center. “Still, it wouldn’t surprise me to see some start to make it to market in innovative designs in the next three to five years.”
“You’ll be able to cut, paste and exchange your favorite passages, using them in the same promiscuous way we now use online text and video to argue, think, or express how we’re feeling,” Mr. Thompson said.
This video was posted in October 2007 by Professor Michael Wesch, Professor at Kansas State University.
The awakening is and already has been in motion. Life changes, will you?
A short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University.
As the VibeThat collective grows each day, I find myself continuously intrigued and amazed by the not only the momentum this project has created but also the beauty its managed to collect in such a short period of time. Each of us pour our creativity into this project; naturally it’s a pleasure to see a positive output from our efforts. The growth, exposure and increased success of our contributors and visitors excites all of us to keep supporting each other knowing the struggle to do what we love ultimately ends up being the adventure we sought from the start.
On the journey, its about the people we meet and the experiences we create together that prove this was the right path all along. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting the talented and stunning Kris Renta and introduced her to VibeThat. Just a few days later, I noticed and couldn’t help but smile at the post she wrote on her blog, KrisRenta.com (see below)
The most interesting thing to me about Kris is not only is she beautiful and talented, but she exudes originality in all directions. Her first two posts, Welcome to the Circus Ride and Sacred Thought are a suiting introduction to what you can expect to see from her. Vibrant, enticing photography, eloquent poetry and everything in between. For now, enjoy some of her latest work and be sure to keep an eye on this emerging talent.
Hey all!! Just want to spread the word about a wicked awesome blog I am now affiliated with: VIBE THAT.com!
It’s bringin’ it back to the old days of community based creativity and shared visions expanding consciousness among artists. This is your formal invite to ‘be a part of’ the whole!
The founder, Brett Napoli, is young in years and old in soul. Sitting down with him to discuss the long range view not only inspired but motivated me to be more proactive in sharing thought, expression and perspective on how my world rotates on this axis we call Earth.
Another legendary track from the Osbourne camp, “Life Won’t Wait” is a single off Ozzy’s new album “Scream.” His new website, album artwork and sounds prove he’s still and will always be a rock icon. I particularly enjoyed the following lyrics, enjoy.
It all comes down to you
Try to just let it go,
Know that just is too slow,
But it comes in the end
Rise, the guilty will fall,
Stay, they can’t take it all; they want the unimportant,
It’s love they leave behind
The future looks to you
“We’re all connected, we give ourselves the power”