At 09:38 AM 2/2/99 +1100, david wrote:
<excerpt> Anybody out there in extropy-land who is following R&D breakthroughs
They have got to be the ultimate communications device particularly if
we can get them down to gnat-size.
Bandwidth is the obvious constraint at the moment but somewhere
between satellite LEOS (v2.001k), cels G3 and perhaps the next generation of GSM we must be getting close.
When brainstorming some possible applications I got :-
" Patch me thru to McGarret! ... Book Him Danno"
& if your server is down , get a digital mugshot (the Web's Most Wanted?)
perhaps share your precious moments ( mountain top sunrises?) with loved-ones
&/or the world
And for those really mega-events (perhaps the dawn of the
new-millennium somewhere near the DateLine in a Pacific paradise) a good proportion of
the populace could come close to a feeling of being part of that often
dreamt about, ultimate good-vibe of universal consciousness.
I'd love to get some dialog going on WWVs and where they may take us.
Hey, didn't somebody just talk about a juiced-up prosthetic arm? How long do you think it'll take before these two ideas merge, if they ever do?