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inandoutandsideways
04:46 PM on 10/03/2012
He's traveling now.
Down bellow.
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Conservative666
Honest discussions only
04:46 PM on 10/03/2012
Britney, you are young, and it may seem amazing to you. But Moore's law predicted computer would basically become smaller and cheaper by 1/2 about every 18 months. It doesn't take much imagination to figure out what could happen in the future. You could look at 2001 A Space Odyssey or Star Trek to see many things were "predicted" back in the 1960s.

But thanks for the memories.
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05:20 PM on 10/03/2012
Yeah, like a video phone that was STILL as big as a phone booth.
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Conservative666
Honest discussions only
07:16 PM on 10/03/2012
?video phone? STILL?
Star Trek, Big Brother, Fahrenheit 411 : TV Screens as big as a wall
Star Trek: wireless and voice command computers and communicators (phones).
2001: Video Phone (size of an iPad)

Since the dawn of radio, anything wireless communication (tv, phones, internet) is an easy imaginable step.
04:42 PM on 10/03/2012
GENE RODENBERRY STAR TREK THE GREATEST VIVIONALY EVER
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Anthony Dodd
Pssst THE GOP IS OVER
05:05 PM on 10/03/2012
Gene HATED by called Vivion. But then he spent a lot of time in Hollywood.
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CmdrAdama
04:41 PM on 10/03/2012
I prefer Steve jobs where he is now as opposed to this time last year - in the ground.

He screamed at his employees, ignored his first-born child, drove without a license plate, didn't tip waitresses, didn't give to charities - thought he was "special"

I'm glad he's gone.
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bookmanjb
04:50 PM on 10/03/2012
Here in Germany, you are what is known as an Arschloch.
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KDMac
It's called sarcasm, Genius.
05:08 PM on 10/03/2012
Is deutschebog a real word?
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Oldsop
Libertarian...mostly
05:10 PM on 10/03/2012
"So say we all"
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studioh!
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04:41 PM on 10/03/2012
almost forgot that jobs used to channel tucker carlson.
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Alex Fidelibus
Give reason a chance.
04:40 PM on 10/03/2012
In the early 1990's I imagined a light-weight, computer that operated kind of like an etch-a-sketch.

Who knew back then that I was predicting Mitt Romney?!

;)
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CmdrAdama
04:39 PM on 10/03/2012
If Jobs were a time traveler, I think he would have traveled back in time & correct his decision about waiting a year to deal with pancreatic cancer.
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Pennsylvanianne
There is no sin but ignorance.
04:38 PM on 10/03/2012
Not surprising. Technology companies are always working on functional tools that will come to fruition in the future. AT&T did all those "You Will" commercials in 1993 that correctly predicted the Kindle, GPS, the E-Z Pass, Skype, telecommuting and On Demand Movies, all of which you and I use 19 years later ...
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Estel
Knowledgable in using Quality/SPC to solve problem
04:38 PM on 10/03/2012
He must have read the article published in a Hewlett Packard publication from the late 1970's.
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Liongrad430
Wanna know my secret?...I'm always angry.
04:37 PM on 10/03/2012
Not really earth-shattering predictions...pretty general. But then again what do I expect from the HuffPo which at this point should have a section called "Kissing Steve Jobs a**"
04:36 PM on 10/03/2012
This wasn't all that earth-shattering. ARPANET was developed in the late 60's, the first e-mail was sent in 1971, FTP was established in 1973. Epson, HP and Radio Shack already had laptops by the late 70's, and the GRID Compass was released in 1982. (And let's not forget the Xerox PARC) Steve Jobs would have been aware of all of this. His genius was in packaging multiple ideas into boxes that were easy to use, beautiful to look at, and considered way cool. Can't wait for Apple to invent the microSD card slot.
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bring in swat
04:35 PM on 10/03/2012
yes he had vision and was able to get the people/technology he needed to get the work done, but really people all of what he spoke of was already happening and he knew it. anyone in the industry at the time did, they just weren't out in the spotlight flying it around for all to see, they were in the labs developing...Like the Woz. Generally when ego maniacal people have ideas about things, even though these "ideas" are already realities the person still believes it was theirs.

1983- Steve Jobs recapping the past and present calling it the "future"
1982- Grid Compass Laptop released but developed back in 1979
1980/85- wireless connectivity was already being developed and implemeted on computer networks as well as the idea of portable radio type computing devices
1975/76- LAN Xerox PARC
1974- TCP/IP Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn
1973- Ethernet Xerox PARC
1965- WAN Berkley/MIT
1965- Galactic Network(WWW) John Licklider
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MacTheCat
Those Clouds You See Aren't really clouds at all
04:34 PM on 10/03/2012
Jobs was a genius, a visionary and a success.

Anyone can guess at the future, only Jobs lived to make it happen!
04:48 PM on 10/03/2012
I'm sorry, what exactly did he "make" that didn't already exist again?
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MacTheCat
Those Clouds You See Aren't really clouds at all
05:03 PM on 10/03/2012
What have you?
04:32 PM on 10/03/2012
Not really surprised. The idea of the information book was around in star trek with the tricorder. Voice control of computers the same, wireless yeah....

Functionally wireless communication was already being used in the top secret phase of stealth aircraft to enable them to stay airborne.

As a kid during this time phase playing videogames and completely immersed in the sci fi culture of the 60-70's and even earlier authors non of that sounded seemed or appeared outlandish to those living the computer revolution and watching it evolve.

He was channeling the inner sci fi geek in all of us.

Jobs remains impressive for being a fundamental part of bringing that technological vision to life. The vision really came earlier was a part of our culture already, and jobs was promissing to deliver(to get funding no dount). I'm sure his speech appealed to the inner sci fi geeks of those assembled, they were common dreams.
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Mirriam Egglebrecht
04:32 PM on 10/03/2012
Well Gene Rodenberry predicted the Iphone back in the 60s.
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drfromgallifrey
Truly a Madman with a Box
04:42 PM on 10/03/2012
Robert Heinlein .....predicted the waterbed, the artificial heart, and several other groundbreaking technologys back in the 50's and early sixtys.....and yes Gene also predicted the voice controled computer, the tricorder, etc.