The android OS is being developed very rapidly. Since it’s intro into the mobile OS market it has rapidly expanded and is now on many phones. Android is also showing up on many low cost tablets. Tablets are being developed that can be mounted in the walls of you home. Tablets can also be wired in to your T.V and can serve media from the Internet sometimes in H.D. This would give you the ability to have apps and widgets on T.V screens all around you home. In the future the code will become even more advanced. You may be able to talk to an adroid device in your kitchen and tell it to play a song or look up something on wikipedia for you. It may also be able to shut off lights for you and tell you how the weather is. One day you will be able to wake up and say ” Android … What will the weather be like today?” After a long day of work you could say “good night android” and watch as the lights fade out and you T.V shuts off. This technology may be available sooner than we think. The Archos 7 and 8 home tablets are some of the first Android based home computers. Archos has announced it will be making apps specifically for android home automation. When these low cost android home computers hit the market, you can be sure developers will be working on many more home automation apps. The archos 7 has just become available for preorder for $199 here.
Drone warfare is being used more and more by the U.S army and military around the world. The “Predator” first began use by the army in 1995. It now has over 230 flying missions around the world being controlled from aircraft carriers and army bases. The U.S Army has just introduced unmanned helicopters into battlegrounds. Imagine and apache helicopter flying over a city in iraq with no one in the pilot seat carrying arsenal of firepower. The government estimates half of all Army aircraft will be unmanned by 2025. Robotics may also improve greatly by the year 2025. Open source developers and manufactures will probably be able to produce androids that are capable of war. If your a teenager today you will probably live to see a complete army of drones including airplanes, jets, androids and boats. We could all hope that this technology doesn’t need to be used by the year 2025 but the way things are going suggest otherwise.
The open office project at openoffice.org is now a fully developed free rival of microsoft office. On October 28th 2009, the one hundred millionth person downloaded open office. The project will probably advance and be a lot better than microsoft office. More and more business are using the free software and saving money. It is unclear when large corporations will start using the free software and saving boatloads of money not having to buy microsoft office. walmart is know to try and save as much money as possible to lower prices for consumers. Imagine how much money Walmart would save and Microsoft would loose. Open office is available on every major operating system and can be found here.
The latest mac mini has improved greatly over the early 2009 model. Consumers are very happy with the performace of the new mac mini and it has recived five out of five stars on many reveiw sites. It can be hooked up to and LCD tv and stream H.D video from the Internet without a sputter. This is a great computer option for someone who has a nice LCD in the living room and want the power of mac while they sit on the couch with a wireless keyboard and mouse. The mac mini is also a good option for people who already have a nice monitor and want a mac. The unit is very small and has a simple elegant look. It is the most affordable mac ever at only $599. It can be found on amazon.com here.
Proccesor : Intel core 2 duo proccesor @ 2.26 ghz
Ram : 2 gb
Video Card : nVidia GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
The future of an open source education system will be bright! Open source developers gather from all around the world and contribute code to projects that have so far proven to be great. For example “Android” google mobile phone operating system was developed using open source technology. Google and many developers around the world have used the Internet to build the amazing system. It is now on many phones around the world and is available free for download to anyone. In the future as open source progresses developers will be able to harness enormous power to build an open source education system. The system could be constantly updated by teachers, scientist, developers all across the planet. The power of wikipedia’s knowledge can built into the system. Teachers can work to together on course work that can be displayed using a visual talking avatar teacher. A database with every price of knowledge known to man could be built. Using a computer and your tv at home you could explore anything using your voice. Class rooms in poor countries would have access to a teacher that knows everything in the world using low cost computers, displays and even mobile phones. This could lower poverty and disease using education.