A word of encouragement to all of us.
We robot makers create the future. Would you agree?
Those of you who do agree with me may also know that the
future can be a frustrating place. Ya know, so often we
hear stories of new and wonderful technologies that will
change our lives and yet somehow, when and if they appear,
they never seem to meet our expectations. For example,
science fiction films constantly introduce new gizmos and
gadgets and far off places that we will never experience
in our lifetime. Fantastic robotic toys, like those from
movies such as Star Wars, are made to seem so real and
life-like that one would expect them to already be here.
And yet we wait.
Then we can't wait and we try to make it ourselfs.
We all know that technology is racing along at break-neck
speed, yet no one person can keep up with all the
developments. New terms and definitions enter the data
stream each and every day. Technologies like
Superconductivity, Nanotechnology and Artificial
Intelligence are just a few of the new breed of fantastic
possibilities scientists from all over the world are
touting as the next big thing. We are being told of
future computers capable of storing hundreds of gigabytes
of information that we will carry with us wherever we go.
But where does the present end and the future begin?
Well, maybe the future so begin with the introduction of
something that transpires our current perceptions of how
we interact with our environment. And in relation to our
use of computers, that future is moving rapidly into a
convergence of mediums. Television, print, press, radio
and other forms of personal communication are all
beginning to fuse. How we operate through and with these
new technologies is still somewhat of a mystery. But one
thing is for sure. Somewhere, someone will make a
technology that will enable us to interact with computers
as naturally as we speak face to face. Wouldn't it be far
simpler just to dictate an email? Why waste time and
energy typing a long document when all you'd have to do is
speak? Isn't that the natural way? Talking?
The reason we don't speak to computers is because
computers are somewhat impersonal objects that we use to
communicate through. But all of that is about to change.
The dynamic between human and computers is about to take
another giant step forward. The necessary evolution in
computer interaction may be just around the corner and you
know what? You would never guess just what kind of shape
that next stage will take. Nor what it will look like,
what it will sound like or how it will feel.
Who amoung us is right now making such a thing?
Most definatly it will be from the efforts of all of us.
Let us prepare ourself for the future and the next stage
in the developments of robotic creatures.
I say push on my brothers and sisters of robot makers.
Somebodys got to create the future.
Let's make history!!
Vist me sometime ok?