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The Future is Now
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I'm no huge fan of Microsoft, still...check out the integration of technology.
There's an article at the link but it's the vid that made my heart flutter a little.

Xbox SmartGlass



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I found the sister coming into the room with her head down looking at her ipad and the brother looking at the tv then getting up and leaving both in their own cyberspace worlds, sad. It's crazy hypocritical of me to say this here, but I think we spend way too much time looking at screens.

it's not crazy hypocritical but the technology will come, it will eventually seamlessly meld itself into the fabric of our lives. It's up to us to learn how to use it properly.

When I was young, even now, I could completely ignore the world around me when reading a book. I'd be sitting in the livingroom reading, my parents would come in to watch TV and I'd leave to go into my room to continue reading. Is that really any different?

And anyway, I just love the interactivity of it, all so touch and language operated. We're going to spend time on these machines, listen to music, watch movies, read books, do art, so we might as well do all that in as complimentary a way to our lives as we can, working with not against.

First and foremost, I nominate you for diplomat of the year. :)

I, like you, always, even now, have my nose in a book so yeah, much the same. I just fear that now, it the pervasiveness of it, we truly will withdraw from others a whole more than we have in the past, because not everyone reads like we do, but everyone seems to have their head down in Ipods, Ipads, earbuds, etc. It's more all-encompassing, so will society be individual islands, not making eye contact? Before only nerds like us looked down to turn the page, now it's a large portion of the population. I don't know, I just don't know.

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