TechnoBabble #13: What lies beyond the iPad?

TechnoBabbleOn this episode, both “guys from the office” join us in-studio.  We’ve just learned about the Apple ‘event’ in San Francisco scheduled for next week, and we’re assuming that it will be the iPad 3 that will be revealed.  And, it will be the first product launch / keynote event since the death of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

But beyond just the news and the headlines, where are we really headed with all these portable devices?  Technology is racing toward catching up to sci-fi movies, but where is it taking us as human beings?  How will we interact with each other in the coming years?  And is that interaction, or lack of it, taking away part of our humanity?  We engage in a lively discussion on this very topic!

 

Here’s our helpful links and stories from the show:


Fantastically FAST

Google Music not living up to expectations

LightSquared asks for more time from FCC to contest ruling

 

Space, The Final Frontier

Japan plans snail-paced space elevator for 2050

 

Science News

VIRTUAL REALITY CONTACT LENSES OFFER 3D PANORAMA

Power Felt could one day run iPod from body heat

 

Off Beat

Kinect on shopping cart  (the future of grocery shopping at Whole Foods!)

Play AngryBirds with a real USB slingshot (not covered on show, but still pretty cool!)

 

Rumors Abound!

Apple sends out invitations for March 7 “iPad” event in San Francisco

 

Mentions

Cool Android App “Is It Busy There” that a friend of ours developed