Sunday, November 6, 2011

Which Technology Will Be Next to Die?

Hear ye, hear ye! All ye geeks!  I have come to report the certain death of one of our most important pieces of technology, but which will it be?  Take a look inside and you shall see!

Sorry guys.  That got old quick.  We've all been there and done that.  Brand new NES?  Now there's the Super NES.  Brand new plasma television? Now we have High Def.  Brand new HDTV?  Now there's 3D sucka! As with all technology, there comes a time when it dies a slow, painful death.  We have a clue as to what the next to die will be, but the decision wasn't easy.

So what is the answer? Hard drives and flash drives..  That's right, and you can thank Amazon for that.  Well, mostly at least.  How is it possible that hard drives and flash drives will be obsolete in the near future?

In case you didn't know, there is now a surge in cloud computing, or delivering, storing, and accessing stored information via a "cloud" network not stored on your computer.  Amazing, isn't it?  You can start working on a presentation or document at home, then continue later on the ride to work; flash drive or file transferring not necessary.  How insanely convenient and awesome is that?

Including the hit song "Hunka Hunka
Roasted Chestnuts!"
With the growth in cloud computing, hard drives will surely be headed south for a long time.  When there's a better, faster way to do something the little guy gets tossed aside.  Look at the floppy disk, for example.  While some people still do use them, there isn't much need for them in today's fast-paced, computerized world.  Don't even get me started on 8-tracks.

They will stay out there. I have heard countless stories of very sketchy people storing very sketchy things on these pieces of technology.  They will be there for these reasons, as well as for those not willing to make the switch.  (There's always these devoted fans anywhere.  They're perfectly fine and don't want to do what society decides.)  However, if you're a hipster I'm sure you've been using cloud computing when it was underground, if that makes sense.

Not too long after hard drives, touch screens will be a thing of the past.  After all, we did all hear about Omni-Touch's newest advancement, right?

Do you think it's GAME OVER for hard drives, or will another piece of technology die out before it?

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