Technological Evolutions | Very few of us are suprised to know about the technological evolutions man has been able to achieve, almost every time we visit a store or supplier there is always a new gadget or new technology to satisfy our needs and the changes are so rapid that it becomes harder to notice over time exactly how far we have got to reach that ultimate dream.
How far are we and is there a line to draw. An ultimate goal.
As we see, the old computer against the little red square being worn by our model. So small we almost need to look twice to find it!. Like believing in ghosts, believe enough and that ghost will become a part of you and technology does just this.
So lets take a look at the 1980’s, above we have the Amiga 2000, which was classified as a high-end computer of its time.
The Amiga 2000
The Amiga 2000, or A2000, was a personal computer released by Commodore in March 1987. It was introduced as a “big box” expandable variant of the Amiga 1000 but quickly redesigned to share most of its electronic components with the contemporary Amiga 500for cost reduction. Expansion capabilities include two 3.5″ drive bays (one of which is used by the included floppy drive) and one 5.25″ bay that can be used by a 5.25″ floppy drive (for IBM PC compatibility), a hard drive, or CD-ROM once they became available.
Commodore Amiga 2000 Type: Personal computer
Release date: March 1987
Introductory price: $1495 (1987) (Todays equivilent $3,200)
Operating system: Amiga OS 1.2/1.3 or 2.0
CPU: Motorola 68000 @ 7.16 MHz (NTSC)7.09 MHz
Predecessor: Amiga 1000
Successor: Amiga 3000
The Amiga 2000 is the first Amiga model that allows expansion cards to be added internally. SCSI host adapters, memory cards, CPU cards, network cards, graphics cards, serial port cards, and PC compatibility cards were available, and multiple expansions can be used simultaneously without requiring an expansion cage like the Amiga 1000 does. Not only does the Amiga 2000 include five Zorro II card slots, the motherboard also has four PC ISA slots, two of which are inline with Zorro II slots for use with the A2088 bridgeboard, which adds IBM PC XT compatibility to the A2000.
The Amiga 2000 was the most versatile and expandable Amiga computer until the Amiga 3000T was introduced four years later.
More about the Amiga 2000 at Wikipedia (new window/tab)
iGlass is a beginning of a new adventure. Apple are working on introducing argumented reality to this new technology which will in effect place you right into the virtual world while your still in your “real” world.
Apple news regarding at CNBC (new window/tab)
Apple just got awarded a new patent that may become the wearable version of the iPad one day: eyeglasses that would display apps, video, images, and overlay information on the world around you in realtime—something like Schwarzenegger’s vision in Terminator.
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