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Old 08-13-2009, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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(CNN) -- These days, it seems that most Americans carry three things in their pockets or purses at all times: keys, a wallet and a phone.

But, in the not-too-distant future, you may be able to leave the wallet and the keys behind.

Wallet of the future? Your mobile phone - CNN.com
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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(CNN) -- These days, it seems that most Americans carry three things in their pockets or purses at all times: keys, a wallet and a phone.

But, in the not-too-distant future, you may be able to leave the wallet and the keys behind.

Wallet of the future? Your mobile phone - CNN.com
I am not sure Americans will be comfortable with that.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:14 AM
 
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I the future we may no longer need to carry keys though. The trend seems to be heading in that direction with everything being digitized

cell wallet
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Default Zubi (neutralizer of radiation)

A product soon to be launched is ZUBI, which provides 100% radiation protection indefinately as long as the three coats of coating (paint)
doesn't get compromised (scratched) . The ZUBI is a 3/4 inch disc with a peal off backing designed to be placed anywhere on a cell phone,
cordless phones, laptop screens,PC's, and microwaves. The cost will be about $15 each and packs of let's say 6 (not sure) . This thing will
be so hot I can't even comprehend who will stock it and how about the IPO? I have no connection with the company, but DNA research uncovered overwhelming effectiveness. One bio-chemist from New York Mt Sinai /Harvard confirmed its effectiveness along with three other PHD's in separate studies. Check it out on You Tube. There are strong evidence of brain,chest and prostate cancers associated with cells stored on hips,lab pockets and belts either right side or left. Fivefold increase in kids cancers.
Note: the discs can be put inside the cell so you don't need to sick it on
any surface.

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Old 03-07-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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This is what bugs me:
These futuristic uses for phones are becoming reality in countries like South Korea and Japan, which typically are ahead of the United States when it comes to mobile technology.
Why is this country so friggin RETARDED when it comes to technology? We invented the cell phone, the internet, cars, TV and radio yet other countries are so gawddam far ahead of us on everything.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Kev, the country isn't "retarded" - it's just that Americans by nature hate change. Any kind of change. From something as simple as the cancellation of a TV show all the way up the scale to someone suggestion new health care reforms or a car maker that dares to stick a battery instead of a gas engine in a car, Americans really really hate things to change.

This carries over sometimes for years over the simplest things. The VHS/Beta tape thing was an early tech example, Laser movie disks that never took off, even recordable CD+R as opposed to CD-R disks battled it out for a time - and more recently, BlueRay over HD players, and even after BR won, people still are reluctant to let loose of their old DVD players to get one. Even when cell phones became affordable to average folks, I knew tons of people who refused to get one saying they saw "no reason to own one of those things" - and it took quite a while (by tech standards) before people really got warm to them, and now look - people are addicted to them.

In Japan for years now, you can "charge up" your cell phone with money - like a prepaid debit card. Then you can go to just about any vending machine, aim the phone at it, and poof, it gives you what you want and takes the money out of the cell phone. Very popular with tweens/teens there. I see that as being something Americans will adopt once they see how convenient it is, but I see it taking a longer time before they get comfortable with "serious" transactions via their cells like paying a mortgage. New scanning tech will soon allow people to scan a bar code of an item and use their cell's web browser to shop for the best price for it - that too, will probably slowly catch on. A new crop of cell phones that are about to come out will also allow people to video chat with others, but that may hit a hurtle as it opens a can of worms regarding people who will try to do this while driving.

So yeah, there ARE tech advances being made and about to be let loose on the American cell but some of them have been used for a time elsewhere, only because in those cultures, they LOVE new gizmos when they come out - whereas here, we simply like "things they way they are". As a side-note too, remember that in some countries there isn't the competition there is here. They may have a couple of cell providers so when a change is made, it's made more quickly. Here we have more that compete with each other, that use varying technologies, etc.. it's MUCH harder to standardize things here (or get them all to agree to do something the same way).
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Kev, the country isn't "retarded" - it's just that Americans by nature hate change. Any kind of change. From something as simple as the cancellation of a TV show all the way up the scale to someone suggestion new health care reforms or a car maker that dares to stick a battery instead of a gas engine in a car, Americans really really hate things to change.

This carries over sometimes for years over the simplest things. The VHS/Beta tape thing was an early tech example, Laser movie disks that never took off, even recordable CD+R as opposed to CD-R disks battled it out for a time - and more recently, BlueRay over HD players, and even after BR won, people still are reluctant to let loose of their old DVD players to get one. Even when cell phones became affordable to average folks, I knew tons of people who refused to get one saying they saw "no reason to own one of those things" - and it took quite a while (by tech standards) before people really got warm to them, and now look - people are addicted to them.

In Japan for years now, you can "charge up" your cell phone with money - like a prepaid debit card. Then you can go to just about any vending machine, aim the phone at it, and poof, it gives you what you want and takes the money out of the cell phone. Very popular with tweens/teens there. I see that as being something Americans will adopt once they see how convenient it is, but I see it taking a longer time before they get comfortable with "serious" transactions via their cells like paying a mortgage. New scanning tech will soon allow people to scan a bar code of an item and use their cell's web browser to shop for the best price for it - that too, will probably slowly catch on. A new crop of cell phones that are about to come out will also allow people to video chat with others, but that may hit a hurtle as it opens a can of worms regarding people who will try to do this while driving.

So yeah, there ARE tech advances being made and about to be let loose on the American cell but some of them have been used for a time elsewhere, only because in those cultures, they LOVE new gizmos when they come out - whereas here, we simply like "things they way they are". As a side-note too, remember that in some countries there isn't the competition there is here. They may have a couple of cell providers so when a change is made, it's made more quickly. Here we have more that compete with each other, that use varying technologies, etc.. it's MUCH harder to standardize things here (or get them all to agree to do something the same way).
Amazing for a nation that was started by people who dared to make change. People who sailed in boats over stormy oceans to arrive in a new land that they knew little about. People that fought the British and broke away. Now we are a bunch of scared chickens too afraid of even the simplest change and it is costing us in real terms. That is why places like China is rising and we are declining. They are not afraid of the metric system over there.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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I feel the same frustration that the prvious posters stated. The Asian markets are not afraid to bring out their stuff, while American companies have to "research things to death" and make sure that a product appeals to their target group before they showcase it.

I think you can buy a lot of those Asian products online if I am not mistaken.
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