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31. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Hooray Isa!

You've put it perfectly! A few bad apples are quite badly mistaken if they think we're going to fall for a two-bit, half-arsed attempt at sabotaging Travellerspoint. TP is founded, if I may, on mutual respect and genuine care and interest. We can spot someone who practices neither from miles away.

Tway.

32. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting Raven

After all I plan to be logging on here for ever.. its too addictive to give up..

You do realize we are all going to be in our eighties...no teeth, half our marbles gone.....and we will STILL be longged on to TP...;)

33. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

How long do you really believe that this form of technology / communication will last for ?

34. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

At least as long as the radio ;)

35. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

How long do you really believe that this form of technology / communication will last for ?

I'm guessing a pretty long time.... but I guess you never really know. Do you think it won't last?

36. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting Sam I Am

I'm guessing a pretty long time.... but I guess you never really know. Do you think it won't last?

Let's imagine it's 1995, and I told you that in ten years time there will be widespread use of a thing called the internet. You could be in one part of the world and send a message to someone else and they can respond immediately, but first you need to get a 32k modem.

Or what about in 1985,I told you there's going to a fax machine within the next ten years. You'll be able to feed a piece of paper into an electronic machine which will be connected to a telephone and the piece of paper will come out of someone else's phone in another location. Whatever became of those things anyhow?

In the early 1990's, I remember seeing an advertisement which read " Your children will have jobs you haven't even heard of yet".

Am I making sense here?

37. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I had a computer and internet in '92. But besides that...do you think in he late 1800's they thought they could talk into a box and hear someone across the country (not to mention around the world)...do you think phones will dissapear? I am sure technology will come up with something new..but it doesn't mean the 'old' inventions are going anywhere...TV, cars...its a long list.

38. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Well, personally I think the internet will be around for quite some years to come and that it's depth is only just starting to be grasped. One thing that I do think will disappear is cell phones as we know them. In the next 10-20 years, cell phone calls will be made over wireless broadband connections (this is already possible, although wireless coverage is still spotty but that can change within 10 years without doubt) and it will be the end of those expensive days of calling and paying per minute etc.

Of course, it could just be me dreaming :)

39. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 11y

Quoting Sam I Am

In the next 10-20 years, cell phone calls will be made over wireless broadband connections (this is already possible, although wireless coverage is still spotty but that can change within 10 years without doubt) and it will be the end of those expensive days of calling and paying per minute etc.

I very much fear telecom companies will take a page from the book of the RIAA/MPAA and press the government into service to protect their dying business model instead.
You can already see this by the way ISPs in the USA are pressing for municipal WiFi networks to be outlawed.

Of course, in the long long-term (30-50 years), and assuming the world doesn't become an outright corporocracy, I'd say that telephone/wifi/internet/communication access will the way of electricity and water. There'll be some companies making a small sliver of money with it, but no one will ever give it more than a passing thought, and expect it to be 'freely' available just about everywhere.

40. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

my two cents - the internet will be around for alongggggggggggggggg time, there are so many addicted people that it will be kept a live....

Let's imagine it's 1995, and I told you that in ten years time there will be widespread use of a thing called the internet. You could be in one part of the world and send a message to someone else and they can respond immediately, but first you need to get a 32k modem.

Or what about in 1985,I told you there's going to a fax machine within the next ten years. You'll be able to feed a piece of paper into an electronic machine which will be connected to a telephone and the piece of paper will come out of someone else's phone in another location. Whatever became of those things anyhow?

In the early 1990's, I remember seeing an advertisement which read " Your children will have jobs you haven't even heard of yet".

My dad works in computers so i had a computer before i started school, internet - as soon as it was available (overly priced back then ), oh and my job didn't ''technically'' exist in my field as a seperate entity/ function a few years ago but it was around....

things change, life goes on but TP is here forever !!!