Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Bookstore of the Future

Today I'm posting over on the Indelible's blog about The Bookstore of the Future, in which I imagine a high tech funland that may or may not resemble Corning's Day of Glass:

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  1. How interesting!! Really makes you think, huh?

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  2. In a not so distant future, I do see that kind of world as totaly possible!

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  3. That video just made my little SF heart go pitter pat. :) LOVED it! Thanks Susan!

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  4. Cute! I have my ideas about it now too. Maybe I'll share them with NAIBA when I go to their meet and greet.

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  5. Most of this - awesome.

    Being able to decide which shoes go best with your uniform - priceless.

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  6. Am I the only person who finds this slightly frightening? :) Then again, mobile phones still scare me.

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    1. I’m far too much a technophile for my own good. Then again a new version of Windows scares me. “Don’t mess with my stuff!” LOL

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  7. @ Talli - the moment I looked at this, I was both stoked and nausceous. The connectivity is brilliant but talk about a breakable world.

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  8. I hope no one sneezes; the future looks fragile.

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    1. Actually, and you'll have to look it up, instead of using the sodium element (I think—sorry, in a rush), if a larger element (per the periodic table of elements, going vertically down), like Potassium, is used than the glass becomes substantially stronger. I saw a fascinating video a long time ago demonstrating the resistance to impact and the difference was incredible. Think glass that was nearly indestructible. Not sure if that is the same way they make security glass for various commercial and industrial purposes.

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    2. I think I should buy stock in Windex. :)

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  9. Great tech concepts, wonder how it will all play out. Added bonus, since its Corning, it looks like the future of technology will be dishwasher safe.

    No more annoying questions like, "Mom! How do I clean the ketchup off of my iPhone?" in the future. A simple toss into the dishwasher and you're good.

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  10. I want me one of those ensemble creating things! Watching this made me think how our kids' minds must be developing. I compare it to people growing up monolingual in one place to those with exposure to many cultures and many languages. So powerful.

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  11. Wow that is so interesting!! Thanks for sharing. Love the blog!

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