Are touch screens here for the long haul?

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  1. facekl

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    Ever since the first iphone came out, all the coolest new phones have had touch screens. I really like them but they do have some drawbacks. What will the next cool thing be? In 20 years, I can't see people still using touch screen phones. Holograms or something?
     

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  2. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Touch screen phones have been around a long time before the iPhone.
     
  3. facekl

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    I know but they didn't have a lot of popular consumer touchscreen phones before that.
     
  4. pwrshft99

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    Last christmas toys r us had a game for kids. The game was to move a ball thru a maze with just your mind.

    I picture a next gen Bluetooth like device in 5 to 10 years that will allow you control your phone completely without touching it or talking to it.
     
  5. Jammy

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    Maybe it'll be built in to our minds and we won't physically have a device o_O
     
  6. Eugene

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    They were actually quite popular. My first was running windows CE 2.x, then the Compaq ipaq's running pocketpc 3.0 around the year 2000. Lots of people were buying them as far back as then but the media didn't care until the ifad.
     
  7. Pryomancer

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    In terms of technology, most stuff doesn't really stay around too long. There are staples of hardware like the mouse, it's been vital to computers for decades, but probably not for that much longer. It'll probably stick around for another 10 years or maybe a bit longer, I predict, but touch screens and new stuff like eye tracking and mind control will take over as the dominant input methods.

    And all of those will eventually get superseded as well.
     
  8. Eugene

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    Funny you mention the mouse, I haven't used one in over 10 years unless I'm at someone elses computer and then I'm annoyed by it.
     
  9. Pryomancer

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    10 years, seriously? Please elaborate.
     
  10. Eugene

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    1998 was when I bought my own laptop (Compaq Armada 1592dmt), then a Compaq Armada 1700 then A Dell Latitude C400 and currently an ASUS 900HA, all with touchpads. quit using a mouse with that first laptop, quit using Microsoft software with the Dell Latitude after Xp was such a disapoint ment from NT/2000
     

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