A perfect date machine?
At its annual developers’ conference in San Francisco this week, Intel Corp put up a dozen or so whiteboards across the Moscone Center venue, soliciting answers to the big questions: from how tech might improve business to what you might want technology to do, if it could do anything.
But the answers, scribbled in blue marker, were a mix of practical suggestions like a handheld portable video conferencing device, perennial gripes and whimsy – perfect date machine, anyone?
Here are a selection of the questions and answers:
How do you see the future?
Real-time virtual Internet glasses
Big solar power airships
How can technology make business more efficient?
Video phone conference
An infinitely large display
How can technology improve the world?
Slow down global warming
Bring back dead loved ones
Food allergen detector
What’s the next big thing?
Smellovision (like television, but not)
Lip reading voice recognition
What will your kids’ kids think is cool?
Whatever it is, we’re sure to hate it!
3D Rock Band
Watching me on YouTube
Videogames embedded in your arm
Technology you can eat after using
What’s your big idea?
Embedded communications devices in my eyes and ears Hybrid Cadillacs Robochef
If tech could do anything for you, what would it be?
Perfect date machine
Make summer longer
5 minute robot jog to work