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Posted Feb 26, 2009 10:19 UTC (Thu) by Zhaknafein (guest, #56868)
Another film sighting
Posted Feb 26, 2009 10:37 UTC (Thu) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
From a gadget point of view this film is very interesting in other ways as well. The makers obviously tried very hard to predict what technology would realistically be common 10 years in the future, enlisting help from tech companies (Sony figures prominently in many gadgets). Some things they got tight, like very small video cameras and the afore-mentioned car navigator (although that was not yet very common in 1999), but curiously there are no mobile phones, the characters make calls from video-equipped phone booths instead. And no Internet.
Posted Feb 26, 2009 14:20 UTC (Thu) by klaasjan (guest, #5492)
The high-end TomTom units contain a GPRS modem and report their position to a central server which is able to detect traffic jams by lots of slowing navigation units ;). So in exchange for TT knowing where you are you get an early warning about traffic jams.
Also, I suppose that's the "mobile internet" feature the patent is about.
Posted Feb 27, 2009 6:58 UTC (Fri) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
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