Archive for November, 2007

PCs in 5 and 15 years

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

I was just emailing a friend of mine about his new PC and I started thinking about how cool future PCs will be (I do this every so often ;-) ). And I found myself writing about it to him, so I thought I’d post it here too so I can check it in 5 and 15 years time!

Do you think that in about 5 years we’ll have stuff like this:

Multi-terrabyte solid state drives that are totally reliable. Multi-gigs of RAM – maybe 100Gb or more (if anyone needs that much), multi-core chips running crazy speeds, graphics cards that leave everything now standing, HD DVD drives, totally quiet components and fans (yay!) low energy consumption. Oh and everyone will have TFTs that are better than current ones (CRT will be dead). More and more people will be using speech recognition too. Oh and mostly everything will be wireless. Oh and how fast will Internet be, maybe not that much faster :-( but hopefully lots? This is all assuming we still have electricity! ;-)

What about 15 years? Petabye instant drives, terrabytes of RAM (if it’s even needed any more), new crazy-ass chips with rad technology and very high speeds, New optical standard drive (no moving parts) that still reads everything old like CDs, DVDs and HD DVDs, silent, ultra low-power, wireless, speech recognition enabled as standard, OS has AI elements, new screen technology (possibly paper thin and any size with super high res), Internet faster than today’s harddrives, new energy source to power it all (alien?)

I could go on for quite a while e.g. 25 years, 50 years … 1000 years etc. But I’ll stop for now ;-)

If you have anything to add then please post and we’ll come back and check in years to come.

Grey Alien Games is 2 years old!

Monday, November 12th, 2007

I had to renew my and domains today, so that means my site is 2 years old! Yay :-) I originally made it in Nov 2005 so that I had some kind of reference site for when people bought Xmas Bonus from the publisher or portals. In Dec 2006 I revamped the site for the launch of my independently published game Holiday Bonus and because I started selling Xmas and Easter bonus myself, rather than via a publisher.

I’ve added quite a few Blitz games and also some Reflexive affiliate titles, but it’s quite a few months out of date now due to me working frantically on my current game.

The next phases is to move away from manually created pages (how lame) and have auto-generate pages via PHP and MYSQL. Then I’ll have a special Blitz Games page and will be adding lots more! I’ll probably do this in December, and announce it then. Watch this space…