New Flying Lens Could Revolutionize Optical Drives, Render Blu-ray Obsolete

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punditguy

I'm sick of these so-called breakthroughs that never make it to actual production. Neat -- you've got fodder for a research paper. Call me when it's close to being on the shelf. Until then, quit telling me that great things are 3-5 years away... I keep getting older, and the tech keeps improving in evolutionary steps, not revolutionary ones. File this one away with holographic storage and flying cars.

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yogurt80

... and "cloud computing."  Sick of hearing about that one.

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yogurt80

maybe by the time this is available in retail, I can afford blue ray.

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yogurt80

Damn researchers need to stop all there researching allready!  Not really, of coarse;  I mean, I love tech and all the advancements, but I'm tired of upgrading everything so quickly these days!  Blue Ray will be the next Mini Disc, or SACD.  I mean, how long have records been being pressed.  They we're the no.1 media format for what- like 100+ years, and onthe video front, even vhs had a good 20+ run.

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roninnder

I'm all for technology, but I feel a bit misled with your little "render blu-ray obsolete" draw.  It would be one thing if this were coming out Q4 2009, but we're talking 3-5 years for "industrial implementation," who knows how long for a home solution. I expect my current technology to be obsolete in 3-5 years.  I am currently using exactly 0 gadgets of any sort from 3-5 years ago.  So this will basically not affect any plans I might have as whether or not to adopt blu-ray.  Or I could just wait 3-5+ years for hi-def optical discs, hmmmmmm?

While we on news flashes, this just in, everything you're using now will be obsolete in 3-5 years.

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