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At Home With Wireless

4:15 PM -- I'm a bonafide retro-futuristic, sci-fi aficionado; one sniff of a jetpack or a paper catsuit and I'm there. So it's good that I'm here -- Vegas, that is -- a city where everything reeks of a future that never was, from glass-bottomed skyscraper bars to the over-stuffed monorail.

With that in mind, I was overjoyed to see that one of the special exhibits at CTIA styled as the "wireless home of the future." This not so humble abode was filled with everything wireless, from phones to entertainment centers to medical scanners in the bedroom.

This Ikea-like display was put together by the .mobi JV, a consortium of carriers and vendors, pushing for simpler URLs for Internet-enabled wireless devices. The JV is launching .mobi domain soon and will try to keep sites that register using that top level domain to an agreed-upon set of site and URL standards to make the Web easier for wireless users.

It's probably total bullshit of course. I can't imagine that the average person will have enough money to cover the future energy costs of recharging hundreds of wireless devices all the bloody time.

But let's forget such practical issues for the moment and luxuriate in the liberation that wireless could potentially offer us from the nasty excretions of the present day.

That's right people, apparently the home of the future has no toilet in the bathroom. But don't fret, because evidently it has a staffed bar right in the living room, serving blue cocktails.

Now that's what I call progress.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

AllKindsOfThings 12/5/2012 | 3:57:55 AM
re: At Home With Wireless Might be worth to note that on the Hannover Industry Show, two units of one of the leading European Research Outfits (Fraunhofer Gesellschaft) is exploring the idea of Combining Solar Cells with Batteries/respectively Fuel Cells as a long term low maintenance autonomous Energy Concept for mobile devices.

Maybe a mid term way not to run bankrupt on your monthly energy bill...?

For all its worth: A good, short summary on what .mobi should or could help with can be found at the blog of Russell Beattie, an Initiator in what seems to be one of the top Sillicon Valleye Mobile Networking events. Worth a read: http://www.russellbeattie.com/...

Best Regards !


Some background on Fuel Cells: http://www.fair-pr.com/backgro...

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