A vision for the future
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Name: Bill Buffam
Bio: Internet user, Webmaster, VOIP user, get-rid-of-the-paper bigot
Area of Expertise: Technology Developer/Administrator
Topic: Getting, Sharing Information
Headline: Rich Virtual Relationships
Nutshell: Everyone, whether individual or group, will be able to have rich interactions and relationships with everyone else, and will be able to easily find those they will want to have such relationships with.
First there was a text-only internet. Then we added graphics. Then audio and video. Now we are on the cutting edge of haptic interfaces (where you can virtually feel the shape and texture of simulated objects). And there will be continue to be user-interface advances beyond that.
Date Submitted: 11/11/2004