Future Series

Future of Cameras

In 1994 a Japanese tourist asked me if I would take his picture. It was with a tiny digital camera about the size of my thumb, the characters were in Japanese. Obviously the camera was an advanced prototype from a high technology laboratory. I was so amazed that I told a friend of mine who was a banker, like all debunkers he told me that it was impossible for a camera to be so small, later a scientist friend said that the laws of physics made such a camera a theoretical absurdity.

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The debunkers spent a lot of time explaining to me how such a device could never be. I realized then that they were not just fools - but, the worst kind of fools, those who fancy themselves as intelligent. Back then I knew then that the future of film cameras companies was to go digital. Much like the digital sound of the CD eliminated the analog static filled sound of a cassette tape, digital cameras would soon push out the old analog film cameras.

In the 90's webcams started out as poor quality but slowly got better and better. Many companies in the traditional film world made fun of these cheap digital cameras for the internet.

America companies like Kodak and Polaroid missed the boat. Too many debunkers making fun of digital. They, like the dodo bird, could not adapt and will soon become extinct.

Fast forward to the year 2000, John Titor a time traveller who claimed to be from the year 2036 said that in the future digital cameras had replaced analog cameras, and old tube screen television was replaced by LCD TV. I still remember the comment back then by a debunker. He said "I can buy a disposable Kodak film camera for $4.95, and for five bucks get great pictures, or pay $500 for a Sony digital camera and get muddy low res pics that look like garbage. It's a no brainer." In deed, he was quite accurate - no brain. That describes a debunker perfectly.

If you were to show a small cellular telephone with a digital video camera inside to a scientist in the 1950's he would claim that sending video using radio waves was impossible because you would run out of bandwidth. In the pre-Sputnik era any talk of GPS and orbital satellites would produce howls of laughters from those who think themselves intelligent.


If you open you mind, you can see the future.

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