Chapter 5: It Just Gets Weirder

Jason Griffey


Chapter 5 is dedicated to general trends that I see coming in technology and computing over the next three to five years, including a ubiquity of cameras, insanely high-density displays, autonomous flying robots, and more. Each trend is driven by a drop in manufacturing cost of specific components, which enables experimental and commoditized production of devices that were priced well out of the range of the average consumer. Once these costs drop just a bit more (as they are destined to), the library world will see the results, including finding ways to deal with massive data sets produced by our communities.

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