What Will the Apple Tablet Will Look Like? Here’s a Prototype from 1968

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 31, 2009 in Tech |

2001: A Space Odyssey - a flat screen TV

I’ve been following the soap opera of all of those tech blogs think they know what Steve Jobs will produce next for his tablet device. However my gut feeling is that science fiction is always the best inspiration for Jobs, and in his case my gut tells me that his inner hippy will bring him back to the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Jobs stole the 3.5″ disk from Star Trek so Kubrick seems to be even better source material. So my prediction is that the tablet will function like the flat-screen tv sets that are seen in the Discovery. In addition to video and graphic displays for monitoring the vital signs of our world I also bet that we’ll see iPhone functionality with potential video conferencing:

2001: A Space Odyssey - video telephones

2001: A Space Odyssey - video telephones

In this video you can see the device at the 1:42 point:

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