Four design concepts on the possibilities of personal computers. (C) Mario Gagliardi 2005
Squeeze stick: making data exchange tangible, the squeeze memory stick pushes data into devices when inserted and squeezed.
Treasure box computer: On the other end of the scale, the first personal quantum computers might be an exclusive gift. The treasure box computer in Chinese silk opens a glimpse to glowing crystals, conveying the idea of quantum data processing at the speed of light.
Noh house spirits: Intelligent houses, atmosphere, temperature, and mood-regulating, could have a house spirit– a floating mask on the display walls – all-seeing, protecting from intruders, eagerly waiting for instructions even when travelling.
Takeway computer: The price of basic computer hardware has dropped so much that a low-spec computer can cost less then 10 $. What if the casing, the most expensive part of a computer, is also low-cost? This takeaway-computer design costs just as much as takeaway noodles.