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One Hub, Many Displays

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“Help Us Bring This New Groundbreaking Computing Model to Life! #Neptune #ExpectChange http://thndr.it/1JpYQXC

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Introducing the First True Personal Computer

Watch the video above to learn more about this groundbreaking computing model that makes you the center of your computing life, not a device. 

In order to really bring this vision to life, we need your help and support to raise awareness of this awesome new paradigm!


Help us spread the word on Thunderclap and get a chance to win the full suite of products* that we'll unveil on March 17!

*Value of $599



Read our manifesto to learn more:

Diversified Model Vs. Unified Model

Ever since the dawn of PCs in late 20th century, the evolution of computing devices has largely been additive. This has resulted in the dominant computing model we see today: the diversified model. 

A large and ever-increasing variety of devices, consisting of smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, smart TVs, and now smartwatches, are there to satisfy an equally large set of particular use cases and needs.


The contrary model, which has largely been unsuccessful so far at gaining widespread adoption, is the unified model. One such example of an attempt for this is the Microsoft Surface. 

Believers of this model state that one device alone can fulfill all use cases, and that users generally don’t want to go through the hassle of managing multiple devices.

                          


The Problem: No Model is Perfect

Both these models have their pros and cons. The unified model does a good job at reducing the clutter of devices to manage, but fails at fulfilling all use cases well. The problem remains that there’s no perfect screen size; and the main compromise that increased screen size brings is a proportional decrease in portability. The Surface tablet tries to be just portable enough to answer all use cases, but is still too big to fit in a pocket and yet too small to fulfill true computing needs. 

Therefore, it’s important to recognize that a diversity of form factors will always be required.



The diversified model, on the other hand, does really well to appropriately serve all use cases, but managing the diversity of devices then becomes problematic. The model is overly dependent on an consistent connection to the Internet to keep devices synchronized, and access to the cloud itself as well as personal files and apps are sporadically spread across each and every device. Security therefore becomes an issue, which brings the need for constant authentication throughout devices. Latency is a problem as well, as connection speeds aren’t always fast and reliable wherever you go.


The model doesn’t fare well on wallets or on the environment either; as every device sees the same repetition of expensive computing power, memory and connectivity components, when in fact the only things that really change are the relatively inexpensive input and output methods such as the display, keyboard, touch panel, cameras, etc.

Introducing the Unified Diversity Model

The unified diversity model combines both models into one, retaining all the advantages while having none of the disadvantages. Instead of having redundant computing power and connectivity being needlessly repeated across all your devices, these common denominators reside in a single computing hub that’s on you at all times. All the other devices are then simply reinvented to become human-computer interaction peripherals for the hub.

The unified diversity model respects the importance of having a large plurality of form factors to fulfill all use cases, but also recognizes the indisputable value of reducing the number of computing devices to one.


Under this model, the constant need for syncing between devices is thus rendered obsolete, as you’re always using the same computing device, just on different screen sizes. The cloud is always there, no longer to serve as a relentless means to keep devices in sync, but rather as an extension of storage capacity as well as a backup for personal files in case the hub is lost.

As files and apps are always on you at all times, a lost or stolen device no longer means lost or stolen data, and devices become shareable. Authentication is therefore only required for the hub itself, and becomes obsolete for all other devices. Furthermore, an application may be started on one device and seamlessly continued on another. No need to go through the hassle of relaunching or to worry about your progress, as the state of the application stays untouched on the hub. Simply switch to the other device, and you’ll be exactly where you left off.

                                          

Devices are much cheaper, as they don’t have all the expensive computing and connectivity components anymore. As inexpensive commodities, they can be everywhere; in your home, office, car, at restaurants, shopping centers, schools, etc. Any device may be yours; anytime, anywhere. Devices are also a lot easier to design and produce, enabling product designers and manufacturers to potentially create an infinite variety of form factors. Screens can be embedded into household appliances, cars, walls, and much more. Everything will become smart, by simply becoming peripherals for your hub.


Why the Hub Needs to Be Wearable

There’s something inherently wrong about the current fact that even if someone physically holds one of your devices in their hands; it’s still your device, with your files, apps, text messages, pictures, and access to your cloud services. This is why the hub needs to be wearable.

What’s the killer feature of a wearable device? It’s not rocket science; it’s that it’s wearable.  It’s you. This arrangement thus allows you to be the center of your computing life, not a device.

                                            

The wearable hub is, arguably, the first true personal computer.

This is the start of a new computing era.


Help us spread the word!

In order to really bring this vision to life, we need your help and support to raise awareness of this awesome new paradigm. Help us spread the word!


#ExpectChange

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