A new leaked video hints at a new Chromebook. I posted it to my YouTube Channel HERE. Google says it so much better than I can, So I paraphrased the gist of the video here, to look at the picture they may be painting…
“This, is a Pixel.
By itself, a pixel isn’t much, but together, pixels create entire worlds… (Distributed computing??)
Pixel is a building block (Hint)
The more pixels we add the more wonderful the world (Hint)
From 4 Million Pixels We created something new
New kind of Computer from Google
Could this pixel create a world of possibilities?
A world where you see things like you’ve never seen them before
A world that’s faster
Where all your things are always wherever you are
Where your computer actually gets better over time
And all this made us wonder, What’s Next?
And though we don’t know exactly what the future holds,
We hope you’ll help to shape it, with this laptop, Designed by Google, down to the last pixel...”
Interestingly enough, while the video is obviously making light of how much more incredible things look in High Resolution, (2560 x 1700 in this case, matching the Retina Display of Apple’s MacBook Pro), I see subtext here beyond just the high resolution Chromebook. Google has pushed Online Storage, Cloud Computing and Shared Data concepts longer than almost anyone. But with this new video, are they also hinting at another potential: Distributed Computing? Is Google looking to change the way we work and play, by working and playing as a collective whole? Little tidbits in the phrasing like “The more pixels we add the more wonderful the world, A world that’s faster, Where your computer actually gets better over time, What’s Next? & though we don’t know exactly what the future holds,We hope you’ll help to shape it, with this laptop, Designed by Google” – All of this seems to hint at something bigger. Maybe a project by Google where the collective whole of Chromebook users connected to each other increase the processing potential of each unit, Where your Chromebook LEARNS and adapts to your preferences and habits in the same way that adaptive predictive texts systems today learn what you type and text to speed up messaging and emailing. Is Google paving the way? Or is this simply a look at new hardware that makes them competitive with Apple in the display arena? I personally don’t think Google would put all that money into hardware and that high res of a screen simply to build a Flashy Chromebook that has a high res screen. It’s not the Google way. What are your thoughts??