Looking Back At Technology From 2057

Posted on Saturday, May 20 2006 @ 05:20:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The year is 2057 and The TechZone looks back on 100 years of Technology.

Like many industries, the music industry had to die before it could be re-born. Lets face it, any organization that sees its own customers as potential criminals is definitely on the way out. In those days, music and movies were distributed on plastic discs (called CDs or DVDs) and billions were spent on preventing people from doing what they did naturally - sharing. Various methods were tried to prevent this, DRM (Digital Rights Management) was the most obnoxious partly because it prevented people from making copies (to use in their other players) but mostly because it "locked out" competitors..

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