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Poll - What do you think the photo industry will look like in 2117?

Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Liam Clifford, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Liam Clifford

    Liam Clifford Active Member

    Take part in this week's poll!
  2. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I had to select the 'impossible to predict' option - but if I had to make up my own answer I'd be going for the possibility of retinal implants that allow the photographer to take a capture of whatever they're looking at, coupled with the ability to edit the image by simply thinking about how they wish it to look, and disseminating the final result by 'thinking' it onto the Cerebroweb (TM) using network implants which, by then, will be fitted to all humans at birth.

    My vision of the future does, however, still include a number of people who maintain that analogue is still best, pootling about with various venerable but still pristine Leicas and the occasional Nikon F!

    Cheers, Jeff
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  3. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Well I can't forsee what will happen elsewhere in the world, but in post-Brexit Britain we'll be too busy making flint weapons to worry that much about it.
  4. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    Optical and electronic imaging and recording will still have a place to play in family, hobby and professional life.
    The equivalent of the specialist stand alone camera will still be needed in some forms.
    Historically general purpose items have had a remarkably short life span in every field of endeavour.
    I do not expect imaging to prove any different.

    I do not expect there to be the same distinction between still images and video as there is to day.
    The link between image recording and other forms of communication will most likely be refined still further,
    Probably not by becoming a single device but by sharing a linking technology.

    Harry potter's news papers showed one such concept, by displaying loops rather than still images.
    I have always believed photography to be part magical.
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  5. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Does AP really think that it's readers in 1917 would have managed to predict what we have today? When you consider how rapidly photography has changed in the last 20 years compared to the twenty before that I reckon that we have even less chance of predicting the shape of photography in 50 years time let alone a whole century...:eek:

    Of course Nick and those who voted the fourth option might be right and we could all be be back to burnt sticks and umber - if we're lucky....:D
  6. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Indeed. I had a bit of a reflective moment on the bus to work this morning after having left my television downloading a software update - something that would have been unthinkable as recently as, say, twenty years ago!

    Cheers, Jeff
  7. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    If Trump and Kim Jong-Un are left to their own devices, I don't think we'll have to worry :eek:
  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I think it will be dying as an industry. It will be linked to so many other applications in the home and elsewhere, that we will personalise our needs according to whatever product it is linked to.
  9. B10nyx

    B10nyx New Member

    Still Photography will be dead, apart from looking at Great Grans photos on the holocube.
  10. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Not sure about that :)

    My pals and I had really good conversations in 1980s where all this computing technology would lead

    We pretty much was right. Even our boss knew compression would become much more powerful as processing went up.

    As for photography, well firstly you can see 'still' pretty much dying out for a start with superfast FPS as option on moving recording.

    3D should should have taken hold by then. Just look at cinema releases today. Pretty much every release is 3D.

    Could we crack the holographic problem? Well we are talking 100 years. Very likely :)

    But we must not forget the most important change coming


    In theory with virtual worlds, even going out videoing stuff not needed. LOL

    Even with TODAY's technology pretty much most images could be rendered.

    Again in the 80s we saw this coming when the Apple and Amiga machine was release.

    So with a combination of all technologies you would have full real experience instead of just a still photo.

    One this is for sure there won't be any beginner dSLR being made :p LOL

    I actually believe that film photography will still be around from a art creation position, along side paint etc.

    We are see some of that now. LOL

    I'm not sure there would be the same love of digital cameras as there is for the old film ones? :)

    Mind you humans might not be around or just as slaves to the robots going around taking photos :p LOL
  11. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

  12. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    who even has a 3D TV. pretty much dead in the water.
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  13. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Ah, but once they get holography working properly, and you can watch 3d without glasses...
  14. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Exactly :)

    Nick & Terry we are talk 100 years here. LOL

    Today flat wide HD TV is standard. It was suggested about 30 years ago if I recall.

    In the next few years 8K will come online.

    You don't think we won't crack 3D or holographic in a 100 years? LOL

    3D will be standard all viewing devices will support some kind of 3D viewing.
  15. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    The point of those articles is that there's little demand for 3D. And 3D TV is dead...

  16. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    By the way you don't have to shoot native 3D to get a 3D film.

    You can apply 3D post 2D shooting. :)

    Such conversion will with AI be possible even real time. But most certainly post shooting. LOL

    It is even possibly now but costly.

    So all your old favourites action film from say the 1960, 70, 80s etc will be available in 3D also.
  17. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Oh come Nick, with virtual reality popping up everywhere now, seriously you don't think our entertainment is not going to cover all our senses including all demensions LOL

    Hell we will have total as if we are there within 50 years. LOL

    Ok I'll go further AI will allow for old product to be converted to a virtual reality experience.

    You will be in the movie LOL

    AI will be able to extrapolate a scene and render 360 degree view. :)

    You will be able to shake Tony's hand in "some like it hot", that might be possible within 50 years :)
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2017
  18. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    "We've been over this before, Josh. The Wizard of Oz isn't a newsreel" (From the BBC's "Hut 33" for those who don't know)
  19. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Increasingly I suspect that drugs (cf Aldous Huxley's Soma) will be the solution rather than the problem. Then, who will know what anyone else sees?

    As for video taking over, God, no. Having to wait for some dullard to plod though what he wants to tell me is not a patch on a picture I can see in an instant.


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  20. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    So do you think still shooting will still be with us in 2117?

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