The measured values can be transferred to a PC via the Future the work is much discussed. An important factor here: the right tools. And you have to think as big as possible, then completely different work is possible - for example with holographic screens and mobile kitchens.

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Dream tools of the future

I've been experimenting with various mobile work devices for a long time. That's right satisfied I haven't been before: my perfect one Solution   light and small enough for a handbag or travel backpack, but still practical enough to be able to do as many jobs as possible. And I don't just mean that eMailen, Im Internet surfing and tweeting, but also Article write, blog and maybe even edit graphics.

Our future tools are work tools for on the go. However, today's possibilities are far from ideal. Because my dream would be a smartphone with a reasonable external keyboard and a holographic screen like the one in the video above. Then you would need all discussions about tablets or emergencyebooks no longer lead. Or does it already exist?

Light but not powerful

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That's where they start Problems because small and light usually means uncomfortable to use and not very efficient. At least she does Technology some lately steps forward, as I found out when I was testing various smartphones: I now almost exclusively use my cell phone when I'm out and about, simply because it's smaller and lighter.

The miseryebookI found it too complicated to use due to the operating system, the latest version of Windows has here clear caught up. The operating system designed for large screens was installed on a 10-inch screen fast The problem: Apart from the fact that windows and menu bars quickly become confusing with a smaller display: Typing texts may still work well. At the latest, however, when I want to switch back and forth between different applications, the touchpad on the small keyboard becomes too unwieldy. And anyway: A netbook is far too unwieldy, especially when it comes to being able to quickly read a text on the Internet: what's missing is the touchscreen.

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Smartphone: Better than the Nebook?

Everything is much easier on the much smaller smartphone: the apps are optimized for the small mobile screens. Even blogging and editing comments is easier on the smartphone than on the netbook. And that means something. The computer of the future may work quite differently: With a touchpad and much more interactive than we can imagine today - Star Trek sends its regards. Or what Johnny Haeusler once wrote:

“I guess I can now be considered computer-conservative because I believe that we are experiencing the first real hardware and GUI change since the mainstreaming of the Internet. The fact that children use Apple's touch interface shows that the days of mice, windows and desks are numbered. ”

Notebook or tablet?

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Meanwhile, the device manufacturers are worrying about where the journey is going: emergencyebook or rather a tablet? Tablets are smaller and lighter, so they are better suited for on the go. However, they are not yet a full-fledged computer replacement. Photoshop on the iPad will probably remain a dream for now! So rather a netbook or emergencyebook?

Some time ago I had the opportunity to Peter Hortensius, developer of Lenovo Thinkpads: In his opinion, the tablet will be the hardshipebook Do not replace it as a work tool, neither in terms of performance nor stability. If the wish is not the father of the thought. In any case, I also believe that, sooner or later, tablets will mainly be netbooks, but also needebooks will replace them as mobile work devices. When it comes to mobility, lightness is simply an unbeatable argument.

Does a dream have to remain light and efficient?

An Alternatives could be the highest devices that combine lightness and high performance and also come with correspondingly large screens: You can work almost as usual on 13 inches. And they should also have a good battery. But of course they still weigh over 1 kg, in contrast to the iPad, which weighs just over 600 grams, which is probably also due to the keyboard.

But apart from the fact that these devices are so far almost twice as expensive as a tablet: they are a necessityebooks that serve our previous habits and traditional ways of working, aren't they a step in the wrong direction after all? Isn't it time to think about computing in a fundamentally new, innovative, mobile and easier way? There are already approaches to the subject of foldable screens, but this dream is not yet a reality.

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The future of work - just too short?

Incidentally, what I think is really still missing on the market: A really good camera with which you can take great photos and, by the way, yours Communication can handle. Even if the trend here is more and more towards the lightweight smartphone that fits in your pocket and takes really good pictures: with the many Peoplewho I still use great SpiegelIf I see a reflex camera running around, it could be a hit.

Some time ago in Canada, when I was crossing the Rocky Mountains on a train, I realized that we sometimes think too little about the future of work. I immediately noticed two exciting workplace variants: One Office in a Plexiglas case and a first-class restaurant kitchen that has to meet the requirements of a swaying train.

Mobile office: the main thing is a cell phone

In the morning before boarding, I meet Chris Cohoe, who is the station manager for the Rock Mountaineer in Calgary and Lake Louise. And in this capacity he has to cover the 150 kilometers between the two municipalities every time the train departs. That's why he has a particularly original variant of the mobile office with him: a transparent Plexiglas case with various compartments in which he has clearly sorted all his office utensils. One touch and Chris has what he needs. It doesn't look nearly as stylish as the leather suitcases that I see everywhere in the Business-I see use, but incredibly practical, because you don't have to rummage around for the utensils, you can find them with a flick of the wrist. Or as Chris says: “Its just handy.”

Perhaps you should really rethink your entire mobile equipment: Often enough, it's about design, style and appearance, practicality often falls by the wayside. Time to break the lance for my loyal mobile travel companion, the McKINLEY Falcon hiking backpack. Since you sometimes need a sweater and a rain jacket on the go and I also want to use it for traveling, I decided on the 35 liter version, but it is also available with 28 liters. The backpack is made of 420D ripstop nylon / 600D polyester and is available in red and black. What I particularly liked is the dimensions: At 59 × 29 × 16 cm, it is taller and narrower than wide, which makes the backpack more off-road, because you can also use it on narrow paths with dense vegetation, but also on the train or on the plane , gets along well.

Only looking for objects is sometimes a bit cumbersome due to the height, so it can happen that you have to clear out the whole backpack. And the single buckle makes the backpack very prone to defects. However, carrying it is very comfortable with a weight of 1000 g: the backpack fits well, but also has a reasonable ventilation system: the ventSystem With a metal frame, it provides some space on the back and thus prevents unnecessary sweating. In addition to the lid pocket, there are three outer and two inner pockets on this hiking backpack, so that objects such as water bottles can be stowed away clearly. When it rains, the hiking backpack can be protected with the integrated rain cover. I tried it out in heavy Irish rain and to my delight the backpack was actually comparatively waterproof. The backpack also comes with a holder for hiking poles. I missed a pocket on the back part, for example for valuables - the lid pocket doesn't seem to be theft-proof because it's clearly visible. Overall, due to the high level of comfort, it is a very worthwhile alternative to standard business bags!

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Cooking on a surfboard

Back to the Rocky Mountains again: Later on the train I meet Travis Catfish from Austin, Texas, who manages the kitchens in the Rocky Mountanier. And that means one breakfast for each of the two days of travel and one 3-course menu for first-class travelers - and not a ready-made menu, but a freshly prepared meal.

Cooking for many people in a small space is not the challenge, says Travis, who has already cooked in 14 different restaurants. Rather, it is the constant swaying of the train that meanders through the Rocky Mountains: “If you are not careful, the food flies towards you. It's like cooking on a surfboard, ”says Travis.

Be Workplace therefore has some special features compared to other restaurant kitchens: There are mats to keep the dishes standing. And it cooks on electrics only, not propane. "That would be too dangerous," says Travis. Of course, the menu is also based on this: you won’t find anything fried, for example.

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Kitchen workplaces of the future

In general, the food not only has to be of high quality, but also practical: “We to plan always two different menus for four days, each for the return trip from Calgary to Vancouver. During the stopover in Calgary, we load the food at night,” he explains the logistical effort behind his work.

And why should it be any different with kitchens than with digital workplaces? They too have to be constantly modernized and adapted to the latest requirements.

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