Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The Future of Genealogy
What will people interested in family research and trees be working on in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, or 50 or even 100 years from now?
The speed at which new technology applications are pouring out into mainstream product offerings, it is somedays hard to fathom what more we could do... the decades old Star Trek Communicators were only a few years ago flip cell phones and in nearly everyones hands while today I phones, Ipads, and e-readers dominate, so much of what many people are doing and also doing with genealogy. This is likely where Genedocs begins to fit in...
In 2006 there was no practical family tree chart that combined the ease of use of a pedigree chart with the key sibling information housed in family group sheets...oh how quickly that changed as an improved pedigree template blossomed into The Genedocs Hybrid Chart available in nearly 10 versions today. (still working out the kinks of the last couple;-)
The tools like pedigree charts, research logs, and family group sheets will soon meld into single customizable applications which will be initially dominated by voice analysis and dictation programs like Dragon and others. (You can already reply to texts via voice activated replys!)
And then there is the 6G network we all secretly crave...so fast that the computers we work with will actually read our minds and seek out our ancestry when we can't (at work, during sleep) and send us e-mails of the finds for us to aknowledge or disclaim at our leisure. This seems a bit impersonal at first is what crossed my mind, but what price isn't a geneaholic willing to pay for that next ancestor photo find, brick wall busting clue, or cousin link to the descentants tree of Adam and Eve?
Until then I give you Genedocs in one of its finest hours...on facebook as Genedocs Wetpaint.
Safe and Relaxing Holidays to All!
Still Telepathetically Yours,