Technology seems to be non-stop. Do you remember your first VCR and VHS tape? Now there is DVD and Blue-Ray Disc. Do you remember your first record player and record? Now there are CD's and CD players. First, you buy a collection of things, and then you find yourself getting rid of those things. It's hard to own a collection and keep movies, music, and photos. Your best bet is to put everything on a computer and store it.

When I found out about USB plugs, I was so happy that I could store so many things on that little plug. According to MachineDesign.com, engineers at Georgia Institute of Technology have built a CMOS chip that transmit 60-GHz digital signals over relatively short ranges.

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It is said that it sent 15 Gbps across 2 m, and 5 Gbps across 5 m. It could lead to desktop computers with no cables or wire when it is commercialized. The article was written back in 2009. If engineers have come up with more since then, I wouldn't be surprised.

You may wonder what a CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) chip is. It is a semiconductor technology used in the transistors that are manufactured into most of today's computer microchips according to WhatIs.com-TechTarget. Semiconductors are made of silicon and germanium, materials which "sort of" conduct electricity, but not enthusiastically. You can find out more from Wikipedia.

Making changes and trying to keep up with technology can be a pain. I thought the USB plug was an awesome idea. There are no wires and cables attached to it.

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All that you have to do is plug it into your computer. I have seen some people play music in their cars from an USB. What you have today, will be no good in the future. When I think about putting all of my old photos on an USB or CD, I hesitate to do so. All I can say that it is no use. I just keep them stored in a family album. They may get damaged or destroyed, but I can loose them on USB and a CD copy also. People are storing their photos on Facebook, but not everyone wants to be seen on Facebook.

The good thing about the changes is we want have to worry about cables and wires. I am hoping in the future that all cables and wires will go away, but in the mean time, I'm happy with the USB. #News