Iqtadar Raja

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Future Books are ebooks...the way i see future of books

we all know books will also be e-books now, downloadable on your iPad, sony e-reader or PC or Kindle, always connected to high speed internet.
but what i see now as game changer is graphics embedded in e-books.
you are reading an e-book on a goblin and with a click you can actually see that goblin on your screen.
you are reading into a war scene and than you can actually watch the glimpse of that war scene, with a click.
Need not to say that original book lovers might disagree with this, since what you have in your imagination might not be identical to graphical images.
Books will be turning to mini motion pictures.
you will be able to read a book, listen to audio version of it or watch the complete book.
e-books will grow more powerfull with graphics cards and processors and a book will be a full multimedia experience.
Graphics designers will be in much more demand and all book writers/publishers will hire them to make a full graphical movie out of an e-book.
if somebody is talking about Amazon jungles, he can offer you pictures of the jungles or video of the jungles or Google earth kind of bubbles where you can actually stand right on the spot and look 360 degree around.
Amazing world of possibilities will open and a new era of entertainment will start. The books also dont have to be static any more, the writer will be able to change the book and send an update to all the registered users that the book is changed please download again. The books will have multiple endings.
Like wikipedia, users will also be able to edit/improve on the original plots of the books, approved by the writer. So you might be reading a book edited/written by people from around the world.
I see writers or publishers publishing their basic text books first, than in a month’s time releasing Audio version of it and finally releasing Graphical movie version of it.
Unlimited possibilities.
http://www.pointupdate.com/2010/03/11/the-e-books-game-changer/

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    Oct 23 2011: hey guys...shed some light on possibility of a new industry being born....jobs being created...new life styles...books more engaging than movies of video games....graphics/animators in demand...book shops foot fall on increase...reading a book with surround sound system and a screen....live cameras placed on locations which can be displayed in books instantly...soundtracks being created for books....graphical characters or actual actors in much more demand to appear in books....
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    Oct 23 2011: I put tabs on pages, highlight excerpts, and write in the books I read. The last time I looked at e-readers we could not do those things. Until we can, I will still use paper books. Even after we can, I'll probably still use paper books. I like looking at them and, by seeing them "all at once," I can quickly review what I have read and (usually) find something, say a quote, I am looking for. And they never crash. Not even if you spill coffee on them.
    • Oct 24 2011: In addition, traditional books do not require batteries and are more ecologically friendly. (Green)

      As E books evolve, I'm sure they will address their numerous problems or deficiencies.

      I will probably still use paper books far into the future but e-books will certainly have a place in the future of humanity.
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    Oct 23 2011: I do suggest that there is a substantial probability books will evolute into e-books as we reach the future but not all books could be transformed into E-books' form.

    Journalism has its own high-end values. It will be so easy to change the mistakes if a book is launched via internet rather than printed medias. It will lose its artistic values if no printed books are being produced anymore.

    Nevertheless, truth speaks, the vast majority of people nowadays have been spending an enormous time working through electronic devices and the source of internet. They check emails, advertise products/events with funding social medias, websites and microblogs (such as Twitter.com) as well as a lot of products' (the electronic tablets' or even androids') abilities to save e-books increase tremendously for the last two years as tehnology cut above. Even Time has quoted: "More people have access to a cell phone than has access to a toilet." - @Water's Gary White at #CIW11.

    In conclusion, my innuendo will be that only some (not all) of the books will turn into a set of e-books' forms. Some will stay in the collectors' sanctuaries, libraries and many other places; these printed books are the ones which are left from the past era. Magazines which do not want to lose its exclusivity will try to keep up with their limited production for the cults and also, the same goes to other genres.

    Even though if almost all books tranform into E-books in the coming era, I believe that no such things as instant feedbacks can be considered as legal, (such as direct copy-paste from the original masterpiece into the rapid-flowing social sites) these can mean harm to the authors themselves and reduce the qualities of their piece. There must be laws protecting the copyright of the works which emphasize the rights of the writers.Of course, the availailability of sites like PiratesBay.com will be reduced significantly before the launch of all E-books.
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    Oct 23 2011: You are forgetting that there will be a serious lock-down on sharing ebooks, in the same way Intellectual Property laws have tried to lock down the sharing of everything else.

    The difference being that with eBooks, they'll be able to track illegal sharing and the greedies will take you down.

    Check this out: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.html
  • Oct 23 2011: Don't forget how social media will affect e-books.

    I imagine that people will be able to bookmark ("like") passages and immediately post them to a Facebook type site where others can leave feedback.

    The way books are written might even change as the author can submit small segments of a book and get near instantaneous feed-back from the community. A type of open source development might even spring up to expand favorite books or encourage groups of people to write together.