Thoughts on Rapid Technology Advancement: SanDisk Extreme PRO 512 GB
SanDisk recently announced a new SD card, this one unlike most of them has around the space of an average hard drive, which is around 500 to 600 GB (The SD card is 512 GB). This SD card is the latest innovation by SanDisk, which for years has been one of the leading innovators in SD card technology. This SD card was created to help Professional Photographers not just hold large amounts of photos, but it was also built for use in 4k cameras (which this SD card supports). For all it does you can understand that its not cheap, its $800. Since it was built for professionals, you can see that they are going to be the most likely buyers. Still if you are serious about photography and have a pretty penny burning a hole in your pocket, it can really help you out.
SanDisk Extreme PRO 512 GB Specifications
- Space: 512 GB
- Read Speed: Up to 95 MB a second
- Write Speed: Up to 90 MB a second
- Size dimensions: 0.94" x 1.25" x 0.08" (24 mm x 32 mm x 2.1 mm)
- Operating temperature: -13ºF to 185ºF (-25ºC to 85 ºC)
- Storage temperature: -40ºF to 185ºF (-40ºC to 85ºC)
- Write-protect switch to prevent accidental deletion or data loss
- Can Store Photos, HD Videos, music among other things
- Lifetime Limited Warranty (Most likely only from SanDisk themselves) (30 year warranty in Germany, Canada and other regions not recognizing lifetime warranty)
Let's talk about the implications of this feat, and from that think about the future of what's possible. In a little over 10 years (SanDisk's 512 MB SD card came out in 2003) SanDisk went from producing a 512 MB SD card all the way up to a 512 GB SD card. With this much progress in such short time, you can understand how quickly things are going to happen in the future (with all technology, not just SD cards). When we first started seeing technological advancements, they came along very slow. As the years went by the next big thing came along faster and faster, things started to become obsolete very quickly. I wonder with more and more rapid advancement of technology, are we ready for that? Progress is great, it's how we advance as a species, but could it be happening too quickly? I mean you see so many people (not all) get so hyped up about the latest and greatest, you know the next best thing. I mean look how quickly people are ready to upgrade their computers, cell phones, cars, home appliances, and other things of that nature. Not as many people as before are okay with having something for a long time, with the thought of what they already have becoming obsolete almost immediately.
So, all I'm trying to say is that while change is good, too rapid of a change is not. Which as the days go by is seeming to happen more and more every day. So the question is what do you think? Do you agree or not? It's alright either way, just curious. Above all we really should think this, if we don't then it could become a big problem in the future. If you have any thoughts about this post, please leave a comment below. Talk to you all soon good day.