What Would Email Be Like if it Were Invented Today?

June 2nd, 2009 |

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For the longest time, I felt that email in general needed to be revolutionized with the advances in technology over the past 10-20 years.  With the real time use of Twitter and various instant messenger programs, email seems almost outdated in that you can’t always get a real time result.  You have to forumulate the email, send the email, wait on the server to send, and then wait for the end users server to receive.  Seems kinda old school, huh?  We live in a fast paced, real time society; why should we continue to use something that does not help us achieve the same fast paces, real time results?

What Would Email Be Like if it Were Invented Today?

This question was posed by brothers Lars Rasmussen and Jens Rasmussen as well as Stephanie Hannon.  These three work for Google out of Sydney Australia.  Their answer to this question has resulted in the development of Google Wave.

They recently unveiled a project they have been working on called the “Google Wave“.  While I am not sold on the name yet, I am very excited at the features they unveiled.  A vast majority of people are enjoying the real time communication that Twitter offers its users.  What if this real time capability was expanded to a platform that almost everyone uses as well as making that platform easily integratable into other websites with the use of an open API?  The possibilities are endless!

Instead of trying to list out and explain the features unveiled about this project, below is the video of the actual presentation when Google Wave was unveiled.  The video is rather lengthy, but is definitely worth watching if you have the time.  Please feel free to leave feedback on what you like or don’t like about Google Wave.

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