Thinpad is the name of a class of electronic hardware used to coordinate personal data management. Available in a variety of physical configurations, it is a transient personal data hub for an individual, and is usually linked to a person’s private data center. Thinpads are so common that most people do not consider them more than a short-term notebook to keep temporary information available to hand, and most individuals possess dozens of these devices.
A thinpad is an AI driven, adaptable data tool that recognizes a person’s identifier tag (worn or carried on a person’s body, or in some cases as a sub-dermal implant) and then spontaneously links to their personal data center. In this way a thinpad will have access to vast amounts of data, and the same its physical hardware remains generic and can be usable by many individuals. When a user walks outside the range of their thinpad and their tag signal is no longer being read by the device, it will delete the user’s information from its internal storage, release access to the data center, and go into standby mode. If it is then accessed by another individual it will relink to their new tag if available.
Using biometric confirmation through the touchscreen interface, a thinpad is able to securely access different sets of data and transfer information between parties seamlessly. Most people use their thinpad to coordinate and integrate all their personal communications systems, and the units will independently assess the most relevant output tool and deliver communications output to a range of independent com hardware (comlinks, comscreens, etc).
Common thinpads can store local data up to 10 teraquad and are capable of working independently as a local computational device when outside a communications network.