Let’s take a trip down memory lane.
- Back to the time when mobile phones were big enough to “carry” (not hold) with two hands
- When monophonic ringtones were the big deal
- When computers were so big and slow and only a ‘specialist’ could touch it for fear that it would simply disintegrate
- When you had to use floppy disks to copy information and God forbid your precious data be larger than 1.5mb
- When you had to travel for miles just to use a superslow internet connection that wouldn’t load up the GOOGLE image in google.com
- When the windows phone was called a palmtop computer
- When having a stylus was a social status
- When the concept of the future was carrying an even larger mobile phone that looked more like glorified walkie talkies
- When flying cars were predicted to come by the year 2125
- When touch pads and screens could only be called “science fiction” in star wars movies
Why am I taking you through this journey?
Well, isnt it obvious? The future has come. It’s here and now!
Owning a smartphone with some form of dedicated touchscreen device is almost a way of life. You can now literally store gigabytes and terabytes of information in the “air” (Boxnet, iCloud, Evernote) and carry with you wherever you want. You can literally access tons of information on the go. Now everyone’s talking about 4G LTE which is presumably so fast that you could literally finish a live football match before it’s even started (that’s a joke).
Oh, and did I mention, I watched a video of the first flying car last week on YouTube, and no, it was not in a batman movie trailer.
As if this isn’t enough, Google is on the verge of making public their ‘PROJECT GLASS’ which is already in testing. PROJECT GLASS, in some ways, brings Star Wars to reality.
PROJECT GLASS is about spectacles that turn everyday life into an interactive experience and potentially have the power to change how we relate to nature. I’d say it’s the next big thing. Just search for “project glass” in Google and you’re bound to have a few thoughts.
So my question for you is, with all of this happening already, what more can we look forward to in the future in terms of mobile technology?
Are we screwed already (pardon my language), at the peak and just waiting for a downward spiral?