Now you can get a mobile phone that’s either made of
chocolate, pretty in pink, or tattles on you if you’re lying. Or you can wait a
while and get one with no buttons and a decent sized screen. You can already
surf the web, check your email, your location, listen to music, watch TV, play
games, send text messages, videos, and even voice messages. Soon you’ll be able
to lock/unlock your car, home, and ride the subway with your personal
companion, and you’ll never get lost again
But because of the pathetic plethora of proprietary
protective political parochial protocols that have propagated around this poor
planet our mobile phones have to have an abundance of radios for cell
communications (GSM (2 flavors) FDMA, TDMA, CDMA (several flavors), PDC, GPRS,
EDGE, UMTS, and WCDMA) or we have to carry several phones when we travel.
And, worker bees connected 24/7 to their email/phone may not
be employee of the month. If that sounds like an employer’s dream come true,
think again. according to a Rutgers University-Camden researcher, employers who
encourage non-stop work connections via technology may wind up with liability
for encouraging addiction among their staff.
GPS on your phone, you’ll never get lost again. (GPS phone, courtesy Samsung)
It’s not going to get any easier, either. Soon we’ll add TV
and again we’re faced with too many proprietary solutions (MediaFLO, DVB-H,
And when we get tried of TV, we’ll play games, Mahjong,
Space Invades, on the big screen buttonless models, we’ll even be able to do
We’ll go for Wireless (802.11a, b, e, g, n,), and of course
we need Bluetooth for our ear buds and synch programs.
And with a facing camera we’ve got video conferencing. Soon
we’ll have positional (GPS) as well as personal ID (RFID), and maybe even
ZigBee, and garage door and remote TV radios; where will it all end?
Snoopy Dog in your palm, never miss an episode. (Courtesy Modeo)
It won’t. It can’t. We live in a Moore’s law world were we
do stuff because we can, not because anyone asked for it. We’re limited only by
our imagination, and for a while battery size/life, but eventually even that
will be miniaturized to a microscopic fuel-cell that runs off our sweat. The
phone will be in our ear, or glasses and the screen in the lens. Totally voice
actuated, and monitoring our emotions, it will offer advice, directions to a
clinic or a restaurant (if it sense we’re hungry), and read our email to us.
Zach Morris started it all with his original cell phone—weighed 8 pounds and was just a telephone. (Courtesy Urban Dictionary)
Immersed in radio waves, totally secure about where we are
and how to get to where we want to be, never alone, or bored, our personal
companion will be more like a real companion. We’ll talk to it, seek its advice
and assign it a name. Instead of down loading dial tones, we’ll down load voice
types and personalities. We’ll choose the way we want our personal companions
to react to us, Today I want you to be my mom. Today I’d like you to be nice to
me. Today I don’t want any advice, OK?