Monday, March 4, 2013

Are we losing it?

Tablets, smartphones, phablets, smartwatches...  Where are we going with all these new devices when we already had desktops and laptops?

To a better world, I'm certain of that.

We now live in a connected world and the mega-information-sphere is a reality that we cannot ignore.  Most communications are now thru social medias and thru small devices.  Forget about the landline phone and to some extend, visiting your in person the intended listener.  What we need is now, here and up-to-date...

For sure, maybe we are loosing our humanity, as we probably did with cars, televisions, fridges and brick houses.  We are now living, in a live-broadcast, a technological evolution.

Not so long ago, to use the power of computers, we had to sit at a desk, overcrowded with a monitor, a printer, a scanner, a mouse...  You get the picture...

Mobile devices are changing the way we use technology on multiple levels.  We can chat while waiting in line.  We can instantly report an accident on the road to everybody around the world.  We can discuss in realtime about the elections.  We can work on the couch, watch a movie in the bathroom, play a game at the pub.  And all of this on a single device... 

There are no more geographical boundaries to write your analysis.  Distance does not apply for a meeting across the country.  It's here, now, as I like!

We will find new ways to read, write, create, share.  It just the beginning.  Remember the time you were confined to your desk, at school or the office?  Remember having to wait for a report or a confirmation sent by mail?  Remember having to bring back the movie to the video store?

And why not have dedicated devices for multiple purposes?  One for work, one for personal stuff, one that you can carry in your pocket.  Bring them together and you have a multi-display computer that can do so much more.  No more lagging because you're rendering a movie while you are working on your essay.

In a not so far future, desktops and laptops will be a thing of the past.  No more cables lying around, no more cluttered space on your desk, no more paper to print to show your report...

Keyboard and mouse will probably survive for a while, at least the keyboard...  The mouse is unintuitive when you think about it... 

Are we loosing our humanity?  Maybe not since we are now able to get out of the office, share instantly our feeling and show the world that magnificent sunset we are looking at...

A better world, for sure...