Lisa posed an interesting question in response to my previous blog: Am I Expecting Too Much . Her question was, "Will technology ever be able to keep up with our expectations again?"
To me this is a fascinating topic because I can remember even when I was 13 years old wondering why the paper map at Sea World couldn't tell me where I was located and how to get to the Dolphins. I didn't know it at the time, but I wanted a GPS! Then again just last night, when I couldn't fall asleep because my mind didn't seem to want to shut off, I thought of something else.
Every night I make sure and have my BB right next to me, just in front of my large alarm clock with giant numbers. However, I never use my alarm clock anymore because sometimes the sound is turned down, or the power has gone out and so the time is not set correctly, and then it doesn't go off! I have come to rely on my Blackberry to be my alarm clock. Interstingly, my husband has done the exact same thing with his phone. So last night I wondered, why hasn't someone invented an application and a docking station where you can lay your phone on it's side (tilted up so you can see the screen) and have a huge clock lit up so that when you wake up in the middle of the night you can see what time it is without having to lift up your phone and hit a button? I realized that the only reason I have an alarm clock, is to see the time! What a waste of space on my night stand.
I think I want my mobile phone to do absolutely everything now. One of these days our phones are going to project touch screen images onto tables or other flat surfaces and we won't even need tiny laptops to carry around anymore. Think about how this would change the way people work and travel? When our phones are our ipods, our alarm clocks, our GPS systems, and our computers.
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