Smartphones Are The Future!

Smartphones have spread into everyday life as we rely on them as a second brain to find solutions and make decisions. They live with us during the day, sleep with us at night and connect us to what others are thinking and doing.

Smarter smartphones

Smartphones are getting smarter and cheaper and more commonplace as countless people own and use them to support everyday living.

Investment in infrastructure, data-centres, cloud computing, download speeds and wi-fi in cities, homes and offices is accelerating their crusade to conquer.

Every month we become more digitally connected and stay connected for longer, as smartphones replace personal computers and tablets at work and in the home.

Just like previous technologies the smartphone is changing how we relate to each other and how we interact with the world.

It is making the world and everything in it more accessible and affordable, as we gain easy entry to whatever we want whenever we want it.

Such ease of use negates the need to wait to use a computer or drive to the office or get home to carry out specific tasks.

As a result it removes barriers, alters the nature of doing business and changes how we organise our lives, as our ability to communicate grows with little expenditure of labour.

Even within the technology industry the smartphone is a key focus of attention, as its potential to connect every person on the planet is rapidly rolled-out and realised.

The future

Smartphones are evolving to know everything about us and offer an unlimited range of apps and supports from fitness to health to anything that can be imagined.

The range of things we can do with a smartphone is growing exponentially, as the internet connects us to local and global information systems with the same effortless ease.

The idea of the smartphone as a second brain is not too farfetched either, as it acts as an adjunct to our thinking in finding better and quicker solutions to problems.

Smartphones are also rewiring our brains and our way of thinking as we become addicted to checking for updates to the exclusion of other behaviours, people and activities.

Traditional face-to-face communication is changing too as smartphones add an extra dimension to social settings by blurring the line between off-line and on-line realities.

Optimists see the smartphone as a way to access information and understand the future; pessimists see it as a way for government and other more sinister agencies to monitor and control us.

The smart phone, however, is here to stay and has the potential, perhaps more than any other technology, to shape our lives for better and worse depending on how we respond to its allure.

So, the smartphone enriches our lives but it also changes the nature and structure of what we do and, therefore, we should embrace it with caution.