What will the future bring? What it always brings. Surprises. Attempts to predict the future have been going on as long as mankind has walked the earth. So far, and based upon my degree in History, humanity isn’t very good at predicting what humanity will do tomorrow, let alone in a decade.
The most pervasive new technology in the 21st century is the smartphone. Where will the smartphone be in a decade? Obsolete.
Uh, say what? Does this follow along the same lines of the car you own now will be the last car you ever own because self-driving ride-sharing cars are the future?
Technology expert Chris Dancy:
I think in 10 years it’s pretty safe to say people won’t have what we call a smartphone. They won’t be staring at a device.
Maybe it’ll be retina implants. Yeah. That’s the ticket. Implants. And in a decade the 3-billion people who own and use a smartphone will have such implants instead. And Wi-Fi and 6G LTE antennas in our ears.
Uh huh. Sure.
The other thing that I think that’s really big in the next five to 10 years is we go from downloading apps to downloading habits. So today in your life you probably have a smartphone, you probably have a car with some type of technology that your smartphone talks to. You might even have a smart device at home, 25 percent of the homes do
Uh huh. Sure.
OK, there are so-called smart gadgets all around us, but that’s been the case for a few decades and they still don’t communicate very well with humans or each other. That’s going to change in a decade?
And, when discussing technology, let’s try to understand that the rest of the world is not the good old U.S. of A. and the citizens of the U.S.A. still have trouble figuring out how to use a TV remote and remembering email passwords.
But when you interact with it, let’s say an audiobook … that’s going to be presented differently, and how I interact with it is going to be different, whether I’m at home, at work, in my car, or even wearing a smartwatch
Somebody needs to cut back on caffeine consumption.
Yes, technology will change over the next decade, but to presume– without trend or data– that the entire planet will move from handheld smartphones to something else (without describing what it is or how it will work) is a ludicrous endeavor.
Unless, like Chris Dancy, you can get someone to pay you to dream up such nonsense.