It's strange to think now, but it wasn’t long ago that all people did with cell phones was make phone calls. They were essentially a handy means to connect with friends and loved ones regardless of one’s location. It wasn’t even unheard of for individuals to make use of them only in emergency situations.
That is so last century!
Now, in the 21st century, where advancements in technology have become the talk du jour, it seems only natural for human beings to be proponents of integrating technology into virtually every aspect of our lives.
This may defy generational stereotypes because I’m a Gen Yer, but I still only use my cell phone for the basics, such as texting and making calls, and tend to rely a great deal on my laptop and iPod for various entertainment-related purposes.
Apparently, this type of consumer behavior will presumably render individuals like me archaic in the next five years or so — that is, if we can rely on the accuracy of some analysts’ predictions.
According to a recent CNN article, the way we interact with and use cell phones in the coming years is expected to undergo a radical shift, in the sense that these little gadgets that we pay comparatively little attention to could soon be the tools our lives revolve around.
Here are a few examples to expound on that theory.
It’s estimated that by the year 2015, every time you leave the house, you likely won’t require your…
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