By Keith Kingston
We have become a society that demands the most technologically advanced equipment, and cell phones are no exception. That’s why the cellular telephone industry is changing so rapidly. Today’s phones are quite impressive with many bells and whistle, but wait, the cell phones of the future are like something out of a sci fi movie. Who would have dreamed that we’d come this far in such a short time?
The cell phones of tomorrow are so compact that you’ll need a beeper just to find where you left them. Current phones are incredibly tiny but they are going to get even smaller. You’ll be able to purchase a watch with cell phone and all you’ll have is a headset to talk with. Of course it will be all voice activated. The phones that are simply a tiny screen with wireless headset are also on the horizon.
The cellular market believes that if pricing is right, you’ll throw away the old dial up systems and use cellular for you home communications as well as your mobile communications. That’s why a company is in the process of developing a very futuristic full size handset that will plug into your cell. Perfect for those long at home conversations.
I know your thinking, well that’s nice but that’s not so far out. ButWait! There’s more great news.
Your cell phone is going to be your garage door opener and your universal remote for your TV. Yes that’s right! Kind of like one stop shopping. It’s also going to work as a remote car start on new vehicles equipped with the technology. So let’s see. You’ll be able to turn on the TV for your morning update, start your car to warm in the middle of winter, and then drive on off to work, all the while talking to your pal. Now that’s pretty impressive!
Hold on! Just when you thought there couldn’t be anything more, there is! Your cell phones going to be equipped with an MP3 player, a DVD player, and a mini game machine. All at your fingertips. So when your board to tears at work, or waiting for an appointment, you’ll have a full entertainment system at your fingertips.
Today mostcell phones come equipped with a digital camera. Remember all the oohs and aahs when that technology hit the market. Well it’s going to get better, you are going to have a true video camera built into your phone, which will be good for 10 to 20 minutes of record time.
Wait, there’s more! Cell phones are going to be able to read RFID tags, which are cheap disposable tags that contain information about a product. In the future items in a store will all contain these tags and your phone will have a built in RFID reader so you’ll be able to quickly access product information. Sounds like the day’s of a live person helping you might become a thing of the past.
There is even talk that these devices could make checkouts a thing of the past. Of course that would mean we’ve also become a cashless society. I know we are almost there now. You would scan an item in the store, then punch a button to purchase it. Goodbye to long check out line ups.
But wait, they want to take it one step further! Your cell phones going to act as your wallet for electronic style payments. You’ll be able to access your bank accounts, and credit cards with the touch of a button.
Currently we’ve got email and some limited web functions available on our cell phones, but that’s all going to change! Your cell phone is about to become the smallest computer ever built. I will allow you to do everything you can do at your desk top, with the advantage of mobility.
The list goes on and on. The creative juices of the cellular industry are flowing fast. With wireless systems like blue tooth on the market, the flood gates have opened. Your going to see cellular technology beyond your wildest dreams. Get ready for the twighlight zone.