The Future of my Favorite Technology
Each generation lives in a changing world, and along with change comes innovation. There are everyday conveniences that I take for granted, yet some of them have only been commonplace for the last 15 to 20 years. Most of them were not even dreamed of when my Mother was young. She remembers when they got their first television and I cannot imagine a world without television. I am sure when my daughter gets older; she will have only faint memories of blue-ray discs and i-phones, because something better will have come along by then. As the saying goes, “change is good”, as I always say, “change is inevitable, but not necessarily good”; however, the ...view middle of the document...
Technology makes my life more convenient.
Technology is forever evolving; it is something that affects the whole world. People are always working on ways to improve existing technology or to create the hottest new product. In my thirty-five years there have been an abundance of technological advances. From the time I started this paper a month ago until today, Apple has released the i-pad, which is said will bridge the gap between the smart phone and the laptop. I use technology from the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep at night. It is everywhere. What will the future bring for my three favorite technological advances, the cell phone, the television and the internet?
Michael Faraday’s research from 1843 was the first step toward the technical development of the cellular phone. A dentist from Virginia named Dr. Mahlon Loomis may have been the first to communicate through wireless technology using the atmosphere in 1865. After developing this system of transmitting and receiving messages using the Earth’s atmosphere, he was awarded a research grant from Congress. It was not until 1973 that the first call was made using a portable handset. Dr. Martin Cooper is considered the inventor and the first person to make a call using a portable handset. He was the former general manager for Motorola. In 1977, cell phones went public. It is hard to believe that it took 37 years for the cellular phone to become commercially accessible. Today there are more than 60 billion cellular phone customers and wireless service has only been around for the last 50 years.
Where will the future of cellular phone technology take the world? The world is moving to wireless dominance, with the deletion of the landline phone. An article I read on cellphones.org stated that your phone number will be as important as your social security number in the near future and that area codes will become extinct due to wireless technology. Improvement to cellular technology in the future includes being able to save files and documents on your phone, making it a desktop computer. You will be able to interact with your appliances, forget to turn on your dishwasher and all you need is your cell phone to turn it on wirelessly. Airlines will send your boarding passes to your cellular phone along with a 2-D barcode that will be scanned at the airport to check you in. Point and find cellular phone technology means you will be able to point your phone at an item and find out all pertinent information about the product. The future in cellular phone technology seems endless. I definitely see an end to the landline phone in the world.
Samsung is using technology developed by Julien Flack, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Dynamic Digital Depth in their B 710 smart phone. She “has spent more than a decade perfecting software that can convert 2-D content to 3-D in real time” (Newitz). It looks like an ordinary smart phone, but when turned from a vertical to horizontal position the image...