The evolution of technology

Perhaps several decades into the future, something will be written about this period of time indicating Mobile phones were the start of the Great Society Revolution.

Mobile phones are now a part of our life and many of us can’t live without it. We are phone junkies. If you have ever lost your cell phone, you know what I mean. You are lost. The phone however is OK.

I was in a restaurant last week, and a phone started to ring. All of a sudden like timed robots everyone’s hands went for their purse, pocket or belt and immediately raised their cell phone to answer the call. Others searched in a panic as they found out the number one communicating device might be missing.

Features of smartphones:

Our phones have different rings. Some mobile phones allow the user to choose from 150 different opera sonatas written by the great composers of our time, like Beethoven or Bach.

Ask those users to name one of them. They can’t. As a matter of fact, when they select one of these classic pieces as the ‘Ring’ sound, it is always something they heard at one of the Bugs Bunny cartoons. Maybe that classic from the “Rabbit of Seville”.

In addition, phones come equipped with games. People actually play them…by themselves. There is nothing spectacular about them as they are reinvented ‘Pong’ games of the late 70′s, early 80′s. So that’s where all of those Atari programmers went to!

A friend of mine has a wireless telephone and he is in the scrap metal business. Everywhere he goes, he carries this cell phone and keeps it on. Who’s going to call him at 11:45 p.m. Saturday night? Some guy with a dozen aluminium cans to meltdown?