Michael A. Cruz
October 29, 2019
The Cellphone Evolution Revolution
For as long as I can remember, cellphones have always been an aesthetic requirement and a life necessity. Since the time the cellphone first was introduced it has helped us in major ways such as being able to make plans with friends on the go, plan business appointments, call family and broaden our communication horizons. Cellphones have evolved quickly since their first conception and I can only wonder what’s next? We can already do things like Facetime to see and speak to people or Facebook where we can discover new friends and communities while also reconnecting with old friends and family that you probably don’t see as often as you’d like. But will there be a time where we will outgrow the actual device itself? Will Cellphones eventually become the next computer? I propose that we will in fact see these developments and quite possibly even sooner than you might think. We already see the usage of VR in video games like the PlayStation and Oculus so it isn’t too farfetched to think VR might become the next cellphone while Cellphones have evolved to the point where they work just as well as some computer systems. Lindsay Boyajian, CMO of Augment, was quoted saying “In the not so distant future, we won’t have mobile phones. They will be replaced with mixed reality headsets. These headsets will allow us to transition seamlessly from reality to augmented reality to virtual reality depending on our needs and the situation.” I think this is just the start of seeing the next advancements in our technology and only a piece of how the cellphone will eventually no longer need to be a personal carry-on accessory.