04-19-2014 06:57 PM
- Ever since these "smart" devices have been released, we've been hearing about how "magical" they are from device makers and some gulible journalists. But to me, in reality, today's smart phone aren't really that smart. Our phones are a feat of engineering but not entirely a feat of invention. If 20 years ago, someone told you that we'd have PC power the size of a phone that has constant internet access, you would probably say "yup, expected". That's good, don't get me wrong, but not yet "magical".
For me, smart is being at work or school and your phone telling you to leave now to catch the train or bus. Smart is going to a the store and your phone telling you exactly where to look for the item you want to find. Smart is being downtown and your phone telling you the wait times of all the nearby restaurants. Smart is meeting up with a friend at a location and your phone telling you where he or she is and how long until they arrive. A lot of this takes infrastructure and work but that's when a smart phone feels smart. Have you found anything you would consider smart or magical, something that blows your mind, on your device (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, or Blackberry)?04-07-2014 08:29 PM
From a Liquid Nexus 504-07-2014 10:42 PM
- 04-07-2014 11:21 PM
- 04-11-2014 01:10 PM
- I've seen some magic. Not to the extent of Harry Potter but, if I had a person from the past here, watching what I can do with my phone. That person might think it's magic.
Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!04-11-2014 09:55 PM
- Right.. I think the evolution of Google Now really shows a move to have a phone that anticipates a user's needs. It's not all the way there yet, but with the appointment/traffic updates, the travel alerts, weather, nearby events and search-related cards, they are really making great strides.
Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk04-12-2014 08:06 AM
- What we have now it mind blowing. Are phones today are so advance. What we had 10 years ago make the phone in my hand look like I jump off a space movie. But your all ways going to have those people that will not be impress.
If a alien craft touchdown on earth and talk to them. There those hand full of people would say. Oooooo I though you would have a bigger ship. And your not what I though you would look like. And you can't read my mind ?? That's a bummer
Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk04-19-2014 04:38 AMLike 2
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