Phones are incredible. I think one day, we’ll probably call this the “Phone Age”. I mean, think about it. They basically turn us into superhumans, letting us:
Tell the date and time, and get accurate reminders reminders.
Look up the meaning of words in thousands of languages, or entries in a public global encyclopedia. Or even get instant translations of entire texts.
Read most any book that’s ever been written.
Watch lectures, and participate in conversations.
Pay for things – both from online and physical stores. They’ll even let you tag on to public transit.
Light up a dark room.
Take photos and make films.
Order food or a taxi.
Find out where you are, right down to the latitude and longitude.
And then casually ask an artificial intelligence for directions to somewhere halfway across the world. Or for all sorts of other advice.
Get early warnings for a tsunami or earthquake.
Write and publish blogs – just like this one.
Phones are amazing, right? And the crazy thing is – they even let you talk to people on the phone!