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Answering the question why do you always connect things and talk about connecting things to your iPhone?

One of the great questions I got on my WordPress blog, is why are you always trying to connect the thing to your iPhone. It is a great question, but the answer doesn’t fit in a comment. It is much longer, and so it is my post today. The first part of that question is the phone. I know many folks that read my posts do not use their phone for much beyond talking to people and pictures. I also know that some authors here have noticed the trend of younger people using their phone more. But for me is more to the middle. I am not using the phone to hide from people. I also use the phone for more than talking and photos. If I can avoid it, I still don’t use my cell phone for cameras, often.

What I like to do however is understand the art of the possible. What can be connected to phones? The first thing is weather stations. People always ask me why. I tell them that weather forecasting systems look at 100, 200 and 500-mile blocks of the area. But within each of those blocks, there is significant variance. If it is raining in Washington DC, but not in Maryland, it is going to be hotter in the summer in Maryland. Most of the time, the DC temperature is hotter; there is a lot more concrete in Downtown DC. The other interesting thing about the connected cellphone is the reality of data. I know, again that many people are concerned with the rate of cell phone use. But, I also know in our house it has become a great tool.

The phrase proves it, becomes an internet search. Now we’ve gone one step beyond that and said “show two valid sources.”

The other reality of connecting things to your cell phone is the future. I suspect, this is wholly my opinion, that in the future there won’t be desktops and laptops the way there are today. I suspect what will happen is your phone becomes your initial processor. Now the problem with using a phone in that scenario is that it loses phone functionality. So what happened, again my opinion, is you would plug your phone into a docking station. That station would have a coprocessor, a graphics processor and additional memory. You would most likely have one at home and one in the office. The only thing you would carry is that cellular phone. That is the ultimate reason why I try to connect as much as possible to my phone now!

  • Would you like a world where all you had to carry was a cell phone?

    • Yes
    • No
  • does that idea frighten you?

    • Yes
    • No
  • when someone meets you and looks at their phone right away is that frustrating?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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