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The End Of The Smartphone Is Near

  • čas přidán 12. 07. 2024
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    The smartphone is just over 15 years old, and 70% of people on the planet own one. But there’s reason to believe their days are numbered. Where do smartphones go from here? And what new technologies might take its place? There are a couple of directions this could go. From mixed reality headsets and glasses to AI assistants, the smartphone as we know it is about to change.
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  • @theCodyReeder
    @theCodyReeder Před 10 měsíci +5546

    Watching this with 5% battery. Yes the end is indeed near.

    • @stillinfamous
      @stillinfamous Před 10 měsíci +25

      Wait, new name?

    • @chri-k
      @chri-k Před 10 měsíci

      @@stillinfamousi guess the name “codyslab”was unavailable or something

    • @hherpdderp
      @hherpdderp Před 10 měsíci +18

      I assumed you'd have an RTG powered phone.😅

    • @aexetan2769
      @aexetan2769 Před 10 měsíci +13

      RIP battery

    • @MDaDonLegacy
      @MDaDonLegacy Před 10 měsíci +19

      I'm at 3%😂

  • @nickbenton4881
    @nickbenton4881 Před 10 měsíci +4648

    Not being able to sell a new thousand dollar chunk of plastic and metal to everyone every three years would truly be disastrous. Let’s hope they get it sorted out!

    • @fixerupperer
      @fixerupperer Před 10 měsíci +260

      Most people dont utilize the full functionality of a $1000 phone compared to a phone with a $400 msrp or less. People often complain about "needing" a new $1000 phone every two years.

    • @nickbenton4881
      @nickbenton4881 Před 10 měsíci +247

      @@fixerupperer the companies selling them love the idea that you “need” a new one. The fact that people might eventually realize they’re wasting money is the stuff of nightmares. Gotta keep consuming to buy some dude’s new yacht!

    • @reklezzz9038
      @reklezzz9038 Před 10 měsíci +43

      Where you getting every 3 years?😂😂😂
      You mean when we individually decide to upgrade 3 years and 3 generations of smartphones later? Lol
      I’m pretty sure IPhone realease 2-3 a year…
      They release the main one, then a smaller or bigger version, and then another one with Some special letters at the end.
      Like the iPhone 5c
      They’re really good at it😂

    • @JohnnyWednesday
      @JohnnyWednesday Před 10 měsíci +154

      @@fixerupperer - it's a fashion accessory. I've been a hardcore geek since the late 80s, I was bullied for my passion. The internet is ours, we built it and everybody else has turned it into a hellhole of bigotry and idiocy. I hope they go back to playing snake.

    • @nickbenton4881
      @nickbenton4881 Před 10 měsíci

      @@reklezzz9038 that’s just roughly the amount of time it takes for me to pay any attention to it haha

  • @charlesflohr1815
    @charlesflohr1815 Před 6 měsíci +482

    It still terrifies me having an AI on all the time under control of a huge multinational corporation with zero oversight listening in on my conversations and recording my privacy. I turn off the digital assistant features for that reason, and Alexa is never allowed in my house.
    I just don’t trust these companies.

    • @rokko_hates_japan
      @rokko_hates_japan Před 5 měsíci +54

      Not only that, but people actually pay money to be spied on and used as a product. It's madness.

    • @Nordlicht05
      @Nordlicht05 Před 5 měsíci

      even if these are trustworthy. All the benefits came with alle possible negatives and the one big dataleak wich will terrify most internet users. Mark my words it will happen! :D
      I also say that AI will bomb any trust in any news someday if too much too good fakes pop up.
      Yep i could also be wrong.

    • @rokko_hates_japan
      @rokko_hates_japan Před 5 měsíci +22

      @@be.prepared.to.do.that. people at those levels seem awfully interested in controlling others.
      once one rich enough and everything normal becomes boring, the next way to get kicks is to wield power over others.

    • @Nordlicht05
      @Nordlicht05 Před 5 měsíci +2

      Interesting my comment was deleted. Only portrait the dark side left or right the positive. Happend often in recent future because of some buzzwords I use?? I always try to be friendly and make jokes.
      The world (I generalize) want the positives. But be sure the negatives are coming too. Be prepared... Yes maybe despite saying that I will too be surprised 😜 I don't want to write all again. Good work censure algorithm! Yep I know you only do what is programmed 👍

    • @rokko_hates_japan
      @rokko_hates_japan Před 5 měsíci

      @@Nordlicht05 haha yep. all these sites are definitely using AI censorship already. Google has been using algorithms to hide search results for years. story doesn't fit the narrative? hidden. words criticize the wrong people or group? hidden. etc. etc.

  • @jaybee4312
    @jaybee4312 Před 5 měsíci +274

    switched from an iPhone to a old school flip phone.. no feeds to scroll. just shitty text messaging and phone calls .. life never been better!

    • @jaybee4312
      @jaybee4312 Před 4 měsíci

      I got mine at metro PCS... it wasnt on the floor though, I had to ask, and they def were trying to push the smart phone but they did have them . @eszby

    • @ankhpom9296
      @ankhpom9296 Před 4 měsíci +5

      95% of the icons on my phone I have no use for. Research and messaging are all I need.

    • @pnut3844able
      @pnut3844able Před 4 měsíci +11

      "I switched to a clam shell for emergencies"

    • @brynne77
      @brynne77 Před 3 měsíci +4

      I've done the same thing. I don't even text so I'm not constantly checking my phone for text messages. It's such freedom!

    • @BradenBest
      @BradenBest Před 3 měsíci +5

      to be fair, texting on a smart phone is ass, too. No matter what mechanism you use--canned responses, word prediction/autocomplete, "swype" (which I find to be the least accurate), tapping the letters individually, or speech to text--they are all frustrating in their own ways just like T9 Word and the classic pressing numbers several times to get a letter and waiting until the cursor moves. Tapping + word prediction is certainly more efficient than T9 word, but it's still annoying and makes me resent touchscreens every time I have to put up with it. I think the best typing experience I ever had on a phone was with the LG extravert, one of those sliding flip phones with the little keyboard full of keys that are way too small for anyone who isn't a mouse, but it had tactile feedback and that counts for a lot.

  • @mskellyrlv
    @mskellyrlv Před 10 měsíci +648

    Three years ago, I signed up as a beta tester for a major company's super-advanced smart phone, which was indeed the transparent phone prophesied in so many TV shows. I got it out of the box, and was really wowed by it for several hours. Then I put it down to go get something to eat. I haven't been able to find it since....

  • @TimeBucks
    @TimeBucks Před 10 měsíci +1087

    Great episode Joe.

  • @stilnaughttelling6587
    @stilnaughttelling6587 Před 22 dny +8

    I have talked to much younger people that were amazed that I don't carry a cell phone. There were questions like "How do you find your way?", "What if you run out of gas or have a flat?". It made me glad that I never had one when I was younger.

  • @DanielPennybaker
    @DanielPennybaker Před 5 měsíci +57

    Just because a product has matured doesn’t mean it’s getting replaced. Literally: refrigerator, microwave, cars, etc.

    • @someguy4131
      @someguy4131 Před 3 měsíci +1

      All of which have made drastic and incredible changes 👀

    • @RottnRobbie
      @RottnRobbie Před 3 měsíci +7

      ​@@someguy4131Um - really? What "drastic and incredible" change is on your microwave? (And no, a popcorn button is neither).

    • @CollinBaillie
      @CollinBaillie Před 3 měsíci

      It's a click bait title. Did you really think the dude had some scoop?

    • @Unknowable_
      @Unknowable_ Před 3 měsíci +1

      Exactly. Despite all the bells and whistles on all of the producs you mentioned as well as the smartphone, every single one of them are still in use for the original function that they were created for.

    • @user-kb5lf6bz6m
      @user-kb5lf6bz6m Před 18 dny +1

      Innovation death happened in smartphones from 2017 -18

  • @acarrillo8277
    @acarrillo8277 Před 10 měsíci +509

    SciFi makes hand held devices transparent for story telling reasons. It widens possible camera angles for a given shot of an actor while including what they are looking at. I have strong doubts that transparent screens will ever be the mainstream save for use in smart glasses.

    • @akatsukilevi
      @akatsukilevi Před 10 měsíci +129

      Not to mention how privacy disastrous it'd be to have a transparent screen at all

    • @macberry4048
      @macberry4048 Před 10 měsíci +20

      It seems like these days they don't bother with any type of screen and they just have floating holograms

    • @juicewilliss
      @juicewilliss Před 10 měsíci +24

      ​@macberry4048, exactly what I was going to say. Who needs screens when you have hologram screens that work perfectly in any light or environment somehow 😂

    • @blurglide
      @blurglide Před 10 měsíci +64

      Why would you even want a transparent screen other than AR? You'd be distracted by everything behind it, and your black levels would be zero.

    • @akatsukilevi
      @akatsukilevi Před 10 měsíci

      @@juicewilliss Go ahead, open your bank account in a holographic display, or open up your passwords in a way that keeps exposed to everyone
      Or that chat with your S.O. having a few private photos
      You see the issue?

  • @parthasarathyvenkatadri
    @parthasarathyvenkatadri Před 10 měsíci +138

    My thing with the transparent phone and foldable phones was ... like ... why ... what problem are they solving to be the next big thing.

    • @danielandersson7515
      @danielandersson7515 Před 10 měsíci +14

      Only advantage I can think of with a transparent screen is using it for AR purposes. Other than that it´s way worse than an ordinary screen. Maybe one that can switch the transparent feature on and off?

    • @MichaelBeale
      @MichaelBeale Před 10 měsíci +15

      Foldables aren't THAT dumb, More biggerer=more betterer, for some. Tablet functionality, fits inside pocket...it solves a problem if you really, really want more screen room. My mom likes her Z Fold4, since it lets you fit a normal amount of content at once while using an easy to read larger text scaling, for her old people eyeballs.

    • @ninakore
      @ninakore Před 10 měsíci

      Gimmick products are companies shooting their shot. If it works out they'll be THE company for it. I don't mind them but I'm not the type to fomo for stuff anymore.

    • @parthasarathyvenkatadri
      @parthasarathyvenkatadri Před 10 měsíci +2

      @@MichaelBeale Yes if you want screen size greater than say 7 inches ... then yes but you would have to give up on thickness of the phone when folded ..

    • @Ultralightaman
      @Ultralightaman Před 10 měsíci +3

      I have foldable and like the bigger screen when needed. It's not necessary though.

  • @demonhighwayman9403
    @demonhighwayman9403 Před 5 měsíci +97

    Honestly I think these devices are a threat, the only reason I bought a smartphone a couple years ago was because I felt forced into doing so by things like 2 factor authentication, being able to pay for a car parking space, banks requiring you to have a smartphone for "security" There are all manner of things requiring the use of a smartphone these days that you just don't notice when you actually have one. The tech industry and government has shown over and over they can't be trusted with your data which is why I do not like being coerced into using these devices. Rant Over.

    • @castirondude
      @castirondude Před 5 měsíci +11

      Agree. I went back to a flip phone and only use a smart phone to watch boring videos at night to fall asleep. Using a phone for 2 factor authentication is ridiculous since people bring their phones everywhere and get them lost/stolen. I was able to just side load the authenticator app on an Android emulator so I can do it right there on my laptop LOL.

    • @demonhighwayman9403
      @demonhighwayman9403 Před 5 měsíci

      lol after my tablet died I started to use my phone to watch videos at night, its a great way to get to sleep ! @@castirondude

    • @ambiarock590
      @ambiarock590 Před 3 měsíci +3

      Yeah I don't think I'll be getting a Vision Pro, and I have entertained the idea of going back to a dumbphone. I still like the idea of doing that. I've been using iPods for my music to have more control over what I consume, no subscription fees, no content disappearing from my library.

    • @jannertfol
      @jannertfol Před 2 měsíci +10

      You've hit the nail on the head as far as my own opinion goes. The fact that we're more or less 'forced' to use a smartphone is why I hate them. I don't leave home a lot ...I'm a senior citizen ...I have an up to date desktop computer AND an up to date laptop I share with my husband, AND an iPad as well. I do NOT also need a smartphone ...except because I have to have one to receive verification codes, etc. So I've had to get one ...which I also share with my husband, which can cause problems if we both use the same phone number for the same company. We recently changed banks because the old bank suddenly insisted that online banking wasn't 'secure' any more, unless it was done via an app on a smartphone. !!! A smartphone that can be lost, stolen, dropped in the toilet, etc.
      I store NO sensitive content on any of my portable devices, including bank details. THAT is security.
      My desktop computer is tethered to my desk, at the address where I live. I'm not anti-internet at all. What I'm anti is the requirement that every single human being has to have their entire life tied to a smartphone now, or they are left out of the loop. This has happened so fast, and it's not good.

    • @JorgTheElder
      @JorgTheElder Před 2 měsíci

      Adapt or die. Your choice.

  • @susantownsend8397
    @susantownsend8397 Před 6 měsíci +32

    In the early 1980s we bought a Vector Graphic computer for my husband’s business. I had to learn BASIC so I could debug the software we bought since nothing was available to play as written. About the same time, my brother who was working on a master’s degree in computer science got an Apple IIe. You need this context to understand how hard it was to get my head around the concept of cyberspace in William Gibson’s “Neuromancer” which came out around the same time. At 73, this background combined with a lifelong love for science fiction keeps me looking ahead to where technology could go in the future. Thanks for a fascinating episode.
    Note: I’m visually “limited” so not all that interested in what happens on the screen but being able to listen to audio content through my phone is a life changer.

    • @OurFreeSociety
      @OurFreeSociety Před 5 měsíci

      Well, depending on how much you used the phone, that could be why your vision is deteriorating.
      It's a WEAPON. It has harmed many people & it is a spying device.

    • @OurSpaceshipEarth
      @OurSpaceshipEarth Před 3 měsíci +1

      Amazing that you for sharing that - I think a lot of people lurk in the comments while the Upload plays often just consuming the audio as the video is way up there offscreen. At least that's what I often do, find myself down here in the FINE PRINT as I call it, searching for more meaning and context or opinions on whatever obscure content the normies have constructed to subside our boredom for another minute at least, hehe. I'm studying this fine print down here as WAAAAY up high at the top there (which i only know usually due to the audio, which i think was my point, hmm) the Upload plays out, often at above realtime playback speeds, such as it's Author Editor has not intended it be depicted while consumed. Just another creation by our YouGlube celebratty has (usually) tried to Frankenstien into someloosely conceptually 'forgiving' playlist on it's "Channel". :)

    • @zy9662
      @zy9662 Před měsícem +1


  • @tishw4576
    @tishw4576 Před 10 měsíci +231

    My mom worked for Motorola in the 60's, processing microchips.
    One day, on her lunch break, she and her coworkers asked their manager exactly what they were making and why?
    He asked them to imagine being able to carry your phone with you anywhere in the world and calling anyone you want at any time.
    The response was "pfft" and lots of laughter. Move forward to early 80's. My mom purchased our first home desktop and when affordable our cellular phones.

    • @sluxi
      @sluxi Před 10 měsíci +6

      part of this videos point was that smartphones have become much much more than that

    • @kylelawson91
      @kylelawson91 Před 10 měsíci +10

      we said the same about the internet in the 90s look now it owns us

    • @Bville-E
      @Bville-E Před 10 měsíci +2

      ​@@kylelawson91 I still use money orders and cashier's checks I don't do online banking I don't even use direct deposit from my job

    • @gio3061
      @gio3061 Před 10 měsíci +4

      I was born in 2000. Reading this story feels strangely .. historical. Even though it's definitely not that long ago.

    • @kylelawson91
      @kylelawson91 Před 10 měsíci

      @@Bville-E everything u do is on the internet your bday your name your birth recoreds where u shop where u work your car loan everything i worked for the census guess what all the data is on the internet who u marry how many kids your ideas your bank your life is a data number now all u are is just a binary code everytime u log on so next u text ur girlfriend wife kids video chat for work or even just watch youtube and chill welcome to the manchine

  • @devluz
    @devluz Před 10 měsíci +339

    I started studying computer science in Germany in 2006. In one of our projects we created a futuristic prototype how someone can order food with an app on their phone... The average computer science student could already see very well where things were going. The pushback was extreme though. Everyone was like "But no one would want to use this. You actually want to talk with the person on the checkout"

    • @hughchapman5319
      @hughchapman5319 Před 10 měsíci +34

      I still enjoy everyday interactions

    • @daffyduck780
      @daffyduck780 Před 10 měsíci +20

      Until you get to the back of the queue.

    • @stephentroyer3831
      @stephentroyer3831 Před 10 měsíci +40

      Idk what changed, I very much enjoy skipping the chat at the checkout.

    • @CoCreation.with.Qualia
      @CoCreation.with.Qualia Před 10 měsíci +4

      how IRONIC

    • @dudeawsomeness1
      @dudeawsomeness1 Před 10 měsíci +35

      I'm an introvert, so I'm just happy to get through the drive through faster and get better deals too

  • @Steblu74
    @Steblu74 Před 5 měsíci +13

    Millions of us are tired of being manipulated, our opinions censored, our options narrowed. Time to cancel the cancellers-

  • @santopino756
    @santopino756 Před 5 měsíci +10

    we went from 10 hours of charge to get 30 minutes of call time to 30 minutes of charge to get 10 hours of call time.
    But the old phone had a special feature: it was so heavy that noone could keep it up more than 3 minutes allowing for 10 calls.

    • @dshe8637
      @dshe8637 Před 2 měsíci

      And it gave you plenty of excuses for not answering the phone 😂

  • @AaronTheHarris
    @AaronTheHarris Před 6 měsíci +267

    We've hit the stage where the smartphone becomes an appliance. The look of a refrigerator, microwave, toaster has varied over the years but for the past 40 years they've essentially looked and run the same. That doesn't mean smartphones are going away, just that it's kinda silly to release a new model every year (technically appliance makers like samsung and LG do the same, but even then the year-to-year changes are minimal).

    • @ehsnils
      @ehsnils Před 5 měsíci +15

      Same with personal computers - the evolution has slowed down.
      Only thing that forces a new hardware now on a computer is that some new software requires things like new encryption hardware, but that's hardly any major evolution.
      It's the hardware industry that drives that newer operating systems aren't supported on older hardware. But even though it's claimed by Microsoft that you need TPM2.0 and a certain generation of processor you can install Windows 11 on older hardware by doing a few circumventions, so go figure why there's a new hardware generation every year. The software industry also want new hardware where the old software don't work so people are forced to upgrade. (interdependency situation)
      Only the bleeding edge computing needs the latest hardware, but most of them uses specialized solutions under Linux.
      After all you as a consumer is the product and milk cow for the industry.

    • @pwnmeisterage
      @pwnmeisterage Před 5 měsíci +10

      Smartphones evolved towards their current form factor pretty rapidly. They were initially constrained by technological limits and consumer adoption.
      And they won't be going anywhere until the need for that form factor is obsolete.
      Just like fridges, toasters, remote controls, and other appliances.

    • @MayTheSchwartzBeWithYou
      @MayTheSchwartzBeWithYou Před 5 měsíci +16

      It's not silly to release a new model every year. What's silly is people's baseless belief that just because a company releases a new model implies they're expecting everyone to buy it. Those new models are simply available for purchase by anyone in the market for a phone. Just because a company releases new models every year doesn't mean they're demanding their customers buy them every year.

    • @ehsnils
      @ehsnils Před 5 měsíci +5

      @@MayTheSchwartzBeWithYou However the software upgrades for many smartphones ends after a short time, like a year or two and some apps related to security and banking require latest upgrades to work.

    • @MayTheSchwartzBeWithYou
      @MayTheSchwartzBeWithYou Před 5 měsíci +7

      @@ehsnils Nonsense-it's not that short. I'm still using a 2018 Android, and iPhones last even longer.

  • @amalgeorge6877
    @amalgeorge6877 Před 10 měsíci +610

    I actually feel that maybe phones are somehow the preferred design. I maybe wrong but I don't think they're going away anytime soon.

    • @addajjalsonofallah6217
      @addajjalsonofallah6217 Před 10 měsíci +7

      No of course not

    • @jonaseggen2230
      @jonaseggen2230 Před 10 měsíci +101

      Here in Norway there is a trend among young people to have two phones, a smart and a dumb. The dumb is for when socialising and after school activates.

    • @kosmique
      @kosmique Před 10 měsíci +16

      i hate phones and i will gladly take some super sweet glasses over this rectangle

    • @absurdbird3556
      @absurdbird3556 Před 10 měsíci +54

      Yeah at least with a phone it's fairly obvious if someone is recording a video of you or something. That was partly responsible for Google Glass' failure.

    • @pinbi7
      @pinbi7 Před 10 měsíci +2

      not going away just stay in your pocket never to be seen again

  • @_andrewvia
    @_andrewvia Před 5 měsíci +5

    Don't fart in an Apple phone store. They don't have Windows.

  • @daughterofsekhmet81
    @daughterofsekhmet81 Před 6 měsíci +13

    I honestly really miss my old Sidekicks, Treos, and Pocket PCs. They were plenty "smart" enough while still being minimally intrusive to your life. Though I have to say the HTC HD2 was my favorite phone of all time, I wish I could still use it today but 3G was shut down a few years back and the old HTC Sense software no longer connects to any servers :( 2005 to about 2015 were the most exciting years for smartphones IMO. That's when your upgrades actually felt like real upgrades instead of the same phone with a slightly faster chip and slightly better camera.
    I really don't think AR/VR will ever replace smartphones, at least I hope and pray it doesn't. If it does then I will go back to a flip phone or just opt out of mobile tech entirely. I will never wear a headset or glasses, and the last thing I want is _more_ AI and _more_ immersion, monitoring, and tracking. It's already far too much, and you can be absolutely certain they'll inject AR/VR with as much advertising and data collection as possible. The beauty of my existing smartphone is I still get to choose when I want to use it. I can silence it or turn it off when I don't want to be bothered. I have ZERO desire for an always-on device interrupting me when it thinks I need to eat or displaying every notification in my field of vision. My sincere hope is that the "peaking" of smartphones will make us realize that maybe we don't need so much technology all the time.

    • @castirondude
      @castirondude Před 5 měsíci +2

      Ditto, my favorite phone ever was the LG enV3. Everything you need and nothing you don't. The closest thing today is the HIT phone.

  • @a.p.2356
    @a.p.2356 Před 10 měsíci +107

    Thing is, I 100% don't want a lapel pin that sits there and observes my surroundings and tells me to eat a candy bar. I also don't want to have to talk to my phone to get it to do stuff. Can you imagine how irritating being in a room full of people trying to text with those stupid things would be?

    • @partiellementecreme
      @partiellementecreme Před 4 měsíci +4

      I have no idea why anybody gets excited about these things (if anyone does).

    • @TheInfectous
      @TheInfectous Před 3 měsíci

      @@partiellementecreme eh there's cool niche uses. the technological development itself is also cool if of itself. I'm excited about smart glasses for example... because I think it'd be awesome to be able to watch or read things in different situations or in more comfort, 0% because I want to replace my phone.
      generally with innovation people try to fulfil current uses because it's easier to market people on something they already do as opposed to marketing them on entirely new behaviors. Even if someone knows their product won't become a new phone, they're still going to market it that way because it gets more sales.

    • @ambiarock590
      @ambiarock590 Před 3 měsíci +2

      I hate speaking to my phone to do shit. If I need to look something up I'll pull up Brave browser and punch it in myself. I've actually used Siri less than a dozen times over 8 years of having a smartphone. I would completely lose my sanity if the Vision pro's became the "Everyone uses this thing 24/7 in public and in private strapped to their faces" future.

    • @Sergei_Ivanovich_Mosin
      @Sergei_Ivanovich_Mosin Před 2 měsíci +1

      @@partiellementecreme It's a gimmicky new thing and some people tend to be easily impressed by stuff like that, the kind of people who have thousands of dollars worth of funko pops

    • @chadchadingston374
      @chadchadingston374 Před 21 dnem

      Yep you’re not alone. Humane will be a huge flop. These rich people are so out of touch.

  • @sifridbassoon
    @sifridbassoon Před 6 měsíci +380

    I had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the smart phone world. Yes, I am old. But my entire career was in software development, and after I retired I was determined to only check my email once a day. No more checking voice messages every hour. Now I also check my phone once a day. And my friends and family hate me for it.
    On the other hand, I manage to read through a couple of books a week. 😁

    • @paulbolus9399
      @paulbolus9399 Před 6 měsíci +11

      Nice, I still have the Razor :)

    • @povisykt
      @povisykt Před 6 měsíci +18

      Im not too old yet, but i also check my phone once a day and i have all notifications turn off. Feels so good without constant distraction.

    • @jimmym3352
      @jimmym3352 Před 6 měsíci +16

      I finally got one when 3g went away. I only use it for phone calls and texts (and sometimes pictures). Even this huge samsung is too small for me. No way I'm straining my eyes for this POS. If it can't wait until I get home and get on a proper computer, it's not that important. Of course I could always get reading glasses, but I'm not going to do that until absolutely necessary. I'm perfectly happy not wearing glasses atm.

    • @Bob_Adkins
      @Bob_Adkins Před 6 měsíci +16

      I use my phone like a land line. I don't take it to the bathroom, shop, table, bedroom, or yard. I stick in my pocket when I drive somewhere. I don't use it to watch YT or E-mail. I have a powerful desktop and a wall-mounted 65" monitor with keyboard and mouse by my recliner. Smartphones are to small to use comfortably, smart glasses may be the ticket.

    • @Kepe
      @Kepe Před 6 měsíci

      @@jimmym3352 You can go to your phone's settings and increase text size. It affects all text in all apps. Settings -> Display -> Font size and style. There's also a "Screen zoom" setting under the font size setting, which affects UI elements of apps.

  • @Phryxil
    @Phryxil Před 6 měsíci +70

    One of my favorite odd thoughts about smartphones is that they are nearly the same dimensions as the daily-use "notepad" clay tablets of Sumer. We are not the first human society to walk around all day staring at our palms.

    • @someguy2135
      @someguy2135 Před 2 měsíci +1

      I used to stare at my Palm Pilot Personal Digital Assistant before the Palm Treo, Blackberry and then iPhones were introduced.

  • @simplethings3730
    @simplethings3730 Před 5 měsíci +6

    All I know is that at some point, someone is going to want to fuse something to my eyeball.

    • @tomsenft7434
      @tomsenft7434 Před 24 dny

      Eye stuff really hurts! Don't let them near you!

    • @thecallifamily8864
      @thecallifamily8864 Před 18 dny

      lol like that one episode of futureama, the eyephone in your eye.

  • @greasee.monkey7224
    @greasee.monkey7224 Před 9 měsíci +202

    After working at a pawn shop that had a reality TV show filmed there, people definitely act differently when there is a camera pointed at them. This new tech would take that type of filming to a whole new and weird level.

    • @Redmenace96
      @Redmenace96 Před 9 měsíci +4

      Great comment.

    • @adamknight5089
      @adamknight5089 Před 9 měsíci +12

      Funny, today I was driving and a car in front had what looked like a camera sticking up above it, like where the car radio aerial is. I was so paranoid, and definitely being ultra careful to be on my best behaviour, especially as I had a work uniform on. I'm thinking now of maybe getting a dash cam to face the rear to see if it'll reduce aggression from drivers behind me.

    • @quantist4266
      @quantist4266 Před 9 měsíci +11

      American Jewelry pawn shop in Detroit? lol

    • @greasee.monkey7224
      @greasee.monkey7224 Před 9 měsíci +7

      @@quantist4266 That's the one.

    • @tylergooden2183
      @tylergooden2183 Před 9 měsíci +1

      In the USA people go to bars go watch tv 😆😆😆

  • @RhianKristen
    @RhianKristen Před 10 měsíci +468

    I would love to see more privacy laws put in place. I imagine these designs would be much less dystopian if companies had to take everyone’s privacy into consideration. I hate cameras and always on cameras are hella creepy - like a stalker - always there, always watching.

    • @tallbudha
      @tallbudha Před 10 měsíci +30

      Being watched constantly is not going away.

    • @mikehawkertz9237
      @mikehawkertz9237 Před 10 měsíci +66

      @@tallbudhayeah especially if we do nothing about it

    • @JosefK2275
      @JosefK2275 Před 10 měsíci

      It's not the company watching. It's the security S.

    • @getphuked2
      @getphuked2 Před 10 měsíci

      ((laughing)) I have 3 now and just got 4 more.

    • @craigbush2138
      @craigbush2138 Před 10 měsíci +24

      And microphones. Do this experiment. Talk out loud about something you have no interest in, so there is no search history. The example given by a guy doing this several years ago was dog toys, because he is a cat person. He talked about dog toys for about 10 minutes and then started surfing. His browser started showing dog toy advertisements.

  • @Hubwood
    @Hubwood Před 5 měsíci +10

    Must be the same "end" that was predicted to Desktop PCs 20 years ago... still waiting for it.

    • @jasonzamora3618
      @jasonzamora3618 Před měsícem

      Ever heard of a person not dropping a bad joke and just going on with it? Or when a person sucks at freestyle and they just continue. It's painful and DOES NOT need to continue. What's so hard about living that we need more and more tech. Sure it might not be the end but what's the endgame. Everything conveniently AI assisted? 'Cause they're not going to stop.

  • @ParisuSama
    @ParisuSama Před 6 měsíci +17

    We've been using keyboards for decades, over a century if you count the typewriter, and a smartphone is really just another way for us to interact with a keyboard. We'll always want and need that keyboard too, even if we get fancy AR because no one wants to dictate exactly what they're typing or thing whether in private or in public.

    • @aracelylopezpsyd5794
      @aracelylopezpsyd5794 Před 5 měsíci +4

      I'm with you on that! I'm not one to dictate or even use Siri, especially in public. I personally can't even get past the awkwardness of "talking to" my phone & hoping it understands me correctly or having to repeat myself. I do agree we will always have SOME need for a keyboard, it'll probably just evolve to fit new technology trends - much like the way our phone keyboards went from being static keyboards that took up physical space to becoming a tool that can pop in & out of our touch screens.
      However, I also think the degree to which we rely on a keyboard is largely generational. While we spent most of our lives depending on keyboards, today's children first learn to interact with technology via touch screens & voice/speech-activated technology well BEFORE they even learn to read & write. Not having to rely on writing/reading abilities means that they also start using technology independently much earlier than the rest of us. Voice-activated tools are increasingly becoming the new "norm." Though keyboards are likely to still be around in some way, they are increasingly taking on a secondary role with new generations. One thing is for sure, it'll be interesting to see where this goes.

    • @OurFreeSociety
      @OurFreeSociety Před 5 měsíci

      @@aracelylopezpsyd5794 - you are right to be concerned, it's a spying device & the toxic cell weapon is also a spying device & toxic to our bodies.
      Pleas wake up to the Truth.

    • @mikew9999
      @mikew9999 Před 5 měsíci

      @@aracelylopezpsyd5794 It may be generational indeed. But I always plug a full size keyboard and a mouse into my laptop when I have to do any serious work-- typing long documents, spreadsheets, photo editing, etc. Fingers on a screen are just too big and clunky and you cannot get the fine tuning needed that a mouse can provide. And try typing a novel with your thumbs on a smart phone.

    • @strawpiglet
      @strawpiglet Před 5 měsíci +1

      What about a phone that reads your lips?
      Come to think of it, they might already be doing so.
      I think you could program a phone to use eye tracking and know which letters and words you want without too much trouble.

  • @jorgwei8590
    @jorgwei8590 Před 10 měsíci +236

    My biggest issue with the VR/AR approach is that they start to not only show you content, but to measure your bio info; eye tracking, brain waves, electrical skin resistance. I'm not sure what ended up in the Vision Pro, but I read Apple's patents for what they MIGHT do and combined with recommendation algorithms it's really frightening. They can read emotions, attention state, when you are about to switch topics etc. One of the Apple patents explicitly talks about the device measuring your mental state, comparing it against a specified target state and, if you are not in the specified target state, take action to adjust your mental state. For example: Change the colors or buttons of buttons, adjust and show content etc. There are sooo many distopian use cases for this.

    • @Pushing_Pixels
      @Pushing_Pixels Před 10 měsíci +36

      It will be no later than the 3rd generation when the Vision Pro can conduct an EEG. Your brainwaves will be continuously monitored, and everyone using the devices will be the subject of psychological and neurological research conducted by Apple, or third parties in accordance with their privacy policy. Your consent will be given when you agree to the Terms of Service in order to first boot the device you have paid for, and implied by your continued use of the device.

    • @OtakuUnitedStudio
      @OtakuUnitedStudio Před 10 měsíci +19

      Make the experience as addictive and placating as possible so you keep using it longer, then sell your biometric data to advertisers.

    • @Razmoudah
      @Razmoudah Před 10 měsíci +20

      You also forgot about In-Your-Face advertising as you walk around that you literally can't avoid. I've read many sci-fi books with that present. One such series that is currently running is Stray Cat Strut by Ravensdagger, though to warn you, it can't make up its mind what genre it is.

    • @mcpr5971
      @mcpr5971 Před 10 měsíci

      Imagine a dystopia where they have secret databases of your mental health, and use it during hiring to select for passivity, exclude ADHD people from knowledge work, keep bipolar people from joining teams , or the opposite use AI to find people who do have mental illness and are desperate for jobs so you can low ball their salaries for jobs where their illness won't matter. Then deny it all because "the AI algorithm has 50,000 weights we have no idea how it works"

    • @qwertykeyboard5901
      @qwertykeyboard5901 Před 10 měsíci +6


  • @nogunnofear6703
    @nogunnofear6703 Před 10 měsíci +139

    What I would really like to see is a screen that you can actually use in the sunlight. That's an innovation I could get behind. Also standard universal language translation would be incredibly helpful. 👍

    • @andreirachko
      @andreirachko Před 10 měsíci +6

      iPhones 13 and up come with a 2000 nits screen. It’s bright enough to see everything in sunlight, though admittedly it would be ideal if the screen could shine through my polarized sunglasses.
      I believe the brightest that phone screens will ever get is 2800 nits; I cannot imagine a situation where more nits would even be desired, not to mention necessary.

    • @CRneu
      @CRneu Před 10 měsíci +12

      @@andreirachko the problem with just blasting the nits is that it heats up the screen...while it's in the sun... after a few minutes the screen has to turn itself down because it's too hot.

    • @ctr289
      @ctr289 Před 10 měsíci +5

      Threedimensional image would be a real improvement

    • @andreirachko
      @andreirachko Před 10 měsíci +1

      @@CRneu fair point, I noticed that too. I guess there is indeed more room for improvement than I thought.

    • @cavemann_
      @cavemann_ Před 10 měsíci +8

      Digital ink screens.

  • @sbmoonbeam
    @sbmoonbeam Před 4 měsíci +4

    I always liked how the flip phone protected its own screen while it was in your pocket or bag, always seemed like a step back to me having the screen exposed all the time on something you carry about

    • @EveryoneWhoUsesThisTV
      @EveryoneWhoUsesThisTV Před 16 dny

      Exactly... and of course it's not like fashion companies started adding smartphone sized pockets to clothes when they arrived, so where do you store the stupid things without trashing them??

  • @BOBimusRex
    @BOBimusRex Před 3 měsíci +4

    Billion dollar idea: the Actual Assistant. For the low low price of minimum wage, you can pay someone to follow you around carrying your phone. Whenever you need, you can ask them questions, use them to schedule tasks, and of course, make calls. And you never have to hold or use a phone again.

  • @Sembazuru
    @Sembazuru Před 10 měsíci +88

    The iPhone wasn't the first smartphone. It may have been the first _popular_ smartphone, but blackberries and PalmOS phones pre-dated it. I had a PalmOS phone before the Treo came out (yes, I also had a couple Treos). There were 3rd party apps for them, but loading new apps was a bit of a hassle.

    • @Grizazzle
      @Grizazzle Před 10 měsíci +15

      I had a "smartphone" even before the iPhone hit the market. It was Windows Mobile, with REAL GPS and could do everything modern smartphones do. It was basically a PDA with cellular capability and a GPS built in. The interface just wasn't as slick as they are now but that really didn't matter.

    • @mr.pavone9719
      @mr.pavone9719 Před 10 měsíci +16

      Talking about smartphones but failing to mention Palm OS devices, programmable calculators, pocket computers and laptops is a major oversight. The two greatest features of smartphones are their portability and their ability to combine all our previous devices into one thing.
      In college I carried a walkman, a minidisk player/recorder, a Mavica digital camera, an Iomega Zip Drive and a Handspring Visor PDA (the Palm Pilot competitor) and nobody thought it was all that odd. I could see the Palm type devices becoming the thing of the future because they were working hard to get as much function into one thing. They had a cell phone add-on, thousands of apps, a camera add-on, memory expansions, and maybe even an MP3 player in the works. Apple had its failed Newton device and everyone wants to quietly act like it never happened. This video talks about interacting with the devices differently but that's not what is needed for change.
      I think the next big thing that'll come to smartphones is finding what it is that they currently can't do and that's where the change will come from.

    • @Poopyhead-doodoobutt
      @Poopyhead-doodoobutt Před 10 měsíci +6

      IPhones fanboys tend to make that oversight from time to time (usually... Always)

    • @comatosebrose
      @comatosebrose Před 5 měsíci +1

      HTC had cool windows phones way b4 iPhone too, had a stylus and everything they were pretty kewl

  • @wingoshack
    @wingoshack Před 10 měsíci +103

    The barrier for devices like the Vision Pro is that you can only wear a relatively heavy thing on your head/face for so long. It would have to get to the point where it is as comfortable as just wearing glasses. Taking a helmet on and off your head is not more convenient than pulling a phone out of your pocket or glancing at your smart watch.

    • @eastonator1262
      @eastonator1262 Před 10 měsíci +5

      I don't think the Vision Pro is aiming for long term use. It seems like it would be good enough to watch a movie on, or if comfortable enough to use as a portable workspace

    • @alexfrank5331
      @alexfrank5331 Před 10 měsíci +2

      Everyone can point out flaws. The real key that differentiate the winner and losers is:
      Winners say: "We need this problem to be solved to have a winning product. Plan/invest and manage risk accordingly."
      Losers go: "This idea will never work because of this flaw. Don't bother with it."

    • @aquaponichortocultur
      @aquaponichortocultur Před 10 měsíci

      The obvious solution is to have AI assisted smartphones running AR & VR peripherals.
      People have been using blocks in our pockets wired to our face for decades.
      It has the added benefit of allowing more customization which drives competition development.

    • @ethanpschwartz
      @ethanpschwartz Před 10 měsíci +1

      And the first mobile phones were heavy and lasted ten minutes on battery. Heck, the first phones were wood and steel boxes bolted to the wall and you had to tell a live operator which other giant wood box to physically connect you to. I hardly see why we wouldn't be able to make them more glasses- or goggle-like in several years. There are companies putting OLEDs on contact lenses now too.

    • @caseysmith544
      @caseysmith544 Před 10 měsíci

      There were glasses meant to hook up to the phone like a smartwatch but they faild for not being durable enough and having piss poor sound quality and hurt to listen to or so well done in ear blocking with good sound that they were dangerous to use in the fields of where the sports versions were meant like Cycling, Running/Walking, and other outdoor city events where needing hearing is very important, then worst of all they had only a super limited battery life almost as bad as the early true cellphones. Also, most claimed to be waterproof or water resistant to 100 meters and were not even close to this and died after the one rain incident. Problem was like the Original Razor, they were made to be too light to where most of the heavy duty unbreakable sports frames for specific adventure sports or cycling were in weight and not really carrying about durability.

  • @cristianalanis1125
    @cristianalanis1125 Před 5 měsíci +3

    Bro your content has been top tier since day 1. I remember subscribing around the 10k follower count and now, look at your outstanding progress. Keep it up man. I love it!

  • @calansmith655
    @calansmith655 Před 5 měsíci +5

    I think the AI pin needs a camera cover. Just swipe your finger across a physical slider to physically block the camera. That way, a quick, simple, reliable gesture can be used without looking to ensure the camera is off for moments which call for it.

  • @MrRabidtroll
    @MrRabidtroll Před 10 měsíci +199

    The credit for this device ought to go to the writers of Star Trek the Next Generation. The Star Fleet badge is a communicator that translates languages and allows for instant communication among the crew members.

    • @SCFPV
      @SCFPV Před 10 měsíci +7

      Very good point, but they should've gotten a patent on it. #missedopportunity 😆

    • @Spielername
      @Spielername Před 10 měsíci +2

      It's actually a bad communicator and the video quality is aweful. I totally understand why it's not possible to use your hand as an monitor, but so should they.
      As long as I can buy a tile that can do all of this and much more I never would even consider to buy such a thing.

    • @angel22893
      @angel22893 Před 10 měsíci +1

      I was hoping the leap forward would be a badge type device. That or a visor like Gordie’s

    • @Skag_Sisyphus
      @Skag_Sisyphus Před 10 měsíci +2

      ​@@Spielernameyeah, the problem with auto translate isn't that it's not your voice. It's that the translation is bad. We need better translators

    • @zapfanzapfan
      @zapfanzapfan Před 10 měsíci +2

      If they make that product in the form of a com badge I might just buy one 🖖

  • @Jazdude123
    @Jazdude123 Před 8 měsíci +43

    I don't know if it is just me, but in today's day and age of more and more ads being forced into every single app, device, and unused space, I personally like that when I put the phone in my pocket, I can escape the attritional onslaught of advertisement. As much as AR glasses and what not sound cool, you know that it would just be another way to assault every waking moment with more ads so that you could never have another moment to be alone with your thoughts or the beauty of the unmonetized environment.

    • @emanuel3617
      @emanuel3617 Před 5 měsíci +3

      To be honest ads are already everywhere in cities and as long as we don't go full chip in the brain you can always just take the glasses off

    • @deltavee2
      @deltavee2 Před 5 měsíci

      And you _know_ it is going to happen because advertising....
      Fortunately a highly productive fix for the problem can be found using an age-old remedy.. a 22 oz. framing hmmer.

    • @OurFreeSociety
      @OurFreeSociety Před 5 měsíci

      Look at how few likes you got although it is 2 months later, but still. People are already transhuman. They don't have empathy, they don't want to connect with humans or Mother Earth.
      Everyone who uses this toxic weapon constantly isn't just harming themselves & children, but everyone around them & all living things.
      I have proof for everything. Please don't believe the lies, please wake up. I beg you to start learning.

    • @LiftedMoonLight
      @LiftedMoonLight Před 4 měsíci

      Like black mirror

    • @ambiarock590
      @ambiarock590 Před 3 měsíci +1

      I've been debating going back to a dumbphone. I've been watching this trend of young people going back to dumbphones and I really like the idea of not being spied on by every company ever and not being tempted to whip out your phone every 12 seconds

  • @leoyoung7547
    @leoyoung7547 Před 6 měsíci +15

    The oldest sound ever recorded was recorded. About 2000 years ago. Someone was throwing a ceramic vessel on a wheel and a straw scraped against the side of the vessel leaving a groove much like a vinyl record. The sound clip is about six seconds long. We can hear someone hammering something, some speech, and someone laughing. The quality is terrible, of course but you can actually make up the sounds. Personally, I think this is remarkable.

    • @StarLotus
      @StarLotus Před 5 měsíci +4


    • @dawnvalentine74
      @dawnvalentine74 Před 5 měsíci +1

      I remember hearing about that on In Search Of yearssss ago.

    • @ripkm-iwaly
      @ripkm-iwaly Před 5 měsíci


    • @jasonzamora3618
      @jasonzamora3618 Před měsícem

      That's great. But try this thought experiment.... AI has assisted us in every aspect our life, in the future. Let's say they get down to having personalized movies/music created in your head and everybody simultaneously knows what everyone else is thinking and there is no real reason to wake up because your brain power can make you credits if harvested while you "rest". Then what? More time for....? AI art, music, movies, friends, relationships, digestion...lol Futurists are myopic

    • @TheJunky228
      @TheJunky228 Před měsícem

      I swear I've seen this on the history channel like a decade and a half ago

  • @user-ig9yl9cw5q
    @user-ig9yl9cw5q Před 6 měsíci +8

    Everybody who interacts with people/family/customers near constantly will have difficulties using this VR/AR technologies. I can't imagine gaming on the site with a VR headset while doing Home-Office or watching a CZcams video with one eye while making sure my daughter is not eating paint (I wasn't invited to the table and barred from drawing my own picture)

    • @aracelylopezpsyd5794
      @aracelylopezpsyd5794 Před 5 měsíci +2

      Good point! I often use my device as a background tool to keep me indirectly entertained while I work on a main project. While it may be possible to switch to just audio, many of us like to multi-task. We may want to be able to glance at an image on the screen without keeping it in our direct line of sight as that would be too distracting from our main task.

  • @johnchedsey1306
    @johnchedsey1306 Před 10 měsíci +190

    It occurred to me while watching this that I might finally be aging out of some of these major tech advancements. My phone provides music in the car, navigation, access to information and something to take 10,334,432 photos of my cats. I just can't imagine adopting something new technology now that I'm over 50. Totally fine with others being excited, but I think I'm generally satisfied with where I'm at.

    • @georgejones3526
      @georgejones3526 Před 10 měsíci +19

      I’m 71 and have never owned a smartphone, I really have no need for one.

    • @User31129
      @User31129 Před 10 měsíci +11

      I'm not yet 40. And I think I'm good too. But I've always been behind the times. I didn't have a mobile computer until 2007. I didn't have a smartphone until 2014. I didn't have a large flat screen WiFi TV until the beginning of the pandemic.
      And the laptop and the TV were gifts! If left up to my own devices it probably would have been longer.

    • @jay-rad98
      @jay-rad98 Před 10 měsíci +9

      I'm 45 and if I ever win the lottery I'll be smashing mine and getting a dumb phone.

    • @BoB-Dobbs_leaning-left
      @BoB-Dobbs_leaning-left Před 10 měsíci

      @@georgejones3526 I am over 71 and have had several smartphones. I also recently dumped Windoze and both my laptops run on Ubuntu, my partner is fine with Windows 11 and I, occasionally, use that for windows only software such a configurations for my New Solar Power setup, this is the second one I have built. I am now in the process of configuring the internet comms for the setup.I like learning new stuff, it keeps you young in the brain.

    • @neasulavuori4955
      @neasulavuori4955 Před 10 měsíci +14

      I'm 22, a media student of all things meaning i work with the newest of technologies every day and absolutley nerd out over stuff like this but god forbid i will never upgrade from my 2012 iphone, i love that thing so much and already had to buy one used because the old ones battery exploaded the screen off of the old one

  • @sharkboy6952
    @sharkboy6952 Před 8 měsíci +37

    I'd agree. The last time I "upgraded" my phone, it felt like a lateral move at best.

    • @crandonborth
      @crandonborth Před 8 měsíci +1

      Agreed… went from the 10 “X” to the 14 pro max and other then a bigger screen it’s basically the same phone.

    • @davidkymdell452
      @davidkymdell452 Před 8 měsíci +2

      I've had a galaxy 10 going on 5 years now. Works absolutely fine.

    • @sharkboy6952
      @sharkboy6952 Před 8 měsíci +3

      @@davidkymdell452 You're not missing anything. My previous phone was an S10e. I switched to a S22. It's basically the same phone.

    • @ambiarock590
      @ambiarock590 Před 3 měsíci

      I currently have an iPhone 13 handed down to me from my dad, and I have no intentions of getting a 15. If/when I need a new phone I'll be getting an older and smaller smartphone or just run a dumbphone. I'm starting to find large smartphones a hassle to use and kinda want something smaller.

  • @davidbain8921
    @davidbain8921 Před 5 měsíci +3

    Thanks for the thoughtful analysis. I’m not so sure the AI Pin camera is always on. The point about giving up your dopamine delivery device is spot on. I can see earliest adopters using the Pin but also keeping their greasy rectangles around.

  • @deltainfinium869
    @deltainfinium869 Před 5 dny

    Can't believe I missed this video when it came out! This was really good, among your best works imo.

  • @Vaaluin
    @Vaaluin Před 10 měsíci +37

    In my teenage years and early 20s I was hooked on devices. Building computers, troubleshooting problems with friends/family devices, always sitting at my PC, etc. Now, into my 30s, I'm pushing away from devices more and more. Hours daily I'll just leave my phone somewhere and forget about it as I go about my day outside or in the dining room with a board game. I know lots of others are doing the same. I'm sure these new gadgets will have their audience, but I don't doubt there will be a larger and larger divide between the gadget users and the folks like myself that are just burned out and sick of it all.

    • @angelachouinard4581
      @angelachouinard4581 Před 10 měsíci +3

      Good for you. People walk around with their nose in a device, totally oblivious to the mugger behind them or the car they are about to walk in front of. I was into computers back when they took up the room. I didn't really start hating it until smart phones. At least I live near Amish and Mennonites, they've managed to live without it and remind me I can too.

    • @hr3134
      @hr3134 Před 10 měsíci +2

      Some Gen Z teens in Brooklyn are calling themselves the Luddites, rejecting smartphones. Probably others around the world too. Seems smart to me.

    • @Vaaluin
      @Vaaluin Před 10 měsíci

      @@hr3134Right on. I don't need some title or group to join for it. I'm happy enough just going about my life as I see fit.

  • @chaosSpectre370
    @chaosSpectre370 Před 10 měsíci +97

    Never really thought about the whole "camera on every person" scenario that much before, but when you mentioned that people act differently in front of a camera it reminded me very much of Autism Masking. As I've learned how to understand what masking is and how to be a more authentic person to myself and loved ones, I've realized just how exhausting it is to mask and how much I dislike being someone I'm not, which for me results in the opposite effect of wanting to socialize because I don't want to have to seem "acceptable" in as many categories as possible every time I interact with someone.
    My professional mask isn't as exhausting as it was before, and I think thats because I tend to keep my professional life distant from my personal life, but also that professional mask does just fine by being positive, kind, and upbeat, at least when I can be. This experience makes me think that overall, a camera on every person scenario will most likely result in massive social shifts as we try to figure out how to live like this as a species, or a mass amount of rejection to this current format until a discreet format becomes more available. The discreet option, however, is pretty close to the idea of just cybernetics, which tech already has made a few breakthroughs in contact lenses being able to act similar to these AR options. At some point, someone could just pop in contacts and now their eyes are cameras, and that will very much impact the way we as a species interact.
    The future is kinda concerning, but idk, maybe this will push us to be less shitty to each other over time, and more empathetic, when you know that the world itself is possibly watching. Likewise, the amount of paranoia this will cause will probably require an entire field of therapy appearing to help cope.

    • @daffyf6829
      @daffyf6829 Před 10 měsíci +1

      We can always take the glasses off when we want them to be genuine with us

    • @wraith8323
      @wraith8323 Před 10 měsíci +6

      Agree wholeheartedly Spectre, and it’s one of the main reasons I spend almost all of my non professional life alone. Knowing that you are under surveillance means that whoever you would be absent the watching/recording takes a back seat to whatever your brain decides is socially viable. It’s exhausting

    • @basebutter
      @basebutter Před 10 měsíci +1

      what kind of stuff are yall getting up to when you're not being watched?

    • @skyemecham9392
      @skyemecham9392 Před 10 měsíci +5

      Just because people want privacy doesn't mean they're doing anything bad.

    • @basebutter
      @basebutter Před 10 měsíci +2

      @@skyemecham9392 these dudes are talking about being forced to act inauthentically, that kind of implies the way they normally act is socially unacceptable

  • @shawnw.4440
    @shawnw.4440 Před 6 měsíci +5

    I've worked in cellular telecomm since the beginning of public service, including managing a large part of the network upgrade to prepare for the 1st iPhone launch. It's hard to exaggerate how radically different it is from anything before. I remember seeing a pre-launch video of the 'day in the life' of a smartphone user and the revenue projections and just laughing that Marketing was smoking some good stuff. I thought to hit those targets in, like, 10 yrs. I think it took closer to 2 yrs.

    • @castirondude
      @castirondude Před 5 měsíci +1

      Ditto. The biggest surprise was the uptake with old people. All these people who couldn't even program a VCR , these moms and dads who never even knew or understood what it is their kids did for a living , somehow suddenly all have smart phones, wut?

    • @supervivo7069
      @supervivo7069 Před 10 dny +1

      ​@@castirondudeIt's in part due to iPhones in particular, at least in the US. My gen X mom can't figure out my Android phone for her life, but she says iPhones are super intuitive and easy to use.

  • @michaelsalais7393
    @michaelsalais7393 Před 6 měsíci +2

    I love your humor, Joe! Thanks for this. So interesting

  • @parttimehuman
    @parttimehuman Před 10 měsíci +150

    I remember wanting a Razr so bad. At the time it was the coolest phone you could get.

    • @Demane69
      @Demane69 Před 10 měsíci +15

      Used mine until forced into "smart" phones. Tiny little thing I could fit into any pocket. Now we are stuck with smart phones making people dumber.

    • @geod3589
      @geod3589 Před 10 měsíci

      I had one of those but the shape made it difficult to hold, just didn't fit my hand. Anyway, it was short lived as it got dropped in the toilet, lol.

    • @lutello3012
      @lutello3012 Před 10 měsíci +1

      Still have mine. Wish the video recording was better, the bitrate makes it kind of useless. I guess it was meant for email but they should have included a high quality mode. It's now sitting in a box with several movies on it I encoded in 256k 144p. 🤓🤨

    • @jmc8076
      @jmc8076 Před 10 měsíci

      Subjective. Billions of humans all had their own favorite smart phone.

    • @kasimirdenhertog3516
      @kasimirdenhertog3516 Před 10 měsíci +1

      I had one back in the day, I was the coolest kid in town - until the ‘6’ stopped working, limiting the number of people I could call. Sent it back, got a new one, and that would switch off when someone called. So in summary: cool phone, not the most practical.

  • @cachecaver
    @cachecaver Před 10 měsíci +112

    The current problem with VR is that is very isolating. It makes the person oblivious to their physical surroundings. It also makes it difficult for people in physical proximity to get the attention of someone with a VR headset, make interactions difficult. I feel like it makes spontaneous interaction with people next to impossible. It might also make intimate interaction impossible (meaning get to know a person for who they actually are and being able to accept them). This already seems to be a problem with phones and earphone already but adding the visual aspect could make it far worse. I seems to me that this isolation is the root cause of the rise of mental illness in our society today. Chronic isolation, leading to chronic anxiety, leading to depression.

    • @ericabaliotis6973
      @ericabaliotis6973 Před 10 měsíci +2

      And what’s wild to me is the idea that all we need to do is create a space for interaction within the tech. We’re socializing with extra steps.
      During lockdown, and even since because my parents live 500 miles away, playing a round of mini-golf on the headset is pretty cool interaction. But my parents have designated areas of the house for them to play a board game together without bumping into each other.

    • @Super-BallSharp
      @Super-BallSharp Před 10 měsíci +2

      Thanks captain NotAPsychologist

    • @torinireland6526
      @torinireland6526 Před 10 měsíci +7

      @@ericabaliotis6973 That last bit is horrifying. Your parents can't just... play a real board game? That's so tragic/sad I can't even.

    • @ElrondHubbard_1
      @ElrondHubbard_1 Před 10 měsíci +2

      How could you define VR without "oblivious to your surroundings" being a neccesary part of it? Otherwise, it's augmented reality (AR).
      As for getting the user's attention. You just need a little button, not on the worn equipment, that someone can push, or a phone app, etcetera that sends a little bird flying down to gently whisper in their virtual ear that they are needed back on Earth 1.
      You could have automatic bird notifications for weather alerts, or whatever.

    • @Matty002
      @Matty002 Před 10 měsíci +3

      no the root cause is capitalism. the only issue with vr/the internet is that its used as a *replacement* for in person socialization, instead of a *supplement* . which for a social species like humans, is BAD. no amount of online socialization can replace our biological need for in person socialization. this isolation is just another symptom of capitalism.
      also the way cities used to be built made spontaneous interactions very common, thanks to high mixed density, pedestrian friendly city centers, and good public transportation. but capitalism came in after ww1 and destroys the density for freeways and suburbs, and took out the public transportation and pedestrian friendly roads to turn into streets and parking for cars. this was so bad in north america you can look up before and after photos of tons of small and large cities being destroyed for the car. the effects of capitalism are so broad its hard to think of something that it doesnt affect negatively

  • @damianolandi5003
    @damianolandi5003 Před měsícem +1

    who the hell wants to watch a photo/video WHILE seeing what's on the other side of the screen, WHILE ALSO everyone can see your screen from even more angles?

  • @TakeTheWorldBackFromWallStreet
    @TakeTheWorldBackFromWallStreet Před 6 měsíci +2

    haha, the old Mad TV bit "Habitat 2000" with Artie Lange is real!

  • @army103
    @army103 Před 8 měsíci +238

    I think there's something about the form and function of current smart phones that hits a sweet spot for...well, human beings. Over the last few decades we've invented countless devices, and we tend to keep coming back to a form factor that fits easily in our hands and pockets. Cell phones, handheld video games, Walkmen/mp3 players, calculators, voice recorders, cameras...there are lots of tasks that we just seem to prefer doing on something roughly the size and shape of a smartphone, and more often than not we like controlling them using our fingers, even when voice control is an option.

    • @SpaceRodan
      @SpaceRodan Před 8 měsíci +32

      Goes back way further than that too. Look up the size of the clay record keeping tablets used in Uruk and Ur in ancient Mesopotamia.
      They're basically the same size albeit thicker.

    • @thefacelessone74
      @thefacelessone74 Před 8 měsíci +23

      yeah but the signal was way better @@SpaceRodan

    • @dianapennepacker6854
      @dianapennepacker6854 Před 7 měsíci +6

      I agree with ya except on one thing.
      Gaming on a phone is garbage! No thanks. Give me a TV or a gaming PC with a mouse and keyboard or other specialized controllers like a joystick for a flight sim.
      Foldable phones for the win is the next logical form factor.
      Wouldn't it be awesome if your phone was a scroll that you could unroll to whatever size you needed at the time?
      Or just about phone sized now, and thicker, but could fold out like old school maps? Again if you wanted the size of a phone it works. If you want double you unfold it once and it becomes half the size of a tablet. Then unfold a third time and it becomes larger then a tabet?
      This is the only logical form factor till we get a small little lens that showcases the world or whatever we are watching. Basically a HUD or augmented reality.
      Then combine it with something like a way to type on our forearms. Navigate or click with our eyes.

    • @OnlyOneName
      @OnlyOneName Před 7 měsíci +9

      I think you just explained the cause of our phone addiction. We need to use our hands! That's how we learn and create. We should go back to making things with our hands: craft, woodwork, bread, etc to counter balance our phone addiction. It's in our hands!

    • @ComotoseOnAnime
      @ComotoseOnAnime Před 7 měsíci +4

      You basically just described a Scroll from the web animation RWBY. Basically a hard light screen display between two switch-like controllers that functions almost exactly like a smartphone.
      It starts off about the size of a flip phone and you pull on the two sides to expand it out to the size of a small tablet.
      Folding phones are a bit niche, but having a tensioned flexible plastic screen that you can extend and contract like a tape measurer from a tube like handle could create a larger screen while also shrinking the device size to something the size of roll of half-dollar coins, and just have the display sized to fit what screen is exposed, so you could open it up a little bit to check a phone call, or open it up half way to have a regular smartphone display, or open it up fully to have a wide screen display that could function as an entire multi-screen work station.
      Obviously that might necessitate the tube being a touch longer than a smartphone and having controller periphials to make best use of it but it's certainly a method of giving you more screen space on a smaller package

  • @Gen_X_cool
    @Gen_X_cool Před 9 měsíci +44

    What I gathered from this video, with all due respect to Joe, is that ... "technology is getting / has gotten really boring". And, "in order for technology to achieve the 'next big thing', it needs to become more Orwellian". Anyhow, I totally agree. I become (happy) nostalgic when thinking about a regular landline, pay phones, and pagers/beepers.

    • @chascapwell2041
      @chascapwell2041 Před 8 měsíci +8

      There is nothing inherently Orwellian about technology. It is how that technology is leveraged to generate profit. Even if we were still using landlines, pay phones, and pagers/beepers they'd be using those to leverage a way to mine your data. Y'all gotta stop thinking it's the device's fault or that the device is somehow at fault. It's the companies that are doing it. They're taking your data - data they've had all along, they've always recorded who you called, they just never leveraged it for additional profit. Companies were already tracking your spending habits back in those days, too. You think that info was somehow sacred back then? Hell no, banks would sell that all the time - I worked for banks back before cellphones and we were doing that. Focus on what the real issue is - companies are leveraging your habits and behavior to make greater profits. If you use anything trackable, anything with a unique number, they will track you. Period. No matter what you take away from them, they will find new ways to track you. If everyone went cash and no cell phones, they'd track you by your license plate using cameras and your driver's license. The genie never goes back in the bottle.

    • @TheRealSteveMay
      @TheRealSteveMay Před 8 měsíci

      ​@@chascapwell2041Technology makes surveillance easier and more efficient. Technology may be a tool that can be used for good or ill, but anyone with even the most pedestrian pattern recognition ability can tell you that mega corps and big daddy gov will reliably leverage technology against the common person.
      If the genie can't be put back in the bottle, then it's time for a showdown between the common man and the genie, because somebody's gotta go.

    • @JonatasAdoM
      @JonatasAdoM Před 8 měsíci +8

      Too much stimuli. Everything becomes boring as a result.
      Tech doesn't need to be exciting. It just needs to be useful. What a revolutionary concept.

    • @nathleflutiste
      @nathleflutiste Před 8 měsíci +3

      @@chascapwell2041 It's been a while since usefulness isn't the main focus any more… Now it's all about having the "best" without thinking much about if it's really what one needs.

    • @kentneumann5209
      @kentneumann5209 Před 7 měsíci +1

      Yeah the good ole days. Phone bills for local and long distance in the hundreds per month.
      Then the cell one bill for the Nokia roaming charges.
      Still, letting go of the home phone land line, that permanent phone number, was a step off a cliff into uncertainty.

  • @badwolf8112
    @badwolf8112 Před 5 měsíci +1

    i think the biggest breakthroughs (beyond making calls) were,
    1) interface - the utilization of multi-touch
    2) range of applications - apps, app store, web surfing, whatever computers could do
    the only things left in interface i think of is perfect voice recognition or Brain Machine Interface, the latter theoretically allowing near instant typing and way faster usage.

  • @rootbrian4815
    @rootbrian4815 Před 6 měsíci +2

    In terms of smartphones, there were plenty before apple came along (and google with android), however the two changed everything.
    Don't forget the dreaded other problem: *ELECTRONIC WASTE* (E-WASTE for short). Every single time you purchase ("upgrade") that device, unless you keep that previous one as a backup or spare, you should factory reset and bring it to an ERA (electronic recycling agency) instead of tossing it into the trash.
    That is the single most reason why I tend to refer people to *LONG-TERM device-ownership*. It saves e-waste, it saves money.

  • @crystalis79
    @crystalis79 Před 7 měsíci +71

    The idea of transparent displays always seemed impractical to me for two main reasons. 1 - Depending on the opacity of the items on the display, having a transparent screen means you would have (for lack of a better term) visual interferance. Unless you have something of a solid color behind the display, it could be difficut to see anything. 2 - Privacy. I don't think I would want to be able to see what everyone is scrolling through, or letting everyone see what I'm looking at.
    I was also thinking the other day about the idea of implantible tech. With the current model of planned obsolescence, I don't think I would want to have to get surgery, even minor surgery every time I need to update tech.
    I am excited to see where things go from here because most of the stuff that I grew up viewing as the tech of the future just doesn't make sense to me anymore.

    • @theTeslaFalcon
      @theTeslaFalcon Před 6 měsíci +7

      I don't think transparency is as important as flexibility. Imagine a phone the size of a Sharpie that had its screen rolled up around itself. You unscroll the screen to x size to use per normal, then roll it back up for storage.

    • @segueoyuri
      @segueoyuri Před 6 měsíci +1

      planned obsolescence is exactly that, planned. It's not that we can't do stuff that last 10-20 years. We have the tech for it. The industry just don't make it because they don't need to or want to. Actually, in the SW world there's the concept of SaaS. You can't buy it anymore, but for only 9.99/month you can subscribe to it. And phones last exactly 2 years. You can make implants that last 20 years easy.

    • @bdgackle
      @bdgackle Před 6 měsíci +11

      You're right. Transparent screens are like the Dick Tracy phone watch, or flying cars -- tech that sounds cool, but which we realize is a spectacularly bad idea once it becomes feasible.
      We've had the technology to make see through books and notepads for decades after all, and no one has even suggested that it was an idea that should be tried.

    • @theTeslaFalcon
      @theTeslaFalcon Před 6 měsíci

      I find it odd that you dis the Dick Tracy watch while ignoring the Apple Watch.
      The core issue with flying cars is the pilot's licensing which just keeps getting more expensive and out of reach. Classic sci-fi novels discussing flying cars had pilot's license and aerodynamics being taught in high school while ground transportation was relegated to middle school aged kids.
      As the current Green Agenda highlights, the Elite want to keep the sky free for themselves, not for anyone else. Carbon emissions doesn't matter for Taylor Swift or John Kerry, just backyard lawnmowers and cow farts.

    • @cygneturesounds
      @cygneturesounds Před 6 měsíci

      Even if the implants were perfect, from my understanding, the body eventually rejects them.
      Even medical implants that bind with bone etc. The body is more like "fine F you, if we can't get rid of you, I'll just invelope you"
      It's still not very happy to have anything not of your DNA to be in it.

  • @blowfishes
    @blowfishes Před 10 měsíci +51

    Being able to have a verbal conversation over the phone with automatic language translation is going to be huge. Sure, there will be a delay with each translation, but being able to speak directly with a business associate across two languages will be fantastic.

    • @daarom3472
      @daarom3472 Před 10 měsíci +5

      I've mastered 6 languages during my youth and uni time. The only language I've ever needed for (international) business has been English. I enjoy speaking them for culture's sake but they're not necessary to do business

    • @zoranvujovic998
      @zoranvujovic998 Před 10 měsíci +1

      @@daarom3472 Same experience here (except the 6 languages part lol). Also related to that, I live in a tourist town, and I find it incredibly endearing when foreign tourist try to speak the local language. I always switch to English for their convenience of course, but perhaps after a small delay : )
      And no, I don't want AI becoming a middle man in my everyday human interactions.

    • @erikmckoul2478
      @erikmckoul2478 Před 10 měsíci +1

      @@zoranvujovic998 I think it would be nice to have the option if someone is an individual who is terrible at learning languages.

    • @spacekitt.n
      @spacekitt.n Před 10 měsíci

      under display cameras too. being able to look in someones eyes while video chatting still eludes us in 2023. everyone is all just still looking to the side

    • @yayhandles
      @yayhandles Před 10 měsíci

      I have a feeling this may take a bit longer to catch on in the business world than you think. Consider the ramifications of a potential mistranslation for critical (possibly life-or-death, even if indirectly [ordering hospital supplies, for example]) exchanges or high-value transactions. Consider the potential legal fallout due to those circumstances, or even the damage inflicted to a potential exchange by an offensive or misleading mistranslation. Consider that some people may speak in some manner that an auto-translator, however refined, may have difficulty with (volume, accent, vernacular) - or even the potential for a split-second connection error to completely skew the translation. Consider that self-driving cars still can't be trusted to distinguish between a person and a palm tree, and that Google translate still puts out goofy results today, a decade after release.
      I have a feeling that most companies will be hesitant to embrace auto-translators until the technology is quite mature, due to the potential (if not likely) speed-bumps and real problems that using it would actually create along the way.

  • @PixelShade
    @PixelShade Před 6 měsíci

    I ordered from Henson a couple of years back and I am super happy... That sponsorship is actually a really good one. Both me and my partner only use classic "safety razors" these days and we will never look back to the consumer exploitative cartridge razors.

  • @TheElectronicDilettante

    They invented that exact device as part of a side story on the TV show “NCIS”. I’m not even kidding. There was a bit of a reference to a new hands free comma unit but main point was that the device was constantly recording which would allow a person to have a searchable life record.

  • @mn-ru4li
    @mn-ru4li Před 10 měsíci +72

    I recently tried a different new tech called "chatting in person" with a physical person. Things got weird.

    • @abbofun9022
      @abbofun9022 Před 10 měsíci +4

      Ah, you’re a Luddite I see. 🤪

    • @susanegley4149
      @susanegley4149 Před 10 měsíci +7

      I don't see that catching on. At all.

    • @kosmique
      @kosmique Před 10 měsíci +5

      its still very buggy

    • @kosmique
      @kosmique Před 10 měsíci +3

      it also needs a lot of updates... CLIENT SIDE updates.

    • @friedrichjunzt
      @friedrichjunzt Před 10 měsíci +1

      Crazy idea in the first place! 😮

  • @JonMartinYXD
    @JonMartinYXD Před 10 měsíci +50

    The idea that we want to be rid of our phones reminds me of Microsoft's disastrous marketing of their first phone. The commercial showed a number of situations where people were too absorbed in their phones to notice what was going on around them. If I recall correctly the tag line was something like "it is time for a phone to save us from our phones". As soon as I saw it I thought "no Microsoft, people _love_ spending time on their phones".

    • @radanv2535
      @radanv2535 Před 10 měsíci

      Microsoft at least tried to come up with new and original UI, and the whole tiles idea wasn't terrible. Anyway, as they say: the rest is ....

    • @theheinzification
      @theheinzification Před 10 měsíci +2

      @@radanv2535 I hated the tiles. They were the main reason I never even bothered to check out Microsoft phones.

    • @stevegrieb6596
      @stevegrieb6596 Před 10 měsíci +2

      Actually, many of us have better things to do than spend time on our phones and consider them an interruption to higher priority things we are doing. Useful when we need them and that's it.

    • @Tampafan33
      @Tampafan33 Před 10 měsíci

      @@stevegrieb6596exactly. There’s people that rely on their phones for everything in their life is why they will be the enslaved forever

    • @JonMartinYXD
      @JonMartinYXD Před 10 měsíci

      @@stevegrieb6596 Likewise. But we can put down any brand of phone and tell it to not bother us. I would bet that you don't go out and buy the latest and greatest phone every year. We were not Microsoft's target market.

  • @jakobw135
    @jakobw135 Před 22 dny

    Good presentation Joe! Very interesting!
    I tend to agree with your spatially programming eyewear. That's probably where we're headed. 😎

  • @timehaley
    @timehaley Před 5 měsíci +1

    These 15 oye, these 10 commandments. Still makes me laugh as hard now as when I first saw it all those years ago. Excellent clip Joe.

  • @noob19087
    @noob19087 Před 9 měsíci +172

    If they make smart glasses that can correct vision better than traditional lens glasses that might be something I'd actually invest in. Some people have problems in their eyes that just a lens can't fix, but a display maybe could. Don't see why you couldn't add a bit of AR to that while you're at it. And a zoom functionality? And a rewind would be really useful too.

    • @gysiguy
      @gysiguy Před 9 měsíci +10

      X-Ray vision would be fun 😆

    • @JoniSare
      @JoniSare Před 9 měsíci +23

      Omg - zoom, replay! How’bout identify that bird, or Im lost, where am I? Or -put me in Italy, or Put me on the moon. It could find my keys, know the nutritional value of my dinner plate.

    • @eukariootti1
      @eukariootti1 Před 9 měsíci +6

      Perhaps not X-ray, since some people might get offended when radiated... but IR and UV vision would have their uses. Not to mention macro- and zoom-vision far beyond cababilities ot the human eye. That "dash cam" feature would help to solve muggings, accidents etc. LiDAR similar to iPhone 12...15 Pro/Pro Max, just with much more advanced SW, would be nice.
      And they'd offer superior vision correction to traditional glasses, too. Including just the right mount of automatic darkening. Using the optimal or preferred color. Mirror-finish or not, you choose. While having about the same weight as traditional sun glasses...
      Something similar to HUD (Head-up display) in todays cars would be an obvious feature. Just more sophisticated and versatile, in 3D colour etc. Sometimes Pizzeria's menu, sometimes a map. Or just simple arrow guiding you to the right floor and room, making sure you wont be late from the meeting.
      High quality Movie Theater screen (HDR, of course) would be cool, as long as it would be automatically disabled for anyone driving any kind of vehicle.
      Privacy is an obvious problem. And distractions --> accidents etc. Propably never before seen amount of obnoxious, forced advertisement, too. More malicious and twisted than ever before, targeted specifically to make a single human being generate absolutely maximum cashflow. Without a single pause, 24/7/365, for the rest of the marks life.
      For example, vast AI Farms owned by Coca-Cola, Nike, Huawei, Pfizer, CCP etc. would easily learn to bypass any open Source Add-Block SW + punish you for trying it. And nobody can prevent them. Well, at least not level 4 basic citizens.

    • @1988dgs
      @1988dgs Před 9 měsíci +4

      When I started wearing glasses, back in the 90’s I didn’t realise how glasses worked (I was a late teen when i started) I had a manual focus camera and would take photos onto film, with and without my glasses and a week or so later when i got the pictures back almost every picture was out of focus, because my glasses were fighting with the cameras focusing. I still don’t need glasses within about a foot

    • @KingFinnch
      @KingFinnch Před 9 měsíci +1

      that'd really only work for extreme near-sightedness

  • @user-tf1oo9rj6u
    @user-tf1oo9rj6u Před 10 měsíci +70

    That active translator is a great feature, and I've personally long liked the idea of a (under my direct control only) always on camera. Anyone who rides a motorcycle on the street has probably run into the "I want a camera but don't want the hassle and object sticking out" debate.

    • @karinwolf3645
      @karinwolf3645 Před 10 měsíci +6

      And maybe cops will be on better behavior if they know you have a body cam, too!! 😆

    • @mandiblackwell4668
      @mandiblackwell4668 Před 10 měsíci

      In HS in like... 2004, a friend had a translator very similar, but it was a single device and language. So this part has actually been around for a while.

    • @ChrisCoxCycling
      @ChrisCoxCycling Před 10 měsíci +2

      Yeah, bicycles and pedestrians too, since in most cases if something happens, a car driver isn't hurt and they can tell their story, while you're unconscious and unlikely to remember what happened when you do regain consciousness.
      Definitely a good use case.

    • @gnarthdarkanen7464
      @gnarthdarkanen7464 Před 10 měsíci

      Having ridden a motorcycle for the last 30 years, yeah... I remember that conversation back about a year before the first go-pro's came out. It was short and relatively quick. I get an abbreviated/abridged variant anymore with any new bike or mod's at the shop...
      The first one was "How do we get this camera on the bike without it catching wind and getting whipped off?" followed directly with "How do I make sure it's on?" and "Is it going to retain video in a crash? Those get pretty bad when you're cut off with nowhere to go."
      Now, it's more like, "Yeah, the custom cowling on front and include the shock-absorbing and damper for the camera-mount right there, Bill. OF COURSE, I want the aftermarket usb-multi-charge port! I'm not wrenching on Suzie to swap it over and back! Do I still look that stupid???"
      Fortnine's latest video featured one of his sponsor's products, a camera so small you can magnetically clip it to just about anything and get the "action shot" of it floating through a full-face helmet. It can attach to the power source in a POCKET for a body-camera that catches nothing on your chest for ride-along vid's... On it's own, the camera's barely as big as a thumb...
      AND that particular video was actually ABOUT Japan's latest secretive developments in HUD tech', from a sh*tty helmet device with a jittery display that made Ryan nauseous with the blinker light vibrating in view... to the next-gen competition with "Goggles" to reduce jitter and enhance visual quality... My big worry (besides price) is WHO gets to pick what I NEED to see in an HUD??? I sure as hell hope I get some contextual menu and settings control, or I'll just stick to a dedicated lid like always. The full-face development was a sh*t-show for us in the mountains until they got ventilation sorted out. NOTHING in the world compares to the shear panic of hitting a cold-spot in the mountains with a brand new helmet only to be BLINDLY TESTING SAID HELMET at speed... BAM! It's similar to cruising along at 80 mph into a white blanket across your face out of nowhere. ;o)

    • @chilanya
      @chilanya Před 10 měsíci

      While translating tools make our lives easier, i lament that fewer people will see the value of learning other languages. Learning and speaking other languages has not only practical value but it is true enrichment for your brain. Through it you understand the other culture better, but also you'll understand your own language better, and it is great brain training.

  • @sewbiz-oh2qe
    @sewbiz-oh2qe Před 15 dny +1

    Nobody had a cell phone in 1994 that I ever saw? I didn't even know they existed.

  • @liam3284
    @liam3284 Před 6 měsíci +2

    The one feature I would pay for on a phone or laptop is a transflective display (one that can use ambient light for backlighing). The battery life would be great.

  • @adude394
    @adude394 Před 9 měsíci +178

    A very interesting topic. As someone who owns smart phone, tablet, laptop, PC, etc., and relies on the technology for my job in particular, I think that the smart phone and its evil cousin social media, have had an extremely deleterious effect on society in general. It's too easy to be rude when hiding behind the anonymity of a computer; it's too easy to be a troll and annoy people; it's too easy to be able to spout off with remarks guaranteed to offend, and to share those remarks with millions of people with the click of a button. On a more personal level, how many of us have been at social gatherings where everyone is more interested in looking at his or her phone than in interacting with actual humans? This is not healthy by any objective measure.

    • @gilessteve
      @gilessteve Před 8 měsíci +18

      The technology has advanced too quickly for social etiquette to keep up.

    • @adude394
      @adude394 Před 8 měsíci +3

      @@gilessteve Excellent observation!

    • @user-sx1fg7lc3c
      @user-sx1fg7lc3c Před 8 měsíci +1

      Most accurate statement, regarding smart phones and social media, I have ever read.

    • @asdisskagen6487
      @asdisskagen6487 Před 8 měsíci +4

      I think it also helps you to determine who to keep in your friend circle. I have made a point of building a real, live network of friends and associates who, like me, don't engage with social media. We have actual interests that exist in the real world and don't overlap being online. It's refreshing to hold conversations with people who do interesting things and have interests that exist in reality as opposed to online.

    • @Alexander_Kale
      @Alexander_Kale Před 8 měsíci +6

      I have an acquaintance who works in IT. he does ALL of his work on his PC, preferably on Linux, doesn't own a laptop as far as I am aware and while he owns a smartphone, he has barely any aps on it.
      Smartphones have always been time wasting devices first and foremost, status symbols second, and utilities a distant third.
      Laptops are not for doing work, but for making work portable.
      Smartphones are a hype. That hype is coming to an end. The big companies are trying to start a new hype, that being VR. That is the core of the issue.

  • @purplecat4977
    @purplecat4977 Před 10 měsíci +47

    When I go out in a situation where there are going to be a lot of people around, I sometimes ditch the earbuds and take my chunky headphones with me. I do that because I don't want to talk with random strangers, and nothing keeps people from bothering you like a visible pair of headphones. I think our phones operate in a similar fashion a lot of the time. Humans are crammed together like we've never really been and having phones to look at can give us the necessary distance required to breathe. I remember reading an article a couple years ago where the author was complaining that someone had headphones on and she couldn't talk to him in line at the coffee shop, and how isolated this made her feel, and I was thinking 'Lady, that's a you problem. He doesn't want to talk to you. This is just keeping you from imposing on him. It's not his job to make you happy.' People keep looking for things that remove that barrier, but just like me ditching the practically invisible earbuds in favor of a pair of headphones, I think that barrier isn't a bug, it's a feature.

    • @goosenotmaverick1156
      @goosenotmaverick1156 Před 10 měsíci +2

      I'd agree, I stick headphones in sometimes at stores when I don't want to have a conversation. I carry them at all times even if I'm not planning on using them for anything.

    • @Defensive_Wounds
      @Defensive_Wounds Před 10 měsíci +1

      Sadly, over usage of noise cancelling earbuds or headphones will cause long term ear and brain issues. Such as over stimulation in quiet areas for some time afterwards nausea in extreme cases and enhanced tinnitus. Among other things, do your own research, I am not your mother....lol But good luck to you none the less if you continue to over use those!!!! :)

    • @morgandavis6788
      @morgandavis6788 Před 10 měsíci +4

      ⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠@@Defensive_WoundsI’ve used noise canceling ear buds and headphones for years and have never gone through any of that. Those side effects are extremely uncommon. Do your own research, I’m not your dad.

    • @angwydud
      @angwydud Před 10 měsíci +2

      @@Defensive_Wounds I have no idea where you pulled out that bullshit, but I would love a research paper if you indeed have a link. Noise-cancelling is literally just a device recording noise and then generating opposite sound waves to that noise, so it cancels it out. It literally has no direct effect on the brain unless I guess you're in a pure noise vacuum aka you're not listening to anything which you would just take them off at that point because staying in complete silence is uncomfortable for us humans, also it would really just affect the ears I guess by maybe making them more sensitive, but again I feel like that would only work if you're in complete silence and that's unhealthy... you can just turn off noise-canceling if you're not listening to music while having them on...

    • @purplecat4977
      @purplecat4977 Před 10 měsíci +2

      @@Defensive_Wounds In a crowded, noisy household, whatever longterm effects there might be are supplanted by the short term effects of me not strangling the people I live with. And that's not a joke or hyperbole. Before I got mine, I was starting to experience some serious rage issues. Out in public, I don't turn the headphones on. That kind of lack of awareness in public is dangerous. They're just there to signal to people that I'm not available for random conversation.

  • @rattsjcfanpage01
    @rattsjcfanpage01 Před 2 měsíci +1

    I don’t want future tech with phones, I’m going back to a flip phone

  • @tosvus
    @tosvus Před 6 měsíci +4

    The Quest 3 is actually pretty decent (much better than Quest 2) when it comes to mixed reality. Sure, it is still not as great as I'm sure the apple headset will be, but if you have really good lighting it looks really good. It does also do ok handtracking though that will need to be better down the road too.

  • @michelew2191
    @michelew2191 Před 10 měsíci +109

    Thank you for mentioning the concerns around self-censorship and there always being a camera around. Unfortunately I don't think it'll make a difference, but I'll feel better about it if people are willing to recognize the full scope of consequences this kind of tech will bring on us.

    • @mandiblackwell4668
      @mandiblackwell4668 Před 10 měsíci +7

      Lol yeah if people really cared about being recordered there wouldn't be so many videos of people acting outrageously. Also omg police body cam footage, it seems almost fake how stupid/entitled some of the people are.😅

    • @rewer
      @rewer Před 10 měsíci +6

      Actually modern human speak more freely compare to the era before smartphone. So i’m not sure what is that "self censorship" in western countries, because i see more and more horrible speech freely lurking in twitter without any consequences. For Asia countries, we’re self censorship for the entire life and you don’t see us complain.

    • @Douglas_Blake_579
      @Douglas_Blake_579 Před 10 měsíci +8

      The full scope also includes people who, having no expectation of privacy also stop respecting it for others.

    • @dreamingflurry2729
      @dreamingflurry2729 Před 10 měsíci

      @@rewer Sorry, but that shows how "whipped" you are, that you've surrendered free speech to the government! You should be ashamed of yourself (especially the Chinese, who should have gotten rid of Bling-Bling and his ilk by now, but cowardly allow that dictator and his inflated party of yes-men to dominate them without once saying "No! Not acceptable!")

    • @user-hy3xk4vq8g
      @user-hy3xk4vq8g Před 10 měsíci +5

      The very concept of privacy is likely to change. If you recall even passports were once considered to violate anonymity. Today we have people willingly sharing their lives on social media.

  • @ElijahRock92
    @ElijahRock92 Před 10 měsíci +69

    I think we’re at a point where we are trying to have ethics catch up to technology. This is why we are having so many societal debates regarding the next leap in technology. There probably won’t be a huge tech leap in terms of communication devices for a long time while; it’s reaching its plateau. We’ll see ethics and advancements in other areas like energy and manufacturing take the spot light for the next few generations

    • @pitodesign
      @pitodesign Před 10 měsíci +4

      Sometimes laws catch up with technology but ethics? Don't think so.

    • @caroljo420
      @caroljo420 Před 10 měsíci +6

      Ethics is a big problem here in the US. Just look at our Supreme Court, they have no ethics, and it's all of us that get hurt.

    • @n.hermann7200
      @n.hermann7200 Před 10 měsíci +5

      A lot has happened technologically in the past 20 years, and we’re just now grappling with the issues of privacy, addiction, personal freedom, community, and disinformation. The world has many “experiments” running right now in societies across the globe. We can see how social media affects our children across cultures, how authoritarian regimes use technology, and how linking previously isolated parts of the world is changing entire regions.
      I personally think we should be trying to ensure that our advancements don’t erode equity, human rights, and societal function instead of focusing on how we are going to accelerate our already break-neck pace.

    • @JakeRayTM
      @JakeRayTM Před 10 měsíci +2

      ​@@PeterD2Soh, ethics have been the same since forever then? Did Ancient Egypt have the same ethic standards as us?

    • @DamnedSilly
      @DamnedSilly Před 10 měsíci

      Like confronting a whole society and pointing out that Flappy Bird and cat videos now could mean your great grandchildren starve to death in the ruins of a flooded coastal city?

  • @sondraoppedisano9440
    @sondraoppedisano9440 Před měsícem

    "it's a dopamine delivery device"LOL I love that, Joe!

  • @bite-sizedshorts9635
    @bite-sizedshorts9635 Před 3 měsíci +1

    My problem with Apple is that they charge a super high price for products that you can buy elsewhere cheaper and get the same results. And you're not allowed to work on their products, fix things, or upgrade with parts you buy elsewhere. I built my own computer, and I can buy replacement or upgrade parts from anywhere.
    I don't carry a smartphone, as I don't want to be in constant contact. I like to be unavailable when I walk outdoors or drive somewhere.
    One upgrade to the smartphone that wasn't mentioned is storage capacity. My wife has one, and it can only hold a limited number of apps because of the storage requirements. I have a device with no connectivity at all that I use for time killing simple games, playing music from my own collection, looking at all the photos I've ever taken anywhere, and reading books and documents from my own collection. To do that to my satisfaction would require much more storage than any phone has.
    The phone itself must not be bigger or smaller because it has to fit in a pocket, but have a screen large enough to see. A see-thru virtual screen sounds good, but if you're looking at a photograph, you can't see 100% of the photo and see through it at the same time. I'd rather have a virtual screen that shows up on an existing wall or through the nearest TV. I'd also like to have local AI on it so I could give verbal commands. I haven't seen a cellphone yet that I can comfortably type on. The buttons are too tiny, and the keyboard is way too small for touch typing, which I am expert in.
    In all, I doubt that any kind of smartphone will replace my desktop computer, as I have plenty of power, almost unlimited storage, and a huge flat screen TV for a monitor. I don't need all that very often when I'm not at home. And I'm home most of the time working or playing or researching.

  • @busomite
    @busomite Před 10 měsíci +13

    Controllers aren’t clunky, they provide precision input in a way that hand detection can’t come close to matching.

  • @MrFancyGamer
    @MrFancyGamer Před 10 měsíci +68

    I think the tactile aspect of the smartphone is being kinda forgotten in this vid, like the immediate feedback is crisp, we love touching things, our brains evolved to touch and manipulate things with our hands, we got smart as a species in a big way thanks to hand to eye coordination, its an object of desire you can touch any time you want, and that is reaally ingrained in our dna tbh
    so maybe yeah for the foreseeable future i do believe we´ve arrived at a sort of final form

    • @davidsenra2495
      @davidsenra2495 Před 9 měsíci +13

      We have arrived in the "final form" for a lot of things besides phones. And some of those, for decades.
      But I guess when it comes to "advanced tech", people have a hard time accepting there's actually an end.

    • @BThings
      @BThings Před 9 měsíci +8

      This is such a good point! So often, when people comment on something being "nice," it has to do with the tactile experience of it, regardless of whether it's clothes, flatware, cars, smartphones, keyboards, or anything else. Like, sure, the visual aesthetics can play an important role, but we tend to like things that are pleasing to touch and manipulate in our hands.

    • @destroyerofworlds2239
      @destroyerofworlds2239 Před 9 měsíci +7

      I know my opinion is quite unpopular regarding this, but I hate most of the touch aspect of smartphones/tablets. I never felt like I really liked it. Perhaps at first I did like it, because it was innovative and cool. Afterwards I saw myself back on a computer with a separate screen and keyboard/mouse. I don't really see how you can beat that. I always disliked the lack of precision + using my screen as a keyboard. It's a bit like the Wii controller. At first it's cool because it's innovative and cool. Afterwards I switched back to a xbox/ps controller, which got the things done without the hassle of having to move. I never understood how people could prefer smartphones/tablets over computers. Smatphones and tablets feel like extremely dumb and nerfed computers. The fact that I can only have one window open at the time has always given me a sense of claustrophobia.
      In the end I think it's about getting the things you want done fast, efficiently and with comfort, which is why I never saw the touch aspect as anything but an innovative and fun aspect with very little application.

    • @davidsenra2495
      @davidsenra2495 Před 9 měsíci +6

      @@destroyerofworlds2239 I agree with you. I feel computers are much more comfortable.
      Still, the point remains. We have reached the final form of phones. I'm pretty sure even in 50 years from now, things will have changed very little.

    • @Anvar2308
      @Anvar2308 Před 9 měsíci +3

      we also like to touch ourselfs😏

  • @volta2aire
    @volta2aire Před 5 měsíci

    I was waiting for a Blade Runner reality and then you hooked me on Henson shaving. Talk about running blades.

  • @rokko_hates_japan
    @rokko_hates_japan Před 5 měsíci +1

    The last thing we need is more immersion.
    Don't give your kids phones and tablets.
    If you watch a movie or do gaming, do it on a TV as a family or with friends.
    Technological progress does not equal human progress.

  • @alphaxion
    @alphaxion Před 10 měsíci +33

    The term smartphone was coined back in the 90s, I had my first smartphone in 2002 with the XDA from O2... this is a very Apple-centric recollection of events.

    • @myne00
      @myne00 Před 10 měsíci

      But they really weren't.
      The goal became apparent when it was realised. A fully useful computer in your pocket.

    • @InsoIence
      @InsoIence Před 10 měsíci +3

      I had to look up timeline for a second there because I swear people act like/forget to mention that Apple didn't come out with the first smartphone.
      Yupp, yupp, I know it was a huge milestone, that's not my point though.

    • @minskwatcher
      @minskwatcher Před 10 měsíci +1

      @@myne00 They were. For their time they were. You don't get to compare them like that and deminish their contribution.

    • @alphaxion
      @alphaxion Před 10 měsíci +2

      @@weird-guy Even talking about AR is Apple-centric, since Microsoft have had the HoloLens out for years.
      They're just extremely expensive and niche products right now, much like VR headsets in generally still are.
      That'll change, and I don't doubt Apple will be there, making their chunk of profit from it.

  • @shinehy403
    @shinehy403 Před 9 měsíci +192

    I know what it might be! Imagine having a phone for voice calls only. Almost zero privacy concerns! It doesn't need replacing often so it is cost-effective. You don't take it with you when you leave home, so it's not constantly interrupting you. When you're not there to answer it, people can just leave a voice message!

    • @DyingToLive12
      @DyingToLive12 Před 8 měsíci +8

      In your dreams pal... 😒

    • @HyperBiker
      @HyperBiker Před 8 měsíci +23

      What, like it used to be about 20-25 years ago. No one struggled to keep in touch with each other in those days.
      When I was a teenager back in the 80's I would have to leave the house and walk to a public phone box if I wanted to have a private call with my girlfriend.

    • @monicaluketich6913
      @monicaluketich6913 Před 8 měsíci +4

      I remember talking to my LAN line supplier several years ago and was asking about metered long distance calling since most of my friends were local. She said that it was a bit expensive: $5 per 100 minutes. I explained to her that in the 1960s, long-distance calls were like $1 or $2 a MINUTE! Everyone had ways of cutting the costs down.

    • @qt3dot14ish
      @qt3dot14ish Před 8 měsíci +15

      Seriously? If you don't need the "Smart" features of a phone you can already keep your phone for ten years.
      And, right now, without new technology, you can ALREADY leave your phone at home.
      Just in case you weren't aware, your phone has an "off" button!

    • @HyperBiker
      @HyperBiker Před 8 měsíci +13

      A few years ago, I was "actually" talking to one of the girls in our office and she was complaining that her iPhone wasn't working quite right. I said to turn it off and on again. She responded with "what if I miss a call while it's off". She told me she had never turned her phone off.

  • @damdampapa
    @damdampapa Před 5 měsíci

    @6:51 You nailed it. You called Rabbit R1 before it was announced. You are a time traveller.

  • @feelincrispy7053
    @feelincrispy7053 Před 10 měsíci +37

    The bit that I don’t like about having my phone is that I’m contactable at every single second of my life 24/7 365 days at the whim of the caller.
    I’ve moved away from answering my phone instantly. I’ll call them back and if it’s important enough they’ll leave a TEXT message. You couldn’t pay me to listen to a voicemail.
    Friends and family get annoyed I’m hard to get ahold of but it’s only because they’ve become so conditioned to having someone answer *their* phone call when *they* want.
    Back in the day you’d have to call the house phone and if you didn’t want to talk, either you didn’t pick it up or all your family member or housemate had to say was oh yeah sorry they arnt here, can I take a message? No? Ok call back later. And no one would get butt hurt over you not answering the phone.
    My point is I hate having to be available for anyone, at any time, when they randomly choose. If they gave me warning they were calling things would be different but they don’t so here we are. Me watching the phone ring out

    • @pitodesign
      @pitodesign Před 10 měsíci


    • @TyLamb
      @TyLamb Před 10 měsíci

      Stop answering the phone, text and the like when you are off.

    • @Tacko14
      @Tacko14 Před 10 měsíci +1

      With you there. I’m up against a wall where modern tech just overwhelms me. If I go for a walk on the beach, I don’t want to be reachable or even in touch. Privacy isn’t only about your info, it’s also about being alone when you want to be.
      Same way I want to play an instrument, even struggle to learn how, and not just get a computer to do a better but artificial job without me learning my craft. Knowing without learning is soulless

    • @switch158
      @switch158 Před 10 měsíci

      Same, I keep my phone on silent. Always. I just never set up voice-mail so leaving a message isint even an option.

    • @GoalSquad666
      @GoalSquad666 Před 10 měsíci +1

      I have setup "do not disturbe" on my phone, at certain times and on certain days only a very few people are excluded, anybody else can't get hold of me.
      Also, I have a work phone what is switched off on my holidays and weekends; I don't get paid extra.

  • @supervivo7069
    @supervivo7069 Před 10 dny

    As someone born in '02, I only vaguely remember the world before smartphones. It's surreal to think those born a few years later don't remember it at all.

  • @The-Logician
    @The-Logician Před 6 měsíci

    I still have the style of phone that shows up on the left at the 3:21 mark, and it actually still works.... It's In my kitchen as a mostly decorative piece. It's had the internals upgraded somewhere back in the 1960's with an old rotary dial set.

  • @macronencer
    @macronencer Před 7 měsíci +110

    0:50 The biggest difference between the 5s and the 14 is that it's much harder to pick the more modern version up without dropping it because you're gingerly holding it by the edges, scared of touching pixels you didn't want to touch. I hated losing that handy dead border :(

    • @rootbrian4815
      @rootbrian4815 Před 6 měsíci +15

      There are rugged cases that return that feeling back to using the older device! lol

    • @macronencer
      @macronencer Před 6 měsíci +8

      @@rootbrian4815 Good point. Maybe I should switch my case to something chunkier!

    • @rootbrian4815
      @rootbrian4815 Před 6 měsíci +4

      @@macronencer Seidio or otterbox or the equivalent generic rugged ones would do fine.

    • @MadsterV
      @MadsterV Před 6 měsíci +19

      same, the "all the front of the device is interactable" (some did the sides as well!) concept is very dumb outside of a slide deck. Every time I grab someone's phone, there's a back-and-forth where I touch something and give it back so they can open what they were showing me again. It's not a user-centered design, it's a marketing-centered design.

    • @CalvinHikes
      @CalvinHikes Před 5 měsíci +2

      I've always used Samsungs but man when they went to curved glass that made things even worse. I hated it. The phone I'm holding still has curved glass but I think the next Flagship is completely flat. That curved glass means you can't really even hold it by the sides without touching the screen.

  • @nicbro3831
    @nicbro3831 Před 10 měsíci +144

    I feel the need to mention the smart glasses would also be very useful for those with limited physical abilities. It can provide a higher degree of personal independence, especially as AI capabilities increase. Imagine a person with Parkinsons disease who can summon their AI nurse without ever speaking or getting out of bed.

    • @scroopynooperz9051
      @scroopynooperz9051 Před 9 měsíci +3

      the next evolution to replace the smartphones will be neuralink. human trials are starting.
      Why worry about a cellphone in your pocket or in your hands that you can lose or damage, when it can be hardwired into your brain? xD
      Aside from all the possible nefarious and dystopian scenarios that extra processing bio-soldered directly to your brain can bring, the possibilities are pretty cool if the establishment doesnt ultimately intend to hive-mind control us xD

    • @zaco-km3su
      @zaco-km3su Před 9 měsíci +1

      It doesn't matter what you feel. You can't do anything with those "smart glasses". Any attempts to get something like that ended up with them bein banned or not allowed in many spaces.

    • @brettb1716
      @brettb1716 Před 9 měsíci +6

      Yes, I have major hand issues, and Siri is embarrassingly useless as an actual assitant

    • @RmX.
      @RmX. Před 9 měsíci +1

      Smart eye contacts are better

    • @innosanto
      @innosanto Před 9 měsíci +2

      Smart glasses are huge. They will change alot of stuff and generally auhmented reality devices

  • @christophergribble7336
    @christophergribble7336 Před 5 měsíci +1

    I think the problem with your premise that people will develop a fake veneer, is that most people already have one.

  • @ThatsNotFunnyThatsSick
    @ThatsNotFunnyThatsSick Před 4 měsíci

    I was a salesman for Cellular One from 1990-1992. The only other service was GTE. You had to buy the phone (handheld, installed, or transportable) and then get setup with service that required a credit check. After that you got charged .52 cents a minute, and $1.20 a minute if your were roaming outside of Cellular One service (using GTEs towers). I have seen some pretty pissed off people come in the door with a bill in their hands. Mainly husbands, and fathers of daughters. I have never owned a cell phone or Smartphone.

  • @blackmagefelix6548
    @blackmagefelix6548 Před 10 měsíci +17

    As someone who hasn't owned a cell phone of any kind I find it interesting how tied to everything they are.

  • @stevedunlop9623
    @stevedunlop9623 Před 9 měsíci +63

    I would like to see smartphones not breaking when dropped, charging sockets that don't break and the phone suitably designed so it is easier to hold and the wireless charger still works. Interested in glasses that act like screens too. It would make it easier to work anywhere. I wouldn't be walking around with them on though. Disconnecting sometimes is good!

    • @cassinipanini
      @cassinipanini Před 9 měsíci +2

      Honestly from a software perspective theres a lot that can be done to optimize screen interaction and reduce thumb strain. ideally there would be no reason for us to extend our thumbs or use a second hand to reach the top of the screen. Thats not a current design philosophy though

    • @w8biatvrepeater638
      @w8biatvrepeater638 Před 8 měsíci

      Buy a Rokform iPhone case and use an induction charger, end of problem.

    • @AuntLizzie
      @AuntLizzie Před 8 měsíci +4

      OK, I'm a Luddite. But I bought an oyster-style mobile in 2009 & only this Sept 23 graduated to a smartphone. Why so late? Well just watching everyone staring into their hands as they walk along or sit in a bus etc I found most disturbing. Are we being turned into mindless brings?

    • @Number6_
      @Number6_ Před 8 měsíci

      Get a flip phone and end all these problems. While your at it dump windows 10 for the more functional win 7. While your at it mind where your walking.

    • @qt3dot14ish
      @qt3dot14ish Před 8 měsíci +1

      Apparently, you don't sell smartphones.

  • @marvinmauldin4361
    @marvinmauldin4361 Před 5 měsíci

    Evidently you haven't seen the Futurama episodes about the EyePhone, which is embedded in the eye socket, records everything, makes everything available, and is voice operated. It also can receive a signal from the company to make the wearer come back to the store to buy the latest version.

  • @Pulse992
    @Pulse992 Před 5 měsíci

    Remember Bell telephone's slogan from the 60's and 70's: "Long distance. It's the next best thing to being there." I think you're spot on about the screen-free experience being the next big breakthrough. I'm betting on some sort of projection technology, so your caller's 3-D image or avatar appears on your desk, coffee table or in a space in your living room, with no need for a screen.

  • @helenmurphree3434
    @helenmurphree3434 Před 10 měsíci +67

    I remember when you could have the same phone for 30 years and it would still work 😂 does that make me old?

    • @DavidPaulMorgan
      @DavidPaulMorgan Před 10 měsíci +5

      what era are you thinking of..?
      In UK, we only started using touch-tone in the late 80s or early 90s. We started to get GSM / SMS portable chocolate bar sized phones in the mid to late 90s, along with tapeless ansa-fones. (UK never took up pagers like the USA or Eastern markets) Then MMS/email/dial-up on the go from around 2004-05, then the feature phones and smartphones started to be introduced. The rectangular touch-screen pocket computers haven't really changed, as Joe said, since after 2009/10. it's been a fascinating journey.

    • @FlockofSmeagles
      @FlockofSmeagles Před 10 měsíci +2

      I mean, if you trade off all of the advantages of a smart phone. You could just use a brick phone. 10 years at the very least.

    • @Fantic156
      @Fantic156 Před 10 měsíci +1

      Yes, you were tethered by wires ...

    • @xmacleod
      @xmacleod Před 10 měsíci +8

      I grew up with a wall mounted olive green ITT rotary phone in the kitchen. We put a long cord on it so we could use it anywhere in the kitchen or in most of the adjacent living room. We eventually "upgraded" to a GTE cordless with a retractable antenna, but continued to use the old ITT phone because the sound was so much clearer. Plus, you could use the ITT phone during a power outage.
      ...I'm probably getting old, too.

    • @MehYam2112
      @MehYam2112 Před 10 měsíci +4

      I saw that in a museum - it wasn’t a phone, it was a speaker + mic, and the only game it played was an ancient version of Snake where a twisty cable had to be uncoiled every 5 calls or so.
      Must have had a bad battery, it was permanently plugged into the wall

  • @StubbyPhillips
    @StubbyPhillips Před 10 měsíci +42

    I tend to avoid the people who call all smartphones "iphones."

    • @thomasslone1964
      @thomasslone1964 Před 10 měsíci +11

      I tend to avoid people who use iphones

    • @tommymanuel8687
      @tommymanuel8687 Před 10 měsíci +1


    • @autohmae
      @autohmae Před 10 měsíci +2

      Apple didn't invest the hardware or many of the other parts of the smartphone like the touchscreen, etc. Those are some of the myths Joe forget to actually check.

    • @freeman10000
      @freeman10000 Před 10 měsíci +1


      @MOSMASTERING Před 10 měsíci +3

      Also, I've been using computers for 40 years and I'm an audio engineer. I'm used to 3 screens, tons of information in my face and a good interface.
      Android is great and customisable.
      Apple is awful. It's AWFUL. People just get "used to it" but it's not intuitive. It's weird people switching to android try to do the weirdest swipes and gestures when the button is a simple click on the screen.
      I'll never like Apple.
      I'm forced to use Logic on OSX sometimes and it's not quick or efficient. It's bloated, unintuitive and it doesn't work how you expect, you just get "used to it".

  • @lukekeene-cosby3850
    @lukekeene-cosby3850 Před 4 měsíci +1

    I was born in 1998 and theres no way i would subject myself to this abomination!
    In a world where old world methods like natural medicine and knowledge are coming back theres no way that we would let things like social interaction and motor skills disappear from the world!!
    Technology is meant to be used not be apart of our lifes style
    They aren't meant to be distractions from spending time with loved ones or from things that are important!

  • @CookiesDC
    @CookiesDC Před 5 měsíci +2

    Can I just say that calling your tech company “humane” has got to be the biggest red flag ever lmao 😂

  • @chrisblake4198
    @chrisblake4198 Před 10 měsíci +54

    What I'm interested in is the potential for vision correction/augmentation. As I've had to adapt to progressive bifocals in my 50s, its very clear to me how viewing things at specific distances strains my eyes differently. So a system that shows virtual images at the 'perfect' distance for clarity without strain would be great. If it additionally has the ability to replace what I"d see with a clarified view correcting my vision problems, that would be a game changer for myself and so many people. I wonder if such systems could even be used to provide early correction so issues that pop up as a child grows can be minimized early.

    • @SangoProductions213
      @SangoProductions213 Před 10 měsíci +4

      Agreed. And then you'll see software updates so you can't see what you eye manufacturers don't want you to see.

    • @poppetangel
      @poppetangel Před 10 měsíci +1

      I hadn't thought of that. It's an interesting idea.

    • @danelynch7171
      @danelynch7171 Před 10 měsíci +1

      Sounds like you're advocating for a phone company to be the middle man between you and reality. Literally telling you what you're looking at and showing you what THEY want you to see ... Scary stuff.

    • @kitefan1
      @kitefan1 Před 10 měsíci

      That's an interesting thought. I stopped wearing contact lenses in my 30s because I had to wear readers for the computer and there was a lot of eyestrain. Something like that would be good. Much reduction in eyestrain for now, but apparently running around outside without a low level nearsightedness (myopia) prescription slows the progression.

    • @mauriciojcYT
      @mauriciojcYT Před 10 měsíci +2

      I think this points in the right direction. There's so much consumer technology that nobody really cares (as in the 90s, 00s or 10s were people though tech could change the world, we know now that it doesnt), the real interest is in enhancing the body, or regaining health or lifespan, or simply beauty, thats were i'd make tech predictions.

  • @harlequingnoll5
    @harlequingnoll5 Před 10 měsíci +29

    If we're going smart glasses, i want the feature where the lens correct themselves so i can have 20/10 vision instead of the reverse (or worse)