Stop, for a moment, and consider your smartphone. Truly a technological wonder, it has swallowed up or driven nearly to obsolescence landlines and phone booths, fax machines, standalone GPS devices, cameras, clocks, kitchen timers, stopwatches, pedometers, calculators, CD players, cookbooks, scrabble boards and much more. As microprocessors become smaller and faster, and entrepreneurs pursue riches, new applications will emerge to simplify, stratify, speed and realign our priorities, needs and sensibilities.
The cultural impact is beyond measurement, as are the effects on our jobs, health care, education, safety, communication and our personal lives. These amazing devices, and the many technologies they have spawned, deliver the world to us instantly, expanding our horizons and changing how we see, play, gather and share information.
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