The future of mobile

by on December 6, 2012


I’ve been quite intrigued by the conversation that’s been developing about the future of mobile. It started with Fred Wilson’s post about Rethinking Mobile First. As usual, I have my own opinions on the topic. Here’s what I posted in the comments on Fred’s blog:

The future I see is a world where my phone is my laptop. I walk into my office and my phone connects over something like bluetooth to my monitor, keyboard and mouse. Mobile devices already have enough computing power for just about everything I need & that is only increasing. The CPU in my iPhone is better than the laptop I had 5 years ago. In a couple years it won’t make sense to have both a phone and a laptop/desktop anymore. A laptop is just a bulky phone that can’t make phone calls. The part about mobile that sucks most is the interface. I don’t want to stare at a tiny screen. I don’t want to type on a piece of glass. The UI will have to adapt based on the screen site, but we already have everything else we need. Mobile = Desktop. Sometimes I’ll be connected to a screen/keyboard. Sometimes I won’t be.

Or better yet, I hope Brad Feld is right that we’ll all be using Google Glasses instead.