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.