This morning I read in the Sunday Times that text messaging will phase out within the next 3+ years! I have also been invited to join Google + and can start to see the demise of Facebook. Last week I was very tempted to buy a new iPhone 3 to enable me to keep up with the changes. I believe iPhone 4 is due to be released anytime soon anyway!
I decided against a new phone once I realised that most of its apps would lie dormant in my hands. I was attracted to the image of being really socially active and technology savvy. I hardly use my phone apart from an occasional text message to friends or family. In fact my account for last month was $10.00.
However, I do believe we are on a the cusp of a major shift in the use of technology, almost as big as the industrial revolution in the 19th Century. Will I be left behind?
I would really like to hear from people in Japan, UK and Europe, about what shape this technology revolution is morphing into in your country. I suspect that Australia is some way behind other parts of the world in this race.
It is not just about learning new technologies – it is about the other costs that come with their use. And is it worth it? Do I really need “the world”at my fingertips 24/7?
I would be very interested to hear your take on this issue? What is the latest in technology in your country? Is it accessible to all or is it just for those who can afford it?
cheers for now
- How text messaging as we know it will die in 3-5 years (textually.org)